For The Developers!

A blog by a Geek for Geeks

August, 2006

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About Adventures in Server Land

My name is Jason Olson and I am a Technical Evangelist working with the core services in Longhorn Server. I am a member of the Developer and Platform Evangelism team and, well, I'm a geek. I like being a geek, I like geeky things, I like technology. Yup, I'm a geek.

My personal blog can be found at http://www.managed-world.com. Everything from this blog will be cross-posted there in the future, so if you wish to have the "blow by blow" account of it all (including personal posts), feel free to subscribe to that blog instead.

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    PowerPoint As A Teaching Tool - It's Broken

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    Yup, I said it. PowerPoint as a teaching tool? It's broken. It's broken badly. And unfortunately, there is a good number of people out there who either don't realize it, or don't care. First of all, thanks Seth Godin . Seth gave a presentation at GEL...
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    What is TxF and why do I care?

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    A friend of mine made a good comment on my last post about TxF: "what the heck does TxF do and why should developers care?" I hope to answer that question in this post. If you've never heard of TxF, read on. If you have and still don't "grok it", read...
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    XNA Game Studio Express and writing your own games for the 360

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    I know Dave , Tom , and Boyd had stated that they were pleasantly surprised that the announcements coming out at GameFest tomorrow hadn't been leaked. Well, close but no cigar (if this is indeed the announcement they were talking about). Of course, considering...
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    The State Of TxF

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    [Usual Disclaimer: my opinions in no way reflect or represent the opinions of my employer] You'll probably hear me start cheering for TxF after a couple of posts because it is a great technology, but at this point in the ballgame, let's take a step back...
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    A Day In The Life Of A New MS Technical Evangelist

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    I figured I would use this blog not only to talk about some of the cool technologies I'm currently working with, but to also increase the transparency into what the role of Technical Evangelist is actually like here at Microsoft. Keep in mind, of course...
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    Microsoft gets good reception at Black Hat | CNET News.com

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    Link to Microsoft gets good reception at Black Hat | CNET News.com I found this rather interesting. Of course, it was a small sampling of attendees and there were some others that thought it was just a huge sales pitch. Nonetheless, I'm please to see...
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    Happily Running Windows Vista

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    Last night I upgraded to one of the newest internal builds of Windows Vista and, wow, it's definitely gone through some more polish. Problems I had on previous builds are gone (for the most part (not that there aren't some other new problems around having...
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