August, 2007

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About FrankFi's view of the world

Welcome to FrankFi's view. I am somewhat over thirty years old and the Manager for Technical Evangelism at Microsoft Germany. I admit to be a technical guy who has slipped into management and yes, I have Visual Studio on my machine (as well as some other stuff like Ruby ;-)

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FrankFi

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    Ping Me!

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    Hi... in Germany we started Ping Me! The idea is to put a face on the guys behind MSDN and make easier contact. So we recorded some videos and made something like a business card (the PingMe! card ) Here is my one: http://www.microsoft.com/germany...
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    What do you need for an SMS server??

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    Hi... SMS (or Short Message Service, not the System Management Server, sorry) is very popular. I heard that some youngster are able to type SMS in the pocket of their trousers while talking to somebody else on another topic (must be females because of...
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    Know your AJAX with AJAX View

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    Hi... since I just been luring around a bit and searched through MS Research papers... there is an interesting project called AJAX View. The idea is to observe and measure the behaviour of AJAX applications in the wild. To do so a proxy is installed between...
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    History - When Microsoft pushed Unix on every desk ;-)

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    Hi... Can you remember XENIX?? Did you know that its roots do have a Redmond wing?? To be honest I didn't. But on th 25th of August 1980 Microsoft announced the availibility of XENIX for 16 bit systems (Boy, I was 9 years old that days). Well, that time...
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    AJAX - Divide and conquer

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    Hi... I found a nice paper by MSR ( ftp://ftp.research.microsoft.com/pub/tr/TR-2007-101.pdf ) talking about code splitting. Todays AJAX applications tend to get thicker than most of us might expect. Sizes of more than one megabyte is getting normal and...
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    Universal Explanation...

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    Hi... Do you now " System Administrator from Hell "?? (See here for example) I have to add the Universal Explanation: Microsoft is patching the whole planet at once and that's why the stars stop moving until all machine have rebooted. if you ever...
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    LiveID and Microsoft as a plattform provider

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    Hi... now there a re news around LiveID: Go out and use it!!! (see here ) I saw some reactions on this saying what a jump for Microsoft this is and so on. But this should be of no surprise. Because Microsoft is on its way to be a platform provider of...
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    WMI in Action...

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    Hi... Sometimes I do wonder why we are not using our own stuff. Want an example? Here we go: When we started to show what was called Longhorn that time (what is now called Windows Vista) customers tend to ask about hardware requirements. Well, we had...
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    Search Engines

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    Hi... I just found an article on problems regarding relevancy in search results and how it is resolved (see http://www.channelpartner.de/news/245588/index.html in German). As widely known relevancy of pages are measured by counting the number of references...
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    Where do all the patents go...?

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    Hi... <My-Opinion Disclaimer="This is just my personal opinion and has nothing to do with what my employer does or states. If you want to blame somebody, blame me."> I just saw an article on patents. The key messages were... "... that...
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    Lumber Jack, what are you doing ?

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    Hi... Story: Once upon a time our hero was wlking through fields and woods trying to find some rest of the troubles he recently had with some strange API. When he walked into a forrest he noticed that somewhere in here must be a lumber jack. It was easy...
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    Learning from nature for business??

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    Hi... sometimes reading the magazines which are placed on your seat in an airplane. I don't think on the Playboy you can find on board of certain airlines ... Lufthansa has this "Exclusive" magazine and I found a quite interesting article in it...
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    Nice article on Robotics

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    Hi... ever wondered what Microsoft is doing about Robotics or better why and how?? Have a look here http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/aug07/5391 CU 0xff
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    Displaying Sensor-Data in a Mashup

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    Hi... this Project http://research.microsoft.com/nec/senseweb/ called SenseWeb is a nice Mashup using one or more aggregators to collect and prepare data which is then shown in the Mashup here http://atom.research.microsoft.com/sensormap/ Nice idea that...
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    3.7 Million new Game Consoles in Germany in 2007

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    Hi... I just found an interesting article on the market around game consoles here in Germany. According to a study done by BitKom the number of sold consoles increased over the years extremely. Starting with 2.3 Mio in 2004 (2.5 Mio in 2005 and 2.9 Mio...
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