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Blog moved….

Wed, 23 Feb 2005 09:12:00 +0000

My blog moved to

Kick my butt on fantasy football…..

Tue, 07 Sep 2004 10:43:00 +0000

Tim created a fantasy football league for all of us .NETers. Anybody can join and it should be a good time!

What’s a local office to do…..

Sat, 10 Jul 2004 21:04:00 +0000

Roy brings up a great point that was raised in his comments - local Microsoft offices have a new challenge as the product groups become more transparent and involved in the online communities. As someone who works in a local Microsoft office in the United States, this is something that I think about frequently. I...

Visual Studio 2005 May CTP Class Designer Tricks/Tips…..

Tue, 15 Jun 2004 08:28:00 +0000

Here are a few things I've learned about the Class Designer and ASP.NET Projects: The Class Designer will *not* pick up classes defined inline in a .aspx page The Class Designer will pick up classes stored in the new /code directory (read more about /code) If no class files are present in your ASP.NET project...

High School kids build ASP.NET Websites using Linux and Microsoft WebMatrix…..

Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:54:00 +0000

Ok, so the heading is a little misleading and I'll explain in detail why later in the post. A few months ago (in March) I volunteered to work with a group of high school students at a local high school here in Detroit, MI. U of D High is a private all boys school and I...

New version of Microsoft Solutions Framework (with Agile twist)…..

Mon, 24 May 2004 12:35:00 +0000

Technically, there are now two models for MSF - formal and agile. Oh, and one cannot forget Visual Studio Team System (something I've been drooling over for months now). All I can say is, software development life cycle tools for .NET development have fully arrived. Anyway, exciting stuff coming out that I think will have...

If you could make Microsoft do five things for developers…..

Mon, 03 May 2004 19:46:00 +0000

Robert Scoble believes that MSDN Magazine is like the PDC  (in terms of content) but a cursory glance at the articles over the last 17 months doesn't support that claim. There wasn't a single issue in 2003 with content (that made the cover - most articles are referenced on the cover) focused on future technology. Three of five...

Crystal Reports blog by the Crystal Reports developers……

Mon, 22 Mar 2004 18:55:00 +0000

It looks like the Business Objects folks want in on the blog action and they've setup a blog and a special section for articles over at I think it would be a very cool blog entry (or perhaps an article) if they'd do a comparison of Crystal Reports and Microsoft's SQL 2000 Reporting Services........

.NET Application Foundation?…….

Tue, 24 Feb 2004 20:48:00 +0000

Stefan Demetz wants Microsoft to create an Apache Foundation like organization for .NET developers. Here are a few observations (and my personal opinion) regarding the .NET community: Personal opinion: Microsoft should be a supporter and active participant in the .NET community. Microsoft should NOT be the community. That said, you obvioiusly can't please everyone - people...

Developers are not clueless…….

Tue, 24 Feb 2004 00:48:00 +0000

Ok, so I've now seen a bunch of posts on the subject of "why developers don't build scalable systems". Sure, it's been phrased different ways: “Why don't .NET developers grok scalable distributed computing? “”Disinterested Programmers “”The Middle 70%” Ok, enough links and enough beating on this poor dead horse. I'd like to point out that...