June, 2006

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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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    VS SDK on Vista

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    I've finally gotten around to trying out the VS SDK on Vista with UAC turned on. Here's what I had to do to get the VS SDK to install, and a package to compile and run: 1) Installing VS - fairly straightforward, no surprises 2) Installing VS SDK...
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    TechEd - Day 2

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    Tuesday was an extremely full day. Partner meetings continually, booth duty for a large part of the day. The traffic in the booth has been steady and we are getting a variety of interest in the VS SDK, the VSIP program and other miscellaneous questions...
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    TechEd Day 0

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    Yesterday was the first day of TechEd for me. Did a tour of the TLC (technical learning center). We've combined community lounges, cabanas, demo stations and hands-on-labs all in one area (seperated by technology area). Seems to be working well to have...
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    TechEd Day 1

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    This is day one of the event. We're in full swing now. On the bus ride over the guy directly behind me was loudly complaining about the keynote lecture and the precon session he attended. As we exited the bus I stopped and introduced myself "Hi Craig...
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    TechEd - The rest of the story

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    My apologies at not blogging more often, but TechEd became even more of a blur in the last days and I simply had to let it drop. Perhaps if the network were better behaved... Day 3 Wednesday during the day was like any other. Lots of potential partners...
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    TechEd Day 1

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    I just arrived after a lazy morning. Since the demo station is open today until 9:00pm, I figured I'd take it easy to reserve my strength for later in the week. On the bus ride over the guy right behind me was complaining loudly about how bad his Preconference...
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    TechEd 2006 - Power To the Pros - Boston

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    I'll be at TechEd this year. Please stop by the VS Extensibility booth for info on extending Visual Studio and the VSIP Partner Program. I'll try to blog often to give a perspective about the event and the activities that are planned. I'm already tired...
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    TechEd Day -1

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    I traveled to Boston on Saturday. No problems on the flight, but not much time between connections in Detroit. Anyway... I sat next to a guy on the plane from Detroit to Boston and I asked him if Boston was home or away for him. He indicated he was...
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