September, 2006

  • Lessons from OSCON: The Power Toys Team Learns How To Go "Open"

    by MichaelF on September 11, 2006 03:16pm Be careful what you write on your blog about having such a great time at OSCON, because the Port 25 team will find it! I mentioned that I had wanted to do a second video regarding everything...
  • Linux in a Windows World: An interview with author Rod Smith and an excerpt from the book!

    by MichaelF on September 20, 2006 06:54pm Sam interviews Rod Smith Author of the O'Reilly Book : Linux in a Windows World , a required read for OSSL staff. In this interview Sam and Rod discuss the impetus for writing the book and what readers can...
  • Java and .NET Interoperability: JNBridge

    by MichaelF on September 19, 2006 03:57pm Update: We thought we would try our videos on YouTube...would love to hear feedback on this implementation. Sam interviews Wayne Citrin to discuss work his company, JNBridge , has done to provide interoperability...
  • Why I invited Mozilla

    by MichaelF on September 20, 2006 03:23pm I’ve seen a lot of speculation on the rationale (some call it strategy) for why I invited the Mozilla developers up to Redmond.  I thought I’d lay out my thinking so you can decide for yourself. In retrospect...
  • Open Source Applications on Windows Vista: Readiness Kit

    by MichaelF on September 06, 2006 12:19am http://www.devreadiness.org ·          Guidance ·          Technical Whitepapers ·         ...
  • PXE Dust: The magic of CD-less installs...

    by MichaelF on September 01, 2006 07:19pm (Special thanks to Dan Simonton & Kyle Adams for the testing and writing of this tech tip) Have you ever stood in front of a server you are building, feeding it install cds, and thought to yourself “it...
  • ServerCore: Where's the GUI?

    by MichaelF on September 29, 2006 07:01pm Sam and Hank spend some time with Iain McDonald and Andrew Mason. In this interview they discuss Windows Server Core a command line controlled installation of Windows Server intended to simplify management...
  • Bon Voyage Dan Simonton

    by MichaelF on September 15, 2006 05:24pm I wanted to share with all of you the letter one of Our Penguins wrote. Unfortunately he will be leaving us in another week. Dan (or, as he's known in other circles:  Hypovex), You will be missed!!! ...
  • Madison Digital Image Database: Art History Evolves Through Open Source

    by MichaelF on September 27, 2006 08:13pm To continue the series of interesting people we met at OSCON Anandeep spends some time with Andreas Knab Computer Systems Engineer at the Center for Instructional Technology at James Madison University. ...
  • It's Like This...Or Maybe Like That...

    by MichaelF on September 08, 2006 08:19pm I am compiling a list and analysis of all the analogies and metaphors that have been used to characterize open source software development and its social, technical, and business implications.   I think it...
  • This Old Box

    by MichaelF on September 25, 2006 06:56pm I collect old computers. I always have, not sure why exactly but it does often help me remember where we have been and to contrast it to today and where we are going. In my office I have the following machines...
  • Software in Thailand

    by MichaelF on September 05, 2006 06:01pm On a recent visit to Thailand I had the opportunity to meet a variety of customers, open source community members, government officials and new Microsoft people.  A great part of my job is the opportunity...
  • Networking Roles Analysis Part Two: FreeRADIUS

    by MichaelF on September 14, 2006 01:45pm In addition to technical tips, blogs and video interviews, the Open Source Software Lab at Microsoft conducts a number of technical analysis and research projects throughout the year to help inform and solve key...
  • Comment, Again?

    by jcannon on September 14, 2006 02:09pm Over the past weekend, we discovered that some of the comments being posted to our blogs were being caught by the Community Server spam filter. Usually, this wouldn't be a bad thing - especially if you were around...
  • OPEN/SHARED SOURCE AT Microsoft

    by MichaelF on September 12, 2006 07:25pm It has been a while since I posted a blog, and I really have no other excuse than that I have been very busy. I have had a whole bunch of blog ideas percolating in the back of my mind, and I will be writing them...
  • It's Like This...Or Maybe Like That... (Part 1.1)

    by MichaelF on September 28, 2006 06:31pm In my last blog I started talking about the power of analogy and metaphor, and dove into a discussion of the first analogy of my collection, asking what if the practice of law, rather than being like a domain...
  • PSA: Vista RC1 available to the general public

    by MichaelF on September 14, 2006 03:15pm We've received numerous inquiries regarding the Windows Vista Beta program so I wanted to make sure anyone subscribed to our RSS feed who also happens to be interested sees this before the program fills up. http...
  • Bill Hilf on Channel 9

    by MichaelF on September 15, 2006 03:37pm Today Channel 9 posted an interview they did with Bill to discuss a number of topics, or to use Charles' words: "...to talk about, what else, open source software and Microsoft's position on it. Sure, we...