Allan's Best Week Ever

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    Whoops Acropolis! - WPF, CAB and such

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    A story in pictures... ( + ) = http://blogs.msdn.com/acropolis/archive/2007/10/29/An-Acropolis-Update.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock/archive/2007/10/26/wpf-composite-client-guidance-it-s-coming.aspx
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    Trick or Treat - Watch those "Orcas" VPCs

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    Trick! We recently discovered that the VPCs we distributed as part of the VS2008 Beta2 release will expire on Thursday, November 1, 2007, much earlier than we had originally expected. http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2007/10/25/vs2008-beta2-vpcs-expiring...
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    Microsoft Health Solutions Group is having the Best Week Ever

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    The internal startup is awakening. Three weeks ago it unveiled HealthVault and now the acquisition of Global Care Solutions . We'll have more developer oriented content on hlsdevelopers.com . If you are in Connecticut on November 5th, don't forget our...
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    DigiGirlz - Things to do at Microsoft

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    The art of work is getting paid to do what you love. Check out some of the cool things you can do here. And yes, I'm working down the list to CEO! DigiGirlz Day comes to Connecticut - March 28, 2008 (we're fixing the public...
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    Competitive Athletes and Colossal Failures

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    Having grown up with IDL (both CORBA and COM), I find myself desperately challenged when it comes to all things "User Experience". To me, it has always been about slick user interfaces. Not so, says Bill Buxton . I count myself lucky to have...
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    Testy aren't we?

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    This is a core competency that is usually overlooked. Finally, MSDN shines a spotlight on testing, check out the MSDN Test Center The Microsoft Tester Center showcases the test discipline as an integral part of the application lifecycle, describes test...
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    Popfly - New Kid On The Blocks

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    Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. If you get that reference you need a life. Popfly is now beta , go get it and knock your blocks off. P.S. When I asked Dan Fernandez some time ago about "Popfly for the Enterprise Guy" - seething with envy - he said you have WF+Visual...
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    Eight

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    To all my customers, who suffered my company.. To all my peers, who suffered my humor... To all my competitors, who are suffering... To all my managers, I suffered through :) I salute you! Eight years at MSFT, going for eight more.
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    Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Industry Council

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    Healthcare 2.0 Perspectives & Industry Impact - Blogs, Wikis, podcasts, social networking, mashups, and RSS have become mainstream. Yet, the overall business value and viability of the viral movement is largely unrealized within the Healthcare Industry...
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    I'm People Ready - NameDrop!

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    Dino, I'm trying to live up to the noble credo: This blog won't carry human interest stories , but since I've already failed and Microsoft is all about People Ready software :) I've decided to embrace my humanity and unveil a new feature of my blog: NameDrop...
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    DigiGirlz - I have one!

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    She doesn't look like this anymore, but she did read Writing Secure Code (p.s. check it out, a neat interview with Michael Howard ). In a blink of an eye, she'll be going to her first DigiGirlz Day. And what is this DigiGirlz business? At Microsoft we...
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    The World is Tilted

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    Just recovering from ReMIX Boston. Hope you were able to join us - there was a ton of technical content, some demos of Moonlight and PhizzPop ! If you did miss any of the sessions or missed ReMIX, we may have some of the sessions encoded and up for viewing...
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    OBA in NYC

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    Thank you to all attendees and Karthik (where is your blog?) for a great interactive Office Business Applications 2-day Deep Dive. As promised here are the slides and demo code from the event. Slides Demo Code The DVD that you received has a VPC image...
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    Fantastic News! Silverlight gets boring!

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    With all the hype/buzz around Silverlight, a lot of folks have been asking me...when will Microsoft make it boring so it plays in the enterprise? And you know who you are! :) Well, fear not, this great work has begun. TimS discusses a guide (yes, SMS...
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    Come Join Us!

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    Bill Z says: I have an open position for a Developer Evangelist in the northeast and would like to get this filled ASAP. This position is community/breadth focused and will have responsibility for… · Directly engaging with professional software developers...
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    Can ScottGu trump Zune2?

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    In about 1/2 hour, perhaps... ScottGu's Blog Update @ 8 pm EST: I think he totally trumped Zune 2 :) Developers, developers, developers! For the folks anxiously awaiting Zune 2, here goes, and it looks good. Zune Drives Next Generation of Digital Music...
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    A Time to Reflect...

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    Ok enough of that, something exciting this way comes to ScottGu's blog tomorrow around 12 pm eastern US time. Get over there!
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    Spamming HIV

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    What a unique and brilliant way to tackle a problem. I am indeed proud to be a Microsoftie. Using Spam Blockers To Target HIV, Too A Microsoft researcher and his team make a surprising new assault on the AIDS epidemic Pasted from http://www.businessweek...
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    OOB release for my IIS7 post

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    The extensible nature of IIS7 will allow the product team to release new facilities out of band . This post is my OOB release, er, um, fix to my previous post. I was remiss in not mentioning my inspiration for my last post - microsoft.COM Operations ...
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