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How to contradict yourself in two easy steps
How to contradict yourself in two easy steps: Step 1. Dare Obasajno (a PM at Microsoft) argues that anyone comparing Adobe's Apollo and Microsoft's Silverlight by mentioning them in "the same sentence as if they are similar products" is proof that [ ...
Ted, Korby, Claimspace and trust
Korby Parnell , Ted and I me met up and talked about Claimspace . This is what Ted thought's a taster: "From what Korby showed me, over time Claimspace could solve many of the needs that Alex and I have identified for Bungee Lab’s community infrastructure...
A frame nested in a frame nested in a frame nested in a web page
Nice... "A frame nested in a frame nested in a frame nested in a web page. SEVEN SCROLLBARS! Someone redesign this, for god’s sake." Sadly, this is referring to an MSDN page.
Posted: May 12 2007, 09:21 AM by alexbarnett | with no comments
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A tribute to Jim Gray
A tribute to Jim Gray . Via Assaf .
Posted: May 01 2007, 06:58 PM by alexbarnett | with 2 comment(s)
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Interview with Pablo Castro on Astoria - Data Services for the Web
I caught up with Pablo Castro, who announced Codename Astoria - Data Services for the Web earlier today at MIX07 . Here's the video of our chat together. In the meantime, there have been a number of blog posts commenting on the Astoria announcement via...
Microsoft Codename "Astoria": Data Services for the Web
Pablo Castro has announced a very cool project , Microsoft Codename "Astoria": Data Services for the Web. So, if: You build data-aware web applications (are there web devs that don't?) You are interested in data access over the web (data over the web...
Silverlight and Windows Live Hosting
I've just sat through Ray Ozzie keynote here at MIX07 , his first public speaking engagement to a dev audeince since joining Microsoft, where he made a few interesting announcements relating to Silverlight . I won't repeat all the details here since Ryan...
I'll be at MIX07
I'll be heading down to MIX07 tomorrow. Let me know if you want to hook up (ping me at ) There will be a torrent of Microsoft product announcements over the next few days - Sam Sethi has made a number of predictions on what some of these will be....
Microsoft grew a whole Google last quarter
Good thing I held on to those MSFT stocks - Microsoft grew more than a whole of Google's sales this last quarter : "Of course, even Microsoft's growth pales in comparison to Google's, which posted a 66% rise in sales in the quarter, from...
Sunrise in Idaho and SDRs
On Monday night I met up with some colleagues from my old Microsoft team (Data Programmability) for a Software Design Review (SDR) on Tuesday along with a few others external to Microsoft - Dion Hinchcliffe , Phil Wainewright , John Musser , Michael Coté...
Wiki risks
I've not seen this Channel 9 video yet, but plan to - it's a interview (part 2 of 2) with MSDN team members discussing Korby's baby, the MSDN Wiki: "Don't know about you people, but I look at community involvement as being a great...
Apparently, Microsoft is dead. Again.
Apparently, Microsoft is dead . Again. Don doesn't think so . And, you know, he's got a point: "For the record, Microsoft is growing revenues at over $4 Billion a year and is on track for $50 Billion this year. If that is dead I know a lot...
Posted: Apr 07 2007, 05:18 PM by alexbarnett | with no comments
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Old skool FUD dressed up as transparency
Scott, I'm sorry, but this looks like old skool FUD dressed up as transparency. Tell me how I'm wrong :-)
Posted: Apr 07 2007, 01:39 AM by alexbarnett | with 5 comment(s)
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Microsoft's MSDN Forums - community building
Josh Ledgard, a program manager in Microsoft's Developer Division, has posted some details on the challenges in supporting the large number of Microsoft developers. What strikes me here is the 'transparency' of Josh's post in terms of...
Last night margaritas, last day @ MSFT
Today's my last day at Microsoft , ending with an exit interview. That should be fun... Last night I had the chance to catch up with a few Softies over a few margaritas. Thanks for the send-off guys!
Posted: Mar 30 2007, 08:28 AM by alexbarnett | with 2 comment(s)
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