Carter Maslan

So what's so exciting?

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    What's new in Avalon with the March CTP

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    Today, Karsten published an MSDN article Introducing the March 2005 CTP: What's New in "Avalon" - it includes code samples that highlight some of the changes in this build of Avalon.
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    Chipping away at the "Tyranny of the OR"

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    It's pretty natural to think through engineering problems in terms of choices between this OR that (e.g. web app OR windows app, online OR offline, centralized OR distributed, record-oriented OR document-oriented, synchronous OR asynchronous, http OR...
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    Bay Area Traffic for your Smartphone (or Duct-Taping the Web)

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    At Inktomi, we used to joke that cookies were the “duct tape” of the Internet. That was before XML Web Services; but even now, this Smartphone 2003 bay area traffic application uses .NET Compact Framework and XML Web Services as a kind of “super duct...
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    So there's "marketing" in my blog - is that so wrong? :)

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    I'm one of Craig's email readers that said "Craig, why don't you blog?" I'm also one of those bloggers whose posts Craig may characterize as a "thinly veiled marketing or agenda-furthering." Hey, good marketing is all about accurate information exchange...
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    New Technical Evangelist Position - Whidbey and WinFX

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    I'm looking for an outstanding Technical Evangelist to join our team ( this new job posting ) Since our career site falls short on text formatting, here's a somewhat easier-to-read version of the same: Technical Evangelist Do you love helping companies...
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    .NET Compact Framework 2.0 in 4 minutes

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    This a bit unfair. Craig Neable was asked to sit down in front of a camera and talk extemporaneously about his favorite things about .NET Compact Framework 2.0 for an internal training video. Now I'm posting that video publicly just because I liked listening...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 in 10 minutes

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    Watch Thomas Lewis, Technical Evangelist for ASP.NET 2.0, give you his top-of-mind perspective on salient features of ASP.NET 2.0 in this 10 minute video .
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    Fun Evangelism Jobs in Communications, Media and Entertainment

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    Check-out these open positions - I've worked with people on this team - they have fun jobs - music, movies, phones... great scenarios on great technology.
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    "Decade of Health Information Technology"

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    The Department of Health and Human Services announced a plan to computerize and standardize health records. The report: " The Decade of Health Information Technology: Delivering Consumer-centric and Information-rich Health Care ”. I've often...
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    New Concept Video: Longhorn for Telecom

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    The new Longhorn for Telecom demo video takes a look at a couple big opportunities for both telecom companies and software developers.
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    .NET "catching on like wildfire" despite initial "muddled messaging"

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    A while back, Dan'l gave me a simple, memorable definition of marketing. He said “ marketing is education .“ The function of marketing is to educate product teams on customer needs, and to educate customers on product offerings. But...
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    Cassini is Everywhere

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    Under my hotel room door today was a front page photo of Saturn from the Cassini spacecraft. Given that the ongoing stream of spectacular pictures from Cassini has been greeted with such anticipation, and has generated such excitement, I wish I’d...
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    Breaking Changes Fx 1.1 -> "Whidbey" beta 1

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    I get asked frequently about .NET Framework compatibility (e.g. “will my Fx v1.1 app run on Whidbey?” or “will my Whidbey app run on Longhorn?” While the goal is full backward compatibility, BradA points to the compatibility...
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    "Chalk-talk" on WSE 2.0

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    This video is an old-school chalk-talk on WSE 2.0 ; it's a quick overview of how easy it is to add WS-Security headers to your Web Services. Two Regional Directors describe the WSE proxy class that takes care of encoding authentication credentials...
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    The Man Behind the Curtain

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    First I laughed, then I got scared, then I started thinking when I saw David's office as he's preparing for a keynote demo . Look at that picture. He's got to ship all those machines to the event just because we can't guarantee 100% that we'll have...
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    New Concept Video: Longhorn for Higher Education

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    This new Longhorn for Higher Education Demo Video includes scenarios in community interaction, shared annotations, interactive documents, and visualizations. I'm hoping my son's college experience is filled with materials like the ones we prototyped with...
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    Why Developers are Great People

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    As my teammates are scrambling late into the night to finish a prototype for tomorrow morning, I’m struck by why I love developers. We’re optimists at our core. I mean, have you ever met a developer that, committed to a vision of what’s...
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    Jonathan's Squarified Treemaps with XAML and C#

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    I'm digging out from a 10-day-vacation-without-connectivity inbox, and just saw great work by Jonathan Hodgson that Chris Sells mentioned last week . Data visualization is going to be huge!
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    This “To Do” List Dwarfs Longhorn’s :)

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    You’ve got to admire the ambition of prioritizing the world’s problems – literally. Copenhagen Consensus seeks to create the grandest “To Do” list ever by assembling economic specialists to rank opportunities to tackle The...
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    Know Good Matches for a “Dream” Job?

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    Do you love helping companies change their industry with agenda-setting uses of software? Are you a voracious learner, devouring new technologies and industry trends with an unabashedly geeky enthusiasm? Can you quickly digest your learnings into pragmatic...
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    Don't Outsource Your Brains

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    I like a couple summary points in Moore ’s article today “ The Unattainable Real-Time Enterprise .” · “Unlike past generations of technology, today’s IT in and of itself is no longer a differentiator – what...
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    New Concept Video: Longhorn for Manufacturing

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    The Longhorn in Manufacturing demo highlights Avalon, Indigo and Fundamentals in plant floor operations, business intelligence, and system integration. The scenarios in the demo are based on early work with our partner Invensys Wonderware . Their innovative...
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    This is not a Religion

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    I run a Linux web server from home on an old Dell 266mhz/64mb clunker. It’s in a corner, headless, wireless, and always powered up to serve pictures and videos to my remote family. It works OK for the job. Even as a Microsoft evangelist, I don’t...
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    Paper and Pen Meets Web Services

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    Today a partner showed me a very cool device from Logitech based on Anoto technology. It seemed like a very promising way to bring paper and pen into the digital world – it’s like Tablet PC vector-based inking for paper forms. Perhaps Anoto...
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    Longhorn Business Value – Where’s the Killer App?

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    Yesterday I read (and recommend): “ IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do .“ It’s a good analysis of the controversial HBR article “ IT Doesn’t Matter ”, and also cites others like John Hagel’s...
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