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Just some interesting stuff from my tour in Microsoft.

November, 2006

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Interesting stuff within MIcrosoft

I'll try to give you an inside look at what goes on in Microsoft as I continue to build my career in this company.

 

 

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    Micrsosoft Code Snippet Designer - Alpha is available!

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    For those of you who develop with Visual Studio 2005 would know, Code Snippets have you a TON of time. For those of you who do a lot of developer demos, code snippets are absolutely essential. Trying to make code snippets might sound easy, esp with guides...
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    Mobile Connections Sample Code

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    For those of you who were asking, here's the sample code i've used in the Managed Code example of my presentation today in Mobile Connections. Create a new VB Project to begin. Add these Import statements to the top of the code page: Imports Microsoft...
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    New Windows Mobile Case Studies for October posted.

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    here's a summary of case studies that were posted online by MED recently. GijimaAst – GijimaAst delivers a comprehensive range of ICT consulting services headquartered in South Africa with more than 70 offices and service centres in South Africa and...
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    Windows CE 6.0 Launched Officially

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    Congratulations to the Windows Embedded team. The virtual launch event went off without a hitch this morning and Mike Hall stole the show again, wearing his "7 year old hand-painted, limited edition (Mike told me there were only 10 in the world), Windows...
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    If I was making a Zune Phone...

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    As reported by Bloomberg , Steve said that eventually we'll have a Zune device with phone features. That's funny actually, we had that capability years ago; the Windows Mobile phone. But just in case, if we wanted to build a newer device that rides on...
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    Diet Zune

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    Feed Your Zune is a very cool application that allows you to subscribe to podcasts and vlogs and sync them onto your Zune. It comes with the following features: Automated download and syncing of Audio and Video Podcasts to your Zune. Full featured RSS...
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    Doing my bit for the honor of a righteous person.

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    If you do a quick search on Google or Live Search for "martin luther king" you'll notice that the TOP link that comes back points to a martinlutherkingdotorg site which is a pathetic attempt at desecrating the good pastor's name. Martin Luther King is...
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    On a lighter note: Fun with EULAs

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    Just installed Hubdog , a cool RSS reader with podcasting support. Thanks to our "friend" at msmobiles . Had a slight problem installing it, as it got stuck at the EULA screen for a while and wouldn't let me go "Next" because it kept on saying I need...
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    "Vista gone Gold!" - there I said it.

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    as Jim plainly puts it : It's time. I'm sure everybody has been mailbombed by this news so I'll just want to link to Jim Allchin's Channel9 Video. Link to official announcement from the Windows Vista Blog. Now lets see if the stock goes past $30 :)
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    Happy Thanksgiving, and what great news!

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    Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! and to everyone else, a big Thank You! for being a great audience, for commenting, for providing hard-core feedback and for being supportive. This morning, while having my coffee and roasted pecan nuts, I saw...
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    Mobility Webcast DVD available for Order now

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    Sorry for the sales pitch but since we're not earning anything from this, I'd like to let everyone know that they can order a DVD containing the entire collection of Windows Mobile webcasts that we've done since the dawn of time on MSDN Webcasts. You...
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    Lots of moolah for Mobile Content Companies

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    Katie Fehrenbacher from GigaOM wrote a post about Venture firms and investors putting a lot of emphasis and investing into startups that create or enable mobile content. Here's a snippet: Yesterday mobile search and content company go2 said it has raised...
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    Some people just shoot their mouths off too quickly.

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    read this : http://msmobiles.com/news.php/5750.html his claim: Microsoft doesn't provide video via RSS aka Video Podcasting Ancient Method of "on demand delivery" *doh* my answer: channel9.msdn.com & on10.net not everybody has the privilege of living...
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    MEDC 2006 DVD Downloads Fixed!

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    My apologies for the big Boo Boo that we made with the MEDC DVD downloads that we previously posted about . we've fixed all the links and created a NEW download page . The files are now zipped with Winzip 9.0 SR1 using the portable compression method...
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    Zune.net is Live

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    As stated in the newsletter: Zune.net went live today. Check it out to learn more. Plus, Coming Zune is evolving into Zune Arts. Go see it at www.zune-arts.net It's a place for creative e xpression around the idea of sharing from some of today's most...
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    Jason Chen (Gizmodo) pits Live Search Mobile vs Google Maps

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    So which is better? Without a doubt, Microsoft's was the winner. Nice to see a fair and truthful review about a Windows Mobile application versus a Java based one. If you haven't seen or been using it yet, download it here: http://wls.live.com/ You can...
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    Why things get better at version 3.0?

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    If I had a penny for everytime I hear someone tell me that they'll wait for version 3.0 of any Microsoft software that we release before using it, ... (you know the rest). That said, let me try to explain why software is perceived to be useful or good...
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    Windows Mobile E-Learning Courses (5150) now available!

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    This just out, the 5150AE Collection of E-Learning courses on Developing Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 Applications Using Visual Studio 2005 is now online. Here are the courses that are covered: Collection 5150AE: Developing Microsoft® Windows Mobile®...
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    SWF2XAML-AF2XAMLCT

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    Cryptic!! but for those in the industry they'll recognize it straightaway. Thanks to Mike Swanson, a Technical Evangelist from Microsoft, now anyone can convert SWF frames into XAML. In it's first iteration, you can only convert frames, but his blog post...
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    UX Patterns at the SAF

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    We're at the Strategic Architect's Forum here on campus at the conference center for the next two days. Over 250 software architects are attending this high value event setup by the Architect Evangelists in Microsoft. I'll be co-chairing the UX (User...
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    Smartest-Man-in-the-World in the house.

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    Rory Blyth is in Building 117 talking to Mike Hall and Derek Snyder about the differences between Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded and Windows Mobile. Derek Snyder was there to show-off the new Windows Mobile devices that are in the market today. Watch...
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    Virtual MEDC? What do you think?

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    Mike and team successfully executed a Virtual product launch recently with Windows Embedded CE 6.0. We were discussing about the possibility of having the next MEDC have elements of a Virtual Launch and whether that makes sense. Will it reach out to more...
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    MEDC 2007 Call for Papers is Live!

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    Woot! here we go again. MEDC 2007's is happening next year in May 2007 and it's time to start collecting ideas and proposals for content. Here's your chance to make a difference at the event and suggest cool topics and to ensure your speaking slot. If...
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    Mobile Connections Keynote in 15mins

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    we're on our way to the keynote for the Dev Connections event in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. Can't wait to hear some of the cool announcements we'll be making shortly. To all of you who are in the event, have a fun time ya? here's a picture I snapped just...
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    Brrr.. Stay warm guys.

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    Driving to work today was an experience, especially for a person who grew up in a tropical environment . Took me over 5 minutes to drive up 100yards to the main street because it was iced up. Definitely need to get a 4x4. It's a freak snowstorm that left...
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