September, 2005

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About AllenD's Blog

Welcome to my blog.  My name is Allen Denver.  I've been with Microsoft since October 1994.  I joined at a time when Microsoft had around 12,000 employees (in 2010 we had close to 100,000).  I started in Product Support Services in Developer Support.  I supported the Base/Kernel apis in Win32 and Win16.  I joined the product group for VS 98 working on the Visual Studio Analyzer feature that shipped with the Enterprise Edition.  After that feature was discontinued I joined the VS Core team working on the VS platform and the VSIP SDK.  After shipping that for a while I decided to make a big move.

In May of 2007 I was fortunate to be offered a position in a new development office in Honolulu, Hawai'i.  The feature I worked on in Hawaii known as the Architecture Explorer and Directed Graph Documents. I moved my family to Honolulu.  This includes my lovely wife , 4 of my 5 children (my oldest daughter is married and lives with her husband in Puget Sound).  Snorkeling, eukelele, the beach were all favorite activities in those days.

Now, I'm back in Puget Sound, having finished up Visual Studio 2010 and have moved to the Profiler team.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog.  I'll continue to strive to bring fresh information about the areas I'm responsible for.

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    PDC Day 4 - Miles and miles

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    The last day of the conference... It's always so strange on the last day of a conference. Everyone from Microsoft is much more relaxed. Things are already being packed up (like the product pavilion. I listened in on a few of the panels this morning...
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    PDC Day 3 - Experts, experts, everywhere

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    C# Futures was packed... So I ended up in an overflow room. Listening to Anders Hejlsberg talk about delegates, anonymous methods, lambda expressions, generics, etc. was very cool. It's really interesting all the things that needed to be done to the...
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    PDC Day 3 - Domain Specific Languages - the future of Modeling

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    Bob Muglia's General Session - Windows Server... I just got out of Bob Muglia's keynote and it was great to see so many cool things happening in the Windows Server product. In particular I was impressed with IIS7 and it's capabilities. They designed...
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    PDC Day 2 - When the police ask you to get out of the vehicle, please get out of the vehicle

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    I'm writing this on Thursday morning (day 3), but I wanted to post what happened yesterday... Day 2... After my last post, I visited the Tools and Languages Track Lounge and answered a bunch of customer questions on everything from Web projects...
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    Meet the team time change

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    If you saw my earlier posts on meeting the team, I've just updated them. The time to meet the MSBuild and VS Extensibility teams is at 2:00 pm. If you're around, please stop by and say hello.
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    Visual Studio and Windows Workflow Designer rocks! - PDC Day 2

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    At the morning keynote I saw a great integration with Visual Studio in the Windows Workflow Designer. I'm sitting in the PDC general session this morning and during Eric Rudder's keynote he invited the Windows Workflow Foundation team to demonstrate their...
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    PDC Day 1 - Got the shirts

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    Well, PDC Day 1 comes to a close... This afternoon I attended Phil and Craig's talk on extending Visual Studio with Add-ins and Packages. It was a well attended session and there were some good questions at the end. One of the question was if it was...
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    PDC Day 1 - Power Outages and Uploads

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    Well, yesterday was very eventful. Just after my previous post, we broke for lunch and just as we were starting to present our after-lunch information the power went out in Los Angeles . Not just in the Convention Center, but all over the city. According...
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    PDC Schedule

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    Here's my schedule as of Monday morning: Item Location Day Start Finish Speaker Sessions PRE14 - Visual Studio Extensibility 501 ABC September 12 10:00 AM 5:45 PM Staffing Commitments (HOL) Tools...
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    PDC Day 0 - Precon

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    Hello. I'm sitting in 501ABC for the PDC05 Preconference Session on Visual Studio Extensibility. If you are coming to the PDC, please drop by and say hello! I, along with Phil Taylor, Doug Hodges, Craig Skibo, am presenting information today. We...
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