1. .NET on the Net May 8-15 : It’s full of stars

    The release of Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope was easily the biggest thing out of Redmond this week. For those who haven’t seen it yet, it’s pretty amazing. Imagine Live Maps for space with lots of neat filters. The level of detail is pretty amazing and it’s interesting to see Microsoft’s take on something a little […]

  2. .NET on the Net May 1-7: Popfly gets some new tools

    Microsoft has been quite busy trying to figure out what to do with the Yahoo situation, so there has been little in the way of news from Redmond. So, I’m taking this opportunity to point out some other recent Microsoft developments that might help you all out. It seems that every developer I know, myself […]

  3. .NET on the ‘Net April 24th-30th : Can we have that service pack back?

    Well, today brought some interesting announcements about Expression, but that’s officially news for next week. Here’s what happened this past week. The one piece of news that will affect most of us is the delay of SP3 for Windows XP and the removal of Vista SP1 from automatic update. Since pretty much all of us […]

  4. .NET on the ‘Net April 17-23 : Putting it all online

    This post is offically quite late. A combination of hackers and the first nice weather in 6 months can be quite distracting. Microsoft has made some big announcements this week around their web strategy. Microsoft’s competitor, Dynamics CRM Online, launched this week. With this launch and plans to add more services under the Dynamics […]

  5. .NET on the ‘NET : Happy Birthday SilverLight!

    It’s been another week, which means it’s time for another thrilling, or at least moderately interesting, .NET on the ‘Net post. This week, Silverlight celebrated it’s first birthday. At its current rate of half a million downloads a day, it’s still got a lot of ground to make up against Flash, but SilverLight has been […]

  6. .NET on the ‘NET April 2 – 8 : All your Yahoo are belong to us!

    The continuing story of Yahoo and Microsoft opened another chapter this week. Microsoft set forth an ultimatum regarding their acquisition offer [WARNING: Humorous Ballmer Photo] and Yahoo issued a response. I personally hope that this all gets resolved in a nice civilized manner. It’s become pretty clear that the acquisition will probably happen; at this […]

  7. .NET on the ‘Net March 25 – April 1: OOXML and IE8

    Sorry this update is a little late, to make up for it I added a day to the week. There are some very interesting stories from Microsoft this week. The biggest story is the adoption of OOXML as an ISO standard. While this isn’t directly web related, it’s been a pretty controversial topic and could […]

  8. Conference Double-Header

    For the past 2 years, I’ve attended Microsoft’s MIX conference and SXSWi. This year is no different, except for the fact that they are back to back. I’ve found that conferences can either be a great opportunity to learn and network or a massive expense with minimal benefit. To help out those that are going to either of these events for the first time, I thought it would be a good idea to give some recommendations on how to get the most out of them.

  9. Bad Documentation is a Killer

    Almost every developer has run into some bad documentation in their day. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve had to talk to a disgruntled tech support guy about an issue that should have been easy to find. Two of the companies I’ve worked with have even stopped using otherwise good software due to […]