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August, 2007

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Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly owns Mike Kelly Consulting LLC, a technology consultancy based on Bainbridge Island, Washington.  He previously worked for fifteen years at Microsoft, ending as Partner Group Program Manager of the Consulting team within Microsoft's Engineering Excellence group.  This team investigates new software development practices and works directly with Microsoft product teams to improve their engineering efficiency and product quality.   Before joining Engineering Excellence in 2006, Mike worked for twelve years as a developer, development manager and group program manager on the Microsoft Office team.  He has written articles for MSDN Magazine and spoken at numerous industry conferences including Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft Professional Development Conference (PDC), and USENIX.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 1993, Mike worked as a senior engineer at AT&T; on enterprise content management systems at Odesta Systems (now OpenText); and as a database systems consultant.  He received a BS in Computer Science in 1980 from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.  Mike lives with his wife, Lisa Romasco, and his two sons, Kyle and Evan, on Bainbridge Island, Washington.

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    Showing a Checkmark in Excel

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    I had a problem that was surprisingly not easy to do in Excel, and since it seems like a pretty common thing, I thought I'd provide a note here on how to do this. Problem: With Excel 2007, you want to display a "checkmark" or a "red x" in a column...
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    Visual Studio 2008 "Orcas" Beta 2 and Silverlight

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    OK, have passed one hurdle in getting Scott Guthrie's Silverlight samples to work with VS 2008 Beta 2. The trick suggested by Samsp on the Asp.Net forums is to change the version numbers for the assemblies in the web.config to 3.5 from 2.0. That did the...
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    Playing with VSTS 2008 Beta 2 and SilverLight 1.1

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    I've started playing around a bit with Visual Studio Team System Beta 2 release with SilverLight 1.1 Alpha release. I used Scott Guthrie's SilverLight v1.1 samples . Haven't gotten this to run yet - I keep running into some sort of configuration error...
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