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Glenn Block - .NETFX Another ALT.NET guy at Microsoft

September, 2007

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Glenn is a PM on the WCF team working on Microsoft’s future HTTP and REST stack.  Prior to WCF he was a PM on the new Managed Extensibility Framework in .NET 4.0. Glenn has a breadth of experience both inside and outside Microsoft developing software solutions for ISVs and the enterprise. Glenn has also been very active in involving folks from the community in the development of software at Microsoft. This has included shipping several products under open source licenses, as well as assisting other teams looking to do so. Glenn is also a frequent speaker at local and international events and user groups.  When he's not working and playing with technology, he spends his time with his wife and daughter either at their home in Seattle or at one of the local coffee shops.<o:p></o:p>

Glenn's blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/gblock or you can follow him on twitter at you own risk at twitter.com/gblock <o:p></o:p>

 

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    Announcing Web Client bundles

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    For some time we've been all quiet on the Web Client team front. Today, we broke that silence and shipped the Contextual Autocomplete Guidance Bundle . This is the first of several new deliverables we will be releasing as part of Web Client vNext. As...
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    CAB/SCSF Training - Yes, it's available

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    One thing I am constantly asked by customers with organizations both small and large is " Is there any training available for CAB ?". Thanks to David Platt, there is. 1. Read David Platt's new book "Composite UI Application Block and Smart Client Software...
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    Web Client vNext, what's our focus?

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    The last 24 hrs have been a blogothon of queued overdue posts, this one is LONG overdue. With the recent announcement of the Autocomplete Guidance Bundle, I am sure many are wondering what our focus is for this next release. If you've seen Michael's post...
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    WCSF and SCSF Knowledgebase

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    Within the client program, we create a lot of guidance in the form of blog posts, codeplex pages, etc that are around our deliverables. Often these posts have a BANG when they go out but are then lost into the abyss of other posts. These posts have huge...
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    I am not a robot!

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    Since joining Microsoft almost two years ago, the same internal debate seems to arise every few months about what bloggers should and should not say about competitor products, technologies,etc. Some have gone as far as to suggest we shouldn't even use...
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    Refactoring to a fluent interface

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    Oren has a nice little gem where he introduces a nice refactoring for defining an email message. Fluent Interfaces introduce more a natural language flow to the code and walk you through the workflow of whatever task it is that you are performing. FluentInterfaces...
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    WCSF, SaaS and multi-tenancy

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    About five years ago I worked for a company where we implemented a web-based enterprise SaaS solution for supply chain. In those days we didn't know it was SaaS, and we called ourselves an ASP (Application Service Provider). However, if it smells like...
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    Composite Applications, Why do we need them?

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    Several weeks ago Brandon Satrom and Mike Walker created two great posts giving the justification for why Composite Applications are needed. Brandon elucidates 5 factors, I'll over simplify this down to two and then let you read their posts (which I highly...
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    Tech Ed 2007, I'll be there

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    This year I'll be attending in Barcelona presenting on the work we've been doing in Web Client vNext. I'll also be doing a chalk talk session on factory usage in the real world along with David Platt and Mario Szpusta. WEB318 Web Client Software...
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    I am loving twitter

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    I've been twittering lately. Today Jeff Atwood dropped this little gem. A letter from Optimus Prime's Geico agent. (excerpt below) "Dear Mr Prime".... "Since becoming a GEICO customer in January of this year, you have reported 131 accidents, requesting...
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    Help impact the future of MSF

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    Andrew's got his head to the grindstone focusing on what the future picture of MSF guidance looks like in Team System. He needs your help in order to make the guidance "better, more focused, and more relevant". If you've got a tale to tell, he has put...
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