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    MGrammar, Oslo and YACC …

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    I just got to play around with Microsoft Oslo which is basically a modeling platform (or set of technical investments as officially described) and is currently available as a CTP download . Part of the platform is also a so-called “M language” that helps...
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    Playing with Distributed Cache

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    I just got around to play with Distributed Cache (Project Velocity) in .NET and I am amazed how easy it is to use such a storage and it puzzles me why didn't we have this available before. Here is a short description of what I was playing around with...
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    Songsmith: a composer in your living room

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    I was just reading about Songsmith, a new Microsoft Research invention that can help you with composition of your songs. Yes, you got me: you start by singing your tune - whatever is in your head - and the software than adds up all the music backup needed...
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    SOA is Dead; Long live Services

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    There is an interesting post on the Burton Group blog talking about the SOA buzzword and the end of it's era... I can say that I can agree with lots of things written in the post, so check it out for yourself as well.
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    Podcasts about Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

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    Redmond Visual Studio team is working on a series of 10-4 weekly podcasts that explain the features and new things developers can expect in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. The video podcasts are available via Channel9 site and are highly recommended...
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    Distributed Cache and Microsoft Project Velocity

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    One of my favorite topics with software architecture and development is definitely storage of data in distributed applications. If you basically look at the fact that data in distributed apps is usually stored in all layers in all sorts of different ways...
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    Loving the New Xbox 360 Experience

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    I must admit that I am really enjoying the new Xbox 360 experience. You can check out how it looks like at Xbox site . I spent 20 minutes playing around with my avatar 's settings (you can define details such as haircut, jewelry, etc... I tell you total...
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    Unit testing & Test First Development with Workflow Foundation

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    I came across this virtual lab (Using Test First Development with WF 3.5) that explains all about unite testing and test-first development with WF in a simple step-by-step manner, so do check it out. Additionally a great blog post explaining the test...
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    Biztalk 2009 Public Beta available

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    I have just had time to catch up on some news around Biztalk Server and implementation of Enterprise Service Bus. If you are really keen on getting up-to-speed with the latest release of Biztalk Server 2009, you can access a public Beta through Microsoft...
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    Unity Application Block (for Silverlight)

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    Another interesting piece of code was currently released that can help you maintain and control complex object dependencies in your code by dependency injection. That can lead to a more simplified code and can help you with easier creation of object dependencies...
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    Free Microsoft ASP.NET Charting Control

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    I have just come across a Scot Guthrie's Post about new free ASP.NET Chart control from Microsoft. Totally awesome stuff if you want to simply include charts into your web sites. Addtionally more that 200 sample pages are available to play around with...
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    Debugging the Cloud

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    A couple of days ago I started playing around with Azure applications and tried to review the whole process of developing applications in the Cloud. First thing that I have noticed is that the Cloud brings additional complexity to our development and...
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    My First Azure Application

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    I just received my Azure application token, which means I immediately started working on my first cloud application. I installed all the necessary additions needed to build apps in Visual Studio ( Windows Azure SDK and Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio...
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    A fan of Boku

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    @ PDC I became A fan of Boku, which is another project of Microsoft Research. As it states on their web site : Boku is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for...
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    David Chappell on Microsoft Azure Platform

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    David Chappel ( www.davidchappell.com ) has recently published a great whitepaper describing Azure Services Platform. Although it is 31 pages long, I do recommend it for reading, since it does a good overview of what Microsoft will offer on the market...
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