Out Of The Box

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

May, 2008

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    Open XML Explained - in paper or digital form

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    If you haven't heard, Open XML has created a lot of buzz on it way to becoming a standard. Back at ODC, I was able to bring back a couple of copies of Open XML Explained , a book talking about the specifications (written by Wouter van Vugt ). You can...
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    Why Develop for Windows Vista

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    Just ran across this page after the latest MSDN Flash featuring Jennifer's return (welcome back, Mrs. Marsman!).   Titled "Why Develop for Windows Vista" , it's a nice summary of why developing applications for Windows Vista is a smart...
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    Another device from HTC, Geotagging, and Windows XP SP3

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    I was admiring the HTC Diamond on Mike Gannotti's blog (SharePoint guru in North Carolina). Doesn't that phone look cool? He has more details and links to the product reviews.   Geotagging Also saw on Mike's blog about geotagging and some photo related...
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    My Next Few Weeks

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    They are going to be some busy ones - but I'm looking forward to them. Metro Mobility Hands-On Lab in Memphis - May 13-15. A 3 day event where we cover the fundamentals of building applications on Windows Mobile. We have a couple of seats left. Contact...
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    David Chappell, The Man!, coming to a city near you

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    I've been a fan of David Chappell for a long time, starting with his Understanding AcitveX and OLE book (back in my DCOM programming days), and then later with Understanding .NET . His ability to articulate the how's and why's of doing things in development...
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    Is your site ready for IE8?

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    UPDATE: Note the update to the META tags here . (June 16) Since I'm having several conversations with customers about preparing for IE8, I wanted to share a few links so I don't lose them. This is not a post about the cool new features like WebSlices...
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    The Role of an Architect

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    Check out this month's issue of Architect Journal. Simon and gang have done an excellent job in this issue exploring the skillset of the architect, including technical and soft skills. There is also a profile piece on Paul Preiss, founder of IASA, which...
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    Mobility Metro Memphis is a success!

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    I enjoyed last week's class. Hosted at New Horizons and co-presented with Loke Uei Tan , we had a class of 24 students and did a 100 Level overview of Windows Mobile development. Loke posted a picture of me teaching, which I appreciate. Now my manager...
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