Out Of The Box

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

July, 2008

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    Some recent coolness with Silverlight 2 momentum

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    LineRider You just have to see this to believe it. This has been a strangely popular Internet play toy, and many videos have been recorded. Here's more from their site... Boy grabs sled. Boy rides sled. A simple concept yields endless fun and the latest...
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    Is Edit-And-Continue a VB thing?

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    I've always thought that Edit-And-Continue was a nice feature, but not a must-have as some other feel. When I meet people who claim that this feature can't be lived without, I listen but I don't understand. And usually a C-minded person will jump in and...
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    Announcing: Microsoft Equipt

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    Didn't see this one coming, but I think it's interesting. It's a $70 annual subscription for Office Home and Student + Windows Live OneCare + Windows Live tools, and can be installed on 3 machines at home. Microsoft Equipt is $69.99 (U.S.) estimated retail...
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    Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V RTM

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    The Hyper-V team has been working hard on the product, as well as working with customers to get an early BANG with Hyper-V. For example, on June 25, Rob Emanuel posted about his usage of Hyper-V on Microsoft.com . This is a good read due to the background...
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    Aspiring Architect Series 2008

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    Led by Mohammad Akif , the Aspiring Architect Series 2008 builds on last year’s content and covers a number of topics that are important for architects to understand. Please make sure that you have gone through the 2007 series which can be found...
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    Codename "Mojave", the next Microsoft O/S

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    You might start hearing about this and wonder what the scoop is. The early user reviews have been recorded and the commentary has been really good. Check out the Mojave site to see the users' comments on video.
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