February, 2007

  • We're Writing Firefox Plug-ins? Interview with Ian Gilman and Thoughts on 10 Months at Microsoft

    by hjanssen on February 28, 2007 06:06pm When I started working at Microsoft in May of 2006 I wanted to chronicle my adventures here. So my first blog was posted on June 7th 2006 Titled What is a guy like me doing in a place like this , I had every...
  • Codeplex Update

    by MichaelF on February 26, 2007 06:47pm Project Name Description License ConferenceXP ConferenceXP is a shared-source research platform developed by Microsoft Research that provides simple, flexible, and extensible conferencing and collaboration using...
  • PostgreSQL on Windows: A Primer

    by MichaelF on February 22, 2007 06:06pm This paper will cover the installation and initial configuration of PostgreSQL 8.2 on Windows up to a point where a database is created and plpgsql is installed in it. We assume an ability to walk through the...
  • Virtual PC 2007 Released as a Free Download

    by MichaelF on February 20, 2007 02:22pm Just a quick note to let Port 25 readers know that yesterday Microsoft released Virtual PC 2007 as a free download . With Virtual PC one can run multiple os's on a single physical machine which should be compelling...
  • Conversations are what it's all about...LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit

    by anandeep on February 15, 2007 08:18pm I am writing this from the Big Apple. The Linuxworld Open Solutions Summit is in New York and running from February 13th through February 15th. I questioned the wisdom of holding a conference in February on...
  • Codepleac Project update

    by MichaelF on February 15, 2007 06:29pm Two updates this week but I also have some bigger news to report: Starting February 10th, any registered user can start their own Codeplex Project!  Check out the details here:  http://www.codeplex.com...
  • Microsoft-Novell Interoperability Lab – Sneak Peek

    by Sam Ramji on February 14, 2007 11:06am Based on the email I received I would say that many Port 25 readers noticed my post last week on job openings in my new lab.  Thank you for your positive responses (and especially the resume submissions)...
  • Nixon Goes to China

    by MichaelF on February 13, 2007 11:36pm At least four academic research papers in the last 12 months have observed IT vendors appear to have made investments in open source software in order to combine open source assets with their proprietary software...
  • Interesting Finds

    by billhilf on February 12, 2007 10:50pm This morning I’ve been catching up on the status of Perl 6.  Years ago, Perl was something I used a lot for all sorts of tasks, including a lot of backend data wrangling for a couple of the startups I worked...
  • Codeplex Projects Update

    by MichaelF on February 09, 2007 03:41pm In response to some requests from Port 25 visitors, this week I am going to start a weekly series of posts focused on new Codeplex releases.  Because we haven't done this in the past, I'm going to look back...
  • Powershell in Action! Hank interviews Bruce Payette

    by MichaelF on February 08, 2007 11:00pm We get quite a few requests to provide more information about Powershell so Hank and I decided to go straight to the person who just finished writing the book on Powershell: Powershell in Action , Bruce Payette...
  • Can Open Source Scratch an Itch Before It Happens?

    by anandeep on February 05, 2007 09:25pm I am an avid reader of Joel On Software – I find his insights great and very revealing. I was reading a recent blog post by Joel entitled “ The Big Picture ”  in which he has this to say about open source...
  • It's not all technology...

    by MichaelF on February 02, 2007 08:00pm If you live on the eastside in the greater Seattle area, you may be among the million-plus people who were out of power during the massive windstorm last month. As Bill Hilf pointed out in his previous blog “what...
  • A Technical Look at ASP.NET AJAX

    by MichaelF on February 02, 2007 06:36pm Following up on our post yesterday here is an interview Sam did with ASP.NET Technical Evangelist: Steve Marx. Steve discusses the three components of ASP.NET AJAX and shows us a demo of the software formerly...
  • ASP.NET AJAX Released!

    by MichaelF on February 01, 2007 06:34pm I wanted to take a moment to let the Port 25 community that Microsoft has officially released ASP.NET AJAX to the web under the Microsoft Permissive License (Ms-PL).  Under this release developers are free...