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  • Blog Post: Supporting what now?

    Linux (gasp) isn't the dirty word within Microsoft it might once have been. There seems to have been some surprise that we're providing support for running Linux under Virtual Server 2005 R2 . The only thing I've found a little surprising is the amount of media attention this has got. By no means are...
  • Blog Post: Fun? What's that?

    Here's something cool - the Coding4Fun site. It's created by hobbyists for like-minded people, and there's some interesting projects on there (motion-detecting baby monitoring application anyone?) There's also a whole section devoted to game development and a series of tutorials to get you started. ...
  • Blog Post: Out of my shell

    So hello and welcome to my new blog. I've just joined Microsoft as an IT Pro Evangelist (cool job title huh?), and am now trying to hurriedly get up to speed with a myriad of new technology, in particular Monad and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM). Hopefully this blog will allow me to disseminate my...
  • Blog Post: Bloggers blogging blogs

    A few people have mentioned this Traffic Information site on their blogs. This has been created using AJAX and Atlas, and is a web application hybrid or 'mash-up*'. The interesting thing to me though is that it works equally well in Firefox as it does in Internet Explorer, which hopefully provides some...
  • Blog Post: Learning by doing

    Whilst researching various pieces of new technology the other day someone pointed me towards the Microsoft Virtual Labs, a great tool for exploring the next generation of software before purchase. These Virtual Labs consist of your very own virtual PC to play with for 90 minutes, all set up with a particular...
  • Blog Post: So many toys to play with

    Now looks like a great time to be a developer, with a whole raft of exciting new technologies coming out such as Atlas, WPF and XNA. Atlas is Microsoft's AJAX framework for delivering rich web applications, and frankly just looks a whole lot of fun. Add on the fact that it's free and that you don...