Rob Caron

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  • Blog Post: ISVs: Get Help Managing Licensing and Protection of Your Software

    If you're an ISV (independent software vendor), you may be interested in learning more about Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services): Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services (SLP Services) provides enforcement of IP protection to help you protect revenues from...
  • Blog Post: Steve McConnell Succumbs to Blogging

    Noted author and software industry thought leader, Steve McConnell , has finally yielded to the pressure to start a blog, which you can find on the new Construx Conversations site : SteveMcC's Blog . I've been reluctant to start a blog because the things I would blog about are just not the things that...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft's Open Specification Promise

    In September, Microsoft released the Open Specification Promise for thirty-eight Web service specifications, and the Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Image Format Specification, effectively releasing those technologies to the community for implementation at no risk of infringing on Microsoft patents. Learn more...
  • Blog Post: Try Speedtest.net

    I have to agree with Joel Semeniuk ( Joel From Canada: Speedtest.net ) on this one, Speedtest.net is pretty cool! Despite the simple URL, I'm posting it so I don't forget about it. 1035
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Application Threat Modeling Blog

    Back in February, the Application Consulting & Engineering (ACE) Team launched a blog I missed seeing until today. That blog brought two more blogs to my attention, one from Mark Groves , and the other from Erbil Yilmaz (both are members of the Team Edition for Architects Team). Mark has been...
  • Blog Post: Colligo Reader for SharePoint

    Colligo Reader from Colligo Networks (a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner) I’ve been wanting an application like Colligo Reader for a long time. I can’t think of how many times I’ve asked someone to send me a document in e-mail because I wasn’t attached to the corporate network to retrieve the document...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Enhanced Search

    Maybe this is just new to me, but MSDN has an enhanced search now powered by MSN Search that includes a tab for searching MSDN Blogs. You can also subscribe to search results using RSS. MSDN Enhanced Search 782
  • Blog Post: Work Items in Team System Screencast

    Following a link in an internal e-mail I came across the Channel 9 Screencasts repository (new to me), which has this Team System screencast from Andrew Duthie among the 45+ that are there: Mid-Atlantic States Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie demonstrates creating and using Work Items in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Multimedia Documentation - eHow-To

    Windows Mobile just released a batch of what they’re calling, eHow-tos. Essentially, these are multimedia versions of what we call How To topics. Imagine having multimedia versions of walkthroughs, too. What do you think? Wouldn’t this be cool for Team System? Windows Mobile eHow-tos Learn more...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: Safari Visual Studio Help Integration (VSHI) Beta

    Safari Bookshelf - MSDN What is Safari Safari Bookshelf is the premier e-reference library for programmers and IT professionals. Unlike an online bookstore, Safari lets subscribers: Search across thousands of electronic books simultaneously. Read the books on My Bookshelf from cover to cover. Or, simply...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: Error Code Look-Up

    Do you have an easy way to find out what error codes mean? You should check out err.exe available from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=be596899-7bb8-4208-b7fc-09e02a13696c . Don't be tricked by the name (Exchange Server Error Code Look-up) because it supports error codes other...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: CopySourceAsHTML

    This will save some people a lot of time... CopySourceAsHTML: Get Code into HTML without Word from the Editor Earlier this month I let you know about a macro that converts code to HTML for use on web pages or blog posts. Since then Colin sent me a link to his "Wordless" tool for accomplishing the same...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: MSF Agile - Updated on GotDotNet

    An updated prerelease version of Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) Agile is now available from the MSF GotDotNet workspace: http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/msfv4 UPDATE: Had to pull this prerelease version and go back to the original version. We're investigating some bugs that may make it...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: Security Risk Management Guide

    A new resource. (Courtesy of http://weblogs.asp.net/israelio/archive/2004/10/24/246839.aspx ) The Microsoft Solutions for Security (MSS) and the Security Center of Excellence (SCOE) teams are proud to announce the release of The Security Risk Management Guide. This guide was developed in order to address...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: Add Books from Safari VS 2005 Help

    This is cool: Safari’s Visual Studio Help Integration (VSHI) tool lets you search across Safari’s online repository of over 2000 technical titles to find exactly the example or code fragment you need to answer the question at hand. Best of all, these results are delivered to you from within Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: Worth 1000

    "Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody." - Angela Carter I hadn't seen this site before, but it is likely the #1 source for most of those bogus, urban legend-style photos that appear from time to time and flood everybody's inbox. Worth1000.com Worth1000 is the top creative competition...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: .NET Architecture Center: Service Oriented Architecture

    I learned from TheServerSide.net that MSDN now has a site focused on SOA material: .NET Architecture Center: Service Oriented Architecture The goal for a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a world wide mesh of collaborating services, which are published and available for invocation on the Service...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: Microsoft Invited to Join Eclipse Foundation

    According to this eWeek article , the new director of the Eclipse Foundation is interested in having Microsoft join the project. Eclipse Director Targets Microsoft In an interview last week with eWEEK, Eclipse Executive Director Mike Milinkovich said an invitation has been extended to Microsoft to join...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: MSDN Available as .CHM & Viewable on a PPC

    In a post I read by Scott Galloway , I learned that MSDN Magazine is now available for download as a compiled help file (.chm): MSDN Magazine Contents: July 2004 -- MSDN Magazine, July 2004 Download this complete issue in HTML Help format: MSDNMag0407.chm (1,416 KB) Combine that with a CHM reader for...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: TryIIS.com

    I think this site may be new to most people, but I just received a link to it today. The site is loaded with information on IIS 6.0, such as tools, webcasts, case studies, a guided tour and more. TryIIS.com Why Should You Consider IIS 6.0? You may feel you know all about Internet Information Services...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: Logidex .NET Library on MSDN Lab

    I found a link to this one on the Visual Studio Team System home page. If you enjoy the application blocks created by the patterns & practices group (their page, oddly enough, doesn't have the link), you'll love the Logidex .NET Library. MSDN Lab - Logidex .NET Library LogicLibrary Logidex is a software...
  • Blog Post: New to Me: Developer Community Champions

    Just stumbled upon this one after reading a post by Joe Stagner : My team ( The Microsoft Developer Community Champions ) changes the content for our events every eight to twelve weeks. We have a marketing guru on our team, Amy Babson (one of the few marketing people who really rock), and Amy evaluates...
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