Andrew’s got his head to the grindstone focusing on what the future picture of MSF guidance looks like in Team System. He needs your help in order to make the guidance “better, more focused, and more relevant”. If you’ve got a tale to tell,
I’ve been twittering lately. Today Jeff Atwood dropped this little gem. A letter from Optimus Prime’s Geico agent. (excerpt below)
“Dear Mr Prime”….
“Since becoming a GEICO customer in January of this year, you have reported 131 accidents, requesting reimbursement for repairs necessitated by each one.
This year I’ll be attending in Barcelona presenting on the work we’ve been doing in Web Client vNext. I’ll also be doing a chalk talk session on factory usage in the real world along with David Platt and Mario Szpusta.
WEB318 Web Client Software Factory (WCSF): Building Rich Internet Applications with ASP.NET AJAX and WCSF
Come to this session to hear about the exciting work we’ve been doing on the client team for Web Client vNext that leverages ASP.NET AJAX to provide that next generation experience.
The last 24 hrs have been a blogothon of queued overdue posts, this one is LONG overdue. With the recent announcement of the Autocomplete Guidance Bundle, I am sure many are wondering what our focus is for this next release. If you’ve seen Michael’s post then you already know the top headline of our focus,
Oren has a nice little gem where he introduces a nice refactoring for defining an email message. Fluent Interfaces introduce more a natural language flow to the code and walk you through the workflow of whatever task it is that you are performing.
One thing I am constantly asked by customers with organizations both small and large is “Is there any training available for CAB?”. Thanks to David Platt, there is.
1. Read David Platt’s new book “Composite UI Application Block and Smart Client Software Factory”
Within the client program, we create a lot of guidance in the form of blog posts, codeplex pages, etc that are around our deliverables. Often these posts have a BANG when they go out but are then lost into the abyss of other posts.
Several weeks ago Brandon Satrom and Mike Walker created two great posts giving the justification for why Composite Applications are needed. Brandon elucidates 5 factors, I’ll oversimplify this down to two and then let you read their posts (which I highly recommend)
Since joining Microsoft almost two years ago, the same internal debate seems to arise every few months about what bloggers should and should not say about competitor products, technologies,etc. Some have gone as far as to suggest we shouldn’t even use competitor products in front of our family or friends.
About five years ago I worked for a company where we implemented a web-based enterprise SaaS solution for supply chain. In those days we didn’t know it was SaaS, and we called ourselves an ASP (Application Service Provider). However, if it smells like an apple,