Randy Holloway at Microsoft

Blogging from the field.

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    Mary Jo: 'Dinner with Jim'

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    Another great post by Mary Jo on Jim Allchin's comments on the Longhorn UI.
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    Are you kidding me?

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    I know that everyone has experience with poor search results, but this one is downright ridiculous. When looking at my referrers recently, I found that if you search MSN for the terms Longhorn release date , this site is the number one result. What a...
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    Quiet Period

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    I haven't had the time to update for a while, but there are good reasons. First, the CLRSQL site is getting ready to undergo some major changes. While I've started by pointing to some decent Yukon content and posting some original content, I'm still in...
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    The Benefits of CLR Integration in Yukon

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    Here's an article posted earlier today to the SQL Server Yukon community site CLRSQL . The article provides an overview of the benefits for developers in using the CLR to develop applications targeted towards Yukon.
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    Yukon Community at CLRSQL

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    I've had some great feedback on my post about the new Yukon community site I'm working on building. I've received a few dozen comments and e-mails so far, and I think we have some great candidates for contributors identified. I'm interested to get some...
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    Defining Relationships in Orkut

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    Don Park and Robert Scoble both had interesting posts on Orkut over the past week. In Don's post , he describes a "friendship circle" which could serve as a model on which relationships could be defined in social software. Robert also described how there...
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    Longhorn Conspiracies

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    How many evil conspiracies have been ascribed to Microsoft since the Longhorn hype picked up late last year? I'm losing count. Here's the latest I've seen- "Longhorn will kill middleware" . As usual, the actual article is a little different than the title...
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    Scoble on Microsoft Search

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    Interesting interview with Robert on Microsoft search technologies. I've talked with Robert about the photos example extensively, but I'll be interested to hear more ideas from people about the potential applications of WinFS to address common business...
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    ANN: New Yukon Site

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    I'm posting to announce the launch of a new site at http://clrsql.com . The goal of the site will be to provide focus exclusively on Yukon, with the content being geared primarily towards developers. While I plan to continue to maintain this site, all...
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    Truth (and lies) in Advertising

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    This article from Business 2.0 magazine (via CNN.com ) attempts to explain what is one of the worst ad campaigns in the history of technology ads- the "little boy" Linux ads from IBM. UPDATE- As my comments indicate, the Business 2.0 article is now...
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    MSDN Blogs

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    Welcome to blogs.msdn.com - Sara Williams from MSDN announces an official MSDN home for weblogs. How important is this? Well, it turns out the weblogs already get more traffic to MSDN than the headlines do (of course, that might change if they could fix...
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    The Changing Culture at Microsoft

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    The one where even I'm surprised at how open Microsoft is willing to be. [ Marquee de Sells: Chris's insight outlet ] Here is another great post from Chris that gives us some insight on how things are changing at Microsoft. From an external perspective...
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    Creating Atom Feeds with .NET

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    Lawrence Oluyede is working on a .NET project to create Atom feeds. [ The Scobleizer -- Geek Aggregator ] Another interesting link from Robert for those looking for a immediate gratification in the creation of Atom feeds.
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    What is Whitehorse?

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    This article from ADT is disjointed and really muddies the waters on Whitehorse. This modeling angle and focus doesn't seem core to the product that I've been hearing about for a while, but every Whitehorse article I've seen is slightly different. What...
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    Thurrott on Real vs. Microsoft

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    "Sorry Microsoft haters, but this time RealNetworks is out of line."
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    Sun's Price Wars

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    Sun is resorting to cheap stunts (pun intended) to gain market share with the Java Desktop System.
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    How Everyday Things Are Made

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    Here is a cool link from Stanford that demonstrates the processes used to manufacture various items. This reminds me of the "How Things Work" CD's that were so popular for kids a number of years ago. If you stop and think about it, this world we live...
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    Checking out PowerBlog

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    Here's another .NET-based blog tool ( PowerBlog ). This one looks pretty good. [ The Scobleizer Weblog ] I'm planning to take a look at this tool as well. I'm going to test it out for my new site that will launch by the end of the year. I'll post some...
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    Microsoft Circles the Wagons

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    Motley Fool: " Many industry observers were quick to ask, with a mixture of snarkiness and justifiable incredulity, 'Shouldn't Microsoft already have had a division like this?'"
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    Why ignore the web?

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    I've been spending time this week with an exciting piece of software related to the digital imaging industry. The software is made by Kodak , and is targeted at photo processing labs that do significant volumes of digital photo production. So I thought...
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    FTP Conferences- Who is the target audience?

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    I've seen some material recently on some of the changes that Fawcette is making to its VSLive conference line up, and I'm wondering if anyone will be convinced to attend based on the expanded scope. Many of the folks that I know that used to present at...
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    Re-Enactment of Wright Bros. Flight Fails

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    Although I'm sure this is much more complicated than it seems to a casual observer, this story strikes me as pathetic and sad. Let's hope they get it up soon.
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    Technology Books and Longhorn

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    As Robert posted recently , he and I have had a number of discussions about writing a Longhorn book and there is quite a bit of interest from some of the major publishers. I've been pretty surprised at how well some of the ideas have been received. And...
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    All "Spoked" Out

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    I gave up on theSpoke.net after about a week. I didn't post much there, but I watched what was going on and decided that I agree with some of the recent comments about weblog communities. Too many of them are unfocused and don't end up leading to any...
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    Books for Longhorn?

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    What kinds of books are you interested to see for Longhorn? What types of developer books would you like to see? Also, what types of "power user" books would you like to see? What do you think of Brent Rector's book if you've seen it? There is a lot of...
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