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  • Blog Post: Making svcutil.exe and VisualBasic.Net play nice

    Ali Pasha has an interesting post about some issues you can run into when you use Visual Basic and svcutil.exe and I thought I'd write a post to shed some more light on the issue. DataContract types are uniquely identified using a namespace qualified name (namespace uri and a name). This namespace...
  • Blog Post: XBox Live Video Market place

    "To celebrate its first birthday on November 22, Xbox 360™ becomes the first and only gaming console to provide HD and standard-definition TV shows and movies direct to you." http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/moviestv/default.htm Renting movies from Blockbuster was nice. Renting movies...
  • Blog Post: .Net Framework 3.0 has Shipped!

    The first product I worked on here at Microsoft has shipped. http://www.netfx3.com/blogs/news_and_announcements/archive/2006/11/06/.NET-Framework-3.0-has-been-released_2100_.aspx It's a great feeling.
  • Blog Post: Back in the game

    After almost a year and a half of not posting to my web log, I'm going try and start up again. To start things out, I'll talk a bit about what I've been doing lately. For the past 2 years or so I've been working on the Windows Communication Foundation (formerly code-named "Indigo"). Most of the...
  • Blog Post: How SharePoint works

    This  is an amazing article on the difference between WSS (Windows SharePoint Services ) and (SPS) SharePoint Portal Server and how it all works. I've always been a huge fan of SharePoint but I have had a love hate relationship of sorts. I love the fact that there is so much in SharePoint that can...
  • Blog Post: InfoPath SP1

    Chris Anderson led me to this: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2004/feb04/02-23EnhancedInfoPathPR.asp I haven't got a chance to play with this yet but I recall talking with Eric just this past weekend about InfoPath We talked about some of the features I felt were missing from it. Looks like...
  • Blog Post: Getting Dumped

    Craig just dumped Dot . He did it publicly too. It's sad but the letter does have decent comic value, it made me laugh. The question now is does anyone know why GDN workspaces have such bad perf?
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