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  • Blog Post: Silverlight on Linux

    Something I will definitely be keeping my eyes on. Stuff like this tells me we've come a LONG way since the 1990's ... "After a great deal of work between the Moonlight and .NET teams, we’re ready to formally announce that we (Microsoft and Novell) will be bringing Silverlight to Linux, fully supported...
  • Blog Post: EWeek: "Microsoft Plays to All Developers"

    Here's an article that catches a glimpse into what makes us tick over here: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2106952,00.asp "We want to focus on how software development might change over the next 10 years," Kass said. "And as corny as this sounds, I think [VSTS] is a way for us to change the...
  • Blog Post: Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

    In today's diagnostics news... Just got email announcing the Winternals RTM of version 5.0 of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset available to client SA customers via the "Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack" --- http://www.windowsvista.com/optimizeddesktop
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 Profiler Documentation

    If you're looking for MSDN documentation on the Visual Studio 2005 Profiler, here's the main starting point: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/z9z62c29(VS.80).aspx I just realized this page doesn't actually have the word "profiler" anywhere on it, making it really hard to find for people...
  • Blog Post: SourceSafe on Vista

    If you're a SourceSafe on Vista type of person, here's some current information from Richard Berg to be aware of -- Part 1: http://blogs.msdn.com/richardb/archive/2007/01/23/clarifying-sourcesafe-support-on-vista.aspx Part 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/richardb/archive/2007/01/26/sourcesafe-on-vista...
  • Blog Post: powershell

    Port 25 has some video up to coincide with the powershell (monad) release: http://port25.technet.com/archive/2006/11/14/powershell-released-an-interview-with-architect-jeffrey-snover.aspx
  • Blog Post: photosynth

    Cool project of the day: " Photosynth takes a large collection of photos of a place or object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed 3-Dimensional space." http://labs.live.com/photosynth/default.html
  • Blog Post: VSTA released

    If you're into app customization --- "Visual Studio Tools for Applications (VSTA) was released as an integrated component of the 2007 Office system earlier this week and is now available to both Office developers and ISVs!" http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/extend/vsta/
  • Blog Post: Tim O'Reilly interview

    Interesting conversation with Tim O'Reilly on Port 25 : "as we build these new applications ... it's less and less about source and more and more about shared activity ... we're moving into the era of network effects in data ... and increasing returns that come from collaboration ... and systems that...
  • Blog Post: unconferences

    Came across this today, I'd love to see more unconferences, I'm a big fan of forums where both teacher and student are learning at the same time... :) ``It rapidly became apparent that high-visibility speakers didn't know a whole lot more than the audience,'' Gold said Wednesday. http://www.mercurynews...
  • Blog Post: port 25 is open on port 80

    Here's an interesting blog to watch courtesy the Open Source Software Lab @ Microsoft - http://port25.technet.com/ (for RSS - http://port25.technet.com/rss.aspx )
  • Blog Post: wireless rss

    I have the feeling this could really breathe some life into my phone... http://lifeofaprogrammanager.blogspot.com/2006/06/read-rss-on-your-windows-mobile-device.html
  • Blog Post: thoughts on people-ready sdlc tools

    We got big full page newspaper ads delivered to our office doors this morning as part of the the Microsoft "People-Ready" marketing blitz. This type of thing does not happen every day, and caught me by surprise to be honest with you, these larger-than-life marketing messages are always so general that...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Tip: VSTS Dev & Test Tools MSDN Public Chat - Wed 10/19 @ 10am PST

    Team System MSDN Public Chat Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Developer & Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 10am PST What: Join us to discuss the Profiler, Test Tools (Unit, Generic, Manual), Web & Load Testing, and Code Analysis...
  • Blog Post: decent AMD 64 site

    http://www.planetamd64.com/
  • Blog Post: Fujitsu ColorDoctor

    cool test tool ... "ColorDoctor is a tool that checks accessibility from the aspect of color. It converts any images displayed on screen such as browsers or Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into gray scale or colors that persons with color vision deficiency can see." http://design.fujitsu.com...
  • Blog Post: unit testing never sounded so good (?)

    Tim O'Day is the proud representative of all of the oppressed white-collar workers of the world. Listen to "Unit Test" for a glimpse into the gritty world of this modern folk hero. http://www.voiceoftech.com/timoday.htm One can only wonder if the rich cultural software chanteys of our day will ever...
  • Blog Post: development related security tools at SecureWorld

    There were two vendors at SecureWorld conference today in Bellevue that might be worth checking out if you are looking for developer/tester related security products. They should also be there tomorrow as well - free registration if you are just walking the booths. Security Innovation sells a fault injection...
  • Blog Post: Reducing Browser Privileges

    "a simple yet little-known approach exists for users to avoid many of these vulnerabilities in any web browser" http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1848
  • Blog Post: Scott Hanselman's 2005 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List

    Just threw out a message in a bottle for MSN Search to put this in the top of the list for "handy developer tools" http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2005UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolList.aspx
  • Blog Post: Coding for fun

    This looks like an interesting community of sorts starting up - http://msdn.microsoft.com/coding4fun/
  • Blog Post: Acrylic August 2005 CTP download

    If you want to check out the latest design tools in the works... "Acrylic" (code name) is the professional design program that brings together the richness of pixel-based painting and the performance of editable vector graphics for a more fluid and flexible creative workflow. http://www.microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Kids Programming Language

    Just heard about this, haven't had a chance to really check it out but it looks really interesting: http://www.ms-inc.net/kpl.aspx
  • Blog Post: code colorizers

    Links stolen from an internal email thread for an HTML code colorizer, maybe it's just me but it's hard to find these using web search... (pre-post) http://www.carlosag.net/Tools/CodeColorizer/Default.aspx http://puzzleware.net/codehtmler/ (control) http://www.actiprosoftware.com...
  • Blog Post: billg on channel9

    http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=111598
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