Office 2007 MSDN Virtual Labs

Cool! The MSDN Virtual Lab team has some Office 2007 labs available now: 2007 Microsoft Office System Virtual Labs Creating Workflows for Windows SharePoint Services New! In this lab you will learn to: Design a custom workflow Build a custom workflow using the Windows Workflow Foundation plug-in Deploy the workflow to Windows SharePoint Services Take…

1 and congrats to CDN ISV 90 degree software for being highlighted on the site!

Man I’m stoked about this – this is so cool… Check out (very innovative look and feel to this site and features a walking talking Tom Skerrit highlighting various solutions on Vista/WinFX). So yes, the site is cool. However, the reason I’m so excited is the fact that one of the Canadian ISV’s I’ve…


Windows Vista and WinFX February CTP is available!!!

YES!! Just received the email I’ve been wating for the whole week. From Tom Archer’s email: “The February CTP for Windows Vista, Windows SDK (and WinFX) and Orcas technologies such as Cider have been released on the Windows Vista and WinFX Dev Centers.” The actual downloads can be found at I’ve been…


Guy & the "Art of Partnering"

Man, Guy Kawasaki has been absolutely rippin’ up the blogging world over the last month. Check out this post on the Art of Partnering. My two favorite snippets: “Partner for Spreadsheet reasons… Here’s a quick test: Will you recalculate the spreadsheet model of your financial projections if the partnership happens? If not, then the partnership is doomed. You…


IE7 Beta 2

Download IE 7 Beta 2 Watch the channel 9 interview with the IE team IE7 Developer Centre on MSDN A couple new articles:  using the RSS Feeds API and Understanding and Working in Protected Mode Nice IE7 feature table Send feedback on IE7 to Microsoft here


Upgrading Visual Basic 6.0 Applications to Visual Basic .NET and Visual Basic 2005

Many of you have products written in VB6 and have been pondering if/when/how to go about moving to .NET. Specifically, .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. Well, thanks to the folks in our patterns and practices group (check out the rest of their offerings as well as they produce great stuff), there’s a guide available…


Windows Vista Logo Program for Software

Interested in having a look and/or providing feedback on the proposed Windows Vista Log Program for software? Here’s the main landing page Grab the document itself here


Microsoft Research – Search Result Clustering (SRC)

Last week I installed the Search Results Clustering toolbar from and I’m lovin’ it! Imagine you do a search, and in addition to the normal results you’d expect, you end up getting a bunch of grouped results on the left. I’ve found it adds a new dimension to my search results. Where I might normally…


Awesome offer for CDN ISV’s building on SQL 2005

Canadian ISV’s, have we got a deal for you! I’m excited to tell you about a very cool offer that’s open to Canadian ISV’s who are adopting SQL 2005. The first offer is 10 free technical support hours to help aid in the development of your SQL 2005 based product, and the second offer is a complementary SQL 2005…