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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?
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
Like Live Mesh? Want to take it on the road? Then try Live Mesh Mobile!!! Hell ya, we got you covered!
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!!! :)
In case you haven’t heard yet, we have announced the RTM of our Team Foundation Service. Our long-term vision is to have up to 5 users free at all times and then some pricing model for over 5 users. Currently it is all free to my knowledge. Here is a blurb from the main site:
Plan projects, collaborate with your team, and manage your code online from anywhere.
Check your code directly into the cloud using Visual Studio or Eclipse. Manage work items and bugs in Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari.
Check it out here:
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 :)
While most enterprise applications are object-oriented, the data they consume in databases is not. This "impedance mismatch" results in a significant amount of lost productivity. The need for a cleaner way to ford the gap is finally here! Come and explore how Microsoft is addressing this problem with its recently released ADO.NET Entity Framework. We will take a close look at the following areas: * What the Entity Framework is and is not * The Entity Data Model and its designer * Mapping a conceptual model to an underlying relational database * Different ways to program against the conceptual model, including LINQ and eSQL. * The future of the Entity Framework
Rob Vettor is an independent consultant and Microsoft MVP. He has presented at many user groups and conferences, including the recent MDC conference in Dallas
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Gartner doesn’t allow us to show the famed Magic Quadrant in posts like this but, if you are into these kinds of things, definitely check out how much butt we kicked in this article from them:
Great little article by Boyd Evert on query hints. Feel the love :)