May, 2007

  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    IIS 7 is not your father's IIS!

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    Back in the 80's, GM had an advertising campaign for it's Oldsmobile line of cars called "This is not your father's Oldsmobile". Oldsmobile had kind of a stodgy reputation for being the cars that old people drove. Heck, my grandfather had one! GM wanted...
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    Improv at the Greenville, SC User Group

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    My month of travel in May continues. This week I'm down in Charlotte, NC attending an advanced .NET 3.0 class being delivered by Pluralsight . It's been a great class so far. I'm picking up lots of new info that I wasn't aware of before. Once I digest...
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    Popfly Goes The World

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    There's another new web technology being announced by Microsoft today. Welcome Popfly to the world of mash-ups and other Web 2.0 services! I had heard rumors about this new technology that was formerly code named "Springfield", but hadn't had time to...
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    Rocket Dock and Switcher: Two Cool Add-Ons for Windows

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    Okay okay... so for all those Windows users with Mac jealousy, now you can have the fancy icon bar with animations too. Check out Rocket Dock. It's free, and it works well. http://www.punksoftware.com/rocketdock So far, so good. My only complaint is that...
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    .NET 1.1 or 2.0 to .NET 3.0 Migration

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    A while back, I wrote about migrating from .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0 . I wrote that post almost a year ago, but it is still one of my highest traffic posts to this date. Well, it's been a good 6 months now since .NET 3.0 has been on the scene, yet I haven...
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    May Area User Groups

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    Below is the line up at area user groups for the month of May. There are three new groups that have popped up this month! Welcome to two new groups in southern Connecticut, as well as a new group in southern Delaware. New Jersey NJ MS Developers...
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    Microsoft Announces the OPhone

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    Forget the Zune phone. Check out the OPhone that Microsoft announced at Mix 07 last week. I missed this session, so that's why I didn't include it in my earlier posts on Mix. This thing is going to make you say "Oh!"
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    John Lam Talks About the Dynamic Language Runtime with John Udell

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    Last week Mary Jo Foley hinted at it . (She must have good sources!) Now the news is out about the Dynamic Language Runtime for .NET. John Udell has just posted a podcast with John Lam from the Dynamic Languages team at Microsoft that they recorded last...
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    Microsoft Shares Lessons Learned from the Animated Cursor Security Bug

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    Last month, a critical security bug was found in most versions of Windows. This bug generated a lot of news because it was one of the first to impact Windows Vista. Over on the new Secure Development Lifecycle blog , Michael Howard discusses what the...
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    Tag, I'm It!

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    I was blog tagged a couple of weeks months ago by David Laribee (thanks David!), so now it's time to reveal a little more about the man behind the curtain. Here are five things about me you probably didn't know: I have a map freak gene. Ever since I was...
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    Map Wars: Attack of the Killer Maps @ Where 2.0

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    This week is the Where 2.0 conference in San Jose, Ca. It's a conference hosted by O'Reilly Publishing where all the major players in the online "map wars" come out to show off their wares. There's a lot of competition in this space these days that makes...
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    Windows Live Writer Beta 2 Now Available

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    Today, the Windows Live Writer team released beta 2 of their blogging tool. The previous beta has been out for quite some time now, and a must have tool to have in your arsenal as a blogger! I've been privy to several internal betas the past couple of...
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    PDC Postponed

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    You've probably heard the news by now, but if you have not, it was announced last week that the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2007 was postponed . At first I thought "this sucks" when I first heard the news, since I was looking forward...
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    Silverlight Resources

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    So it's been almost a month since the big Silverlight announcements from Microsoft at Mix 07 in Vegas. My crazy month of travel in May is just about over (one quick short trip with the family to Tech E--, uh, Disney this weekend, and then I should be...
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    JavaOne and Startup Camp Next Week in San Francisco

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    Well, my month of May on the road continues. This week it was Mix '07 in Vegas, next week it's JavaOne in San Francisco. For the second year in a row, I'll be attending JavaOne with group of folks from Microsoft. We'll be hosting a booth in the expo hall...
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    ASP.NET AJAX at the Health and Life Sciences Developer Conference

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    Thanks to all of you who attended my sessions on ASP.NET AJAX at the Health & Life Science Developer Conference in Atlantic City, NJ earlier this week. You can now download the slides here .
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    Mix 07 Keynote Demos

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    Three great demos yesterday at the Mix 07 keynote that show off what folks are doing with Silverlight: Netflix has built a streaming movie player with Silverlight. CBS has built a system that lets users upload news video which can be voted for to be on...
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    ADO.NET Team Announces Project "Astoria" at Mix 07

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    Well, this one snuck up on me. I hadn't heard about this project before Mix, unlike the Silverlight & Dynamic Language Runtime which I had known about for quite some time. The ADO.NET team announced project "Astoria" yesterday at Mix . "Astoria...
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    Exclusive Photo of the new Microsoft oPhone!

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    Oh my! While walking the expo floor at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, I actually spotted a prototype of the new Microsoft oPhone! I wrote about the oPhone announcement yesterday . I was surprised to see one in public so quickly!
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    arcDevBrainPick Tomorrow Morning May 11th

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    Tomorrow morning, I'll be back in Jersey, when it's time for another arcDevBrainPick. That's your chance to log on and pick the brain of your local Microsoft developer evangelists. Register Here arcDevBrainPick starts at 10am Eastern. You can tune in...
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    TechBash 2007 This Weekend in Nanticoke, Pa

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    Just a reminder, TechBash 2007 is set for this Saturday up in Nanticoke, Pa. Nanticoke is at the southern end of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Registration is still open at the TechBash 2007 website . For session info, click here .
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    Philadelphia Code Camp This Weekend

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    Also this weekend in Pennsylvania is Philly Code Camp 2007.1 . If you registered already, don't forget to show up! Lots of great sessions & swag prizes too! Philly.NET Code Camp 2007.1 8:30am - 6:30pm Microsoft Office 45 Liberty Drive Malvern, Pa...
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    VS Express Beginner Developer Content

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    There's a new site for newbies to go to: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/beginner/ If you're new to programming and looking to learn how to build Web or Windows applications, check it out! And the best part I can tell about it so far is that...
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