January, 2008

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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 ;-)

Enjoy...

FrankFi

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    Is Developing too easy??

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    Hi... we have an interesting discussion internally on this article: http://www.informationweek.com/windows/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=205918671&cid=RSSfeed_TechWeb In short: The guy who cost the french bank you all know about 7 billion US$ just used...
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    Good Security Content....

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    Hi... to be very open, honest, and respectful: it is too much of a game but in the end it contains good security content... so bare with the game ;-) I really enjoyed the videos. One started with Yet another SQL injection... uha... how boring. But it...
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    WAI - SOlves a problem...

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    Hi... as blogged before we did a little project here related to web hosting. As always you ask yourself: Are we doing the right thing?? Sometimes it is not easy to find proof points. I think I found a little one... One of the first projects we worked...
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    MCT Summit Keynote and what I learned

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    Hi... I just did my keynote. Seemed to have been received quite well ;-) Now the guys with the Starwars costumes are on stage... I had some conversations I really have to think about... I'll be back on that... What I observed is that the technical trainer...
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    MCT Summit in Berlin

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    Hi... I will do a talk on the Microsoft product vision tomorrow here in Berlin. Once again at the Estrel Hotel...well, I tend to have bad luck regarding the heading of my room: My window always points at an industrial area. But I found the moon solely...
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    Picture of my space...

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    Hi... Kay Giza asked me to provide a photo of my desk. Well, here it is: On the left side I have a special storage area which I call "the stack". It is sorted by a secret algorithm using the dimension time. The new stuff is on the top, the deeper down...
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    Forget about Security - We have a tool...

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    HI... ok this is actually misleading: We (e.g. Microsoft or any other group I belong to) do not have a tool. But there are some people out there who claim to have one... I found this blog article by Michael Howard (see http://blogs.msdn.com/michael_howard...
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    Ruby Editor as Visual Studio Shell

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    Hi... as you might know you can use Visual Studio as a base for your own dev tools. You can find more on this here http://msdn2.microsoft.com/de-de/vsx2008/products/default(en-us).aspx One option is the pure shell. Here Visual Studio is just the base...
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    Everybody can be Part of the Media Selling Industry

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    Hi... this paper might contain some explosives: ftp://ftp.research.microsoft.com/pub/tr/TR-2007-167.pdf The basic idea is "The platform aims to enable selling digital content by any- one, anywhere, and anytime"... ??? The system works by having two trusted...
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    Open Source and made in Germany ;-)

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    Hi... today I am proud to announce the availability of a German project within Microsoft. The project based on the question how we can help to make your Windows Server the even better web server. It is targeted towards the numbers of dedicated servers...
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    Security Blog - The Techie Way

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    Hi... this is really the way I like it: We have always been asked if we could provide more insight in the what and the why behind security faults. The official answer ;-) was this is not necessary to cure the fault nor to understand its importance. This...
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    Beyond Search - Sematic Computing...

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    Hi... Microsoft Research and Microsoft adCenter recently announced the 20 winners in an Award called "Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics Awards" . The award had rewards around a million US$. (not that bad). http://research.microsoft...
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