Carter Maslan

So what's so exciting?

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    Know Good Matches for a “Dream” Job?

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    Do you love helping companies change their industry with agenda-setting uses of software? Are you a voracious learner, devouring new technologies and industry trends with an unabashedly geeky enthusiasm? Can you quickly digest your learnings into pragmatic...
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    New Longhorn Concept Video for Healthcare Posted

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    The second in a series of vertical industry Longhorn demos has been posted here on MSDN . The Longhorn Healthcare demo precipitated our collaboration with Merck and Datalabs on the construction of the Longhorn clinical trial demo you saw in Jim Allchin...
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    New Concept Video: Longhorn for Manufacturing

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    The Longhorn in Manufacturing demo highlights Avalon, Indigo and Fundamentals in plant floor operations, business intelligence, and system integration. The scenarios in the demo are based on early work with our partner Invensys Wonderware . Their innovative...
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    New Concept Video: Longhorn for Higher Education

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    This new Longhorn for Higher Education Demo Video includes scenarios in community interaction, shared annotations, interactive documents, and visualizations. I'm hoping my son's college experience is filled with materials like the ones we prototyped with...
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    New Concept Video: Longhorn for Financial Services

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    This Longhorn demo focuses on ways that Indigo and WinFS help you build collaborative applications that blend peer-to-peer workflow with back-end system integration. It shows how deploying a simple client app can make a complex datacenter project...
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    This is not a Religion

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    I run a Linux web server from home on an old Dell 266mhz/64mb clunker. It’s in a corner, headless, wireless, and always powered up to serve pictures and videos to my remote family. It works OK for the job. Even as a Microsoft evangelist, I don’t...
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    A place to talk about demos

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    Monday night, Chris Sells posted a Longhorn demo video on MSDN. After replying to lots of emails, I realize I need a place to talk about demos if I'm going to post new ones every few weeks. So I talk to Robert Scoble , who gives me a 10 minute overview...
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    This is the future of SDKs

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    The new Virtual Earth Interactive SDK does a great job making the platform discoverable and easy to use. The SDK is organized by the things you want to do , and each of those things is correlated to a live running sample, source code, and reference documentation...
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    Why Developers are Great People

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    As my teammates are scrambling late into the night to finish a prototype for tomorrow morning, I’m struck by why I love developers. We’re optimists at our core. I mean, have you ever met a developer that, committed to a vision of what’s...
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    Fun Evangelism Jobs in Communications, Media and Entertainment

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    Check-out these open positions - I've worked with people on this team - they have fun jobs - music, movies, phones... great scenarios on great technology.
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    New Concept Video: Longhorn for Telecom

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    The new Longhorn for Telecom demo video takes a look at a couple big opportunities for both telecom companies and software developers.
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    .NET "catching on like wildfire" despite initial "muddled messaging"

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    A while back, Dan'l gave me a simple, memorable definition of marketing. He said “ marketing is education .“ The function of marketing is to educate product teams on customer needs, and to educate customers on product offerings. But...
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    So there's "marketing" in my blog - is that so wrong? :)

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    I'm one of Craig's email readers that said "Craig, why don't you blog?" I'm also one of those bloggers whose posts Craig may characterize as a "thinly veiled marketing or agenda-furthering." Hey, good marketing is all about accurate information exchange...
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    High Growth Again in Software?

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    It’s nice to find sensible words of encouragement amidst the doom and gloom headlines in our industry. Check out The Chasm Group’s “ Under the Buzz ” section 3 starting half way down page 5 : Does Software Have a Future as a High...
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    Indigo, Biztalk, and Longhorn - how they play together

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    The data exchanges in the Longhorn demo for Commercial Real Estate prompted questions about the way Biztalk, Indigo, and Longhorn work together. Scott Woodgate 's PDC session DAT420: BizTalk Server 2004 with SQL Server “Yukon” DTS and “Indigo”...
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    Longhorn Business Value – Where’s the Killer App?

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    Yesterday I read (and recommend): “ IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do .“ It’s a good analysis of the controversial HBR article “ IT Doesn’t Matter ”, and also cites others like John Hagel’s...
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    On Being a "Longhorn Evangelist"

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    I’m * still * amazed by the Internet. You’d think that after having used it for 20 years, and having been at the center of the Internet boom at Inktomi, I’d lose just a little of my fascination. But once again, I feel like the guys from...
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    Bay Area Traffic for your Smartphone (or Duct-Taping the Web)

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    At Inktomi, we used to joke that cookies were the “duct tape” of the Internet. That was before XML Web Services; but even now, this Smartphone 2003 bay area traffic application uses .NET Compact Framework and XML Web Services as a kind of “super duct...
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    Mimi is on the Map

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    My therapist wife Mimi is literally my exact opposite on the Myers-Briggs personality type test. I think one of the reasons she’s so good at what she does is that she’s very grounded – results-oriented with a pragmatic assessment and prioritization of...
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    Work the Candy Store: Longhorn and WinFX Client Solutions Evangelist

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    Avalon, XAML, Metro, Express Apps, Indigo, ... a veritable candy store of next-generation technologies, and the chance to work closely with Karsten and Tim on our most exciting Technology Adoption Program (TAP). The position posting is here: ...
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    .NET Compact Framework 2.0 in 4 minutes

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    This a bit unfair. Craig Neable was asked to sit down in front of a camera and talk extemporaneously about his favorite things about .NET Compact Framework 2.0 for an internal training video. Now I'm posting that video publicly just because I liked listening...
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    New Technical Evangelist Position - Whidbey and WinFX

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    I'm looking for an outstanding Technical Evangelist to join our team ( this new job posting ) Since our career site falls short on text formatting, here's a somewhat easier-to-read version of the same: Technical Evangelist Do you love helping companies...
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    The Man Behind the Curtain

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    First I laughed, then I got scared, then I started thinking when I saw David's office as he's preparing for a keynote demo . Look at that picture. He's got to ship all those machines to the event just because we can't guarantee 100% that we'll have...
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    Longhorn PDC Materials

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    Want an outline of Longhorn-related information from PDC03? This makes a good quick study guide: http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/pdcmaterials/default.aspx
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    Great Overview of Indigo Architecture & Programming

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    The Longhorn Indigo episode of the .NET Show provides a great overview of Indigo’s 1) architectural motivations / principles ( John Shewchuk ) 2) programming model (Steve Swartz)
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