Out Of The Box

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

February, 2009

Posts
  • Out Of The Box

    IE8 Search

    • 0 Comments
    IE8 has a lot of new features , but I like to show off three (visual search, web slices, and accelerators). So, while I’m waiting for VS2008 (VSTS) to install, I want to point out some of the goodness of the search feature set. First, the inline search...
  • Out Of The Box

    Microsoft’s Battle Against Conficker includes Bounty of $250K

    • 0 Comments
    Many folks have asked me about Microsoft’s reward program to find the authors of the Conficker/Downadup worm. So, I did a little checking into this and here’s the scoop. Back in the fall (2008), Microsoft was made aware of the Conficker virus and provided...
  • Out Of The Box

    Windows Phones: A New Name, and Raising The Game

    • 0 Comments
    Yesterday, Microsoft presented at Mobile World Congress 2009, in Barcelona. Steve Ballmer and Andy Lees presented our strategy for our mobile strategy. One of the early points is that we are calling our devices Windows Phones. We also announced officially...
  • Out Of The Box

    Announcements on Windows 7

    • 0 Comments
    As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m running Windows 7 on my Dell Latitude D820 and the experience is excellent. And yesterday (while I was stuck in the snowy evening traffic of Cincinnati), Microsoft released several announcements on Windows 7. Here’s a...
  • Out Of The Box

    Interesting Case Study of LAMP Application moved to VS and .NET

    • 0 Comments
    Ran across a case study with some very interesting quotes. This case study is from Earth Class Mail. Check out some of the comments: Benefits Saved U.S.$750,000 and six months on development Scales to support business growth Enables mobile solution with...
  • Out Of The Box

    March Madness, Silverlight, and CBS

    • 0 Comments
    During most years at this time, my friends in Memphis start getting excited. We’ve become spoiled watching the Memphis Tigers participate in postseason play. There is now a new twist to bracketology. CBSSports has announced that they will be using Silverlight...
  • Out Of The Box

    The First “How Do I” Videos arrive for Azure Services Platform

    • 0 Comments
    Nine new videos arrived on the Azure Services Platform Videos site. On this page you will find webcasts and how-to videos covering the technologies included in the Azure Services Platform: Windows Azure, .NET Services, SQL Data Services, and Live Services...
  • Out Of The Box

    Anyone in Louisville looking for a Tools Roadmap Presentation?

    • 0 Comments
    You are invited to a dinner presentation of the Microsoft Developer Tools and Platform Roadmap hosted by Microsoft and Cardinal Solutions and a chance to win an XBOX 360. Topics for this presentation include: · What is coming in Visual Studio Team System...
Page 1 of 1 (8 items)