Richard Godfrey

Software Architecture, Engineering and Stuff

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    Response.Redirect("www.iprinciples.com/blogs/richard")

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    Probably my last post on blog.msdn.com... please join me on my new blog at http://www.iprinciples.com/blogs/richard
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    And now the end is near...

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    They say all good things must come to an en d and tomorrow marks my last day in Microsoft ! When I had my Microsoft interview way back in 1998 I was asked how long I thought I’d be with the company. I remember saying that I expected it to be 3-4...
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    Re-Mix 2007 London is here

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    We've kicked off the Re-Mix conference in London today so I'm busy prepping for our session on 3D Internet development... it will work (honest!). I have a session which walks through the British Library project from the initial concept through the 3D...
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    Back to the future - National Archives and Microsoft announcement

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    Remember Windows 3.11? Office 3.0? Still got any floppies or DAT tapes gathering dust on your bookshelf? Over the last few months I've been in a bit of a time warp... one minute Silverlight... then the next in DOS 6 and considering the implications of...
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    Software + Services Architect Forum

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    We have a new Architect Forum coming up on the 15th May which is going to focus on Software plus Services. We have a great agenda and speaker list lined up so why not come and join us? The event and registration link is http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI...
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    Web 3.0? - or maybe web3D.0?

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    I think I'm pretty fortunate in my job as I get to meet loads of smart people who are brave and smart (or crazy) enough to dive into uncharted technology waters and try out things with our technology platform that beggar belief. Alex and Mark at Shaxam...
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    Spaces Group Blog - Meet the other reprobates I work with...

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    One of the great things about working at Microsoft is the smart folks who you work with on a daily basis... honest! The good news is that through our new group blog you'll be able to get to know the other guys in my team and the sort of antics we're getting...
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    Office Open XML - Interested in finding out more? or signing our petition?

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    We're running a developer-oriented event which drills into Open XML at the end of the month. Just pop here if you fancy it. In this 2 day workshop you will learn the structure and semantics of the new Office Open XML file format. You will spend time working...
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    Open XML - Time to have your say?

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    Following on from my earlier rant... on the 2nd April Ecma announced ... “Ecma International welcomes the continuation of the ISO/IEC DIS 29500 process for Ecma-376: Office Open XML File Formats with the 5-month ballot by the national members of ISO and...
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    Standards... wot standards?

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    Back in November 2005 I blogged about the Open XML document format being submitted to Ecma and was raving about the likes of Jean Paoli (co-creator of XML) who have pushed this so hard. Well, the Ecma standardisation process did its business and we ended...
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    Release Candidate of Blend available

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    I've mentioned Expression Blend in a few posts as one of the core tools for WPF design. The release candidate is now available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/expression-blend/try.mspx so why not give it a try... our starter...
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    Is this the magazine of the Future?

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    On the run up to the Vista launch I had been speaking with Paul Douglas and Richard Keith at Future Publishing (just down the road from me in Bath ) about taking some of their content and hosting it in the cool WPF Turning the Pages application. I think...
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    London Underground

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    For the last few months I’ve been working with the guys at London Underground and Edenbrook . Having seen the impressive use they’ve made of Office 2003 and Sharepoint in particular, we started talking about the possibilities with the Office 2007 System...
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    I am a live writer

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    I figured if I'm going to take this blog thing seriously I'd better find a tool which suits the way I work because the web based publishing UI is not for me... I reckon I need something that works offline, has easy publishing of pictures and is pretty...
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    SaaS - A spectrum of choices

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    Eric and I are now full steam ahead in preparation for our workshop on Monday (although Sunday night is looking like "one of those nights!" already). Anyway, we were chatting over our experiences earlier and I think we hit on a little nugget... the question...
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    Flash!

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    The MSDN flash is a great way to stay in touch with what's going on at Microsoft in general and especially what's happening in the UK. Why not take a look at the 21st February edition of the archives in which Tim and I contribute to the feature article...
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    Starting with a blank sheet of Expression Blend paper...

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    A few weeks ago I recorded an interview with Martin Grayson about what you do when you start up Expression Blend for the first time. You know the kind of thing... new tool... blank screen... Ahhhhh... PANIC! Thankfully Martin did a great job of responding...
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    I hate blogs!

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    I do! I really really hate blogs, not least because: I work for Microsoft but I rarely get to know about things internally first these days coz someone blogged it already The guys I work with (like Eric ) spill the beans on sessions we're doing...
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    Photosynth technology preview is live on labs.live.com

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    Photosynth is an incredible technology which I've had the pleasure of working with recently and now you can try it for yourself at http://labs.live.com/photosynth/ The whole concept of taking overlapping photos of an area and having a server-side process...
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    Open Specification Promise

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    Great to see the Open Specification Promise being announced which allows anyone to use any patented technology we have that is necessary to implement the Web Services specs. This applies to 35 Web Services specifications; take a look at www.microsoft...
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    3D user interactions with 'Touchlight'

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    Having been recently looking at 3D stuff with WPF this was an interesting investment that we've just made with EON in California. Take a look at the press release and http://www.eonreality.com/video/touchlight/touchlight.wmv for an introduction to 'Touchlight...
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    Give to charity while searching the internet...

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    Just going through my email backlog and realised that I'd missed a great opportunity to give while I search. If you use www.clickscount.co.uk as your search page you'll be donating to the NSPCC as you go. Got to be worth a go!
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    Getting your XBAP to be hosted in IIS in Vista

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    Just in case you're trying out the new XBAP model with WPF on Vista and are hitting the same issue as I have with registering the XBAP MIME types, this advice from Jack Davis will help... Thanks Jack! Under Vista, IIS 6 Scripting Tools are disabled...
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    My first Channel9 Interview - Fame at last :-)

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    I've been working with a great partner team in recent months who have moved from competitive technologies and are building some great applications with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). If you're interested in taking a look, head over to http://channel9...
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    Microsoft Certified Architect Applications

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    It's been a long time in coming but the MCA is a real certification as of the TechEd announcements this week - congratulations to all those (inside and outside of Microsoft) who have believed in the need for this and worked so hard to create such a great...
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