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    Developing Distributed Services Today

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    Richard Turner has published a white paper on Developing Distributed Services Today . It hit home. I have a customer that has traditionally used other platforms to build web applications (they went the RPC - CORBA - J2EE - EJB - JSP - RMI - route)...
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    MGB - Final Day

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    at the closing keynote, and they bring out Mario Andretti! awesome. his quote... when you get the taste of victory, and you savor it... the alternative sucks.
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    Randy Miller from Microsoft to talk in Atlanta on MSF Agile

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    Randy Miller is a program manager in the Visual Studio 2005 Team System group. He has been at the forefront of work on MSF Agile, which is (in Randy’s words) “a scenario-driven, context-based, agile software development process that utilizes many of the...
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    MGB 2005 - Opening Day

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    sitting in MGB in the Georgia Dome, I got to hear Bill Gates and see a demo of the future of computing. Just like last year's sneak peak into what R&D has been up to, there were audible gasps and statements like "Holy $%@!!!" Then, we got to see a...
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    MGB - Day 1 Wrap Up

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    My phone ran out of juice yesterday, so I didn't get a chance to post this. Man... the general session day was a LONG day, it ran over by 2 hours. We were supposed to be out by 6:00 pm, and I think Ballmer took the stage at 7:00 pm, going until just...
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    Java Resources

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    Frequently, when I show Microsoft technology to Java developers, they ask "is this kind of like Jxxxxxx in Java?" A good link for trying to keep up with the myriad of JThings: http://java.sun.com/jugs/pointers.html
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    Playing with Longhorn... err, Vista

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    I am at MGB 2005 today, and playing with Windows Vista! It is running on an HP Pavillion zd8000. It's going to be hard to get out of the habit of saying "Longhorn", I can tell already. You can see a video of when the name announcement was made at...
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    Comparing URIs in .NET 2.0

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    An internal email I read discussed the proper means to compare a System.Uri in .NET 2.0. When comparing Uri's, should you use Ordinal comparison or should you use InvariantCulture? I paused while reading... Ordinal? What is that? The first time...
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    Interesting Find - LibCheck

    LibCheck allows you to compare two versions of an assembly, and determine the differences. The tool reports the differences as a combination of 'removed' and 'added' APIs. The tool is limited to looking only at APIs (i.e., it can't check for behavioral...
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    Aug 20th 2005: Free Portal Development mini-Code Camp in Charlotte, NC

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    Maxim Karpov is putting together a free code camp targeted at portal development . Visit his blog for details, the event is August 20th at Microsoft's office in Charlotte, NC.
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    Welcome Pack for Architects

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    I am dying to send a box of these to a guy who recently joined Microsoft as an Architect Evangelist...
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    MGB - Wrap Up

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    Yeah, I am late in posting this, but I just now got down time (relatively speaking). I missed Scoble's Atlanta Nerd Dinner on Saturday night, but for good reason. On Saturday night, there was an MGB party at Six Flags where they rented out the entire...
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    The sound Wally hates to hear once a year

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    Wally is at it again , and starting up our old rivalry a bit early this year. This song goes out to Wally... GO GEORGIA BULLDOGS!
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