Setting up a Windows Home Server

I’ve been on a Windows Home Server kick for a while.  I originally set it up on an old laptop I got – which wasn’t doing what I wanted so I started from scratch and ordered a dual-core Dell notebook (Vostro 1400) it showed up last week.  This kind of turned into a saga, hopefully…


VS2008/.NET 3.5 Ships…sooooo…where’s the source?

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Visual Studio 2008 & the .NET Framework 3.5 shipped on Monday.   Good news. Many of you who have been able to download the release are probably anxious to be able to start stepping through the .NET Reference Source that we announced back in September.  The short answer is…


Growing the family

It’s a boy!  No, no, no not that.  If you’re a SubSonic fan, you may have seen Rob Conery’s blog today with the announcement that he’s accepted an offer to join my team.  I’ve been working with Rob on some projects over the past few months and it’s been nothing but goodness.  I’m super excited about…


OSI Approves Microsoft Shared Source Licenses

On Friday, the OSI approved two of Microsoft’s Shared Source licenses, saying that these licenses satisfied the 10 criteria of Open Sourciness.  As part of the approval, the community suggested we rename the licenses to better reflect their meaning, which has now happened: Microsoft Permissive License (MS-PL) -> Microsoft Public License (MS-PL) Microsoft Community License…


The power of simplicity

JFo – who used to work with me on the Windows Forms team before she fled moved do Australia, just posted a video on her blog about the One Laptop Per Child. What a really cool device.  It doesn’t seem to do too much, but that’s not really the point.  From the review, it looks…


Channel 9 Video, more details on Reference Source

Yesterday afternoon I did a Channel 9 video talking about the Reference Source program we announced yesterday, plus doing a live demo of how it works.  That’s the first time I’ve done one of the Channel 9 videos.  It’s a little disconcerting at first – there’s no script or practice or even editing.  Some guys…


Making .NET Framework Source Available to Developers

For any of you that have been following my blog, you may remember that I made a splash with a post about possible ways to release Windows Forms source code.  This generated a lot of discussion and was picked up by many of the major tech websites out there.  That was in February of 2005….


AJAX Control Toolkit 10920 Released!

I know, I know, we were a whole week late from our original date.  What kind of show are we running around here anyway?  🙂  S Seriously there’s a lot of big fixes in here – almost 1000 votes worth – including some much-requested Calendar work (thanks Ron). One of the thing the team has…


Yes, my blog’s been quiet for a while

 But I have a good reason.  Well, a couple of good reasons, actually, but one in particular. I should be able to talk more about it here within a week or two… Oh, I also finally got to using Windows Live Writer for my blogging.  This thing is very cool and works with most blogging…


Are you using the Toolkit on your website?

We’re working on making the Toolkit home page better, and one of the things we’re going to add is a showcase showing some great sites using the Toolkit.  The showcase will be very similar to what you see for the ASP.NET AJAX showcase that’s already there, Kirti has all the details on her blog.  She’s…