Out Of The Box

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

January, 2009

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    Check out the 10-4 Video Podcast

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    10-4 is a weekly video podcast (from Channel 9 ) which gives you a look at what's coming in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0.  The sixth episode ( Parallel Extensions ) was just posted.
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    Nice Windows 7 Feature – IE8 Download Progress

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    I’m running Windows 7 on my Dell Latitude D820 and attempting to find out my position on this product. It certainly installs easier, boots faster, seems faster, etc. I also hope to point out a few features that I like, that might not be so mainstream...
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    Probably no more important MIX than this year’s

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    Well, it’s that time again. MIX is an important event where we show our thinking and direction for the web. Again targeted at designers and web developers, this event continues to bring in voices from the online companies – like frog design, Yahoo!, MySpace...
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    The Interoperability Principles

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    Working in a competitive environment for a successful company, one often hears perceptions of different leaders. Some are intelligent issues, and some are of a different category – myths, lies, FUD, etc. Since I heard one today that was incomprehensible...
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    More Resources on Microsoft TAG

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    Here is the blog : http://blogs.msdn.com/tag/ . Including videos on: 1) how to make a tag, 2) other usage scenarios, 3) ad’s where this is showing up today. Facebook: Tag group . I’m a member! Twitter: http://twitter.com/microsofttag Home page: http:...
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    Interesting News of the Day

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    See the resulting Synth of Inauguration Check out how the CNN Inauguration Photosynth turned out (after my earlier promotion ). Uses Silverlight and the Photosynth viewer to see, but very cool how they do this. You can zoom in and see President Obama...
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    A Simple Explanation of Software-plus-Services

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    Christoph pointed out a video that explains our S+S story in a simple and informative way. It’s here on YouTube, and also here on Soapbox.   Software-plus-Services is the next logical step in the evolution of computing. It represents an industry...
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    My First Synth

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    Well, I’ve been meaning to get around to building one of these for months. But, with the CNN Inauguration synth coming on Tuesday, I wanted to build one myself just to see how a Jon-made synth would come out. I thought about what would be interesting...
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    PhotoSynth, CNN, and the Inauguration

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    CNN and Microsoft are leveraging Photosynth to capture The Moment . The audience can submit pictures as iReporters, CNN’s term for a volunteer reporter, and Photosynth will create an amazing view of the history making event. From CNN’s press release ...
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    Not too late to get to MDC Detroit

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    Well, the time is here for MDC Detroit (Thursday, JAN 22, 2009). There’s an interesting list of speakers – see the gorgeous faces of .NET rock stars! The food has all been ordered. Plane tickets purchased. Buses are reserved. And there are tickets still...
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    Microsoft Tag, First Look

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    John Mullinax and I blogged about 2D and QR barcodes over a year ago, like how we could see where these made sense for a variety of scenarios in the US. And, last night, I noticed a technology on our CES Press Materials page , called Microsoft Tag. It...
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    Summary of Last Night’s CES Keynote with Steve Ballmer

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    So, I watched last night’s keynote, and all I can say is WOW! We have a lot of interesting stuff happening in the consumer space. There’s so much that I could point out, that I’d be here all day – but I have a day job that requires that I promote other...
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    Jeff Blankenburg gives 10 factors of Zune vs. iPod

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    Jeff’s blog looks fantastic these days. He’s using Silverlight. The content is dynamic. The design is eye pleasing. Moreover, he’s got some great posts, on a variety of topics – spam filtering, his 2009 goals, cloud computing, etc. While he’s busy working...
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    LAMP, WAMP, and WIMP

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    I have had several of my Linux friends lately come to me about their unhappiness with their world, and if they could move their apps to Windows. I keep telling folks that this is possible, but I haven’t tried it myself. But now, here’s a resource. Keith...
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