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Today I got an email from Stan Spotts asking about a post I did a while ago. during the beta of office 2007 I did blog a few times using word instead of the web interface. And somehow i stopped using it. Still not sure why this was. but well Stan noticed that using the instructions I directed to on JJulian's blog he wasn't able to setup his word to work with geekswithblogs. So here in short is the info you need to set it up When you choose to publish to your blog in Word 2007 you will be presented ...
Tonight we are shipping the new RSBC (the national operations center) for the Swedish Customs Service, which is a BIG system.I have developed, amongst other stuff on the system, mainly the Intranet and GPS localization systems. My first really huge deliverysince I started here…so Im a BIT nervous right now. Hope everything will work out though. Not sure why Im blogging this, I should be down helping my colleagues…just had run up and fix some bugs and get some candy haha :D ...
This post will update my original post of configuring Geekswithblogs.net with Windows Live Writer (previously using .Text). In this version, I will discuss how to a SubText blog with Windows Live Writer to get the most out of writing blog posts. I can't emphasis enough that external blogging tools are important to your day-to-day blogging activity. Unlike browsers, these tools allow you to write, stop, and come back and write some more. You can leave the window open all day and just come back when ...
The web has certainly been busy this morning with Microsoft's Silverlight announcement yesterday! Tim Sneath has been posting a lot of Vista lately, but says he's going to be doing more Silverlight shortly. He blogged a Top Ten Reasons to use Silverlight post this morning. Michael Schwarz posted a list of folks blogging about Silverlight. And I'm anxious for the Silverlight Community site to come alive on the 30th ...
We all have things in the development tools and processes that bug us and this is one of mine. Why am i blogging about this? - To relieve some frustration - On the off chance that someone might read this who can do something about it ;-) What is the configuration manager? The configuration manager is that tool in visual studio that allows you to configure what mode different projects are in. See diagram. Why does it bug me? Most of these bug me's are related to things i have come across in BizTalk ...
The triple-threat of folks like Bryant Likes doing server controls to WPF/E or binding WPF/E output to data, the work being done by Chad Campbell (no relation), and the stunning video player UI done by Mike Harsh, blogged about below, led to me being silent for a while.It's not that I thought I had to step up and 'compete', but with more and better WPF/E being shared around, I kept coming up with more and more elaborate ideas that ate up a lot of what I call spare time.I took a walk around the building ...
While the recent trends in the Tech Community of dieting, I have decided to lose my weight again. Randy Holloway of Microsoft St. Louis has been documenting his weight loss on his blog for some time now and I have enjoyed watching his success. Instead of blogging purely about my weight loss, I will place my current weight at the bottom of my posts in the tag section so you can see if I am making any progress and if I am not, kick me in the butt to continue. My current weight is 264.4 as of this morning. ...

Hi all,

   Due to the constraints / trouble I had because of my previous blogging platform, I am switching to dasBlog. I have not ported my old posts to this platform yet, will do so when I have some time.

Thanks for taking you time to visit and read my blog.

They all have to start someplace. So as I sit here watching Lost I finally decided to start blogging after reading thousands and thousands of blogs over the past 3 or 4 or more years Living in the Bay Area means I'm currently in the center of the web 2.0 bubble. It was great when I was searching for a new job 4 months ago. I currently work for a startup ( I'm employee #6 ). We are doing a lot of cool things with .NET, web services, SOA and SaaS. There might even be a developer community around the ...
[reposted] I've only been reading Justice's blog for a few months now and I find both Grey's Matter and Rory's Neopoleon very entertaining. The topics are not always .NET related but the majority are funny. Just check out some of these for hilarity and learning: My grandmother and the Global Assembly Cache (And Star Wars) Scott Bellware vs. .NET Rocks - what it's *really* all about A letter to my WorldVision sponsor child How to Destroy a Childhood Memory in Four Pictures My grandmother and the difference ...
I don't know how many folks are familiar with Microsoft Technology Summit. We are in our 3rd year, once again I find myself sitting in the conference center in Redmond. Interesting crowd once again. The basic premise is this. We (the Microsoft Developer field) research and seek out influential IT folk in the world, with a focus on those that may not deal with us or even like us. And we invite them to campus in Redmond, and spend 3 days have a conversation. Some of lead lead architects, lead researchers, ...
[reposted] I wanted to upgrade my old blog, which was running .Text, to the new CS 2.1 beta2 candidate. Since I hadn't played with Community Server at all I hadn't realized how the paths worked for Blogs, Photos, Files, etc but I did know that I wanted to keep the URL http://jason-row.blogdns.co... for my individual blog since I've been using is for 2+ years already. Once I did the install/uninstall/reinstall dance a few times I figured out that individual blogs are really not supported out of ...

