Out Of The Box

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

September, 2008

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    San Antonio serves up part of our S+S story

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    To service Windows Live and Microsoft Online Services , you have to build a global infrastructure. A part of this story is building datacenters, and the San Antonio data center is the next part of the story. Consider a few facts of this effort: 470K sq...
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    I'm a PC!

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    If you're anywhere near a TV lately, you've probably seen some new ad's from Microsoft. The first two were starring Jerry Seinfield and Bill Gates , and they were certainly curios, humorous, and show a different side of Microsoft than most people see...
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    MSN Direct Lives On!

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    Years ago, I loved SPOT watches. While the watches did not survive, the underlying technology evolved into the .NET Micro Framework , and the application went away - at least that is what I thought. Now, I see that they are involved in several app scenarios...
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    "Ask The Brain" about PDC 2008

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    Now, here's an interesting site. I can go to AskTheBrain.com to ask questions about PDC 2008 . It's pretty smart too.
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    Easier and Robust in .NET?

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    I thought this was interesting:   From VSLive! Keynote: NYC Sees More .NET and Open Source Development, Moving Toward SOA : ...Paul Cosgrave, commissioner of New York's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT), talked up...
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    Jon Box Talks Mobility on "Thirsty Developer" Show, plus a little about Chicago

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    Two weeks ago, I was in Chicago with the rest of the Central Region DPE team. It's always great to catch up with folks that you work with virtually and rarely see. We have a little fun but we work too. During the day, we're taking care of business - reviewing...
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    ArcReady starts back up in September

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    The ArcReady series is back with " Architecting Modern Distributed Applications ". Nearly every application we build today has dependencies to other systems. How do we design them to work together to meet our goals? How do we decide what to...
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    MSDN Unleashed, in a city near you

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    Session 1 : Demystifying WPF Today’s applications need to do more than simply work. They need to draw in the user, and provide a differentiated experience. This means moving beyond battleship gray forms, boxy UIs, and providing a positive user experience...
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    Interesting Findings and Good BBQ

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    New Windows Blog Just found a new blog that looks interesting since it's about Windows "7". It's called Engineering Windows 7 . Office Labs At It Again I've mentioned before that Office Labs has some cool projects in the Search Commands and...
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    AT&T Sumsung Blackjack II upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.1

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    Yes, friends, the time has arrived. I've been using WM6.1 for months on my Blackjack. I've been loving the experience ( as I've noted before ) and now you can too. So, check this out from Samsung. Be careful as the directions were written by a techie...
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