Out Of The Box

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

October, 2007

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    Those Pesky Off-Screen Application Windows

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    Even with all of the innovation that is happening today, little flaws still happen in our ever accelerating technology world. For example, I hate it when applications are running but the window is not visible on my monitor. The scenario for me seems to...
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    .NET is going open source?

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    No, not exactly. Today, we are announcing the release of the source code for the .NET Framework libraries under the Microsoft Reference License (sometimes referred to as Ms-RL). This allows for the viewing of the source code by anyone who accepts the...
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    interesting reading and activities this week

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    Updates to Live Search and Live Maps Check out the maps Updated Live Search for Mobile app XBOX predicted to outsell the Wii. Thanks HALO3. Video: Raikes, Gates Talk UC on CNN For my MAC friends, potential Office 2008 features More on Astoria . I like...
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    Trying out liFe on Vista 64

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    Our team just got to do a hardware refresh. My other Microsoft friends are jealous because DPE gets an annual refresh. Yes, sorry about that (with sarcasm).  So, several of us got the new Lenovo T61P. So, got mine this past week, and it's sitting...
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    Announcement: Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008

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    Just announced today at CTIA... Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 is a flexible, end-to-end solution for single-point access of line-of-business (LOB) applications and corporate data on Windows Mobile devices.* System Center Mobile Device...
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    Charles Petzold Coming to Memphis

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    As stated in previous posts, the Memphis .NET Users Group will be hosting the Memphis Day of .NET on NOV 10. Today, they announced that Charles Petzold will be the keynote speaker. His topic: SKIP INTRO: The Future of Web and PC Graphics . He explains...
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    MOSSCamp - In Chicago on NOV 9th

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    MOSSCamp (a devcamp focused on WSS and MOSS) will be happening on November 9 th in Chicago, IL.  More details here about this unique event. Details Date: November 9th, 2007 Time: 11:00 - 5:30 (optional social afterwards) Location: Clarity Consulting...
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    Vista at the latest BlueHat Event

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    Christoph pushed this out, and I found it to be interesting. The subtitle of the article says "At the BlueHat meeting, many third-party security personnel came away impressed with Microsoft's adoption of their own security measures and techniques" . I...
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    User Experience Guidelines from Microsoft

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    I didn't even know that this site existed. From the Windows Vista developer center, here is the Windows Vista User Experience Guidelines site . It includes several interesting pages like: Top Rules Top Guidelines Violations Designing with WPF New Features...
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    Nerd Humor

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    Most of my social friends would not appreciate or understand this, but I thought it was slightly funny due to my sarcastic core. This came from xkcd , "a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language".  Not a site for my kids, but good...
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    This is a test of Live writer on Vista 64 bit

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    Installed from a hack, not sure of ramifications yet, but wanting to live on 64...
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    Will your Mobile Device be impacted by DST?

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    Check out this link to make sure you're ready.
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    Carl Franklin - Silverlight Fool or Musically Talented

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    Carl Franklin is well known for .NET Rocks , but I've always said that there is an argument that is real gift may be music. Carl recently posted about playing around with his music. His playing around is only what I could dream of doing. He records a...
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    Next week, Ballmer is making some Announcements at CTIA

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    Folks, if you're going to CTIA, go by and see HLD's own Gordon Bennett. He is always showing off the latest Windows Mobile devices. As well, if you have mobile devices in the enterprise, you should watch the CTIA keynote by Mr. Ballmer. If you're not...
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    Unified Communications starts officially today

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    Check out the UC site , and do a quick read on the end user stories. This is good stuff and it's starting to hit our company offices in the field already. Presence, VoIP, read voicemail's, faxes in the inbox, listen to email, IM, videoconferencing, PBX...
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    Upcoming Events in NOV/DEC

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    ArcReady focuses on S+S. If you haven't heard this term, then you're not reading this blog. HA HA! Anyway, be sure to register at the site because events are coming to Nashville (DEC 3), Cincinnati (DEC 5), and Louisville (DEC 6). Visit the ArcReady site...
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