Paul Stubbs

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About Paul Stubbs

Paul Stubbs is a Microsoft Architect for Windows Azure focusing on solution development and SharePoint. Previously Paul worked with the information worker development community around SharePoint and Office, Silverlight, and Web 2.0 social networking. Paul has also worked as a Senior Program Manager on the Visual Studio team in Redmond, Washington. Paul is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has received Microsoft Certified Applications Developer (MCAD) and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) certifications. He has authored three books on solution development using Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Silverlight, several articles for MSDN Magazine, and has also spoken at many conferences such as Tech-Ed, Build, MIX, and the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ready.

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    1 Year Microsoft Anniversary

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    Well it's hard to believe that its been one year already. The time has gone by so quickly. I have learned so much in my first year about the way that Microsoft works. It is totally amazing what it takes to make a product, the thousands of people involved...
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    View Control Programming in Word and Excel 2003 - Webcast

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    The VSTO team will be doing a bunch of webcasts over the next month. I will be giving one of them. My webcast will be on August 4th at 1pm PST. My topic is View Control Programming in Word 2003 and Excel 2003 using VSTO 2005 . This is going to be a great...
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    Turning 64

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    After coming back from TechEd 2004 I was really excited by all of the new technologies that I saw. I also realized that my venerable Dell was in need of some help. I wanted to try everything I saw at TechEd but realized that I don't have enough horsepower...
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    TechEd 2004 Monday Day 2

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    So Today was the first real day of TechEd. SteveB gave the keynote address. The keynote was so full that all of the Microsoft people had to watch from another 'overflow' room via video. It was good. I am most excited by the Visual Studio Team System....
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    TechEd 2004 Sunday Day 1

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    I got up early to head out to the SeaTac airport to catch the 8:00am flight to San Diego. All of the other VSTO team members that were going to TechEd were on the same flight. The flight was uneventful. We arrived around 10am. The weather was cloudy and...
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    Low Fat Software

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    There was an article about manditory software labeling . Do you think this is a good thing? Should all software declare, as does the food industry, what it contains? For example should the software tell you that it is recording your keystrokes, or that...
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    MVP Friends

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    Last week as you all know was the MVP summit here in Redmond. We had a meet and greet on Monday here at the Building 41 cafe. As you already know that Building 41 is the Visual Studio Building. So the MVPs were bused in from the conference center. Dinner...
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    Do you have iPod Envy?

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    My wife has wanted to get an MP3 player for a while and I have been looking for the right one. I have a couple of ( ViewSonic and Hitachi )PocketPC's that I use and have been thinking about why not just use the PPC to play the music. The problem is that...
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    Office 12 is Coming

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    It looks like MVP's will get the first look at some details of the next version of Office. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1543350,00.asp If you are not an MVP here is the site to get you started.
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    Microsoft Research - TechFest

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    I attended day 1 of MSR TechFest yesterday here on campus. This was my first one. I was very impressed with all the work that the researchers have been doing. Show and Tell at TechFest and Microsoft Researchers Display Wares at TechFest There were...
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    The Grass is not always greener...

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    Munich is struggling with their Linux migration from Windows. The article talks about the difficulties that they are having. I understand that moving all of your systems and users to a new platform is difficult. It is always a lot of work and planning...
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    The Brady Bunch

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    As a Mainer in exile let me say.... Go Pats!
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    MyDoom out of Sync

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    MyDoom (aka W32.Novarg.A ) was scheduled to attack SCO (may be still down) today starting at this morning at 8:09am PST. But the attack actually started to trickle in 16 hours early . The reason is that computers around the world are not synchronized...
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    Bye, Bye Data. A Dead Hard Drive Story.

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    Backup is not something as a home user that you think about everyday. I sure didn’t, until I had hard drive trouble. Then you start mentally listing all of the important documents and photos that you are about to lose. After I resigned to the fact...
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    I'm not sleeping, I'm working

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    A new study shows that sleeping is the best way to solve a problem . Working on bringing together Visual Studio and Office ( VSTO ) has its share of extremely difficult problems. How do you mesh fundamentally different users, Professional Developers and...
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    Convert VBA to VB .Net and C#

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    Here is an excellent article on Converting Code from VBA to Visual Basic .Net . The article talks about many of the pitfalls in converting. In general converting from VBA to VB .Net is very straight forward. This article is a must read for developers...
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    Hamburgers Hacked

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    No one is immune to hackers as this story points out. Even your local fast food drive through is hacked. This may seem like a prank but it does real damage in terms of business and monetary value. As traditional targets ,banks and business get more secure...
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    New Year, New Blog, New Site

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    Welcome to the New Year and welcome to my new blog. I am a Program Manager for Microsoft on the Visual Studio team. Our team is responsible for Office programmability. Our first product is Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System or just VSTO...
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    Longhorn Links

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    Longhorn developer links...
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    PDC Live from Redmond

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    So this morning I watched the PDC live from my desk in Redmond. This was great to be able to see all of the presentations without leaving my office (except for a bathroom break). It seems like 3 hrs is a long presentation. They had so much information...
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    Office System 2003 Launched

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    Today Office 2003 was launched...
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    Spec Writing 101

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    Successful projects start with good specs...
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    Visual Studio Tools for Office System 2003 RTM

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    Today we launched our first product...
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    Usability

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    Third Week at Microsoft...
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    First Week at Microsoft

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    I made through my first week at Microsoft....
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