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  • Blog Post: Claimspace, a Long Tail Recognition System

    Robert Rebholz is not only my boss*, he is also my muse, ideological sparring partner, alter ego, and mentor. Bob is possesed by a special kind of genius, with a sort of Jeffersonian breadth and intensity that makes it a pleasure and honor to collaborate with him, on a day-to-day basis. In my opinion...
  • Blog Post: Alexbarn Leaves Microsoft...ARGH!

    With a farewell quote from the greatest American writer of all time, my friend, neighbor, and idea-mate, Alex Barnett has announced that he is leaving Microsoft and Redmond to join a startup in Utah: Bungee Labs. [Lump_in_throat]. If they had any idea of the potential that Microsoft is losing, with Alex...
  • Blog Post: "Tagspace" Beta

    AJAX vs. Atlas ASP.NET Atlas ATOM C# C++ CodePlex coolgadgets database Dave Morehouse FoxPro Huong Nguyen J# LINQ Marshall Lin MSO .NET .NET2.0 PERL.NET Rapport REST RESTful RSS Ruby Sharepoint socialsoftware tagging Tagspace Taylor Parsons VB.NET VFP Vista VS2005 VSTS WikiWiki Win64 Windows Mobile Zune...
  • Blog Post: Flickr .NET Mashups

    From the dean, Alex Barnett ( RSS ): "MSDN's Coding4Fun has a good intro article on playing with the Flickr API using Flickr.Net API library : "the actual mechanics of communicating with Flickr are relatively simple. The hard part is coming up with the idea for a groovy new application." For inspiration...
  • Blog Post: Desirement: Future Geo-Matching Service for Speakers and Event Organizers

    At the conclusion of Deeper in .NET , in Milwaukee, I got to hang out into the wee hours of the morning with Scott Spradlin of INETA, Chris Barwood, Julie Lerman , Brennan Stehling , and Doug Rhoten ( photos ) at the Rock Bottom Brewery. Doug Rhoten is the founder and President of the Chippewa .NET user...
  • Blog Post: Is there a tag for this event?

    A few minutes ago, I turned to Dave Bost , MS developer evangelist in the Midwest region, and asked, "Is there a tag for this event?" Dave replied, "I've heard a lot of geeky things, this week. That's just another one to add to the list. MTS06 ," he concluded knowingly. I've been sitting in on...
  • Blog Post: Idea: Store Your Demo Apps on Gotdotnet

    How many live events have you attended where the speaker compiled and ran a cool demo app? F5 F5 F5! The room buzzes with excitement. The code compiles and runs without error. “Oohs” and “ahs” give way to applause, which morphs into probing questions and excited suggestions. Time draws short. The speaker...
  • Blog Post: Gotdotnet Party...You're invited!

    If you are a Gotdotnet community member and you will be in the Seattle area this Friday, I invite you to join me and the rest of the Gotdotnet team-- past and present --to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the first ever .NET Website, which launched on November 15, 2000. Come on down and meet the...
  • Blog Post: Choosing the Right License for your Open or Shared Source Project

    Are you planning to create a shared source or open source project on Gotdotnet CodeGallery or Workspaces ? If so, one of the first and most important things to do is to decide upon the terms by which you’d like to share your source code and other intellectual property with the general public. On Gotdotnet...
  • Blog Post: Loyalty to Visual FoxPro: the SednaX Generation

    It is my great and profound honor to welcome the FoxPro developer community to Gotdotnet's new CodeGallery in the form of the FoxPro SednaX project : the fastest growing and newest project on Gotdotnet. May you stay long, do great things, and spread the good word about CodeGallery. Note: gotdotnet will...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet CodeSlam

    Late last month, the gotdotnet team hosted the first ever "Gotdotnet CodeSlam" for 54 attendees (26 zealous MVPs and 28 FTEs) at the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond. In the invitation, I described CodeSlam as: "an open-ended, open forum, work-social event for MVPs (like you) who can’t keep...
  • Blog Post: CodeSlam Seattle's [Superstar] Event Planner

    Over the last few months, I've been planning the first of what I am certain will be many "gotdotnet CodeSlam" events ( Raymond explains my choice of the name CodeSlam ). Recently, those plans became a reality. CodeSlam0 was a small, invitation-only, "unconference" that we held in the Microsoft Visitor...
  • Blog Post: Two New CodeGallery Projects

