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

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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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    What’s on our E-Learning Roadmap for Developers?

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    One of the reasons I started this blog in the first place was to create an avenue where I can directly communicate with you. I want this communication to be a two-way street with both me telling you about new products that we are shipping, plans for our...
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    Get ramped up on Orcas Features

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    If you want to get a head start on what features are coming in Orcas (the next version of Visual Studio), I highly recommend checking out Scott Guthrie's post . Scott recently returned from Europe where he delivered talks on many the new features (particularly...
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    FREE ASP.NET AJAX E-Learning just shipped

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    Want to know about how to develop next generation web applications today ? Check out our new free two-hour clinic and learn how to put the power of ASP.NET AJAX into your hands. Using ASP.NET AJAX your applications will be faster , richer and more responsive...
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    POX / XMLHTTP in .NET 2.0

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    Note: This code has now been migrated to a codeplex project. For the latest source and dos go to www.codeplex.com/poxnet . Recently I was working on an internal project that required me to invoke a set of POX ( Plain Old XML ) services from a windows...
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    2007 Office System, Vista and Exchange coming to an event near you!

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    This just in…with the business launch of Office, Vista and Exchange we're hosting 74 events in cities across the country from January 16 th through March 1st. Attend one and you get a free copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 and Microsoft Office...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 E-Learning contest

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    We're running a little contest with the guys over at OpenNetCF. If you win you'll get our Windows Mobile 5.0 E-Learning free. Check it out here . The contest runs for 5 days starting next Monday so don't miss out!
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    Take your shell scripting to the next Power

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    Powershell is a truly awesome new shell that we've recently shipped with .NET 3.0 and Windows Vista. What is it? It's basically the "Have it your way" of shells, think batch files on hyper-steroids. My buddy Rob has been doing some great posts about what...
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    Tagged in 2007

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    I've been tagged from down under by Rob from Adelade , so here are 5 things you might not know about me. I am a practicing muslim. I converted to Islam about 15 years ago. (Mentioning one's religion seems to be a popular trend for 'taggers' so I...
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    WPF/E – Translation: Next Gen Web UI is here.

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    I was going to do a WPF/E post, then I wasn't, then I was. Then I came across WPF/E Pad and realized this thing is too cool to not post about. So here it is in a nutshell, along with a few links to other posts. What is it? In short WPF/E (Windows...
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    Clarius Software Factories Toolkit

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    Clarius Consulting recently shipped the December CTP of the Software Factories Toolkit . I have not yet looked at the product, but the demos look quite impressive. Basically SFT is positioning itself as the bridge between DSL Tools and GAT (Guidance Authoring...
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    Developer features for Vista

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    Daniel Moth has done a nice post on the features Vista provides for managed developers. Check it our here .
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    Tips: Streams, Zones, Vista and Blocked Files in IE

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    4/07/2007 Update Rick O'Dell and Phil C. both emailed solutions for XP (Yes it happens in XP as well) and Vista that will prevent alternate streams from being saved period. Open a cmd window. gpedit.msc Goto: User Configuration > Administrative...
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    Tips: Making IE7 put on an IE6 mask

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    If you are like me and using IE7 then you have probably ran into more than a handful of sites that don't recognize your browser. In some cases this doesn't cause any problems, though in others it can be quite problematic. Sometimes you just wish your...
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    Attached Properties and the Workflow Designer

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    Let me clarify that although this post is actually taking place only several hours after my previous post on "Diving in to workflow". In actuality that last post is reflective of a state I was in weeks ago that I just never got around to posting due to...
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    Diving in to the workflow ocean

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    One of the great things about this job is that I get to work with a ton of product groups at Microsoft. In just one year I've worked with the .NET 3.0, ASP.NET 2.0, ASP.NET AJAX, SharePoint, VSTO, Windows Mobile, and SQL Server teams to name a few. Coming...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 Courses Shipped!

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    We just shipped Collection 5150: Developing Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Applications using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 . This 12 hour collection teaches how to develop, deploy and maintain Windows Mobile 5.0 applications. These courses will also...
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    Going to Tech-Ed

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    I'll be attending TechEd-Developers in Europe next week manning the Microsoft Learning booth. Additionally I'll be delivering a set of small sessions on .NET 3.0 (WPF, WCF, and WF) as well SharePoint 2007. If you are planning on attending and want to...
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    E-Learning virtual lab woes

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    Lately I've been getting a lot of feedback from people who are having difficulty logging into our virtual labs. The login issues are mainly two fold. Users can't find the login information as it is not posted in an obvious place. The password...
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    Ten advantages of an ORM (Object Relational Mapper)

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    Updated, Here's a list of ten reasons why you should consider an ORM tool. Now not all ORMs are created equal, but these are key features that a first class ORM will handle for you. 1. Facilitates implementing the Domain Model pattern (Thanks Udi...
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    Tips for building plugins

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    In my last org I did a lot of work with plugins. Plugins can be a great way to solve a host of business problems within an application especially relating to extensibility and deployment. However there are a bunch of gotchas to be aware of that when not...
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    Free .NET 3.0 e-Learning

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    We just launched a set of 3 e-Learning clinics covering core components of the .NET 3.0 framework including Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly Avalon), Windows Communication Foundation (formerly Indigo) and Windows Workflow Foundation. If you are...
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    FAQ: What is e-Learning?

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    Whenever I meet people in the industry at conferences, etc, I always ask them this question, 'What is Microsoft e-Learning?'. I usually get a varied set of responses from a web casts, to online books, to the MSDN. I put together this small FAQ of what...
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    A few (well maybe more than a few) things about me

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    Hi. My name is Glenn Block and I've been at Microsoft for almost a year. I came from the dev world where I worked in mostly small companies and startups for the past 10 years (and 1 or 2 large orgs) as a software engineer and architect. Coding is my passion...
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