It's been a while since I blogged. Last few months have been a transition period for me. I've quit my previous job a few weeks ago, and moved on with something new. So, I've been busy trying to understand the inner workings of BizTalk and come up with a good design for EDI. I am finding a few gotchas within BizTalk and VS2005. I'll surely be blogging about those soon.

Microsoft's Dream Build Play contest is in full swing. Having thrown my hat into the ring earlier, I figured now might be a good time to actually start doing some work on my entry. The competition is going to be fierce with some extremely skilled competitors, so since I calculate my chance of winning a prize to be fairly low I figure I will try and capture the hearts of the community instead. How do I hope to win your hearts? Quite simple, I plan on blogging my progress in this contest from beginning ...
Calling for papers for creating a Blogger's Guide to Windows Communication Foundation. I'm inviting to all developers that wish to collaborate with me in the creation of the guide. The aim of The Bloggers Guide to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is to provide the best online content produced by the WCF blogging community. The content in the guide will be created by developers who wish to share their knowledge and ideas with others in the developer community. The topics to cover are Service-Oriented ...
All I can say is, "Wow!" I just looked at my blog and realized that I posted 34 posts for last month. I'm sure some of you may not think this is a large amount, but for me it represented the single busiest month of blogging since I started almost a year ago. I don't know how busy I'll be blogging this month, but I know I will be busy. Here is my current list of projects (outside of real work, that is): Update my File Downloader component with asynchronous download support. Update my Framework Version ...
Well, I've finally made time to start my own blog, and here it is, my first post. Most of my work involves Microsoft .NET, web pages, rich clients, communications, and so forth, and I'm sure I'll be blogging about some of those experiences soon. But I plan to also blog about any technology issues that come up that I think are interesting enough to share, including new discoveries regarding Java, Linux, and open source projects which aren't necessarily new but are either new to me or something I think ...
Yesterday was my 21st birthday, and today we are having an important meeting here in SilverKey Egypt office for each and every person in the office. And guess what ?? They're celebrating me :):):):) I never saw such surprises except in the movies :D Thank you very much guys... LOVE YOU ALL :) Note: I'm blogging this while eating ...
As I began fooling around with my new Geekswithblogs blog I noticed a little checkbox in the Options section called "Allow webservices". Obviously that was some sort of API for uploading new blogentries, but how do I access it? Did I have to write my own app access it? No, Office 2007 has an awesome feature for blogging. It allows you to hook up to pretty much any blogging API including Blogger, the company Sharepoint, CommunityServer, Windows Live Spaces, WordPress, TypePad and most importantly ...
I have recently joined Microsoft US and have moved to US. So no more travelling often between India and Redmond. I haven't yet decided if I am going to move out of GWB. I think I would continue to occasionally post to my blog. ArunBala from our team has also started blogging, other than that few of the other guys on our team who are already on the web are Rupreet, Harshit, ArunPG. I am not sure we would probably like to setup a team blog or not or whether we would be blogging about the work we do ...
source: http://blog.davestechshop.n... Ridings has a nice list of blog ping services he calls, "Ultimate List of RPC Ping Services For Your Blog". Use this list to get the word out that you have posted something new on your blog.Here is the list. All credit goes to Matt, and I'm sure he would appreciate a comment on his blog if you find this list useful. I'm simply passing along his good work.As Matt says, "Check to see if your blogging tool or software requires a separator (such as a semicolon, ...
Take a look, Microsoft has created a public SharePoint site and one of the MSDN/TechNet Bloggers has moved over there. I wonder how long before the others start porting their blogs over? It really makes sense to me to have Microsoft bloggers using the SharePoint 2007 blogging functionality. Microsoft.com was the first part to show that SharePoint can scale and moving their blogs over will just prove the point even more. Congrats on the move! Technorati tags: SharePoint, Blogs, Microsoft, Move ...

My buddy Steve Eadie has been using a utility called Twitter and I decided I'd give it a try.  It's an interesting idea.  Sort of like blogging but much more real time.  It's actually made useful by installing the Vista Sidebar Gadget Twadget. I'm going to give it a try for a little while to see how I like it.

