Jennifer Marsman

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  • Jennifer Marsman

    Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day!

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    Tuesday, March 24 is "Ada Lovelace Day".  Ada Lovelace is credited with being the first computer programmer.  She worked with Charles Babbage, who designed the first mechanical programmable computer, called the "Analytical Engine"...
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    Building Applications with SQL Server 2008

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    Yesterday I gave a webcast on developer functionality in SQL Server 2008.  I covered SQL Server spatial  support, T-SQL enhancements, Visual Studio integration, and SQL CLR.  Here is a link to the recording on LiveMeeting: https://www.livemeeting...
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    MSDN Developer Conference Video

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    Andy Erickson attended the MDC in Atlanta, and created this amazing video that truly captures the energy of the event.  Thanks, Andy!  I'm getting really excited for the Detroit MDC next week!  You can still register at http://www.msdndevcon...
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    My Favorite Feature in Windows 7

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    It's the little things that matter most.  My favorite new feature in Windows 7 is this dialog right here: Oh yes!  A default printer can be associated with a network.  That means that you can have a default printer at work and a default...
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    Missed the PDC? Catch the content live at the MDC!

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    The Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is one of my favorite conferences.  But it is an investment, especially when you factor in the cost of airfare and a week in a downtown LA hotel, in addition to the cost of the conference.  In today...
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    Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010: Making Testing Easier

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    During the Mark Mydland tour , we got a glimpse of the new features in VSTS 2010, with an emphasis on the new features around testing for both developers and testers.  Here's a quick summary of the cool features coming specifically in the dev and...
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    What is Windows Azure?

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    Today, during the opening keynote of the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) , Ray Ozzie announced Windows Azure.  Windows Azure is an operating system for the cloud.  You may have also heard it called by its codename "Red Dog"...
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    Meet the Principal Group Manager of VSTS Test!

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    Mark Mydland is the Principal Group Manager of the Visual Studio Team System Test Edition team (that means that all program managers, developers, and testers on VSTS Test in Redmond report up to him). He is touring through Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and...
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    Watch the PDC Keynotes Live!

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    You may have heard about the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) , happening October 27–30 in Los Angeles.  Microsoft is going to make major announcements around: The Software + Services vision for computing Upcoming Cloud Computing efforts...
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    "More Effective C#" Book Signing in Ann Arbor

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    This week, Bill Wagner will release his second book, More Effective C# .  (Can you guess what his first book was called?)  The editorial reviews on Amazon are extremely impressive: members of the Visual C# product team and Microsoft MVPs praise...
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    The Thirsty Developer Toasts Women in Technology

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    At our team's recent offsite meeting, I was interviewed for a "Women in Technology" episode of The Thirsty Developer , along with some of my colleagues.  From left to right, that is Beth Humphreys , me, Angela Binkowski , and Rachel McKane...
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    New Windows Ad, starring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld

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    Last night during the opening NFL game, I saw the new Windows ad, which features Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld.      The sheer randomness of the plot is a little puzzling, but the ad did make me smile.  Nothing like Bill Gates shaking...
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    .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 released today

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    The .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 was released today.  You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ab99342f-5d1a-413d-8319-81da479ab0d7 .  As noted on the website, the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack...
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    Popfly Olympic Games

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    Whoo hoo!  I participated in the Olympic Games and won a gold medal in Synchronized Swimming!  OK, so it wasn't the actual Olympics.  I was visiting the Microsoft Popfly website .  The team has released a series of 10 Olympic-themed...
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    Where have you been, Jen?

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    I haven't blogged in awhile (other than "come to this event" posts, which don't count).  In addition to the lovely vacation I just took, there have been two major things that have been taking up my time this summer: I've been helping to...
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    Write your own games for the XBOX: XNA Development Videos

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    Back in September, I did a series of webcasts for Code To Live on XNA Development, which allows you to create games for either the XBOX or your PC.  Check them out: Part 1: Getting Started with the XNA Framework Part 2: Differences Between Windows...
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    Ann Arbor Give Camp

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    I am truly fortunate to be part of such an amazing developer community!  I am still reeling from the passion that I experienced at the Ann Arbor Give Camp last weekend.  The Ann Arbor Give Camp was a weekend-long codefest where developers, designers...
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    Celebrate Contribupendence Day on July 3!

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    My fellow developer evangelist for Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee - the great Jeff Blankenburg - had an extremely cool idea.  On Thursday July 3, the day before Independence Day in the United States, he is celebrating “Contribupendence...
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    Register for the Ann Arbor Give Camp!

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    The local software development community, in partnership with Microsoft, is throwing a Give Camp in Ann Arbor !  A Give Camp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom...
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    Lansing Day of .NET

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    The Lansing Day of .NET will be held this Saturday, June 21, 2008.  Like previous Days of .NET, there is an amazing lineup of speakers .  Check out the session list - topics include WPF, WCF, Windows Workflow, Silverlight, the Dynamic Language...
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    CodeStock 2008 - registration open!

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    CodeStock is a software development conference held in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 9, 2008.  The session list looks good, and there is a fabulous group of speakers .  The Grand Prize giveaway for one lucky attendee is Visual Studio Team System...
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    Featured Woman in Technology: Dianne Marsh

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    Dianne Marsh co-owns a software consulting company called SRT Solutions , with Bill Wagner .  They focus on learning and implementing new technologies to help their customers make technology decisions.  Dianne actively works with customers as...
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    Software Development Meme

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    I did not line up a Featured Woman post for today, but as luck would have it, I was tagged by Jeff Blankenburg to answer some questions about how I got into software development.  (These questions were originally posed by Michael Eaton here .) ...
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    Is your website ready for Internet Explorer 8?

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    In IE8, some default settings are changing in order to be more standards-compliant.  Make sure that your website will still render well!  Here's the official announcement:  Consistent with our efforts to promote further interoperability...
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    Featured Woman in Technology: Katy Kneale

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    Katy Kneale is a Test Lead for the Online Management Platform and Solutions group at Microsoft.  She owns testing the user interface for several management products, like the Microsoft Update Catalog , the Asset Inventory Service (part of the Microsoft...
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