June, 2007

  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Shaking out the Innovation

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    There's been a lot of talk going on in the Microsoft community ( here , here , here , and here ) lately about agile development and whether or not Microsoft "gets it". Some of this was triggered by a recent post from Martin Fowler on Ruby and Microsoft...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    ASP.NET AJAX Client Life-Cycle Events 'Cheat Sheet'

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    Local ASP.NET guru, Milan Negovan , has posted another in his fine series of "cheat sheets" on the Microsoft AJAX Library. This set highlights the client-side life cycle events that occur in the MS AJAX library when making an asynchronous call back to...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar 1.0 Now Available

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    I've been demonstrating the IE Dev Toolbar for a while now to many of my customers. It's really great for helping web developers troubleshoot all of the tricky issues they deal with in the browser. It's even more useful when it comes to helping with the...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    New Windows Live Mail & Messenger Betas Available

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    Yesterday, I posted about the new Windows Live Writer beta that is available. Two of the other applications in the Windows Live family released new betas yesterday also: Mail & Messenger . You can get the latest Windows Live Messenger bits here ....
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Blog Comment Spam

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    I used to hear others complain about it, but now it's finally been hitting me. I've been getting a LOT of blog comment spam. At first it was manageable. I could just go into the Community Server admin tool and delete the 10 or so a day that would be there...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Windows Vista - Six Month Security Check Up

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    Jeff Jones from the Microsoft Security team just released a six month Security Vulnerability Report for Windows Vista . Not much to add here. The numbers appear to speak for themselves. I'll be quite interested in seeing the 1 & 2 year report cards...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    IASA New York Chapter Meeting: Tuesday June 26, 6PM

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    This will be a special joint meeting with The New York Java SIG. Topic: Why Projects Fail Speakers: Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene, authors of Applied Software Project Management and Head First PMP: A Brain-Friendly Guide to Passing the Project Management...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit Update

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    Looks like there's been another great release of the Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit up on CodePlex . See Shawn Burke's blog for more information in this post . You can grab the latest toolkit bits here . One great feature is a new dynamic script "combiner...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    June Area User Group Meetings

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    Microsoft's annual Tech Ed conference is in Orlando, Florida next week. If you're not able to attend Tech Ed, be sure to check out what your local user group is up to this month. Lots of great content... all free! Plus the ability to network with your...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Mix 08 Dates Announced

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    Just when we're all getting used to the fact that the PDC has been postponed, the dates for the next Mix conference have been announced . Mark your calendars: Mix 08 will be hosted again at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas March 5-7th, 2008...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How to Achieve Balance?

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    The discussion over whether Microsoft "gets" agile development in the Microsoft community has carried on the past couple of days, with some comments flowing over to Nick Malik's blog . Nick wrote a follow-up to both my post and Martin Fowler's post. Nick...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    OpenXML for Java Developers

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    The Microsoft Office 2007 system supports a whole new set of document formats. These are collectively known as OpenXML. The OpenXML format is an XML-based format that has been approved as an ECMA standard and has been submitted to the ISO standard board...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    One More on the Agile Thread: Tools for Mort

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    Nick had another follow up this morning on the agile thread: Tools for Mort Nick has a more positive description of "Mort" then how I commonly hear him referred to as, but probably more accurate. Well worth the read.
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Tech Ed 2007 Keynote Takes Us Back to the Future

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    Tech Ed 2007 is going on this week in Orlando, Florida. I was down there earlier this week for some team meetings, as well as to catch some time off with the family, but didn't get to attend any of the conference. For those of you not able to make it...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Goodbye Orcas, Katmai, and Longhorn

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    As announced at Tech Ed last week: Hello Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008!
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    arcDevBrainPick This Friday June 8th at 10:00am Eastern

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    It's that time again! Friday is the next arcDevBrainPick . This is your opportunity to pick the brains of your local Microsoft evangelism team. Register Here The brain pick starts at 10:00am Eastern. You can attend this open forum by registering at the...
  • JrzyShr Dev Guy

    Photosynth Collaboration with BBC

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    Just about a year ago, Microsoft announced Photosynth . Photosynth can take a collection of photos of a place or an object, analyze them for similarities, and then display them in a reconstructed three-dimensional space. This is an amazing way to piece...
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