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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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    My own Manga-Avatar

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    Hi… this web 2.0 stuff is crazy. There is a site called FaceYourManga.com and you can build your own manga…well, it is me… honestly.. it just looks like me… CU 0xff
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    Come and work for us!!!

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    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...
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    Why must any presentation be linear??

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    Hi… it is an often repeated prejudice that PowerPoint kills the art of rhetoric. Well, there is certainly a truth in that. One might argue if it is PowerPoint’s fault but I also observe that (especially in business meetings) slides are misused as reporting...
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    Changing the display resolution in a multi-monitor environment…

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    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...
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    Microsoft in Germany – the EMIC

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    Hi… since 2003 we have a research and development facility in Aachen here in Germany. It is called EMIC and Lori just visited those guys to get a glimpse of what they do. You can find the videos on Channel9 in Lori’s section: http://channel9.msdn.com...
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    On my way to MGX – Day 1…

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    Hi… MGX or Microsoft Global eXchange is a yearly conference in the US. It is done for the field organizations from all over the world (and I mean ALL OVER THE WORLD!!! ). This year it is in Atlanta… well, somebody prefers a hot and wet locations every...
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    360° Security Roadshow – Videos online

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    Hi… you can find the content of the 360° Security Roadshow here http://www.microsoft.com/germany/msdn/events/archiv/securitydays2008/default.mspx (German only!!) It was an interesting experience. I did the keynote and really tried to deliver some insights...
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    Seeing the farewell to Bill Gates…

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    …Yes, I work for Microsoft and I am proud of it. To be very honest he was one of the reasons I joined this company. The people working here are my personal reason to stay… Microsoft – Change the world or go home!!! We just started… CU 0xff
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    XTOPIA and TechSummit

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    hi… Yieeepieeee… we finally made it!! Most of the times nobody can see the efforts that are necessary to take to setup something like two conferences in a row. But be sure: There is a LOT of work necessary ;-) But: We came over the first hills and setup...
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    DirectX or the never ending story…

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    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...
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    Planted a tree…

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    Hi… I just planted my tree. Its name is a reminder of a place which was very influential in my life… And here it is: Mein Baum in CARBON GROVE – Jeder Baum zählt. Watch it growing ;-) Or get your own one here http://www.carbongrove.com/ CU 0xff
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    Is it AJAX or ARAX or APAX or APhAX or…

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    Hi… I just found this article http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/Move-Over-AJAX-ARAX-is-Here/ First: I am totally behind the fact that JavaScript is not the solution for the next step towards RIA. That’s why my feeling is that AJAX is a...
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    Behavioral Audience Marketing…

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    Hi… as you might know beside being a techie by heart I have a bit of a marketing job to do. Part of my job is marketing developer content. So I have started to combine two things: Technical thinking with marketing… by the way: Excuse me if I am not using...
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    Startseite - Sonntag 2.0 @ mixxt

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    Hi… yes, we will try… our first mini-micro-nano-Barcamp. The real story behind it is interesting enough: We are in the process of doing a security roadshow. Since we had problems getting the locations filled (Developers and security is always the same...
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    XTOPIA and Facebook

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    Hi… those of you interested in the XTOPIA event can join our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=9994582477&ref=nf CU 0xff
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    Next-Gen PC Design | Home

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    Hi... like last years there is a PC Design competition going on right now. One of the ideas I like a lot is the Backpacker's Diary: Next-Gen PC Design | Home CU 0xff
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    XTOPIA…again!!!

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    Hi… can you feel the electricity in the air?? Yes, it is XTOPIA time again. This time we will combine XTOPIA with a Technical Summit. Idea is to sharpen the profile of XTOPIA and to have a hard core, MS related, developer festival just behind the Designer...
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    Make your own help videos…

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    Hi… since I was asked at a barcamp some time ago I kept an eye on a project called Community Clip within Microsoft. Now you can find the tool and the clips here http://communityclips.officelabs.com/default.aspx With the tool it is easy to record from...
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    In my postbox today…

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    Hi… did you ever have a deja-vu … a flash back from years ??? I just had one… A colleague of mine – the Master Chief Organizer of the CeBIT fair here in Germany, send me this letter. Babe, this must be somewhat …at least …I would say … 6 years or so…...
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    Taking the Desktop Metaphor to the Web…???

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    Hi… I just saw an article on WebOSes. To give a short definition: Browser based “OS” which provides basic OS functionality as reading/writing data to a simulated file system, allows multiple windows on the screen and such alike. First I was really impressed...
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    Slides of Hasso-Plattner-Institute Talk

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    Hi… I just did a talk of Server computing (as a replacement of my manager) and you can find the slides here: www.cu-0xff.de/downloads/Hpi_public.pptx The slides are a mixture of German and English… CU 0xff
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    Secure Development Lifecycle and Web 2.0

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    Hi… I found this nice blog entry http://blogs.msdn.com/sdl/archive/2008/02/28/sdl-and-web-2-0.aspx Every single word is true. My impression is that most people in this vibrant web 2.0 space still think they live in happy land where no bad people exist...
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    Evangelism explained

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    Hi... my title is "Manager Evangelism & Marketing Operations" and I am asked frequently what the reason is behind using this word: Evangelists!? Well, sometimes it is better to let others speak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology_evangelist For...
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    MyMSDN ... we care

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    Hi... as Microsoft Germany we decided to launch our local offering in a new fresher branding. The idea is to target it better on the requests of our local community and if wanted to the special needs of the person sitting in front of the screen. Also...
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    Dynamic Silverlight....

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    Hi... Ruby in Silverlight??!!?? Here we go: www.dynamicsilverlight.net This website is really reduce to the max ;-) I really like those guys from that product team. They care about content and less about the pretty graphics... CU 0xff
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