Out Of The Box

The blog of Jon Box, an Architect Evangelist in Developer & Platform Evangelism, based in Tennessee

July, 2007

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    Why doesn't this CHM work on Windows Vista?

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    I recently downloaded the Silverlight 1.1 SDK. I wanted to start reading the doc's which come in Compiled HTML Help files - you know those *.CHM files. I drag some out of the downloaded ZIP, confirm to Windows Vista that I really want to open this file...
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    One Cool FREE Windows Mobile Application

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    The latest version of our popular Live Search for Windows Mobile client is out! New features include: movie showtimes, restaurant ratings, and improved GPS navigation. I just pointed my phone browser to http://wls.live.com , clicked on the download link...
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    Windows Vista Vulnerability Report - Compare to Apple and Linux

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    Ran across this on Slashdot . There is a Microsoft employee who researched the vulernabilities and posted on CSO . There are people out there that will say that this is FUD. Just like they said with our Get The Facts campaign.
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    VB6 Migration Resources

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    This conversation comes up from time to time, so I wanted a record of this info. Important facts: VB6 IDE support expires April 8, 2008, no matter what platform the IDE is run on. Microsoft has committed to supporting the VB6 IDE in Windows Vista, but...
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    Oops! Who did I just send that email to?

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    Have you ever had an experience where you his the SEND button in Outlook and then had a meltdown because you just did a REPLY ALL accidentally (or forgot to remove a large group like ALL_MICROSOFT_EMPLOYEES from the CC). Outlook supports a "defer delivery...
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    Microsoft raises the bar of mobility again - Microsoft oFone

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    I've meant to mention this when the phone was shown at MEDC 2007. But, check out this video about the radical form factor. Haven't heard about any specific commitments yet, but what a radical concept.
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    The Best Recipe for Mobility Development

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    In my mobile talks, I always promote a combination of elements that make for the best mobile applications. It's a pretty simple list, but there are reasons for this list. Here's the developer's list: Windows Mobile 5/6 Visual Studio 2005 .NET Compact...
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    Thoughts to end the week

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    Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Downloads Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 RC2 Nicer interface Love the improved ways to manage contacts and their access to my info VoIP, Video, integration with Exchange and Office Congrat's to Tim Landgrave, former Louisville...
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    Love the potential of Silverlight

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    Silverlight is cool. It has great potential. It's made a lot of noise, and I can't wait for the 1.0 RTM to see who all shows up on the web with Silverlight applications and controls. I also look forward to when the 1.1 plan is ready to be discussed. In...
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    A Good Read on Jim Gray's Impact and the Search

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    Saw this go by today, and just had to read it. It is a very interesting writing. There is a who's who list of companies and organizations involved (Microsoft, Google, NASA, Oracle, Informix, several university research groups, etc). There are several...
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    Mobile Search sounds good, but I don't have a Data Plan

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    Have no fear, you can utilize Live Search for Mobile via SMS (Text Messaging). I'm not sure why this has not caught more attention, but I think it's a cool idea. I know a ton of people who have unlimited text message plans but don't have a data plan for...
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    Another RD gets a Blue Badge

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    Famed RD, Scott Hanselman, joins the fold to work work for Scott Guthrie. This is a good thing. As a former RD and MVP, I think that is a win for Microsoft, and I believe it will be a win for Mr. Hanselman.
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    Next ArcReady events

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    [Jon Note: My hat is off to Josh Holmes (fellow DPE architect evangelist) for organizing these events. I think the topics are well chosen, and the presentations are well done. The next speaker, Jon Rauschenberger , may not be well known down in this part...
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    Looking for a Developer Evangelist

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    DPE is looking for a Developer Evangelist (DE) to work in my district, Heartland. If you're interested, here is the posting. The preferred candidate should reside in the TN or OH area. DPE is a good gig, and I highly recommend it.
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