Dan's Blog

I am Principal Program Manager at Microsoft leading the Business Platform Division's (BPD) community team. BPD includes SQL Server, SQL Azure, BizTalk, AppFabric, and other technologies and services.
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    Scrum Scrum Scrum

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    It’s been a while since I last wrote – I’ve been eager to post but just hadn’t come up with the correct topic. The past several weeks I’ve immersed myself in Scrum – as in Agile. Last week I took a two day class from Ken Schwaber and I’m proud to say...
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    82 - The Magic Number

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    Check out this posting: http://blogs.washingtonpost.com/securityfix/2006/01/oracle_issues_w.html There are so many comments I want to make but I'm going to refrain. I'm just flabbergasted that anyone still runs Oracle.
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    Scrum Rocks

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    This week we held our first full blown scrum planning meeting. This was a 4 hour meeting with almost the entire team (Dev, PM, Test, UE, and UX). I say almost because test wasn’t fully represented. See we now utilize a centralized test group – resources...
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    Bad Oracle Administrator

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    http://www.zdnet.com.au/news/security/soa/Oracle_no_longer_a_bastion_of_security_Gartner/0,2000061744,39234277,00.htm I guess I now know why Oracle customers aren't up in arms over the lack of fixing security holes. Even when Oracle does get around...
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    The Power of Internal Tools

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    Why is it that people let limitations in internally developed tools prevent progress? Yes, that’s more of a rhetorical question than anything else. But there is a part of me that would love the definitive answer to this question. When a team goes through...
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    Waterfall Rising!

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    This was just too funny not to pass along. http://www.waterfall2006.com/ .
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