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  • Clark Sell

    WIQL List Separator and the TFS Release Candidate

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    This past release of TFS brought us the much needed friendly names in the Team Foundation Client user drop down lists. Before that change, your WIQL query may have looked like this: <Wiql> SELECT [System.Id], [System.Title] FROM WorkItems...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Office Live Beta launched today

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    Today Microsoft launched the beta version of Microsoft Office Live .      The initial set of services from Office Live is aimed at businesses with 10 employees and under, and includes free (ad-funded) services to help small businesses to establish...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Sit an exam and take a second shot at it for free

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    We've just announced the second shot promotion - this was run a while ago (about 18months) with great success. The deal is that if you purchase a Microsoft Exam between now and June 30 and you fail,you'll get a second shot at the exam for free. ...
  • Satisfy Me

    A must-read book: "Satisfaction" by James Power & Chris Denove

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    When I find a great book I either send people a review and link to the book. Sometimes I've gone as far as to buy a copy and ciculate it around to people I think would find it of interest. This is one I'm buying in bulk. SATISFACTION: How Every...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Two weeks off during Christmas

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    I mentioned earlier that Sun has a policy of compulsory vacations. Turns out Amgen has something similar - the whole company takes time off during Christmas. I'm told that being a bio tech company that competes aggressively with Genentech, they try to...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Japanese Visa - third degree price discrimination

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    Usually whenever I travel abroad I need to get a visa and often friends / colleagues from other countries don't need one. I remember once even not being able to make a trip since I was transiting through Canada and didn't have a Canadian visa When...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    Code Query Language

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    Patrick Smacchia just released an alpha of an interesting application (NDepend) that can be used to analyze manage code binaries. It’s similar to FxCop . One really nice difference is that you can extend the tool using scripts written in CQL (code query...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Traffic Congestion - a taxing solution

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    Gary Becker, Nobel Prize winning economist has suggested a tax levied differently based on time of day. Read more in his blog post - http://www.becker-posner-blog.com/archives/2006/02/the_solution_to.html There are positive incentives like we have...
  • benwu's WebLog

    Managed Spy -- A new way to look at Windows Forms applications

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    I just wrote an article for msdn magazine, " Managed Spy : Deliver The Power Of Spy++ To Windows Forms With Our New Tool " This tool is a combination of an application (exe) and library (dll). The application gives you a spy++ view of all managed processes...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Land of the rising Sun

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    Next week I head off to Japan for a couple of days to run a Marketing pilot. I'm pretty excited - it's my first trip to Japan and after having read and heard so much about it am keen to see what it really is like. Just checked the weather - it's equally...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    More names

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    So I was thinking about naming a bit more and thought about the clever naming schema developed by Motorola in which they knock off a vowel but the word retains its meaning eg Rokr, Razr, Pebl. Clever because it catches the eye, is distinctive, can...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Jack of all, master of none

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    I was at this interesting training program a couple of weeks ago called 'Developing Value Propositions for New Offerings' when Professor Dipak Jain, Dean of Kellogg said something quite insightful. He said that the reason that 2 in 1's or different...
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