    Two new CodeGallery projects worth calling out today: Snippy is a tool "developed to ease the life of those creating C# code snippets (aka code expansions) for Visual Studio. If you haven't heard about code snippets yet, they're a new feature we'll have in the Whidbey release. You can read more about...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server + Visual Studio Team System on gotdotnet

    If you are evaluating or using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) to manage your software development lifecycle (SDLC) or if you are interested in developing on the Team System platform, you MUST check out this new gotdotnet workspace . PROJECT SERVER VISUAL STUDIO TEAM SERVICES CONNECTOR Project...
  • Blog Post: Differences between gotdotnet CodeGallery and Workspaces

    When I joined the gotdotnet team with Betsy and our illustrious leader, Sandy back in February/March, we quickly determined that improving the reliability and performance of GDN Workspaces should be our #1 goal. To that end, we initiated two projects: Project One focused on pinpointing and correcting...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet CodeGallery has left the station

    I am proud to announce the public release of CodeGallery , the newest member of the gotdotnet family. Gotdotnet.com is the community website where professional Windows and .NET developers from around the world can contribute and consume code samples, snippets, scripts, and developer tools, as well as...
  • Blog Post: New Community Server Blog Skins

    If your weblog runs on Community Server, check this out: .NET Monster just announced the release of several new, free Community Server blog css skins on gotdotnet User Samples . Available skins include: Black Sun Foggy Valley (ode to Joel ?) White Night
  • Blog Post: Wikis Increasingly Trusted as a Source of Technical Documentation

    For the last couple of years, I have been evangelizing the potential use of WikiWiki as a documentation delivery and collaborative content development platform for Microsoft product documentation. To date, there are no official DocWikis for Microsoft docsets. A programmer/writer in Microsoft's Developer...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: VPC Image of Visual Studio Team System Beta 2

    Rob Caron reports that the VPC of VSTS Beta 2 is now available on the MSDN Subscriber Download Center. This is the same image that we handed out on DVD at TechEd US and Europe. If you want to evaluate this soon to be released toolset for your development team (it rocks), this VPC is the only way to go...
  • Blog Post: Can’t Find It? Help me! Need answers? No problem.

    You’ve tried every possible Boolean combination of four simple friggin’ keywords. You’ve scanned 176 Web pages. It’s CRAZY! Don’t despair! It’s not your fault. It’s my fault and I haven’t given up on you yet. Note: If you’re having a help emergency please jump to the end of this post, call 911, or visit...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Work-Party-Sleep imBalance

    Establishing a sustainable work-party-sleep balance during TechEd 2005 Europe in Amsterdam proved more difficult than I imagined. Friday was little different from previous days: I worked at the convention center for twelve hours attending sessions, working the VSTS booth, talking to customers... ...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Dev 466 Team Foundation Source Control

    I'm blogging to you live from the RAI Congrescentrum in Amsterdam, Netherlands where Ashwin Karuhatty and Brian Randall are introducing European developers and IT professionals to Visual Studio Team Foundation version control (or source control, if you prefer). The excitement around this product is huge...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Blogger Eileen Brown

    I'm sitting in a "chalk talk" about blogging for IT pros, which is being led by Eileen Brown . She just showed referrals in Community Server for a past post that has attracted 171,000+ Web Views and 106 comments. To put that in perspective, Web views for nearby posts numbered in the hundreds. Apparently...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Microsoft's Blogging Engine (and Syndication Empire;-)

    Blogging at Microsoft – Betsy Aoki RAI Congrescentrum Forum, Amsterdam Netherlands, 14.45 on 6 July 2005 Disclaimer: these are rough, rough notes. Betsy Begins: "I'm here to tell you about an intranet blogging mechanism for your folks to blog and share with customers." Over 1500 bloggers at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Opportunistic Geeks On the Rocks

    After a solid run of opportunistic geek luck, our adventure hit the skids in Houston. Rob and I boarded near the end of the plane. I congratulated myself for having had the forethought to reserve two seats in the Exit row. As soon as we sat down, I learned that my self-congratulation had been premature...
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