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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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    DirectX Demos...Oldies but goldies ;-)

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    Hi... since I've been asked lately I re-re-published the DirectX Demos on http://www.cu-0xff.de/downloads/DXAllDemos.zip Those are all the demos used in the Managed DirectX Webcast Series. BUT!!!! There is a successor technology called XNA!! Be sure to...
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    Ein neuer Job… Windows Phone 7!!

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    Hi… Der ein oder andere hat es bereits gesehen (zum Beispiel hier oder sehr nett hier ): Ich werde bald einen neuen Job machen, genauer: Morgen. Ja, manchmal kommen solche Dinge dann doch schneller als man zunächst denkt. Ich habe vor siebeneinhalb Jahren...
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    The two kinds of Developers

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    Hi… have you ever thought about the two fundamental types of developers?? OK, let me introduce my model to you: Product Group versus Laboratory Let us start with Lab guys first: The laboratory developer: * Short winded, things need to show quick results...
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    Me and T

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    Hi... Nach 3.405 Tagen werde ich am 30.4. Microsoft verlassen. Alleine diese beeindruckende Zahl (ich selbst erschrocken wie groß sie ist) zeigt, wie prägend diese Zeit war. Ich habe angefangen als Developer Evangelist; durfte das Team der Evangelisten...
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    Configuring Firefox for Fiddler2 on Vista

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    Hi… if you use Fiddler2 (see http://www.fiddler2.com/Fiddler2/ ) which is a very cool web debugging tool you will find that Firefox might not work well with it. Then do the following: 1. Locate the following directory c:\users\[Your Name]\Documents\Fiddler2...
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    Driving forces of Web 2.0 ?

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    Surely everybody has seen something about this Web 2.0 hype. As a technical guy I saw things like AJAX and stuff… I must admit I was not amused. There is nothing really new (maybe the combination) and some parts are forced way beyond the original design...
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    Interviews at Microsoft

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    Hi… My group did a lot of interviews in the past few months. Somehow we developed our own “style” with it and a typical way of questions and games. It all starts with an application and the documents handed in. The next step is a telephone interview...
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    Security in depth is like cheese…

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    Hi… While two of my team can attend the PDC (jalousie… ) I have to work here back in Germany . Tomorrow I will be doing a presentation on developer security during an event we are doing together with SAP here in Germany . Thinking about...
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    Does IT matter ?? Version 7.12, Release 4, Service Pack 1…

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    Hi… Once again I found an article of the famous Mr. Carr. This time it is called “Does Software Matter” in the Informatik Spektrum of August this year. This time it must be Version 7.12, Release 4 but still Service Pack 1 … In the closing session...
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    Finally … I am made my Master ;-)

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    Hi… Sorry, this time something more private ;-) Yes,yes… I received the notice that I received my Master of Science for Information Technology ;-) I did the http://www.uol.ohecampus.com/home/index.phtml programme at the University of Liverpool...
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    We listened and learned.. hope you like what we did

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    Hi... the German group for which a have the pleasure to work received some messages that a certain part of the developers in Germany aren't happy with what we do. This was very astonishing for us first hand because we receive quite a lot of goog feedback...
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    That's security...

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    Hi... my credit card offers a bonus program. I just wanted to login into the service to buy some stuff and saw this URL in my browser: https://www.-blank-.com/online/portal/cxml/04_SD9ePMtCP1I800I_KydQvyHFUBADPmuQy?userid= [CreditCardNumber] &password...
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    Watch me dancing...

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    Hi... if you ever thought being an evangelist could be dull... watch this video CU 0xff
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    Open Source != API

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    Hi... today I've been at a conference. Amongst academic people I thought the difference between Open Source and an open API should be clear. To make it short: It wasn't. So, open source means that the source code is provided, to look in it, to change...
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    Model View Controller in ASP.NET

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    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...
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    Cool SDK - Multitouch with webcam

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    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...
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    One of the brains behind MySpace at the XTOPIA

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    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...
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    My MSDN, Your MSDN, Our MSDN…

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    Hi… when I joined the MSDN online team here in Germany I wondered why we would not make the wealth of MSDN news, videos, articles, podcasts…well, the content better reachable. I learned a great deal how hard it really is to run an international platform...
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    Why “<!--[if gt IE 6]>” is so bad…

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    Hi… if you are doing HTML you are certainly aware of what the line in the subject means. Where it comes from: Well, the internet (and if you want a part of it called “the web”) is a strange place. We all talk about standards but it took some reasonably...
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    Marketing needs Developer

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    Hi… I have a very special idea around marketing. Maybe this is a result of being a technical guy and having to deep dive into marketing. History of Marketing For me marketing is more than advertizing. When marketing started beginning last century it was...
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    Team Foundation Server Introduction - The Hardcore Way...

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    Hi... if you ever wanted to get an introduction to Team Foundation Server within 3 hours (and I mean THREE hours) there is an offering here in Germany. I just saw the agenda and I know the speakers and - Baby - this will be tough but worth every minute...
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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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    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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    Engineering Windows 7…and XTOPIA / TechSummit

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    Hi… you might have seen this blog http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/ where the Windows 7 Engineering Team talks about the way Windows is engineered. There was not a lot of news around Windows 7 in the past. If you have observed the news stream you certainly noticed...
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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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