Adventures In SoftwareLand

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Well, I got what I wanted for Christmas this year… a brand spanking new startup to launch!...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 12/20/2010

Instant Feature Builder 1.1

I discovered a bug (missing code) related to the processing of item templates.  I’ve also...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/15/2010

The Instant Feature Builder v1.0

I’ve been working on guided developer experiences at Microsoft for the past 6 years.  Beginning...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/09/2010

How to Rename a Feature Extension

When you create a Feature Extension, the name of the Feature Extension is calculated by copying the...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 10/19/2010

Patterns & Practices Symposium Early Bird Discount Expiring Tonight

Just in case you were thinking about attending the P&P Symposium, October 18th-22nd, here in...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 08/31/2010

Episode 2 of Behind The Curtain now live on Channel9

My new video podcast, Behind The Curtain, hosted on Channel9, is now sporting a brand new episode...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 08/22/2010

P&P Symposium - Still two weeks left for Early Bird Discount!

Every fall patterns & practices team hosts an annual p&p event at Microsoft Redmond Campus....

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 08/16/2010

Behind The Curtain - Episode #1 now live on Channel9

Welcome one-and-all to my latest podcast series: Behind The Curtain - tips, tricks and insights from...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 08/15/2010

Patterns and Practices Symposium in Redmond - October 18-22, 2010

Interested in Patterns and Practices? Come to the P&P Symposium, October 18-22, 2010, in Redmond...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 07/28/2010

Feature Builder 1.0 Released!

I am very happy to announce the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 v1.0 is now live...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 07/20/2010

Fix for trying to use EnvDTE.Constants in VS2010

I ran into a problem today while trying to iterate over the files in a ProjectItem as I wanted to...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 06/07/2010

The RTM-Preview Release of the Feature Builder includes a new mechanism for extending the Feature...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 05/15/2010

Feature Builder Power Tool for VS2010 RTM-Preview Now Available

The RTM-Preview version of the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 has just been...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 05/13/2010

Announcing the Feature Builder Power Tool for Visual Studio 2010 (Preview)

It’s been nearly a year since I posted this: “Since February, I … have [started] spending my time...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 03/30/2010

Feature Builder for VS2010 FAQ

Q: #1 What do I need to have installed to use Feature Builder? A: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 03/30/2010

Ok, Blog posting month was not quite a bust but time to start again

In November, I decided to write to write a blog-post-a-day and got through 8 before I fell...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 03/06/2010

Post #8 – Updated Facebook Developer Toolkit for .Net

V3.0 of the Facebook Developer Toolkit was just released on Codeplex. Major Updates: • Provide...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/09/2009

Post #7 – Serializing Dictionary<string,string> to/from XML

I spent a bit of time searching for the magic of how to use XmlSerialize with the Dictionary type...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/09/2009

Post #6 - “First-time Experience” with the Arch Tools

Cameron Skinner, Product Unit Manager, for the Visual Studio “Team Architect” group, has a great...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/09/2009

Post #5 – Great post by Dane Morgridge on Model First Development

Using Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 to do Entity Framework Model First Development for Visual Studio...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/09/2009

Post #4 – Copying VSIX extensions to the Experimental Instance

When using Visual Studio Extensions (aka VSIXs), sometimes you may want to use those Extensions when...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/07/2009

Post #3 (a bit delayed)

While I "fell off the horse" of daily blogging, I'm climbing back on and will still do a...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/07/2009

Post #2 of NaWriSOMyBloMo (National Write Something On My Blog Month) - Visual Studio 2010 Extensions aka VSIX

Yesterday I started a personal challenge of writing something on my blog every day this month....

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/02/2009

National Write Something Month...

All over the world people have taken inspiration from the folks at National Novel Writing Month...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/01/2009

Update on MicroISV Evangelism

For the past 4 years I have had the enjoyable task of being the MicroISV Evangelist for Microsoft....

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 05/27/2009

Update on Microsoft Blueprints

Update to anyone following this entry: We have now released the Feature Builder Power Tool for...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 05/27/2009

Lang.Net 2009 is underway

Missed it last year but I did manage to attend Lang.Net 2009! Very interesting to hear what...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/14/2009

Multi Tenant Data Access (MTDA) S+S Blueprint Now Available

The MTDA (Multi Tenant Data Access) S+S Blueprint is now online. You can get more details by...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 08/25/2008

Silverlight Blueprint for Sharepoint (Beta 2) available

The Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint is now online on Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/sl4sp...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 08/25/2008

New CodePlex site: Silverlight Blueprint for SharePoint now live!

The new CodePlex site for the Sliverlight Blueprint for Sharepoint is now live! Currently the code...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 06/08/2008

Got myself a cool new gig - Senior Architect for S+S Blueprints and Software Factories!

Just after I joined Microsoft, nearly 4 years ago, I had the opportunity to learn about a super...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 05/30/2008

You are invited to the S+S Blueprints and Software Factories Focus Groups at TechEd 2008

Next week, June 5th and 6th, I will be holding two focus group sessions at TechEd 2008 in...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 05/29/2008

Planning for TechEd Developers US - June 3-6

UPDATE: S+S Blueprints and Software Factories Focus Groups annoucement. Come help us plan the...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/29/2008

Steve Gillmor thinks out loud about Live Mesh

My long time friend and co-conspirator in the software business for almost 20 years, Steve Gillmor,...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/28/2008

RoboChamps is Live!

Marc Mercuri, one of the hardest working and smartest people I know, just launched...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/24/2008

Live Mesh application development

Today at Web 2.0 Expo, Ori Amiga presented the first public view of the Live Mesh developer...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/24/2008

Live Mesh coverage from the Webware blog

Martin LaMonica posted some great information about Live Mesh on the Webware group blog: Microsoft...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/23/2008

More Live Mesh - Follow the Live Mesh group blog

For great on-going information about Live Mesh follow the Live Mesh group blog. In particular, I'm...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/23/2008

Live Mesh rocks! - Technical Preview Opens Tomorrow

Last night @ 9PM Microsoft announced the existence of and first technical preview of Live Mesh! Both...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/23/2008

Headed out to Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco

I'm working on the next wave Software+Services Blueprints and I want to understand both the...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 04/20/2008

The Silverlight Blueprint for Sharepoint - samples/docs/videos now live!

The Silverlight Blueprint for Sharepoint was announced on Monday but we had to hold back the sample...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 03/05/2008

Software-plus-Services Blueprints presentation @ MIX08

On Thursday (6-Mar), I'll be giving a talk @ MIX08 in the Open Space Theater showcasing the...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 03/04/2008

Software-plus-Services Blueprints for VS2008 now Live!

Today my team is releasing our next wave of Software-plus-Services Blueprints!!...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 02/11/2008

2008 Office Developers Conference starts on Monday!

Hard at work to get things ready for the 2008 Office Developer's Conference!  I'll not only be...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 02/06/2008

Office Developers Conference 2008 here we come...

If you're attending the the Office DevCon (http://www.odc2008.com) in San Jose, California on...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 01/25/2008

BillG's Last Day

Ok, you've got to hand it to the world's richest man (and, my uber-boss... something I thought I'd...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 01/07/2008

Microbranding efforts - reinvigorated!

Hugh MacLeod, author of the gapingvoid blog/comics today posted an "Important...

Author: Michael Lehman Date: 11/25/2007

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