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  • Blog Post: Marketing 2.0 wie ich es meine oder “Danke, Holger!”

    Hi… vielleicht erinnert sich der ein oder andere noch an meine wirre Idee zum Thema Marketing 2.0 (siehe http://blogs.msdn.com/frankfi/archive/2010/02/28/new-role-of-marketing-and-operation-research.aspx ). Meine Grundaussage ist, dass Marketing heute Mehrwerte liefern muss, um für seine Nachricht Aufmerksamkeit...
  • Blog Post: Book on Cloud Computing

    Hi… since I was asked a lot about quite recently, here is a link to Holger Sirtl’s book on the cloud and Windows Azure in special: “Cloud Computing mit der Windows Azure Platform” by Holger Sirtl, MS Press, ISBN 978-3-86645-533-7 for €39,90 http://www.amazon.de/Computing-Windows-Platform-Softwareentwicklung...
  • Blog Post: Your Own Windows Server for €14.99/month

    Hi… the Student offering is getting better…even better… Some of the raw basic facts: If you are a (German, sorry ;-) student don’t wait any longer ;-) Register today http://www.1und1.info/xml/order/Studenten CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: Jet Blue is still alive or in the need of DBS

    Hi… most US citizens see in the term Jet Blue the airline. Some others (like me) remember there was something called Jet Blue and Jet Red…remember?? Jet – A database engine So JET – once for Joint Engine Technology – was a database engine used within a lot of MS products. Access is certainly the most...
  • Blog Post: Software made in Germany - SpicIE

    Hi… some time ago I asked some guys here at Microsoft why we do not support writing IE plug ins in managed code. The answer was that while this still is a good idea it is not the highest priority of the product teams. Honestly I understand that because the main focus for the team is to make consumers...
  • Blog Post: Dear Developer, get prepared for Windows 7 ;-)

    Hi… the good news is: If you know Vista, you know the most about Windows 7. At least from a developer perspective. Several features burried inside of Vista are to be really used in Windows 7. So, no new driver model and stuff like this. The good and bad news is: Well, there is some stuff new to come...
  • Blog Post: Game Development in Silverlight

    Hi... I found a cool series of articles here http://www.brighthub.com/internet/web-development/articles/14494.aspx on Online Game Development on Silverlight. There are parts addressing things like collision detection and other stuff. Check it out.   CU   0xff
  • Blog Post: Ruby in the Cloud

    Hi... what shall I say ... http://www.dotnetservicesruby.com/ CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: PHP on Windows Whitepaper

    Hi...   my colleague Bernhard Frank just did an article on the topic and now there is a Whitepaper online about the topic (see http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/2/F/82F65F5E-D791-4199-9CE4-25E772682731/PHPonWindows_final.pdf ). The nice thing is that Bernhard's article and the whitepaper...
  • Blog Post: One of the brains behind MySpace at the XTOPIA

    Hi... now we can announce it officially: Carl Dichter (Director of Systems Development, MySpace.com) will take part as a keynoter on stage!!! That is cool!!! MySpace is one of the largest (if not THE largest) .NET installation outside of Microsoft. And he is the guy to make it happen... I am looking...
  • Blog Post: Cool SDK - Multitouch with webcam

    Hi... if you ever wanted to play a bit with multitouch... well you only need a webcam to do so. You can find the SDK, some demos and stuff here http://www.codeplex.com/touchless/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=17986 The Project is called touchless and based at codeplex and yes, it is great fun...
  • Blog Post: Come and work for us!!!

    Hi… you might have seen what my team does and you might have asked yourself – while reading our Tweets and blog entries – How on earth would it feel to work in that team?? Well, come and try it yourself ;-) We have an open position to fill and maybe you are just the right one to step in… you will never...
  • Blog Post: Changing the display resolution in a multi-monitor environment…

    Hi… I use to work with my laptop in a docking station and an external monitor connected. Twice a day (at least) I have to undock and dock the machine on a projector. While plug-n-play is a nice feature, it does not always work with every projector. Well, there must be a way… So I started to search a...
  • Blog Post: DirectX or the never ending story…

    Hi… I did a directx webcast series long, long time ago ;-) That time there was no XNA and we did some managed directx (we mean Dirk Primbs at my side). Since then I get a question once a week: Where are the demos?? For me this means there are still people out there watching the webcast series!! Thank...
  • Blog Post: Ruby Demos from the launch talk...

    Hi... you can find the package of my demos here http://www.cu-0xff.de/downloads/Ruby-Demos-Launch2008.zip Have fun. CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: PHP in Silverlight...

    Hi... this is really cool. I observed the Phalanger project quite some time now. They implemented PHP on .net . I now heard that the team showed a demo using PHP on .net within Silverlight. You can try it yourself here http://php-compiler.net/doku.php?id=php-in-silverlight Hey, how it starts to pay off...
  • Blog Post: WAI - SOlves a problem...

    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 with was Umbraco (see www.codeplex.com/umbraco ) The...
  • Blog Post: Open Source and made in Germany ;-)

    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 out there. We found that beside Windows itself being...
  • Blog Post: IronPython Studio

    Hi... dynamic languages make their inroad to Microsoft. I just found IronPython Studio on Codeplex (see http://www.codeplex.com/IronPythonStudio/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=8934 ). They just released a December CTP. It is also part of the Visual Studio SDK (see Visual Studio SDK ). This version...
  • Blog Post: Compiling IronRuby

    Hi... I was recently doing an update regarding Visual Studio. I now have Visual C# Express 2008 on my machine (the final) and no more VS2005. Also, I was doing an update with IronRuby (currently I have Version 65 on my drive) and discovered that the solution file for the Visual Studio 2008 version is...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Live Labs - Volta

    Hi... ok, I must admit it took me quite a while to get it. After reading the documentation I found THE sentences to define it in a few words right on the landing page: The Volta technology preview is a developer toolset that enables you to build multi-tier web applications by applying familiar techniques...
  • Blog Post: A Map for .net Framework 3.5

    Hi... http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7B645F3A-6D22-4548-A0D8-C2A27E1917F8&displaylang=en this poster is a basic tool all of us needs, right?? CU 0xff
  • Blog Post: The Story behind: Adventure Works Cinema

    Hi... maybe you have already seen the sample project that the German MS Sub did for Visual Studio 2005. It is called Adventure Works Cinema (see here http://www.microsoft.com/germany/msdn/library/vs2005/samples/default.mspx?mfr=true ) There is an interesting story behind this. It happened to that time...
  • Blog Post: The Story behind Web Application Installer

    Hi... Bernhard Frank just launched our little shared / open source project ( I think I am not enough of a lawyer to distinguish what is what and to be honest in this case I don't care, too ;-) It is a part of a project which Bernhard did it together with Mario Briana and an intern Sebastian Glöckner...
  • Blog Post: Model View Controller in ASP.NET

    Hi... I just saw this posting by ScuttGu http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2007/10/14/asp-net-mvc-framework.aspx Why it catch my interest is that Ruby on Rails is a framework designed around the idea of MVC. Seeing this done within Visual Studio and done in ASP.NET is nice. Seeing that the typical...
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