History of Outlook Web Access

My dev lead Jim has a nice history of OWA on the Exchange blog.  He talks a bit about the early versions of OWA and describes how XMLHTTP came into being for the Exchange 2000 release and how it came to be installed with IE.  Neat little piece of internet history. http://blogs.technet.com/exchange/archive/2005/06/21/406646.aspx


Opinions on Blogging Two Years Later

I noticed today as I was trying to work out why I was unable to log in to my work blog, that this day two years ago was when I made my first blog entry.  After one year I made an entry about what I thought of the blogging phenomenon after a year of trying…


Outlook Web Access Customization TechNet Articles

There are a couple new TechNet articles on customizing Outlook Web Access.  These are two months old now, but given that I haven’t posted in some four months, I’ll consider them “new”.  In any case, they deal with creating custom UI themes and changing the appearance of the logon page.  Sometimes our development team is…


DirectSound Metronome

My former intern Albert has finished his metronome project that uses DirectSound and talks about some of the issues he hit on his MSN Space — The Groove Yard. It Works! Creating streaming, live audio is sorta easy! This opens the doors for all kinds of projects…(audio synth? Audio sampler?).


Outlook Web Access Development Openings

I finally found a moment to breathe last week and come up with some text for a job posting for position in our group.  We’re looking for talented developers who have experience with ASP.NET.  If you are or know someone who someone who might fit the bill, get in touch.  We have several positions for…


RE: InvariantCulture and DateTime.ToString()

Hey Omar, regarding this entry…  Your comments are closed so I thought I’d let the trackback do the talking.  I just wanted to say I have been bitten by this kind of thing before as well.  This would work too. get{return DateUtc.ToString(“yyyy-MM-dd”, CultureInfo.InvariantCulture) + “.dayfeedback.xml”;}


Looking for .NET Forum Control

I think thinking about incorporating forums into my pickup sports sites – InfiniteHoops.com and InfiniteSoccer.com – and although I am tempted to write my own forum code, the fact is I have so little time and this is something I think there are several implementations in .NET already.  Anybody using a .NET forum control or…


Scrollable Resizable Datagrid

The Code Project has a project by Pedro Maia Costa based on an HTC we put out for a Web Team Talking article a couple years ago.  NIce job, Pedro.  For me one of the great benefits of writing on the web in a developer community like blogs.msdn.com is that you often get good feedback from developers running…


CSS Quiz

Here’s a little CSS quiz that I found courtesy of the CSS weblog (yes, there is such a thing).  I got a 19 out of 20.  Apparently I messed up the index of the left and right padding values.  No doubt the result of years and years of writing symmetric web pages — so that right-to-left…


Blog Reorg

Since the US beta launch of MSN Spaces, I made up my mind to focus more random interests posts to my space and leave this one for posts focusing on Outlook Web Access, .NET or general programming.  More eclectic posts like those on best Seattle mochas, robots, hoops and various opinions on industry happenings will…