Geeky Storytelling

CES warm and fuzzy

Finally getting around to watching the CES keynote… From Gary Shapiro, Microsoft is a “national...

Author: magicred Date: 01/07/2010

Easy Tag Cloud

Happy New Year! Very busy, but I thought I would share…I needed a Tag Cloud control for some demo...

Author: magicred Date: 01/04/2010

Back on the grid

The family is moved, not moved in, just moved. So that’s the reason I’ve been way off the grid for...

Author: magicred Date: 11/30/2009

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 First Look

If your a developer-type go check out Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 First Look. I just installed a VM...

Author: magicred Date: 06/02/2009

Xbox.com | Project Natal

Absolutely can’t wait for this to hit the streets Xbox.com | Project Natal. I think this trumps the...

Author: magicred Date: 06/02/2009

Live Search = Bing

Well it seems the new Live Search is Bing. Internally at Microsoft, we’ve had it for sometime as is...

Author: magicred Date: 06/02/2009

Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program

Keep an eye on the Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program site to download Windows 7 RC publicly on...

Author: magicred Date: 05/01/2009

Official Microsoft Team Blogs / Microsoft Blogs

Check out BlogMS - Official Microsoft Team Blogs for a list of Microsoft Team Blogs, many of which I...

Author: magicred Date: 04/23/2009

Internet Explorer 8 is Final

Internet Explorer 8 Final Available Now. Here is an important snippet for me: Anyone running Windows...

Author: magicred Date: 03/19/2009

Bill Gates on mosquitoes and teachers

Also at TED, Bill Gates unplugged | Video on TED.com talking about the work his foundation is doing...

Author: magicred Date: 03/17/2009

Sixth Sense

Is this what pocket protectors will look like in the future? Pattie Maes demos the Sixth Sense |...

Author: magicred Date: 03/16/2009

Cool feature - Windows 7 Boot from VHD

As a heavy user of VirtualPC, Virtual Server, and Hyper-V in my daily work, I’m really excited about...

Author: magicred Date: 03/16/2009

Microsoft Office Outlook Team Blog : Announcing the February Cumulative Update for Outlook 2007

If you use Outlook 2007, by choice or by force – doesn’t really matter; go get the Outlook Feb...

Author: magicred Date: 03/15/2009

SQL Server knobs and switches

Over the last month or so, I’ve been working on some SQL Server optimizations to address...

Author: magicred Date: 02/19/2009

Coming up for breath on Windows 7

A friend of mine yelled at me for not blogging lately, so here goes…. After an odd convergence of...

Author: magicred Date: 02/19/2009

Windows HPC #10 on Supercomputer list

I know next to nothing about Windows HPC 2008, but you have to admit this is pretty impressive...

Author: magicred Date: 11/20/2008

PlayON + XBOX - pretty cool

I recently discovered PlayOn - available for XBOX 360 and PS3. I really like being able to watch...

Author: magicred Date: 11/19/2008

NXE - Next Xbox Experience goes live

Check it out and download today. Xbox.com | Xbox.com Home. Been using it for a while and I have to...

Author: magicred Date: 11/19/2008

Announcement of .NET Framework 4.0 and “Dublin”

Even if you are not going to PDC this year, keep an eye out for .NET Framework 4.0 and “Dublin”....

Author: magicred Date: 10/03/2008

Zune speakers

I just received my Kicker - zKICK for Zune and fired it up. Pretty nice, good sound quality and it...

Author: magicred Date: 09/25/2008

I'm a PC commercial

Finally....this is the kind of commercial we've been waiting for. I'm a PC.

Author: magicred Date: 09/19/2008

Presentations with flair

If you do presentations for a living, or at least as a regular part of your day job, I like having...

Author: magicred Date: 09/17/2008

Windows Mobile 6.1...finally

Well I finally found the release for Windows Mobile 6.1 for my Blackjack II....no thanks to...

Author: magicred Date: 09/12/2008

Browser pseudo-wars

So Google Chrome is all the buzz. There are definitely things I like..."tearing" off a tab and...

Author: magicred Date: 09/05/2008

Photosynth Released

Micorosft Live Labs has released Photosynth. Pretty cool if you take a lot of pictures ......

