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junior882

junior882 junior882 Developing ASP.NET as posed

Niner since 2004

Software developer for a small software company. I focus on database applications using Microsoft ASP.NET and Winforms.
  • Hanselminutes on 9 - Inside CodePlex.com

    I thought the video quality (and audio qualiity) was great. 

     

    Suggestion: I remember watching Sara Ford interviewed by Scoble and was always impressed and loved her VS tips. How about a Podcast with her to catch up on the doings at CodePlex?

  • Episode 3

    First, I thought it was very well done, and interesting. But, where's the code? That's what I'd like to see. I realize that the subject matter is too broad to do that in this case, but the first 2 epsiodes focussed on that a bit.
  • Tad Brockway - Terminal Services team tour

    Awesome!!! The one thing I would ask would be an easy way to know that the Window I am working in is a remote window. I think some graphical glyph of some type would do the trick. Just the example of showing how you can remote an Explorer window could cause me some grief (and I understand the concept), imagine how a regular use my feel. Whaddya thing?

  • The new Outlook Express: Windows Mail demoed

    ownatron wrote:

    l0ckergn0me wrote:

    Don't have more than one person in the room at once again. I have no idea what the quiet guy in the corner (with the sunglasses hanging off his collar) was doing there - other than throwing the conversation off track. Just when we were gonna look at more of WHAT CHANGED IN WINDOWS MAIL, someone interrupted the process.

    You really need a part II of this one, Robert.


    This is the Technical Evangelist (TE) sitting in the corner that you didn't like .

    I was at the interview because before I became a TE I was a developer on the team that develops Windows Mail (and this was only a couple of months ago). My focus as a TE is the Windows Vista platform API's and the questions I asked generally revolved around how Windows Mail used the platform API's. Soon many developers will be using these new API's (some are already) and I thought that they may be interested in how a large product like Windows Mail used the new API's in Vista.

    I am disappointed that you felt that I led the discussion off track, but please try to keep in mind that many niners visit this site to see how a product implements features and what API's it uses. I did not intend to use Channel9 as a showcase for new products as Microsoft has other venues for that. I wanted niners to see how the new technology is implemented and the people & process that goes into making our new technology.

    In the end I want Channel9 content to be accessible to all niners and will keep your criticism in mind for any future content I am part of.



    ownatron,

    No offense, but I have to agree that every time there seemed to be a flow in the interview, your interjections didn't seem to keep the interview in flow. That's not a personal attack, just an observation from someone who's watched most of the 9 videos. I'm sure it was a strange scenario for you to evangelize a product for a team you were on just a few months ago, but in a different role now.

    Anyway, I'm sure you'll do well in your new position. Best of luck, in all sincerity.
  • The new Outlook Express: Windows Mail demoed

    mscott wrote:
    l0ckergn0me wrote:

    Don't have more than one person in the room at once again. I have no idea what the quiet guy in the corner (with the sunglasses hanging off his collar) was doing there - other than throwing the conversation off track. Just when we were gonna look at more of WHAT CHANGED IN WINDOWS MAIL, someone interrupted the process.

    You really need a part II of this one, Robert.




    Agreed. The 'quiet guy' really made this video a chore to watch. The questions seemed forced and did not bring anything to demo, except a longer download.

    I also hope that you can have a cordless mic for at least the main demo'er. You will still get the adhoc production feel, its just that we can hear the content better without having closeups.

    Other than those gripes, good job Robert.


    Gotta agree. I'd much rather have pure Devs in the room. Nothing against the sunglasses guy, but he seemed to interject to make sure the devs in the room knew that he knew what he was talking about. As a dev, it seemed kind of clear that they didn't really accept him.

    I don't mean to overly harp on this, but for me as a dev, I get a little bit creeped out when a "marketing" or evangelist guy tries to step in to explain the product I've been building the last year. These devs are more than able to explain the stuff they've clearly done the work on and having this person on the room was clearly uncomfortable for them to some degree. Then, again, Robert, I know you've got corporate politics to work through to secure these interviews. And on second thought, it was VERY entertaining to see the natural interaction going on:D
  • Omar Shahine and team - New Hotmail "Kahuna"

    s_jetha wrote:
    Why was there a sudden cut when Omar was talking about other browsers' support for Kahuna? I really wanted to know if Firefox would support it.
    I love Microsoft dearly, but I wouldn't touch IE6 with a barge poll

    Although IE7 looks very, very interesting...



    I agree, it's got to have Firefox support. Gmail has it. Yahoo! beta mail has it. Why can't Hotmail (Kahuna) have it? I'm sure you're working on it, but it would be nice to have a clarification on that.

    Oh, and it looks pretty damn sweet Smiley
  • Channel 9 Team - Welcome to our new design

    As everyone's said, cool redesign. One question, is it built on ASP.NET 2.0 or 1.1? I'd be interested to know.
  • Introducing MSN Toolbar Suite - Silicon Valley team (and demo!)

    warren wrote:

    MSN products don't typically replace existing Windows functionality.  For example,  Windows Messenger is left alone when you install MSN Messenger.  Also, the MSN Toolbar has a pop-up blocker, and if you attempt to use it with XP SP2, it will force you to choose one blocker or the other.

    This is one aspect of Microsoft I really don't understand.  It really seems like MSN is off in their own little world, writing what could be considered third-party software for Windows.  Seems like a wasteful duplication of effort to me...


    Very much agree...a bit confusing to all.
  • Introducing MSN Toolbar Suite - Silicon Valley team (and demo!)

    Kryptos,

    Here's a quick tip. You don't need to log out and then in as the Admin to run the installer. You should be able to Shift-right click (or is it Ctrl right click) the installer file and then choose the Runas option which will allow you to provide your Admin credentials.
  • Introducing MSN Toolbar Suite - Silicon Valley team (and demo!)

    Don,

    It's a tradeoff for sure. The key thing to know is that it integrates with the Windows shell, so there is some adavanced functionality that you simply won't find with Google's. I'm a Firefox user myself, but the truly useful part of the software, as far as I'm concerned, is the desktop search which appears on your Start bar. As far as the MSN Toolbar, probably not something I'll use on a regular basis.

    When you do a desktop search, you'll get immediate results in a Windows UI. You can go with that, but if you click "More" or tap Enter, you'll get an IE window with an Active X listview of your search results. Very nice by the way.

    I have my complaints about the IE-specific nature of MSN Spaces, but this one, not so much. Have a look at my posts...

    Initial Impressions of MSN Spaces

    and

    MSN Desktop Search

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