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April, 2006

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    The Beta vs. CTP Dilemma

    Over the last couple of years, the CTP or C ommunity T echnology P review has been one of the bigger changes in the way Microsoft release software. Microsoft introduced the concept of CTPs with the “Whidbey” .NET Framework and Visual Studio release but...
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    PM tip# 11: Information is the Currency of Program Management

    A huge differentiator between mediocre PMs and excellent PMs is how they deal with information. Anyone that has been a PM for more than a few days inherently knows that information – getting, distilling, combining and distributing of ideas – is a key...
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    New Book: Professional .NET Framework 2.0

    I just got my copy of Joe Duffy’s new book Professional .NET Framework 2.0 . Joe was a member of my team on the CLR during most of the time he wrote this book.. While I have not read it cover to cover yet, I can tell you it is going to be a good one....
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    Atlas April CTP Posted

    We just posted the April CTP of Atlas … this is mostly a set of bug fixes that we got feedback from customers at\after Mix… Pick it up and let us here what you think !
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    Great sample Sudoko game in WinForms...

    I just noticed that Stephen Toub posted a great Suduko game . The tablet\ink integration is really nice... and of course he posts all the code so you can see how it is done. Now what I really want is to see the .NET Framework 2.0 version.. how many...
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    "Atlas" Control Toolkit now available

    One of the things that I really love about Atlas is that it offers a framework approach to ajax style development. That is, rather than each new control having to be a “stove pipe” of plumbing code, with Atlas each new control is able to leverage a rich...
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    What customers ultimately buy...

    Amazon has a cool new feature on many of there pages called “ What do customers ultimately buy after viewing items like this?” Seems pretty self-explanatory... After folks view one item, what item do the eventually buy... Joe Wikert noticed this as...
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    A rare moment in history is passing you by... What were you doing?

    A very rare moment in history is passing you by --- the time is: 01 02 03 04 05 06.... that is the current time is: 01:02:03 04/05/06 To mark this otherwise forgettable occasion, I’d love to find out what you were doing at exactly this time... please...
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    Live From Redmond...

    INETA (the .NET User Group People) just created a virtual user group called Live From Redmond … We will have Microsoft folks give Live Meeting talks every week on topics we hope you will find interesting. These are open to anyone. We hope you will come...
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    The Ajax Experience Conference

    I am excited to be headed down to the The Ajax Experience Conference May 10-12 in San Francisco. I’ll be giving an overview of Atlas ... maybe work in some dice action and maybe some of Shanku’s php\Atlas fun ... Any other ideas? What would folks like...
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