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  • Randy Miller's Blog

    A New Agile Software Development Process

    For those of you who haven't heard, Microsoft is creating a new agile software development process called MSF Agile. MSF Agile is part of the next generation of the Microsoft Solutions Framework version 4.0. This framework is in the process of being revised...
  • Jen's WebLog

    Linguistics and the web.

    So, I'm a linguist at heart. Give me a sentence and I'll give you a syntactic and/or sematic breakdown for your viewing pleasure. So, Fil sent around this article today and now I'm excited about linguistic search engines and corpora and everything. I...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    "How can I learn ASP.NET?"

    Bill Evjen has a great list of resources to help developers get up to speed on ASP.NET. Even worth it for veterans as well, as there is bound to be something on there that will make you say, "Wow, I didn't know about that." Well worth bookmarking as he...
  • One Louder

    What to do about Counter-offers

    I've spoken with some other recruiters here about the issue of counter-offers; a major pain in the you-know-what for recruiters trying to fill roles. I know you are imagining a number of attractive, sophisticated recruiters discussing this issue over...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Office and XML- why we all care

    So, yesterday I spent time at one of our internal conference events: Envision. It's a yearly event, and it is well attended by Microsoft employees or close partners from all over the world. I presented a session on XML support in Excel and Word (if you...
  • Michaeljon Miller

    One of those irritating technical things

    I was watching my local educational access channel this morning while walking on my treadmill. I thump pretty hard when I walk so I turned the TV up. That’s when I really started thinking about the volume control feedback. Why the hell does the volume...
  • [MSFT]

    Two down - one to go

    Somehow I managed to get 840 points in my (70-320) Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual C# and the Microsoft .NET Framework exam. Again they asked bunch of questions from ADO.NET, which I feel should be in it's own test...
  • NETNew WebLog

    Interop Month webcasts for Friday, January 21

    1 :00 PM - 2:00 PM PT MSDN Webcast: Interoperability Techniques Between .NET and Java (Level 200) Do you have a need to integrate with an application built with Java? This presentation will look at the various techniques for interoperability between ...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    Ideas for talks at upcoming conferences?

    I was just in a meeting with the Visual Studio UX (user experience) team. Someone brought up the topic of upcoming developer conferences and whether or not folks from the UX team would be attending. Then someone suggested that we could even consider doing...
  • NETNew WebLog

    Scobleizer shadows Interop Month presenter on Channel 9

    Robert Scoble was lurking behind the scenes with his camera as Nav Bhachech presented the "Connected Systems and SOA" webcast for Interop Month - check out Channel 9 for the report and pictures at interoperability
  • Visual Studio Team System

    KNOWN ISSUE: Team Foundation Server Application Tier Setup does not block installation if SharePoint Portal Server is installed

    Problem : During Team Foundation Server application tier setup, setup does not block installation if SharePoint Portal Server is installed. While setup may still succeed, creating a Team Project will fail. Workaround : Remove SharePoint Portal Server...
  • .NET Security Blog

    ClickOnce vs MSI on MSDN

    The Smart Client Developer Center on MSDN is running an overview of ClickOnce and comparing it to MSI . One of the areas where ClickOnce comes out on top is security sandboxing (or permission elevation, depending on how you look at it). Looking closely...
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