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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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    SCSFContrib 1.0 release

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    A while ago, I told you about the new SCSFContrib project . Well since then the SCSFContrib team has been hard at work cracking out the first release. All the extracurricular hours have really paid off and the first version has shipped. If you are building...
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    Talking about Prism with InfoQ

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    Recently at the ALT.NET Summit, I got a chance to sit down with Greg Young to discuss the work we've been doing in our new Composite Application Guidance (Prism). In the interview we talk about the guidance, what technical and architectural challenges...
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    .NET Source code, get your copy now!

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    Seriously! Everyone is talking about this announcement from Scott Guthrie about the release of .NET Framework Source Code. This doesn't mean it's going Open Source as Scoble first thought, but it does mean that you'll be able to debug in to the base libraries...
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    Tell us what you think about our Software Factories

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    At p&p we really care about the experiences our customers have with our products. If you are using any of our factories, then we want to hear from you. We've created a survey for our factory adopters, that you can access here . When you launch the...
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    Adding vcard support and bookmarked URIs for specific representations with WCF Web Apis

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    REST is primarily about 2 things, Resources and Representations. If you’ve seen any of my recent talks you’ve probably seen me open Fiddler and how our ContactManager sample supports multiple representations including Form Url Encoded, Xml, Json and yes...
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    SCSF in Orcas Beta 2

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    One of the questions people keep asking is " When will SCSF work on Orcas? ". This wouldn't be as much of an issue if GAT/GAX 1.2 worked on Orcas. Unfortunately that's not the case and although we have GAT/GAX 1.3 which does work on Orcas, our existing...
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    Entity Framework Webinar

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    Ward Bell just told me about this little gem. IdeaBlade has an upcoming MSDN Magazine webinar entitled "Introduction to the Entity Framework and LINQ". LINQ is the new query language that is shipping as part of .NET 3.5 and provides language...
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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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    DevTeach Vancouver sessions (NOT)

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    DevTeach is going on this week in Vancouver and kicking off tomorrow. Around this time tomorrow (12:30am) people will probably winding down from Jeffery's Party with Palermo . I'm happy to have been invited to attend DevTeach and deliver three talks in...
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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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    Upcoming talks

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    This is one of the posts that I have been meaning to get to for several weeks, but it just keeps falling to the bottom of the backlog. Tomorrow I jump on an airplane so I guess now is as good as time as any. In the next few months, I have several talks...
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    YAAP - Yet another ALT.NET post

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    If you head on over to altdotnet.org, the above message is what you'll find. Recently, there's been a ton of posts from a list of people too long to recount here (though David Laribee is at the top of the list) about the recent ALT.NET gathering. Hopefully...
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    Heading to Boise Code Camp

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/o2ma/285230883 A few months ago I heard through the grapevine about plans for a Code Camp in Boise. Next thing you know Jarod has emailed me asking if I would be interested in attending. I am a geek at heart, and always jump...
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    Upcoming talks at NDC in Oslo and Poland

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    Next week, I am heading to Europe for two weeks to give several talks. My first stop is NDC 2009 , where I’ll be delivering the following talks: Framework Design Guidelines Building Maintainable Enterprise Applications with Silverlight and WPF...
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    You never know who reads your blog

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    I just happened to check some of my comments that were marked as possibly spam and this is what I came across. Apparently Socrates, Hermes and Zeus are all avid readers!
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    MVP with MEF

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    Krzysztof had a question on StackOverflow around doing MVP triads wtith MEF. He came up with a way to do it that he wasn't happy with and which I told him was pretty hacky :) After chatting with Krzysztof I took a shot and came up with something which...
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    Announcing WPF Composite Client

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    We just announced a new deliverable called WPF Composite Client. Due to the wonders of the blogosphere this is actually showing up as having been posted several days ago. Note to self, don't post drafts anymore. Anyway, check out the "real" post here...
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    On Oxite

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    Lots of posts on Oxite . I won't reiterate what they've said, though Rob Conery has done a great analysis here . I'll just share my own quick brutally honest thoughts. There is no excuse for this. There are tons of folks both internal to Microsoft or...
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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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    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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    DNR Podcast and a host of other interviews on MEF

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    Recently I have been doing a bunch of podcasts on MEF. Previously I had done a few with Hearding Code and Elegant Code . Back in the Hearding code days I was very new to the team and still trying to figure out exactly what MEF was about. Since then, we...
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    Are you using WCF within your organization?

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    Do you use WCF within your organization either for internal apis for exposing services and functionality to 3rd parties? We’re looking to connect with customers using our stuff in the real world so we can understand your use cases, the things you’ve liked...
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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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    MEF Refresh of Preview 8 for Silverlight

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    Note: This only applies to using MEF Preview 8 on Silverlight, it does not apply to MEF in Silverlight 4 Yes I know we never did a Preview 8 post but…… We found a bug in PartInitializer (thanks to Kathleen Dollard for finding it!)  in Preview 8 which...
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    Don't assume you are speaking in a small room

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    OK, I know I have not posted my Barcelona Day 2 post, but the last one took several hours and I need to get ready to head over to the conference center for Soma's keynote. Anyway, just a quick story. Last night after attending an "Ask the Experts"...
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