Useful Microsoft resources about Scrum

February 7, 2011 at 12:57 PMalex

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ICCES and ICCESMM conferences

February 4, 2011 at 10:51 AMalex

1.     ICCES 2011, being held in Nanjing, China, during 17-21 April 2011 (www.icces.org). Abstract (or full-length) submission is to be by 15 February 2011, at: http://submission.techscience.com/icces11

2.     ICCESMM 2011, being held in Zonguldak, Turkey, during 6-9 September 2011 (www.iccesmeshless.org). Abstract (or full-length) submission is to be by 1 August 2011, at: http://submission.techscience.com/icml

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World... Connected

January 26, 2011 at 10:34 AMalex

It's being an interesting trend where heterogeneous services were exposed and now can be consumed by a variety of consumers, say, publishers with PDFs, online content with Netflix. The underlying standards are called OData which details can be found at http://www.odata.org Today, many sites expose their data in OData-compatible format, see here. If you're developing a new application, consider exposing your data in that format. Also, watch out the extended integration throughout the Microsoft products for examples of using it at MIX'11.

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Working Knowledge

January 18, 2011 at 9:38 AMalex

I like phylosophy because it makes one to think.  The thinking is the special process that can be done to make a decision and the following paper from Harvard Working Knowledge represents a quantitative measure which can be applied to the daily processes: Thinking Too Little to Thinking Too Much: A Continuum of Decision Making. Worth reading.

 

 

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Parallel and Azure Design Guidelines

January 12, 2011 at 4:13 PMalex

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Microsoft Azure state

January 11, 2011 at 5:49 PMalex

Forrester conducted a research regarding current offering from Microsoft for the Cloud, Microsoft Azure, which basically, goes down to that while it's advanced, there are still things it should go through to mature. Read on.

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.NET Framework 4.0 Reference Assemblies location

December 13, 2010 at 11:27 PMalex

If you're looking for xml documentation generated for .NET Framework 4.0 assemblies, starting from 3.0 you have to have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or .NET Framework SDK installed and those are located at:

Windows 64, .NET 4.0: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\.NETFramework\v4.0"
Windows 32, .NET 4.0: "C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\.NETFramework\v4.0"
Windows 64, .NET 3.5: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\.NETFramework\v3.5"
Windows 64, .NET 3.5: "C:\Program Files\Reference Assemblies\Microsoft\Framework\.NETFramework\v4.0"

 More info about 3.0 can be found at

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msbuild/archive/2007/04/12/new-reference-assemblies-location.aspx

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How Apple makes money

November 29, 2010 at 11:11 PMalex

Today, my iPhone 4 rejected voice mail password with the modal messagebox asking for a new password. After trying to reset password using AT&T web-site, I called AT&T support and guy asked me to turn off the device. But, the problem was, that I couldn't! Crappy iPhone was showing the power off slider behind the reset password message box. Ok, then, calling Apple support. The guy, apparently from India who was constantly asking me to repeat everything I was saying and saying that I'm cutting off (Apple, please invest some penny into reliable VoIP!). Oh, well, then, the guy continues with even more interesting stuff. He started to tell me that I can choice from one of the following - either buy 29.99 for one-accident support, or 79.99 for two-year support. Guys, I couldn't understand why I have to pay something to Steve Jobs for the problem with his device I counldn't workaround. After some thinking on another end, guy offered me an exception and one-time support without charge. Cool. How to reset the device without power slider? Easy, press both, power button on the top and one button for 10 seconds and device will reset. That was easy. Why I have to pay for that 30 bucks? Just another prove of the crappiness of some companies.

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Hybrid-cloud discussions

November 15, 2010 at 5:39 PMalex

Really interesting hybrid-cloud discission by IBM CTO Jerry Cuomo:

http://www.infoq.com/vendorcontent/show.action?vcr=1125

 

 

 

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Mobile Cloud Computing Forum

October 29, 2010 at 10:47 AMalex

Cloud goes Mobile for sure, check out http://mobilecloudcomputingforum.com/

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