Darren Jefford

Solution Architect, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft UK

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    Developer Tools Roadmap

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    Microsoft have just released the Visual Studio Roadmap details covering Whidbey and Orcas, you can find the article here VB seems to be getting lots of fluffy features in Whidbey, Syntax/Semantic checking akin to the Word spell checker, and Edit...
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    In Seattle

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    I'm in Seattle for a few weeks now working with the BizTalk product team which is shaping up to be fantastic, I've got a list of things related to Scaling and Performance which hopefully I can get my head round whilst out here and hopefully blog about...
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    ASP to ASP.NET Migration Assistant

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    I've had a play with this ASP to ASP.NET migration assistant and it does exactly what it says on the tin and seems to do a fairly good job on the pages I've run through it.  It looks, feels and outputs like the VB to VB.NET migration stuff. ...
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    PDC Fever

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    In the last few weeks the lid has opened slightly internally on all things Longhorn, Indigo, Whidbey, etc. Avalon is amazing, I can't wait to see what the demos and sessions are like and hopefully they'll really show what it can do, and the...
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    PDC Bloggers

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    Check out http://www.pdcbloggers.com ,  Should be an interesting resource for those not going to the PDC, and for those sessions you don't make!
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    Going to be a father again...

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    Looks like Lucy is going to have a baby brother or sister soon!  God it's going to be mad with two young children!!, Even less time to read this stack of really interesting books I've got on my bookshelf!! :-)
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    My new project!

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    I know I’ve been very quiet on the blog front which is the opposite of work at the moment; there are loads of things going on from BizTalk Server 2006, WCF, Workflow to Team System which is nearing its release in March! That combined with the last minute...
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    Off to the PDC

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    Looking forward to the PDC already, lots of interesting stuff will be unveiled for the first time - Longhorn, Yukon, Web Services Roadmap, etc.  Even more new stuff to learn :-) Tracks and Agendas available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com...
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    PDC Sessions

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    The PDC site doesn't have a great search tool for looking at the sessions, and if you want to print out all the sessions to plan what to attend you'll have to print ~21 individual pages which is awkward. But the nice guys organising the PDC have...
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    Side by Side

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    I've been looking into a tricky requirement today... Two applications have been developed over time using a number of COM components that were initially shared, however over time breaking changes to these COM components have been made in isolation...
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    Back blogging

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    Been really busy recently, but never fear I'm back blogging again...
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    XML is like...

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    I didn't spot Morgan's witty retort :-) Morgan has a thing about XML - or "angle brackets" as he affectionately calls it!
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    Unicode and Character Sets

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    Fascinating, and very well written.  Well worth a read :-) The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles...
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    New Year, New Blog Home!

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    My blog is moving from GotDotNet, as are most of the Microsoft Bloggers, so please update your links to: http://weblogs.asp.net/darrenj Now I just need to get into the blogging habit again as I've been a bit too quiet recently :-)
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    New Blog!

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    I've decided to ressurect my blog but over on a new web-site that enables me to have more control over the look and feel. Please join me (if your still monitoring this blog) over at http://www.darrenj.co.uk
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