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  • Devhammer on MSDN

    What's a Developer Evangelist?

    Just in case some of my readers were wondering, I thought I'd post a quick overview of what I do here at Microsoft. My official title is .net Developer Evangelist for the Mid-Atlantic district, which includes Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Summary of Built to Last

    Thanks to kintan for writing up a great summary of Built to Last , which I’ve copied here: Built to Last, by Jim Collins and Jerry Porras (Kintan's rating: 4.0/5.0) One of the most successful books on contemporary business-thinking, presents the...
  • Chris Garty's Weblog

    Bob Muglia on WinFS: Just after Longhorn, or not until Blackcomb?

    On Friday, I read coverage on about an interview with Bob Muglia. In it he talks publicly about some of the options they are looking at for the WinFS file system timeline . This morning, ARSTechnica and TechSpot had coverage of the same announcement...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Creating a VFP application as a service:

    Sometimes it’s useful to make your application run as a service. A service can run without any user logged in, can automatically start upon reboot, and can survive user logoffs. It can also run as a different user with different access rights. Normally...
  • frankgo's WebLog

    Look who’s talking at MWA

    This is incredible, look at the rock stars coming to San Francisco to talk at the Microsoft Windows Anywhere conference next February. I am so honored to have such an influential list of speakers at our inaugural conference dedicate to Tablet and Mobile...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Moving Offices

    Well, last week, we had yet another office move. Office moves are sort-of a tradition at Microsoft, this one's something like my 20th. Personally I think that management schedules them just to make sure we don't collect too much junk in our offices.....
  • One Louder

    Blogger wins the Heisman Trophy!

    I was so excited to watch the ceremony this weekend. Even more excited when Matt won (no secret that Reggie was my favorite but Matt's a close second). I guess I was surprised that they rewarded composure and leadership versus pure athleticism. OK, OK...
  • One Louder

    I knew there had to be a catch...

    I'm not saying that I am a total pessimist, but I knew that my charmed week had to come to an end (but yay for Matt Leinart anyway and I successfully installed a tile back splash in my evidently my luck ran out at 9AM this morning). Nothing...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    IrishDev Thursday: Web Services and Replicants

    I'm looking forward to Thursday night's IrishDev Special Event , which will feature two presentations: One about the past, present and future of Web Services with Christian Weyer , and one about the future of early replicant retirement with Rick Deckard...
  • Live Search

    Announcing MSN Desktop Search

    Today we officially announced the Beta release of MSN Toolbar Suite with Desktop Search. We are excited to hear what you think and to see how Desktop Search gets used. Check it out at when you have a chance and send us feedback...
  • Dan on eScience & Technical Computing @ Microsoft

    Paper - TerraServer Bricks – A High Availability Cluster Alternative

    TerraServer Bricks – A High Availability Cluster Alternative – this is a really good paper on experiences on moving from a SAN to cheap storage “bricks” using SATA disks. Food for thought for researchers with heavy data requirements...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Quick update: Larry Makes His Move

    Its official: Oracle is acquiring PeopleSoft for 10.3 billion . Update: Get your potential collectors item while supplies last!
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