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February, 2010

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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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    XBox 360 Media Center Extender Error – SymAddin

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    Every time I start my XBox 360 as a Media Center Extender (i.e. select “Windows Media Center” from the XBox 360 start screen, which connects to the Windows Media Center I have running using Windows 7 Ultimate), I get an error about “SymAddin”.  If...
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    ASP Forms Authentication in myFerry

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    As a previous post mentioned, I’ve added the AspProviders Azure sample to the myFerry app to provide for login and profile storage. It works to allow me to login and retrieve and save profile information.  But there is – of course – a problem. ...
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    Don’t Assume

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    Just fixed a bug where a query being issued from my service to Azure table storage was returning no rows.  I have Cerbrata’s most excellent Cloud Storage Studio running in another window and when I issued the query in that window, it returned 14...
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    Timed Update to a Page

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    One of the features in my ferry app is to show the time remaining until the next ferry.  This simple feature took me on a winding road through AJAX, System.Timers.Timer, Javascript, etc.  It seems like such a simple thing to do, and eventually...
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    Updates to my Azure Ferry App

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    I’ve been working on getting my ferry times app running and have recently been motivated to step it up.  I’m submitting the app to a contest that Microsoft is running for partners to encourage developing Windows Azure apps.  Here a few random...
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