Remembering Jim Gray and a Tribute

Time flies. It has been a year since Dr. Gray, a Microsoft research fellow and Turing Award-winner, went missing while sailing off San Francisco. A year ago, at Boise Code Camp 2.0, I hosted a sessio...

SQL Server 2008 November CTP Available

I’ve been so involved with the VSTS RTM yesterday, that I almost didn’t notice this one. Click here to download the latest SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP) and try out t...

US Tech-Ed 2008 To Be Two Conferences

It seems that the US Tech-Ed is following Europe’s lead, by breaking up the one large conference into two: one for developers and one for IT professionals. June 3-6, 2008 – Developers (de...

TFS Operations Guidance

Thanks to the Team System Rangers (an elite squad of TFS experts inside Microsoft) for putting together this document, which serves as a single point of entry into the world of TFS Operations as well...

Code that Writes Code (or TSQL that writes ASP.NET)

Call it a code generator, software factory, or just a clever script. If you can write code that writes code – you win, even if just a small victory for humans in this contest we call softw...

XML Notepad 2007!

My students this week told me about the new version. I remember using the original XML Notepad, and it was great, very simple. For the longest time, I couldn’t find it on Microsoft’s site...