Tom Archer's Blog

My name is Tom Archer and I'm a Senior MVP Lead. Our team is tasked with recognizes, rewarding and enabling exceptional technical community leaders who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing their real world Microsoft p

September, 2005

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    Hello blogging world!

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    My name is Tom Archer and I’ve joined Microsoft as a Program Manager for the MSDN Online team. This is my first blog-entry so I thought I’d introduce myself and give a bit of background about me and what I’ll be doing here at Microsoft. Some of you...
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    Getting Started with WPF (Avalon)

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    One of the best things about working at Microsoft is being paid to learn. This is especially true in my job as it specifically deals with providing developer content for three of the newest and most exciting technologies we’re delivering: Vista, Windows...
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    Notes from the PDC - Day 2 (Windows Workflow Foundation)

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    Back in the mid-1990's, a very good friend of mine left the software company we both worked for and founded a company dedicated to developing software solutions for dental/ortho offices. The idea he had then was a bit revolutionary at the time for a PC...
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    Notes from the PDC - Final Bits

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    I think one of the most interesting things I heard all week were the constant remarks along the lines of "Microsoft sure kept that secret. I had never heard of it!" This was said in reference to such technologies as Microsoft Workflow Foundation and Microsoft...
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    Microsoft PDC 2005 – A Microsoft Employee’s Perspective

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    Due to the increasing popularity of the TechEd and PDC conferences, most Microsoft employees do not have the opportunity to attend so that we can reserve the very limited space for customers. Therefore, I’m dedicating this blog entry to detailing my experience...
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    Notes from the PDC - Day 1

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    Wow! What a first day! Incredible keynotes and a tremendous amount of excitement from developers and managers alike regarding all the new technologies we're rolling out. I was also very happy to see a nice turnout at the MSDN Online booth where we...
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