ISVs: Get Help Managing Licensing and Protection of Your Software

If you’re an ISV (independent software vendor), you may be interested in learning more about Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services): Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services) provides enforcement of IP protection to help you protect revenues from pirates and competitors; enables SKU agility and flexible license models to help increase…


Steve McConnell Succumbs to Blogging

Noted author and software industry thought leader, Steve McConnell, has finally yielded to the pressure to start a blog, which you can find on the new Construx Conversations site: SteveMcC’s Blog. I’ve been reluctant to start a blog because the things I would blog about are just not the things that I would normally write…


Microsoft’s Open Specification Promise

In September, Microsoft released the Open Specification Promise for thirty-eight Web service specifications, and the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Image Format Specification, effectively releasing those technologies to the community for implementation at no risk of infringing on Microsoft patents. Learn more on 1141 Technorati tags: web services, osp, WS, SOAP, WSDL



I have to agree with Joel Semeniuk (Joel From Canada: on this one, is pretty cool! Despite the simple URL, I’m posting it so I don’t forget about it. 1035


Microsoft Application Threat Modeling Blog

Back in February, the Application Consulting & Engineering (ACE) Team launched a blog I missed seeing until today. That blog brought two more blogs to my attention, one from Mark Groves, and the other from Erbil Yilmaz (both are members of the Team Edition for Architects Team). Mark has been working with the ACE Team on integrating Team System…


Colligo Reader for SharePoint

Colligo Reader from Colligo Networks (a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner) I’ve been wanting an application like Colligo Reader for a long time. I can’t think of how many times I’ve asked someone to send me a document in e-mail because I wasn’t attached to the corporate network to retrieve the document from a SharePoint site myself. Now you can…


MSDN Enhanced Search

Maybe this is just new to me, but MSDN has an enhanced search now powered by MSN Search that includes a tab for searching MSDN Blogs. You can also subscribe to search results using RSS. MSDN Enhanced Search 782


Work Items in Team System Screencast

Following a link in an internal e-mail I came across the Channel 9 Screencasts repository (new to me), which has this Team System screencast from Andrew Duthie among the 45+ that are there: Mid-Atlantic States Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie demonstrates creating and using Work Items in Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Work Items in Visual Studio…


Multimedia Documentation – eHow-To

Windows Mobile just released a batch of what they’re calling, eHow-tos. Essentially, these are multimedia versions of what we call How To topics. Imagine having multimedia versions of walkthroughs, too. What do you think? Wouldn’t this be cool for Team System? Windows Mobile eHow-tos Learn more about application development for Windows Mobile 5.0 by watching…


New to Me: Safari Visual Studio Help Integration (VSHI) Beta

Safari Bookshelf – MSDN What is Safari Safari Bookshelf is the premier e-reference library for programmers and IT professionals. Unlike an online bookstore, Safari lets subscribers: Search across thousands of electronic books simultaneously. Read the books on My Bookshelf from cover to cover. Or, simply flip to the page you need. Browse books by category….