WinFS was an ambitious effort to embed an integrated storage engine into the Windows operating system, and use it to create a shared data ecosystem. Although WinFS never shipped as a part of Windows, many of the underlying technologies have shipped, or will
ship, in SQL Server and in other…
In an earlier screencast, Henrik Nielsen illustrates how the Microsoft Robotics Studio, building on top of the
CCR (Concurrency and Coordination Runtime) and
DSS (Decentralized Software Services) technologies, exposes a RESTful service-oriented architecture.
In this companion screencast,…
Henrik Frystyk Nielsen used to work for the World Wide Web Consortium on some key pieces of infrastructure including the HTTP specification and
libwww. He left the W3C in 1999 and now works for Microsoft where his current project is
Robotics Studio, whose tagline is: "A Windows-based…
This quick screencast (WMV,
Flash) shows how an Office Live customer can create a database table in the cloud, add data-collection and -display widgets to pages of an Office Live site, then manage the data both through the web and from a remote Access client.
I'm deeply fascinated by software instrumentation in all its varieties. When Scott Dart
told me that he had hard data on how many people are using the tagging features in Photo Gallery, I wanted to know how. The answer is
SQM, which is pronounced "squim" and which expands to Software…
Scott Dart focuses on the tagging features of Vista's Photo Gallery. It captures an interesting moment in the history of information management. Historically we've relied on folder hierachy to organize large collections of digital files. You can still use
I'm enjoying the new Office ribbon but I'm also a fan of clutter-free interfaces, so I wondered how to use the ribbon selectively. This short
screencast illustrates two ways to do that.
You can use Control-F1 to minimize the ribbon, and Control-F1 again to restore it.
There's also a…
I'm enjoying the new Office ribbon but I'm also a fan of clutter-free interfaces, so I wondered how to use the ribbon
selectively. This short screencast illustrates two ways to do that.
You can use Control-F1 to minimize the ribbon, and Control-F1 to restore it.
There's also a subtler…
My guest for today's episode is
Mary Czerwinski, a research area manager at Microsoft Research. Our conversation begins with a reference to the
search strategy I used to recall Mary's name, which I'd seen in a
SeattlePI.com story about a workshop on attention and interruptions that was held…