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In Phase I folks submitted the idea for the contest (http://blogs.msdn.com/zainnab/archive/2008/10/15/win-some-swag-the-second-zain-blog-contest-begins.aspx). Congrats to M. Rajesh for the winning suggestion he will be getting a free copy of Vista Ultimate. I am happy to announce the details of the contest here:
Using Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007, create a Ribbon or Task Pane that regular people could use in their everyday jobs. The solution has to be posted to CodePlex so others can use it freely (http://www.codeplex.com/) and the winners will be determined by the community voting on the best solution. I haven't figured out where I want to tally the votes yet but will announce that later on.
That's it! Simple, easy, elegant, and something that folks can use.
Link to your final solution needs to be submitted by Nov. 21st with voting happening the week after and the winners announced after 5pm PST on Nov. 28th. As you create your project on CodePlex let me know and I will update this post with your entries. Just as a reminder here are the prizes:
1st Place: 4 vouchers for 50% off MS exams
2nd Place: 2 vouchers for 50% off MS exams
3rd Place: 1 voucher for 50% off MS exam
If you have any questions just ask them here and we will use the comments area to clarify any confusion. Happy coding!!! :)
Like Live Mesh? Want to take it on the road? Then try Live Mesh Mobile!!! Hell ya, we got you covered!
If you went to an MSDN Event this quarter and were pissed that the resources weren't readily available then this is your lucky day: THE RESOURCES ARE UP!!!!!
Get 'em while they're hot! http://msdnevents.com/resources/2007-fall-resources.aspx
My good friend Hanu Kommalapati has started a series on Silverlight in the enterprise. Check it out here:
So, Imeem has finally made me want to leave them and I'm looking for a decent site where I can create music lists, etc... any suggestions?
Just a short post to let folks know the comments appear to be fixed. Please let me know if you are unable to comment on a post by shooting me an email:
Also, just wanted to give a shoutout to everyone and say thanks for making the VS2010 Tips and Tricks a great success. I can feeeeeeeeel the love in the air :)
This is just stuff that popped into my head this morning:
Alabama 3: Exile on Coldharbour Lane
Woke Up This Morning (not the crappy Soprano's version that almost ruined this song for me)
Mao Tse Tung Said
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
From the press release:
REDMOND, Washington, October 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Silverlight 2, one of the industry's most comprehensive and powerful solutions for the creation and delivery of applications and media experiences through a Web browser. Silverlight 2 delivers a wide range of new features and tools that enable designers and developers to better collaborate while creating more accessible, more discoverable and more secure user experiences.
You can get the love on Oct. 14th at http://silverlight.net
Now here is something interesting:
An Open Source, feature-rich and professional RIA application development environment for Microsoft Silverlight in Eclipse.
And if you want more marketing and press stuff you can always go here:
Bottom line: Silverlight 2 kicks ass so go check it out!!! :)
So, it looked like #1 and 2 of my 10-part webcast series went AWOL. Thanks to Emily G in Redmond for finding them again and hooking me up with the URL's to get them fixed. If you haven't seen them then you need to check them out they are one of my favorite subjects and the webcasts dont suck I swear :)
Great little article by Boyd Evert on query hints. Feel the love :)