Srinath Vasireddy

Lead PM, Live Labs; (Personal: http://spaces.msn.com/srinath)

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    overcoming api designer's block

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    How do I go about designing API for my Library? Gosh where do I start? If you are asking these questions, then start with Krzysztof's Framework Design Guidelines Digest . Here is a high level overview of the process:      1) Ok, first list...
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    Dr. Stephen Covey's thought-provoking speech at Microsoft

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    Front Row Access is a Microsoft internal SMSG (Sales, Marketing & Services Group) event organized to bring industry recognized leaders to provide an opportunity for employees to learn & build critical skills. Yesterday's speaker was Dr. Stephen...
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    Trivia: Why Bill named it Microsoft?

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    I have always wondered why Bill named this company " Microsoft ". Today at TechReady6 Ballmer mentioned that it stands for " SOFTware for MICROprocessor ."
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    Deepfish Tech Preview

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    I am currently blogging from ETECH ... we announced DEEPFISH (mobile web viewer) and is available for a limited set of users. Check it out - http://labs.live.com/deepfish Srinath
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    Check out Labs.Live.Com & Photosynth

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    After my 4+ year at p atterns & practices shipping five guides ( Building Secure ASP.NET Apps ; threats & countermeasures ; perf & scale ; SmartClient Arch & Design ; BI Arch & Design ) and 2 projects ( UAB , VSTO 2005 Outlook Managed...
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    Just Released: Architecture and Design Guidelines for BI Apps

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    About the Deliverable The Architecture and Design Guidelines for BI Applications provides prescriptive guidance on how to overcome architectural challenges and design issues when building Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft platform. This...
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    Statistically Valid, Nonsensical Correlation!

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    Interesting read: http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=368317 talks about 5 scenarios Shaving habits linked to stroke risk Nightshift link to breast cancer Study finds prayer 'double chance of IVF success' Breast implant suicide...
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    Seattle Code Camp

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    Today at Seattle Code Camp day 2 -- Peter & Brad gave the attendees a taste of Dependency Injection via ObjectBuilder (which is part our CAB deliverable), TDD & Pair Programming, Model-View-Presenter, Monad and CAB. The slides for the presentation...
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    Patterns & Practices: CAB CTP2 available now...

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    We (patterns & practices -- Smart Client team) just released CAB (Composite UI Application Block) - Oct 2005 CTP2 - grab it from our GotDotNet space http://practices.gotdotnet.com/projects/cab Thx - Srinath
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    Guidance on migrating VB6 apps to VB.NET

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    My group ( patterns & practices ) has published a draft of VB6 upgrade guidance to GDN community space. The Guide covers many technical challenges (like COM+, unsupported featues, API call, etc.) but also addresses the process of migration: asessment...
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    Develop Managed Outlook Add-ins with VSTO 2005

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    After several weeks of hard work, at TechEd we announced our latest work – Yes, you can now easily develop managed outlook add-ins with VSTO 2005. Read the following articles to get an overview Introduction In depth architecture article...
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    UAB v2.0 shipped

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    I have been extremely busy for last couple of months managing multiple projects in our p&p smart client program and for personal reasons . One project that we just shipped - Updater Application Block version 2.0 . Based on extensive feedback we received...
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    UAB: Programatically determining BITS version

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    Code snippet on How to determine the installed version of BITS - if you need to from your Update App Block (UAB) http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/messageboard/thread.aspx?id=83c68646-befb-4586-ba9f-fdf1301902f5&threadid=950bf661-b866-4d24-9a1c...
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    NEED FEEDBACK: Offline Application Block...

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    We (patterns& practices group @ MS) are currently working on the planning process for Offline Application Block version 2. If you have played with this block... - Please give us details on what was easy and What specific challenges did you face when...
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    POSTED: Updater Application Block + BITS2.0 Fix

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    Community code fix for "Updater Application Block" for BITS 2.0 breaking changes is posted at http://www.gotdotnet.com/Community/Workspaces/viewuploads.aspx?id=83c68646-befb-4586-ba9f-fdf1301902f5
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    10 Minute Smart Client survey

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    Here is an opportunity for you to influence PAG’s smart client efforts & deliverables. We are doing a 10 minute survey on smart clients; please participate, spread the news & get as many people as possible to influence Access the survey...
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    SCAG: Why no .PDF?

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    Many have asked “Why there is no .PDF download for Smart Client Architecture and Design guide?” - The original scope was to have the PERFORMANCE CHAPTER in next version of this guide. - We received huge feedback and justification why it...
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    RELEASE: Smart Client Architecture and Design guide (SCAG)...

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    Our Smart Client Architecture and Design guide went live from staging to MSDN on Friday 11th. Here is a short description: Smart client applications are a powerful alternative to thin client applications. They can provide users with a rich and responsive...
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    EARLY PREVIEW: GUIDE on "Testing .NET App Blocks"

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    Our test team is currently working on a guide that captures some of their learnings testing our Application Code Blocks . Here is a short summary from our test team; Your chance to provide them some feedback... “Microsoft patterns and practices...
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    Best Practices Analyzer Tool for SQL2000...

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    Best Practices Analyzer Tool for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 1.0 Microsoft SQL Server Best Practices Analyzer is a database management tool that lets you verify the implementation of common Best Practices on your servers. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads...
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    larryosterman's on VALIDATING INPUT

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    Larry talks about the importance of validating input...I wanted to take this oppurtunity to highlight some of the things that we mentioned about INPUT VALIDATION in our guide " Improving Web Application Security: Threats and Countermeasures " http://msdn...
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    SCAG: Smart Client Architecture Guide

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    We posted pre-alpha release of three chapters for your review at our GOTDOTNET ( http://www.gotdotnet.com/community/workspaces/viewuploads.aspx?id=60dd1bb9-0d1e-45e0-975a-a7f398697344 ) site. Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 4 - Offline Chapter 6 - Multithreading...
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    Release: Smart Client Offline Application Block

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    Our team ( patterns & practices ) released a new application code block for Smart client Applications that would like to add offline capabilities; check it out -- http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnpag/html/offline...
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    NEW Security Guidance Center for Devs & IT-Pros...launched

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    New site launched http://www.microsoft.com/security/guidance/default.mspx
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    HOWTO - deal with long running operations from ASP.NET web pages (.aspx)?

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    We asked this question sometime back at our workspace; check out the answers . Please share your experience and tips/techniques/resources that you have come across.
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