Currently, I'm visiting Panama City, FL (which is where I'm blogging this from) and have reunited with my dad for the first time in 21 years. The experience is word-less with a heart-filled happiness. It's like staring into an empty coffee cup for years, then someone pours in some nice hot chocolate for you to enjoy. It's been too long and too procrastinated and finally, he's here in the next room sleeping due to all the fun we've had these past few days from fishing to C# to blowing a gasket in ...
Yesterday, Jonathan Umscheid started full time with EnGraph. He's been working on a contract basis for us for a bit now and it's great to have him on board full time! Jonathan and David are doing some really cool things with our AutoCAD project and they really need to start blogging about it! We are still looking to fill a position for a .NET developer that will help Kyle and I on our transportation and GPS software (you might even get your own Where's Tim). Technorati tags: Jonathan Umscheid, David ...
Having spoken at the normal DDD community events in the UK I was looking forward to the combined nature of WebDD which was aimed at both developers and designers interested in web technologies. Similar to DDD Microsoft UK hosted the event in their UK headquarters in Reading, and provided a quality lunch and refreshments, and the excellent bonus of a fully licensed version of Expression Web for every attendee. The hope for a 50/50 split between developers and designers wasn't quite achieved, developers ...
I like blogging from Word 2007, it makes redundant all the other blog editors I have had to have in the past and gives me the feature of a Word Processor (coz that's what it is). I even wrote a lil' app for adding Technorati Tags as well. But it's been a little kludgey to get to. I mean to create a new blog post what you have to do is Start Word 2007, click on the 'Office' orb, select new and then double click on new blog post. But Terry Ryan has a simple tip to circumvent all that hassle. I took ...
This post is written entirely in Windows Live Writer. Now this is the way blogging ought to be done. Since not everyone is fortunate enough to have Office 2007 sitting on their office desktop, Windows Live Writer comes as an excellent alternative. However, before you can get it up and running, there're some simple set up steps to follow to configure for Geekswithblogs Step 1Download Windows Live Writer from here. After installing, open it and you'll be greeted with a setup wizard. Choose another ...
I’m blogging about how great the blogging tool I’m using to create this blog with is to use to blog… BlogJet has come out with another great upgrade. Here’s the list of features: Add images to your blogs using services like Flickr. You can easily record your voice to your blogs Add movies to your blogs using services like Flickr and UTube. Great thumnailing features for your images so you can easily reduce the size of visible images and allow users to see the full image, ...
Quite a few folks raved on the blogging feature within Word 2007. See here for a run-down of this neat feature. So I gave it a swirl and found it pretty awesome and so moved away from Live Writer. However with Word lacking the Add Technorati tags feature I thought of dabbling my feat in VSTO and writing a something similar (yes I am ashamed to admit that I've stayed away from VSTO for so long). The fruits of my effort can be downloaded here. Of course to install this you need the .NET Framework 2.0 ...
A post by Tim Hibbard where he talked about how few of his posts actually got published got me thinking about my approach to posting. Often I find that I am posting because something is irritating me. In itself that is not a bad thing. The responsible thing to do would be to come up with a solution to the problem, which is where I am often falling down. Instead of writing the first thing that comes into my head, hold onto the idea and let it develop into something more complete. I think this is a ...
Some zero cost resources for asp.net develpers.source: http://www.code-magazine.co... OpenSourceProjects:SmartCod... A free opensources code generation tool that uses pure asp.net to generate your text base output.DotNetNuke (www.dotnetnuke.com): A content management portal.nGallery (www.ngallery.org): Is an image gallery project written in C#. .Text (dottextwiki.scottwater.com): blogging engine written in C#Community ...
so I've just started playing around with it and I'm loving i so far, I'm going to try and use this for work as well as social.... as most of my colleagues work in the US and Canada I will try and use it to give a 'more like being in the same room' feeling to my online presence, I could use the personal message area in Messenger but do I really want all of my work contatcs to know that I'm tired/ bored of this task or whatever it may be?... erm nope however all this may just end up like my blogging ...
Rory, in his pain induced 2006 stupor, accidentally "tagged" me (he really was meaning to tag Georges Cuvier in an attempt so show how silly he found the tagging system, but his fingers slipped and brushed me in my special place instead). This accidental tagging put quite a lot of pressure on me as I dug through the recesses of my mind to vainly try to come up with any interesting fact or juicy morsels that my one reader might be interesting (hey Shawna, I should be home tonight early!). I felt even ...
I read Joel's latest posting about bribes. I can't disagree with him more. Though, I believe he already realizes his stance is tainted. Pure altruism if alive and well, but is not nearly as much of a motivator as an expectation of reciprocation. What do I mean by that? People everywhere are happy to help a stranger, a friend, a relative, or a family member and have no expectation that person will ever do something in return. That is definitely true. But, there are a number of times when people not ...
I thought that was an awesome idea from a marketing point of view. They will probably gather different opinions from other camps but this is still pretty mind blowing. There is a huge difference between a company believing in the power of community and a company that does not. Take a look at all the multi-million dollar acquisition that happened recently. Google believed in it, YouTube believed in it, Facebook believed in it, Flickr believed in it and I think, Microsoft believed in it. In fact, their ...

Tomorrow I've a basic C++ exam at univ., afterwards I'll have more serious exams on computer hardware and other non software topics for two weeks starting Jan. 10, 2007. I'm not sure I'm enough prepared, yet, I need to be; meaning that I may be neither active in blogging (sounds like I ever was!), nor available on IM/email/furums until I finish, as I'll have to behave like a student for a while!

