GerardoDada

Hello. I am Gerardo Dada, formerly responsible for Developer Marketing at Microsoft (hence the blog name), now doing Windows Mobile Marketing with our OEM and mobile operator carriers. Even though I work in marketing for Microsoft, this blog represents m

January, 2006

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    Chewy is blogging

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    Chewy is blogging! Check it out - thanks to Kevin for the link Very funny!
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    Mexican Restaurants in the Seattle area

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    Chris has a good list of recommended restaurants on his blog . I would like to add Daniel’s Broiler to the list – it is expensive but excellent. The bar is nice and the food at the bar is fantastic (and affordable). The steak is some of the best I have...
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    Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is out!

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie7/ This is it - I am sure FireFox lit a fire under a couple executives here in Redmond (probably in the same building I work). Yes there has been a looong time since the last significant update to IE. But Microsoft...
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    Unbreakable

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    Gartner said " A new set of critical vulnerabilities shows that Oracle can no longer be considered a bastion of security ." in one of their Gartner Advisory publications I got the link from the eWeek artilce published a few days after Oracle announced...
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    SQL Server for your Java apps

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    If you are building a site with JSP or any kind of application in Java (even J2EE) that requires a database, you should look at SQL Server 2005 for your database tier now that new JDBC drivers are available - Two key reasons: First, there is...
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    Security Resource Kit for developers

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    As a developer, writing secure applications is not an option- it is paramount. We are putting together a new Microsoft Developer Security Resource Kit that brings together a host of valuable references and resources for developing more secure applications...
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    Why Visual Studio?

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    Brian blogs abolut the new Why Visual Studio portal in MSDN, where you can look at guided tours like this one for Visual Web Developer . In the portal you will find some articles about the business value that VS2005 brings to the table, articles...
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    Security and prescriptive guidance for developers

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    Microsoft publishes a very interesting resource that many developers are uynaware of, which we call Patterns and Practices . These are Microsoft's recommendations for how to design, develop, deploy, and operate architecturally sound applications. Patterns...
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    More relevant information on MyMSDN

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    If you are one of the three people in the world who read my blog (besides my mom)you know I am a big advocate of making it easier for developers to find useful information and news on MSDN online. One way of improving relevance is through personalization...
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    Classic Games and the new Flight Simulator

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    I was the first person in Mexico to have an Amiga computer back in '84, and spent countless hours playing Electronic Arts' F/A-18 Interceptor flight simulator. 20 years ago the graphics and the sound (I had a Hi-Fi surround stero hooked to it) were incredible...
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