I had to send out a bunch of emails to some partners I work with and the easiest way for me to generate the list was via an SQL query of my database. It wasn’t a huge list, just 30 or so emails, but enough that I didn’t want to go and type them all […]
Today, in addition to launching Windows Vista Beta 1, Microsoft also has announced the final names for several key technologies which they have been talking about for several years. A new presentation layer technology, code-named “Avalon”, is now officially known as Windows Presentation Foundation. The new communications layer technology, code-named “Indigo”, is now officially known […]
A few years ago, I worked for a consulting company for five years, which during that time (and somewhat still today) was quite a long time to remain with one company. It was a common occurrence for clients to offer me positions in their companies, but this practice was strongly frowned upon by my employer, […]
Here’s a fun site to check out if you have a few minutes. Basically a look back at how software development used to be, before we had all the great tools and processes we (developers) have now… http://www.escapeyesterworld.com/
There is an Upgrade Center available on MSDN now for customers seeking to move from ASP.NET 1.x to ASP.NET 2.0. It includes a white paper describing lessons learned, best practices, and valuable techniques that will help developers upgrade their applications. If you have existing ASP.NET applications that you will eventually upgrade to 2.0, you may […]
Microsoft has announced that “Longhorn” will be named Windows Vista, and the first beta will be available August 3rd. Find out more at the Windows Vista website, and discuss what’s new and what’s coming on the Windows Vista forums on WindowsAdvice.com.
to stupid media questions about whether policies of Australia, the UK, or the US were responsible for these countries being targeted by terrorists. (Source: National Review; From InstaPundit). PRIME MIN. HOWARD: Could I start by saying the prime minister and I were having a discussion when we heard about it. My first reaction was to […]
ComponentArt has launched the a public beta of their new charting component, WebChart. With it, they have an online chart gallery that takes advantage of AJAX-style code to provide a very rich user interface. Check it out, it looks like the end results are very pretty. Hopefully I’ll make time for a review soon.
I haven’t officially registered for PDC yet, but I’m buying my plane tickets right now (not bad, less than $300 non stop from Cleveland). So, I’m pretty much going to be there. If you’ll be there and want to talk, look me up (email me or something via my contact form if we’ve not met). […]
My DE, Drew Robbins, talked to be about the Regional Director program back in May, and asked if I would be interested. One thing led to another, and a few weeks ago I submitted a stack of legal documents back to Microsoft which eventually led to the great and wonderful accomplishment of… my name appearing […]