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  • Blog Post: Moving my blog

    OK, so I moved my new Alex Barnett blog to here for a number of reasons, explained here at my, er, new blog .
  • Blog Post: Sir Tim: Calm Down 2.0

    This is what The Register said Sir TBL said about Web 2.0: "You should thank Tim Berners-Lee. Not just for giving us the web, but for articulating what's gone wrong in the lexicon and thinking of Silicon Valley. Hopefully, his standing in the web community will serve as a rallying cry for right...
  • Blog Post: I've not met Frank, but I know about his shirt.

    I've not met Frank Arrigo in person, but I know about his shirt. In the latest episode of the 'Frank and His Shirt' reality show series, the hunt is on for an apparent posuer . The background to this rather potracted saga is a story unto itself, even getting press coverage in the local IT...
  • Blog Post: Top 10 Ways to Light Up Your Windows Vista Apps

    Somasega introduces the ' Top 10 Ways to Light Up Your Windows Vista Apps ' 1. Follow the Windows Vista style guidelines 2. Enrich the user experience 3. Enable users to visualize, organize, and search 4. Run securely 5. Design for reliability and manageability 6. Establish a customer feedback loop...
  • Blog Post: RSS feeds, OPMLs and Grazr

    Kevin Briody of the Windows Live team has published the RSS feeds he subscribes to as OPML files for your feedreader. Some good feeds worth checking out there, including a bunch of Windows Live individual employee and team blogs. Kevin, one way of displaying these as a blogroll is to use Grazr . Below...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live WiFi - beta testers wanted!

    Laura John (who I used to work with while we were both at MSDN / TechNet), has blogged about something I've not heard of before...Windows Live WiFi: "We provide dial-up access to a ton of users across the United States but we've also been working on a stealth project that we're now ready to Beta...
  • Blog Post: IE7 - RCs, Changes and CSS

    As you probably know by now, Dean Hachamovitch announced this morning that Internet Explorer 7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is ready for download . So what is the difference between a 'Release Candidate' (RC) and a 'Beta'? Here's the short answer from Dean's post: "A release candidate is fundamentally...
  • Blog Post: 150 cool Windows XP downloads

    150 cool Windows XP downloads . via JoshBlog
  • Blog Post: 1 line in XAML

    Tim Sneath asks : "What's the most impressive WPF demo you can construct in a single line of XAML? Can you improve on these?"
  • Blog Post: Meet Erik Meijer on Channel 9 (and why he keeps a penguin in a box)

    Meet Erik. Erik Meijer is an Architect in Microsoft's Data Programmability team. As you can see from these pics he let me shoot in his office, Erik keeps a penguin... I first knew of Erik when he was starring as the 'Head in the Box' on VBTV . (I wish I had a pic for you - you'll just have...
  • Blog Post: Instant IM Translation and other winners

    The Made In Express Contest is reaching its conclusion - there are a total of 10 finalists' projects and now it is time to pick the winners...Who will win? Well, that's really up to you . My personal favorite is the Instant IM Translation . I confess - I've not played with the app - but the idea works...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET vNext - a load of links....

    The ADO.NET vNext Community Technology Preview ('CTP') went live today...Hopefully I can convince Tommy Williams to write up his 'from the trenches' post once he's recovered ;-) Anyways, on to the LINQs links: Today Announcing: The ADO.NET vNext August CTP , by Pablo Castro ADO.NET vNext...
  • Blog Post: Taglocity 1.0 for Outlook

    I blogged about a tagging tool for Outlook 2003, Taglocity , when it went to beta earlier this year. Well, the team has released Taglocity 1.0 ! Congratulations to David and his team. Click here to watch the Taglocity screencast ' href="http://www.taglocity.com/" rel=lightbox> It's cool....
  • Blog Post: Plugins and Atom for Windows Live Writer

    A few more links for you... 'Hirlpoo West' points out one of the two plugins Tim Heuer has already developed for Windows Live Writer - a plugin that makes it a doddle to insert Flickr images. The other plugin Tim has developed is a Technorati tagging plugin. Also, Danny Ayers should be pleased...
  • Blog Post: Good luck Niall :-(

    Well, I just read Niall's post explaining that he is leaving Microsoft . Niall was recruited in April to help the Windows Live team build an RSS / Atom based syndication platform for consumption across devices. Like Scoble , I'm sorry to see Niall go. Niall really grokks the RSS / syndicated space...
  • Blog Post: Wonderful, Wonderful Web (www) - 15 years young

    1991, August 6 : " Tim Berners-Lee releases files describing his idea for the " World Wide Web ." Here is the 'Executive Summary' mail he sent to alt.hypertext Thank you, Sir , for the Wonderful, Wonderful Web. (and to Justin for the reminder).
  • Blog Post: LINQ to Amazon

    Yes, you read that right. LINQ to Amazon . "This example introduces Linq to Amazon , which allows querying Amazon for books using Linq! It uses Linq's extensibility to allow for language-integrated queries against a book catalog. The Linq query gets converted to REST URLs supported by Amazon's...
  • Blog Post: Programming Language Trends and more

    Tim O'Reilly's series of posts on book sales are giving up lots of interesting data and trends from the Nielsen Bookscan's top 3,000 Computer Books report (means: all publishers not just O'Reilly sales, but US sales only). Yesterday's post was no different in terms of juicy data. This is the 3-year...
  • Blog Post: 10 Common ASP.NET Pitfalls

    Classic Digg bait: Keep Sites Running Smoothly By Avoiding These 10 Common ASP.NET Pitfalls: "Here are 10 of the pitfalls that litter the path to releasing your production ASP.NET applications, and what you can do to avoid them. All of the examples draw from my experiences with real companies building...
  • Blog Post: What is Web 2.0?

    Assaf @ Supr.c.ilio.us has the answers .
  • Blog Post: If you like microformats and RSS you will love this.

    If you like microformats and / or RSS you'll love it. If you don't know about microformats and / or RSS you need to watch it. Channel9 interviews Matt Augustine and Paresh Suthar about Live Clipboard and Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE).
  • Blog Post: Starbucks Interactive Cup Brewer (iCup) @ Microsoft

    The real Microsoft news today is not that Microsoft (and Google) want to dominate the web , nor is it *real* news that Microsoft today announced (along with the likes of BEA, Cisco, IBM and others) a draft of a new specification that describes the modeling IT resources and services: the Service Modeling...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft teaser campaign for Zune. not.

    Cesar sayz : "folks on the web are saying that it's a Microsoft teaser campaign for Zune. It's not."
  • Blog Post: Syndicated content search - still broken

    For a few months now, Randy Charles Morin has been tracking and grading the performance of search engines specializing in syndicated (RSS'd or Atomized) content. These search tools can be invaluable when you are trying to keep track of what customers, partners, influencers and press are saying about...
  • Blog Post: Wormholes and photo collections

    Remember the Seadragon Software acquisition in February ? Well, some of that technology and talent has turned up in very cool project called Photosynth , under development within Microsoft Live Labs . "What if your photo collection was an entry point into the world, like a wormhole that you could...
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