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February, 2007

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About Keith

Keith Smith is Group Program Manager of the Presentation Platform & Controls team at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA. Keith joined Microsoft in 1998 as a software engineer on Microsoft Visual J++ where he was responsible for the Windows Foundation Classes Dynamic HTML controls. Keith’s ASP.NET involvement dates back to v1.0 when he was a member of the engineering team responsible for the core ASP.NET controls in addition to leading the team responsible for ASP.NET performance and stress testing. Keith also managed the VWD quality assurance engineering team.

Following the release of VS 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0, Keith moved to Developer Tools Marketing where he spent two years as a Group Product Manager driving overall marketing strategy and execution of creative programs that drive adoption of Microsoft’s Web platform and tools including Internet Information Services, ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX and Visual Studio for Web development. Keith served as Director of Product Management for the Expression Studio 2 release which included the launch of the Expression Professional Subscription.

Keith returned to engineering in August 2008, joining the Presentation Platform Controls team which is part of the .NET Development Platform. His team's charter is to deliver a panoply of UI controls and components for Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation.

Through this blog Keith will share his thoughts on building world-class developer technologies and the various aspects of bringing products to market.

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    Free ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Clinic from Microsoft Learning

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    I am excited to announce the launch of a new, free, 2-hour " Developing Enhanced Web Experiences with Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions " clinic created by Microsoft E-Learning . The delivery of this clinic helps us reach a major milestone in our content...
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    Sneak Peek at CSS Editing Features in Visual Studio "Orcas"

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    Sam Spencer, Program Manager on the Web Development Tools team, has posted a quick overview of some of the new CSS editing capabilities coming in VS "Orcas." He writes about how the designer and CSS property grid tool window make it easy to analyze and...
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    Nikhil Does it Again

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    ASP.NET AJAX Architect, Nikhil Kothari , has released 3 updated server controls (one existing, two new) for ASP.NET AJAX 1.0: UpdateHistory A non-visual control that allows you to add history entries to the browser's navigation stack selectively for some...
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    "WPF/E" == "Wow"

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    Now that the "WPF/E" February 2007 CTP is available, I'm sure many of you want to see how cool it is and want to know what all the buzz is about? Just point your browser to http://www.vista.si/ and experience the better Web of the future. If your...
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    Refactor! for ASP.NET 2.0

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    Want to save some serious time developing your ASP.NET 2.0 Web sites using Visual Studio 2005? Tired of mundane copy & paste or tedious global search-and-replace as your primary tools for cleaning up your code? Do you want to make your ASP.NET 2.0...
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    Molly Holzschlag Signs Up for IE Standards and Interop Improvement

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    I am wrapping up my week by clearing the backlog of blogging I intended to do but have not had time until now. If you have not already heard, Molly E. Holzschlag , of Web Standards Project (WaSP) fame has signed on to lend her experience and expertise...
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    ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Documentation Released

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    The official ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 documentation was released today and includes samples, tutorials, samples in addition to API references. So we have shipped the product, released the source and now the updated docs are available for download. We are still...
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