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A new view on Microsoft, Google, Apple and Linux

Rob Enderle, columnist at TechNewsWorld, gives a new/changed view on Microsoft, Google, Apple and Linux in his article The Fall of Google, the Rebirth of Microsoft and the Changing Face of Apple and Linux. A nice read… One of the cool quotes from the article: …but it becomes risky for anyone to depend on the …

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New Avanade NL website online

Avanade Netherlands released a new website [1]. Unlike the previous one, this one is here to stay 😉The website holds information about events, career possibilities, publications, videos, links to blogs of Avanade Netherlands employees and more… Have a look! It is in Dutch, by the way. [1] http://www.werkenbijavanade.nl (Dutch) Technorati tags: link,Avanade

Online profiles – update

I only had time for a quickie: The page containing all my online profiles has been updated…When interested, have a look at them.

EntLib Extensions to WSSF – Part 2

The EntLib Extensions to WSSF have gotten more and more attention lately. There now is a (very positive) announcement about the extensions on the WSSF site, and there is a complete article on MSDN explaining how to use the extensions. Check it out! Links:EntLib Extensions to WSSF: http://www.codeplex.com/EntLibExtensionsWSSFMSDN article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc164250.aspxWSSF site: http://www.codeplex.com/servicefactory

First release: Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit

It’s here: the Microsoft SharePoint Administration Toolkit. This first release contains two tools, both supported on WSS 3.0 and SharePoint Server 2007. Batch Site ManagerFrom the “Move, Lock, and Delete Site Collections” page on Applications Management you can schedule bulk operations against site collections in the farm—including moving site collections between content databases (!!). stsadm …

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Live Mesh, a first look

This morning I found a mail in my inbox telling me I was invited to Live Mesh. That’s a nice start of the weekend, so thanks Jan! The Live Desktop user interface looks pretty cool, and it almost feels like a real desktop. But that part of Live Mesh is pretty much like Live SkyDrive: …

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Rick van den Bosch .net – part II

It’s been a while because I’ve been so busy lately, but the next (technical) step for my personal  website is now online. When browsing to http://rickvandenbosch.net/blog/, the content of my blog here is displayed sort of mirrored over there. I used an OpenSource RSS component to read my private rss feed from blogging about, and …

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‘EntLib Extensions To WSSF’ released to CodePlex

Some of my (Dutch!) Avanade colleagues recently released ‘Entlib Extensions To WSSF’ to CodePlex. Quite a cool addition to the already rich Enterprise Library. Entlib Extensions to WSSF (Web Service Software Factory) is an extension that enables WSSF to easily integrate with Enterprise Library. This extension allows you to very easily handle cross cutting concerns in …

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Blu-Ray coming to the Xbox 360?

I’m not entirely sure about the article on Digitimes. One of the reasons is because it was posted on April first. Another reason is the way it is written. But if it turns out to be true, I’m going to have to get a Blu-Ray player for my Xbox 360… 😉A quote from the article: …

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Getting the ModalPopupExtender to work in SharePoint 2007

Getting the ModalPopupExtender from the Ajax Control Toolkit to work (decently) in SharePoint was not exactly a walk in the park. With a default SharePoint installation, the modal popup is partly positioned ‘outside’ of the page (you only see the bottom right part of the popup in the top left corner of the browser). Postbacks …

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New feature: subscription by e-mail

It is now possible to get updates from this blog through e-mail (nice feature, feedburner). Updates will be sent once a day, but only when new items are available.Curious? Subscribe here!

I8 converter – Download (sourcecode available)

One of my colleagues pointed out the new Fine-grained password policy feature in Windows Server 2008. As you can see in this post at The Sean Blog, some values have to be entered in the I8 format, which isn’t very user friendly. Because of that, he asked me if I could whip up a tool …

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(Single-Entry, ) Single-Exit, my 2 cents

As a reaction to this article at Peter Ritchie’s MVP Blog, I thought I’d give my two cents on having a single exit point for methods. Here we go… When writing code, I always create only one exit point except for the occasional throwing of an exception. Most important for me is to always know …

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Now available: PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008

One of the most annoying things in Visual Studio (to me) was the fact that complete solutions (solution folders, projects, regulare folder)  would be expanded upon opening. And with big solutions, that isn’t too much fun. There are macros available online, but the ones i found were pretty slow. This is only one of the things that the …

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Windows Live SkyDrive now available

Just a quick post: Windows Live SkyDrive is now available. It left the beta stage yesterday. You can now store 5Gb of data online, choose who has access to each folder you create and more. There is a maximum filesize of 50Mb.Interested? Have a look at http://skydrive.live.com/