Well after all the trouble over TechCrunch UK Sam Sethi and Mike Butcher have moved on and started blogging on Vecosys!  The site focuses on European Start Up's and I think they will be all set for 2007! 

I wish Mike and Sam the very best of luck with their latest venture and I look forward to seeing how the site and the start ups in the uk grow over the years! 

I've been doing lot's of machine rebuilding as of late. Each time I have to re-setup a blogging tool, I can never remember the GeeksWithBlogs Uri to use. So, here it is to remember.... http://www.geekswithblogs.n... This is an old engine as the CS folks have changed that structure quite some time back (CS 1.0 I believe) ...
Earlier I had written about Windows Live Writer Beta and the cool features it offers for an offline blogging capability, associating with multiple blog accounts, publishing from a Microsoft Word Interface etc,. The Windows Live Writer Beta has been improving over the days and some of the cool new features include "Blog this" Extension for FireFox. The "Blog This" for Firefox extension adds a button to Firefox which starts a new Windows Live Writer blog post prepopulated with content and title from ...
Well, it was a busy summer. With events ranging from sporting events with the kids, mowing the lawn, and writing a book the summer just flew by. Book? Yes, I wrote a book. Around March of this year I was contacted by Wiley Publishing to write a title for their Wrox imprint on VMware Server. You know, VMware Server, the free virtualization package for servers that VMware released around August of this year. This is one of the first titles released that covers VMware Server, which is something I'm ...
Just blogging this as a reminder of how much stuff I'm going to get from people after Montreal wins tomorrow. Frank BC wins, I buy him a salmon dinner.Montreal wins, he buys me a Montreal smoked meat dinner. Joel BC RB (can't remember his name) vs. Montreal's Edwards for most yards in the game. If Edwards wins, i get lunch, if no-name wins, I buy lunch. Don (Igloo Coder) He's for BC, I'm for Montreal. Loser has to buy the winner dinner in Montreal at Dev Teach AND wear the other teams jersey during ...
Not too long ago there was only one blogging tool that I felt great about – BlogJet. I used it for a long time and was very happy. There wasn’t anything I was especially displeased with. Then some more blogging tools made their way on to my radar. From Microsoft. Generally, I will give any product from Microsoft a shot. I use a Microsoft OS. I am a (largely) Microsoft-centric systems engineer and technical manager. The first was during the beta testing of the Microsoft Office System 2007. My favorite ...
Yes the last post was my 100th post. Nitin, a dear friend of mine who also is a blogger (got introduced by Tejas) did ask me some time ago why I stopped blogging. No reasons there of everything should be considered an excuse if I had to state any :(. So my resolution after posting the 100th post to my blog is to keep blogging at a decent frequency and I shall genuinely undertake this exercise . Next what am I doing these days? Well... For starters I am in Seattle and contracting at Microsoft. I am ...
Well as a lot of people have been highly anticipating SharePoint 2007 (or MOSS) has finally made RTM. Now that really isn't anything new to be blogging about, but what is worth blogging about is that the RTM code has been dropped and the team has also put out the upgrade path from B2TR to RTM. Thanks to Steve Sofian's Blog, he posted the KB article to help perform the upgrade. Now, be very aware that when you are performing this upgrade be very sure to have your current setup backed up. Also directly ...
Yes I know I have not written for a long time. I was kind of thinking about blogging and all and I did not get my self to start writing. Any way there is a new Visual WebGui version with extensibility features and we are working on supplying at last documentation. God knows way but documentation seems to be the hardest part of the development process and yes we all know its a very important part of any product. Documentation is on the way.... As always you can find the new version here: http://sourceforge.net/proj... ...
Damn this blogging thing. I totally underestimated the effort to maintain a regular blog. I'm going to breathe new life in this blog.
As everyone is probably blogging ... Vista is out! Yeah! Very nice. I am quite looking forward to have Vista on my machine full time now as a finished product and I am very much looking forward to MSFT Office 2007 and the abilities it gives developers to more easily build within its environment. Have you seen the new VSTO Special Edition for Visual Studio 2005? If not, then this is something to check out. It seems quite easy to program to from the demos that I have seen. I am also looking at the ...
I figured that today this topic was appropriate. I'm not going to try to convince you to vote for a candidate. There are just a few things I have noticed during this election season that I wanted to rant about. Anyone who says that politicians are not technically savvy is probably right. The people who work for them are another story. They make sure that the candidates are blogging and podcasting. They also inform the people who are calling your house how to block their numbers a number of ways so ...
This blog has moved to http://www.thousandtyone.co... GWB has been a great community and I've learnt a lot by reading the Feed! It has been fun blogging here; I'll continue to Agregate with the GWB feed and read posts but becuase of my inability to maintain multiple blogs:), all my future posts will be posted at my new blog! Please do visit ...