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October, 2009

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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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    DevDays Seattle – Scott Hanselman

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    Lolcode.net – funny site with a domain-specific language that mimics IM syntax.  Actual code MVC When you create an MVC project, you get default code for controllers and views but nothing for the model. ASP.Net MVC lets you use nHibernate, Linq to...
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    DevDays Seattle – Joel Spolsky

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    We get interrupted too much by a computer that has an agenda of its own for ourselves. Examples: Windows updates Outlook: Any exceptions associated with the recurring appointment will be cancelled. Is this OK? <OK> <CANCEL> but Cancel doesn...
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    DevDays Seattle

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    I’m at DevDays Seattle , an event sponsored by Stack Overflow and Microsoft.  I look at it as a day of seeing “how the other half codes”, i.e. those not using the Microsoft stack (IIS, ASP.Net, Azure, C#, etc.) but more open source tools like jQuery...
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    Azure Service: Moving Storage from Development (local) to the Cloud

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    As part of the process of moving my Azure test service from running entirely locally (on what's called "Development Fabric" and "Development Storage", i.e. for development on your local machine) to the Cloud, I followed the steps on MSDN which suggest...
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    MVC and CSS

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    I've spent some time trying to figure out why my simple MVC site (built on Azure) isn't rendering correctly on my development machine, and of course tracked it down to the CSS file not loading. I spent time playing around with paths, etc., but finally...
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    Simple Azure Service Experience

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    I started a couple of days ago working on my first Azure service and have learned a lot. It's a cliche, but there is a ton of good information on the web on this. One of the challenges is wading through it all and piecing together the great information...
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