June, 2006

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About Alain's globosphere

Well, it seems that blogging has become a must in our industry nowadays so I'll not escape. Of course, I must admit that I spend easily 30 minutes to 1 hour of my time every single day reading the blog entries I bookmarked in some of my blog reader tools.

This blog, even though it's hosted on MSDN.com, will partly talk about my life at Microsoft but also about the industry as a whole and, why not, about me! :-)

Pour ceux que cela peut intéresser, je parle aussi le français et je serai très heureux de recevoir des commentaires dans ma langue maternelle!

  • Alain's Globosphere

    Try 2007 Office System tools without installing it

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    I've been using 2007 Office System for quite some time now as explained in my recent post . In there, I also explained that I installed it on my Vista machine. In order to allow seeing and feeling the 2007 Office Sytem tools without installing them...
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    Bye, bye Vic ...

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    Vic Gundotra , GM of Platform Evangelism, is leaving Microsoft. CNN announced it yesterday. It's also being talked about in Robert Scobble blog post . Should we consider Microsoft is undergoing a brain drain as is being said in CNN's article? ...
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    Custom Domains has come to life/live ...

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    That's it! Windows Live Custom Domains has been released. This service is part of the Microsoft Windows Live Services . In a nutshell, by using custom domains, you can add as many e-mail addresses as you want to a domain name you own. In other words...
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    To ODF or not to ODF?

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    Before saying anything, let me remind my blog-post standard disclaimer: The opinion expressed herein are strictly my own and certainly does not represent my employer's opinion. A few days ago, Belgium fedreal government has decided to standardize on...
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    Let's define what an IT Architect is

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    Hans Hantson , a friend of mine, recently expressed his vision and understanding about what an IT Architect really is. This is indeed subject to very many discussions and, in order to address that, Microsoft has tried to consolidate this understanding...
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    Guidance Automation Extensions - June 2006 CTP released

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    The June 2006 CTP of the Guidance Automation Toolkit and Guidance Automation Extensions is a minor update to the previous December 2005 CTP, and includes the following fixes and improvements: · Support for international editions of Visual Studio 2005...
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    WinFS API is not in .NET 3.0!!! Where is it gone then?

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    Many of you have followed the progress of WinFS over the years and the team’s work to make integrated storage a reality. We will include several WinFS technologies in the next version of SQL Server, code-named “Katmai. ” The inclusion will provide these...
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    See Windows Vista ...

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    Yes, Windows Vista Beta has been made available to us for test purposes. Vista Beta 2 is thus downloadable from here for our French Speaking colleagues and there for our Dutch speaking ones . Actually, I've installed it on my production machine and...
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    Why is it called .NET 3.0?

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    Why is it called .NET 3.0 ? Actually, when I first saw the annoucement of .NET 3.0 I had mixed feelings. Here's what I thought: The good This enforces the .NET brand that now becomes really known and appreciated by many of my customers. This...
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    Put your footprint in EntLib for .NET 3.0

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    Hey all, did you know that Tom Hollander is looking for great ideas to enhance the quality and functionality of EntLib for .NET 3.0? If you want to put your footprint in this exercise, go join his blog on http://blogs.msdn.com/tomholl/archive/2006...
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    Back in Blogosphere life...

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    Hey, you can't imagine how many times I've been asked to start blogging again. Yeah, after one year, it's about time to come back to the blogosphere (oh, by the way, there's no typo in my title, it says indeed "globosphere"). So now I'm back. I'll...
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