The Virtualization Launch

September 19, 2008 at 1:31 AMalex

Register for a getVIRTUALnow event in your area and find out how Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center - including Virtual Machine Manager 2008 - and Microsoft Desktop and Application Virtualization can help you virtualize from the data center to the desktop.

The agenda looks pretty cool, which includes Hyper-V introduction, application assesment and planning toolkit, and you supposed to get home a software package. The only drawback, even though it is a roadshow, you'd have to throw $149 to get into it.

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The fact: Microsoft Exchange Team was an original developer of AJAX

September 17, 2008 at 10:39 PMalex

This is a really nice story indeed regarding how some techniques were developed just for utility purposed and later evolved into hot technology now known by the name as AJAX. Read on from the former Exchange guy at


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Publishing styles

September 10, 2008 at 10:51 PMalex

If you're writing an article or any other paper, make sure you format it according to the style, recognized in the area the paper supposed to  appear. For example, the following styles are available in Microsoft Word 2007

  1. APA - American Psychological Association
  2. GB7714
  3. GOST - Russian style
  4. ISO 690 - ISO standard for bibliographic referencing in documents
  5. MLA - Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
  6. SIST02
  7. Turabian

If you're writing a technical paper, you can stick with either Harvard or APA style.

Since Microsoft Word 2007 does not support Harvard reference style by default, here is a project on CodePlex site which provides XML extensions for Microsoft Word 2007 to enable the support for several styles commonly used in colleges and universities. 



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