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Evangelism - Developer and Platform Evangelism

March, 2004

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    Visual Studio 2005 = "Whidbey"

    I'm probably the last person to blog about this, but in case you didn't know, Whidbey will officially be Visual Studio 2005. Date Slip I wanted to take a second to respond to Frans Bouma and other bloggers who are “hooked“ on Whidbey and...
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    ASP.NET is on a Tear!!

    Wow! Thomas Lewis who works on the ASP.NET evangelism team (and who recently gave me some good feedback on starter kits) sends this gem from Netcraft . In this month's Web Server Survey the number of IP addresses with sites using ASP.NET has overtaken...
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    Dumb Idea or Good Idea?

    One of the most often used terms you hear in a meeting at Microsoft is “ that's the dumbest thing I have ever heard “. Sometimes this is true (remember Hailstorm?), sometimes its not (combine Excel and Word into one suite of well-integrated...
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    Real world mechs?

    Any MechAssault fan should appreciate this 12' “robot” coming out of Japan. How much longer until Jump Jets, Warhammer missiles and heat sinks are added? A Japanese company unveiled a 3.5-metre (11.55-foot) tall robot that can forage its...
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    Go with the flow (layout)

    Jeff Key has a handy tip on removing the /// comments for the default C# project templates in VS 2003. While I don't like the comments, my pet peeve is that ASP.NET uses “Grid“ layout by default. For your sanity, below are the directions for...
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    Fox News ( via Slashdot ) has coverage on Movieokie - the idea with Movieokie is just like Karoake, except rather then singing a song, you act out your favorite movie scene. I * love * this idea, in fact Prashant , a fellow 'softie, said he was interested...
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    The Tough Life of a Caps Fan

    ***Update x3*** Anson Carter, who the Caps traded for Jaromir Jagr lasted a total of two weeks in Washington before being traded to Los Angeles. Mike Grier was also traded to Buffalo. The Washington Post has a good summary of all the changes and the...
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    Cool App: Onfolio

    Scoble points out OnFolio . I downloaded and I think its awesome. I have a ton of favorites (300+) and I've been using Powermarks for a while now with mixed results. I downloaded, did the online tutorials and I'm up and running, sweet!
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    VS 2005 Community Tech Previews

    As many of you know, and as I had gotten feedback from other postings, our developer division is looking to change the way it ships early releases where before we would have massive betas, 6-9 months apart, now we will ship interim builds (officially...
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    Fun events for TechEd lounge

    TechEd Developer Lounge We want to hear from you! Brian blogged about our meeting on Friday, and I'll chime in on this as I think there are lots of cool things we could do. Our #1 goal is to make the developer lounge a fun and exciting place for attendees...
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    The 17 year plague returns

    Do you remember 1987? In the US, Whitney Houston's “I want to dance with somebody“ and U2's “With or without you“ were at the top of the charts. Michael Douglas won the academy award for Best Actor for Wall Street, and Broadcast News took home Best Picture...
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    More coverage on C# 2.0 features

    Juval has a great article in this month's MSDN magazine on iterators, anonymous methods and partial types . Note: You can see Juval present on all the C# 2.0 features at VS Connections in Orlando . Grant Richin's also has some great posts on Anonymous...
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    Anson Horton shows off Refactoring Smart Tags

    Anson ( RSS ) has started blogging and he includes screenshots that show off some of the new Smart Tags for refactoring types . These weren't in the PDC tech preview (but were demoed in the PDC C# IDE session ) PS - If you ever wanted the C# IDE to...
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    Catching up

    So much to do, so little time... I was in Miami last weekend for the Winter Music Conference ...lots of fun, beautiful weather, and of course great music. Deep Dish had a great set at Club Space and me and the Mrs. danced from midnight until 8am in...
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