Author: magicred Date: 08/22/2008

Excel as a linked server

Been a little light on technical content and since I had to figure this out for my "day...

Author: magicred Date: 08/15/2008

I need one of these...car charger with 4 USB ports

Since I have only 1 cigarette lighter/power socket in my daily driver (as opposed to the 6 in the...

Author: magicred Date: 08/15/2008

Microsoft Surface @ Sheraton Hotels

Just saw this on my Engadget feed...Microsoft Surface checks into Sheraton Hotels - Engadget. Funny...

Author: magicred Date: 08/15/2008

Olympics in Silverlight

I'm something of an Olympics junkie so the coverage at NBCOlympics.com is way cool. Check it out...

Author: magicred Date: 08/10/2008

Don't keep a library of animated gif's around

Just generate what you need from here Ajaxload - Ajax loading gif generator - cool!

Author: magicred Date: 08/08/2008

If you can't stop messing with code editor colors

Ran across this theme generator for Visual Studio. Kinda neat! I'm using a darker theme like the one...

Author: magicred Date: 08/08/2008

Release : Composite Application Guidance for WPF

I know I've gotten questions about this in the past...Composite Application Guidance for WPF. I have...

Author: magicred Date: 07/06/2008

FreeCaddie

Can't wait to try this out FreeCaddie - The Free Golf GPS Rangefinder . Update: Works great! Reports...

Author: magicred Date: 06/25/2008

Multi-touch and pet peeves

So I see we have demonstrated multi-touch to bring the Surface experience to everyone. Very cool!...

Author: magicred Date: 05/29/2008

MSN Direct : Good stuff for your phone

Very nice UI to bring the stuff your interested to the home screen of your phone. Check out MSN...

Author: magicred Date: 05/22/2008

Visual Studio Most Recent Files Utility

Back from vacation and realizing I have really ignored the blog...it's just not foremost in my mind....

Author: magicred Date: 04/03/2008

MSDN Reader/NYTimes Reader

Following the success of the NYTimes reader, a couple of other publications are using similar...

Author: magicred Date: 02/13/2008

The TSA is blogging

Looks like the TSA - if you are a frequent airline traveler, that's kind of a 4-letter word - has...

Author: magicred Date: 02/08/2008

Mimickin' Excel Comments in the DataGridView

I had a need to make the WinForm DataGridView bend to my will by having some Excel-like behavior....

Author: magicred Date: 01/29/2008

I've almost stopped writing 2007

Last year went very quickly! This year is off to a fast start...I'm just getting around to putting...

Author: magicred Date: 01/25/2008

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 shipped!

Now that Thanksgiving is over, I have to pay attention again. Of course the biggest news is that...

Author: magicred Date: 11/27/2007

Visual Studio 2008 by end of November

Somasegar's WebLog : TechEd Developer in Europe. If you are doing WPF, WCF, and/or WF development...

Author: magicred Date: 11/08/2007

Messaging, Workflow Roadmap announcement

I would also add SOA and model-driven development to the mix. The announcement is up on the...

Author: magicred Date: 10/30/2007

Managed Services Engine hits CodePlex

If you are interested in service virtualization and a framework for building out an SOA with WCF,...

Author: magicred Date: 10/30/2007

WPF and Composite Applications

Composite Applications became defined when the Patterns & Practices group released the Composite...

Author: magicred Date: 10/30/2007

When Triple-Redundancy isn't enough

IEEE Spectrum: Space Station: Internal NASA Reports Explain Origins of June Computer Crisis is an...

Author: magicred Date: 10/16/2007

ASP.NET MVC Framework

I know I get asked about MVC/MVP frameworks all the time. Finally have an answer for ASP.NET....

Author: magicred Date: 10/15/2007

Windows icons for your Vista application

I recall needing/wanting to use some of the stock Windows Icons way back when. Stumbled across this...

Author: magicred Date: 10/10/2007

Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

I think this is great, knowing what is happening "under the covers" is something of a character...

Author: magicred Date: 10/04/2007

Live Search updates and improvements

Live Search has been updated and improved, read the press announcement here. I noticed the UI is a...

Author: magicred Date: 10/02/2007

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