Phil Wheat's Knowledge Matters

This blog started out as "Developing SharePoint" but has expanded outside of that exclusive domain to a number of other areas concerning Knowledge and the various forms and representations it can take.

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  • Blog Post: Arch Reactor forms a Hacker Space in St Louis.

    I can’t let St Louis get too far ahead of us!  Looks like I need to get more involved in the Austin Hacker Space movement! http://archreactor.org/ Looks like their first meeting is next week.
  • Blog Post: Real-time surround air traffic control

    I want!  http://nevver.tumblr.com/post/128929601/realtime-3d-airtraffic-fubiz   Of course I mean the display hardware mostly.  The controls seem like they could be refined a bit more.
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Architecture to be discussed at Worldwide Partner Conference in July

    It’s been up a couple of days, but I just saw a tweet fly past about it.  If you check out session CI011 on the session track ( https://www.mspartnerconference.com/public/sessionlist.aspx?keyword=CI011 ) you’ll see that there’s some great information about the Infrastructure strategy behind Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Michael’s Networking Toolkit for Micro Framework

    While I’m looking at my Micro Framework notes, I wanted to push this one out as well.  over at CodePlex ( http://mftoolkit.codeplex.com ) you can find Michael’s toolkit for networking Micro Framework boards.  To get your interest, let me just quote directly from the latest release notes: Web...
  • Blog Post: Why pay $300 for a programmable Remote Control when you can make one yourself?

    Pavel sent this to me a while ago, but I haven’t been keeping up.  You know those super expensive universal all in one programmable remotes?   Well he put together one all on his own, the great part is that he can can keep adding to it or tie it into other systems to work.  On his...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hohm enters Beta

    Some of you may have already seen the Hohm site – but if you haven’t you can take a look over at www.microsoft-hohm.com (and sign up while you’re there.)  I’d also recommend taking a look and possibly subscribing to the team blog – http://blog.microsoft-hohm.com .  So why the blog post? ...
  • Blog Post: Robotics Developer Studio R2 just released

    Just in time for BrickWorld this weekend, Release 2 of Robotics Developer Studio has just come out.  You can watch the release video here , pick up the express edition at the download center , and visit the updated robotics site off the main Microsoft page . Oh, and the Standard edition update is...
  • Blog Post: Smart Environments/Green IT

    Just uploaded the deck I used today at the Green IT sessions here in Austin – it’s a slightly modified version of my Nerd Night presentation that I had neglected to push up.  I’ll use this post as a placeholder for any comments or discussions as well. Deck at Smart Environments More links and posts...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile 6.5 Dev information

    The Windows Mobile 6.5 dev kit is now out, if you’re interested in seeing what’s new and trying it out, you can scoot over to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=20686a1d-97a8-4f80-bc6a-ae010e085a6e and pull it down to test. And if you’re like me and want to see...
  • Blog Post: PHP SDK for Windows Azure

    I had a number of people ask me about PHP and Windows Azure at this past weekend’s Startup Weekend.  To spread out the info a bit more, I wanted to point out that the PHP SDK is now up on CodePlex - http://phpazure.codeplex.com/ .  There’s a lot of info there on PHP and how it fits in with...
  • Blog Post: GameCamps coming to Austin June-Aug.

    With me living in Austin, I get to hear (and talk) about game development a lot.  If you don’t know, Austin is the MMORPG development capital of the world.  (To go along with the Live Music Capital thing.)  Well, there are game design graduate degrees, and college courses in development...
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010 Beta up

    I’d missed this yesterday, but it appears that those looking to see what the next wave of Exchange looks like have to wait no longer.  The first beta of Exchange 2010 has arrive and can be downloaded at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=1898ed2c-2f88-48ac...
  • Blog Post: Design your Dream PC

    Asus has introduced a new challenge – tell them what you want in a PC and they’ll look at the entries and build the winning design!. http://www.wepc.com/
  • Blog Post: High Schools get in on DreamSpark

    One of the things that was interesting last year at Maker Faire Austin was how many students are really excited about technology, software, and development in general.  Well, that awareness is getting out as well and the DreamSpark program that was active with Universities is now open to High Schools...
  • Blog Post: More “How Do I?” sessions going up

    If you haven’t seen the series yet, there are some great video tutorials (with code) going up at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dd439432.aspx   As I start my upcoming “Coding outside the Box” series, I’ll be pointing to some of these for greater depth on the steps of my project. 
  • Blog Post: Nonstandard interfaces

    Just as a note, recently I've been talking to a lot of people about nonstandard interfaces.  For the next bit I'm willing to test out one of the current “nonstandard interfaces” available to us right now by dictating my blog posts using the native Windows 7 voice interface.  I'll be using the...
  • Blog Post: MVC release under OSI approved License!

    No April Fool’s here – check out Scot Guthrie’s latest blog post.  MVC Framework from Microsoft has been released under the the OSI approved MS-PL license.   You can read all about it at http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2009/04/01/asp-net-mvc-1-0.aspx
  • Blog Post: Free Book chapter on MVC for ASP.Net

    I feel like Stanley S. (I can’t spell) on UHF screaming “Free toy inside! Free toy inside!” but Rob Vettor passed on the info and I had to post it.  If you’re interested in MVC and doing ASP.Net, you can find a great end-to-end tutorial on using it included in the new Wrox book on the subject. ...
  • Blog Post: I’ve always loved the Vision videos.

    You might have figured that out about me, I’ve been a fan since even before the original .Net launch vision videos.  Well, Office Labs dropped out another one of them last week – you can see the envisioning video here or the full series here .  There’s a lot in there.  The only thing I...
  • Blog Post: Architecting for the Cloud is right around the corner!

    I’m behind on some of my event posts, but I was asked enough about when ArcReady is coming back around that I thought I need to drop it in pronto!  This ArcReady tour is starting in St Louis (Clint gets to be the point guy) but it’s coming to Austin the following week – March 10th (just in time...
  • Blog Post: I2C to USB Adapter

    This one's as much for me as for the regular post. One of the coolest thing about embedded development today is that there are so many parallels to the original PC development space.  For instance the I2C bus is actually filling the old S-100 bus space, but unfortunately you really had to dive full...
  • Blog Post: GeekAustin first event of the year next week!

    Same time, same place, new date.  GeekAustin will be having the first meeting of the year at Union Park (on 6th) next Tuesday!  It's also a Tweetup party as well - so watch the birdie and head up to the roof with your texting digits well practiced and stretched.  Or put on a bit of hair...
  • Blog Post: University classes on YouTube

    I've been meaning to dig in, but I got a ping earlier today and took another look.  With everything going on right now in the world, it's always good to try to keep up and continue building a strong base of knowledge.  I use The Teaching Company ( www.teach12.com ) for opening up new thoughts...
  • Blog Post: Update on the SXSWi Accelerator

    If you're waiting for the last minute to apply, well you've done it!  Tomorrow's the deadline, but we've got you a bit of an inside line.  Jake McKee is on the Board of Advisors and is a great person to contact about throwing your hat into the ring.  You can contact him over at http:/...
  • Blog Post: Boku is now Kodu

    And if you're scratching your head about that one, take a look at the new page up at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/ . Announced as Boku at PDC, Kodu is a great project using a world simulator environment and a graphical language for writing programs to bring the concepts of processes...
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