Countdown to Sao Paulo

Right now, we are 446 hours away from the Imagine Cup announcement of the 2004 winners.  This is the second annual Imagine Cup contest currently under way.  For those of you who haven’t heard about this, Imagine Cup is a technology contest that provides an outlet for students to explore their technological and artistic interests outside…

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To customize or not to customize?

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to talk at the Microsoft VBA Technical Partner Summit.  We basically hosted about 100+ Visual Basic for Application ISV partners (some on-site and some online who participated through Microsoft Live Meeting).  Some of these partners were participating from Europe and it was interesting to see that late into the…

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Questions about .NET momentum

First of all, I want to thank the dozens of people (well-wishers) who sent me super encouraging mails welcoming me to the blogging world.  I should confess that I was reasonably nervous about my first blog posting, but all the words of encouragement did wonders for me.  Thank you for that. Recently, I did a…

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"Hello, World"

As I am writing my first blog, I thought that the “hello world” title is apt because like many of the programmers around the world, one of my earlier attempts at programming back in the mid-eighties was writing a “hello world” application using C. Let me take a minute to introduce myself.  My name is…

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