metadojo metadojo

Niner since 2008


  • First Look: Windows Phone 7 Series Hands on Demo

    yeah thats a good question... how much of this is zune HD.  at some level though does it matter?  if its easy for developers to kindof plug into the whole social networking/application platform... maybe its just some stripped down OS  e.g. the zune HD plus thier social data hub.. and maybe thats all you need right..


    we have been moving away from needed full blown operating systems on anything except servers in datacenters.

    the iphone OS is real stripped down right .. noting like the pocketPC OSs but they gave what the customer needed


    the early windows phones failed cause theres was too much OS and not enough of anything else.

  • First Look: Windows Phone 7 Series Hands on Demo

    man i like this as much as I could like something in the first 10 minutes.. the devil is in the details right...


    it would be cool if you could run a windows 7 business edition along side with this and be able to log into your companies domain and automatically download settings, apps etc..  for a business application platform.


    you should also be able to press a button and turn on low battery consumption mode

    where everything is black and white and stripped down in case you only have a bar left on your battery.


    the sscreen is still too small for real life webbrowsing.  i think the iphone is almost just right

    is this the same size it looks smaller on video.


    i think if the hardware was nicely kindof modular

    like your able to buy third party plugable modules to do watever

    one of thise could be a screen like the ipad you could carry in your bag.

    which would have its own battery but also be able to get ac or get through the phone.


    this pad could even work wirelessly with the phone so the "desktop" is projected onto the screen


    if the screen is inside a restaurant and your phone and your buddies phone are nearby

    e.g. at the same table..

    then icons of both your phones show up and even a menu from the restaurtant



  • Coding .NET on a Netbook


    what would you rather have... a phone with the capabilities of the iphone

    or a phone with the capabilities of a windows ( or Mac ).


    im not hating on Apple man.. thier stuff looks pretty.



    but if i had a lightweight machine the size of a kindle or netbook.

    with the full capabilities of an operating system like Mac or Windows

    with a detachable keyboard to expose more screen real estate

    touch screen that can convert into a tablet

    and on the reverse side of the screen a cheapo interface to phone/texts/email/google or bing searches

    when my regular OS is in hibernation.


    then a small little pocket thing i can use as a handset

    note taker

    dictation device


    and a blue tooth ear piece


    with a monthly data connection,cloud account

    and skype account


    you pretty much cover all the possible bases at bargain basement prices.


    who cares if its a mac or pc.


    the iphone sucks.


    its only because companies havent gotten thier act together

    and consumers dont have the information to demand this type of scenario.

    they just keep buying incrementally better things until either they broke or they run out of time


    i used the iphone for 30 days man.

    and all i did was the same things i did before .. call, text, and take pictures.

    like i said the only thing different is the apps that are location aware and the speed at which they appear.


    its like a tom tom or nuvi with phone capabilities.


    and the phone service sucks too.


    we should demand more


    like Don Box says... these problems are not really that hard... just point the engineers at the problem. 


  • Coding .NET on a Netbook

    I would say you have to go with solid state drive... faster.... uses less energy.

    Ive been dreaming about using a netbook as a portable phone with skype in and out.

    I mean really... why pay iphone prices for little bitty apps and bad phone service?


    let me boot up to a stripped down O.S.

    where i can make and receive calls and when im not connected save my voicemails to be uploaded to outlook when I finally get a connection

    put a screen on the outside of the netbook that just allows me simply management of my emails and phone calls and light web browsing and document creation.

    while the real OS is in hibernation.


    when i open the netbook let me have my full blow OS.


    dont even set up computer stations at public places.. just install a screen i can wirelessly and securely connect to.

    including inflight on airplanes and trains.


    i purchased the iphone and returned it before the 30 days were up so i could see the big hoopla...

    its really just eye candy... the dev tools and dev environment is not that great.

    at the end of the day its was still a phone that let me do various things when i was bored or lost.


    i like the GPS enabled apps where you can find stuff and it has the best webbrowsing but non of this is ground breaking stuff

    there are many websites that still break.

    its only innovative cause everyone else is concentrating on other things.

    its just a social status symbol actually.


    I think windows mobile 7 will come with something better thann iphone...

    but who cares about any type of iphone.


    just add some phone capabilities to a netbook like i said and maybe a little pocket controller so you can keep the netbook in the bag

    and a blue tooth headset man.  thats all you need.


    we should be WAY past this stage already.

  • Connected Show Podcast: Paul Thurrott on Windows Server 2008 R2


    Is it going to be open source or Microsoft open source.... like just Microsoft Code?

    But open.

    Microsoft can put out more code inside the legal structure of the foundation.

    Microsoft Partners and companies can develop frameworks to help people solve problems and also as a way to funnel then in to also buying the more advanced version of thier product.

    Also interoperability.


    With cloud and service bus, rest capabilities, windows 7 and windows 7 mobile coming there is going to be a huge new canvas to develop apps.  This is a vehicle to get more stuff built ontop of it all and spark more innovation on the platform.


    I might be in the clouds with this one but they are seeing that the desktop is not the battleground, Microsoft wants to own the pipes.

    "the network is the computer"


    Someone asked Wayne Gretzky how he played so good for so many years

    “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”


    in this S+S world that is coming theres alot of things that need to built within it and ontop of it.

    They are giving out their tools and servers for free to students and startups via Bizspark and they need people to build software and services with them so they can beat the other guys.


    But even more than that... everyone won when we standardized on the windows desktop and people could make money by just developing for windows.  as opposed to having versions on OSn - OSx.


    they want you to say "the windows network is the computer"



  • - New in WCF 4 - System.​Service​Model.​Routing

    routing samples?routing training kit? thanks

  • Jorgen Thelin on the Microsoft Federation Gateway

    great work.

    Question... where does ACS fit in.


    I see how MFG helps you reduce the complexity of establishing trust relationships with multiple IPs.

    But inside my application or RP i would need to have logic to differentiate between people from IPx , LiveID or IPy.

    Would ACS fit in here between the MFG and RP.. mapping all incoming claims to some normalized set that my app or organization understands.


    If so wondering why this was not mentioned.



  • Infosys: Data Integration in the Cloud

    Big thangs poppin!!!!!
  • - WCF and WF 4.0 First Look with Brian Loesgen

    the takeaways...

    ·         The model is the application

    ·         I can view/edit/roundtrip the model with different visual editors

    ·         The model is represented in a relational database so you can chain models together (IIS model and the WCF model + its hosting infrastructure model)

    ·         Other tools can navigate these relationships

    ·         A runtime takes the model and runs what it understands of the model.

    ·         A runtime could also take a model and pass pieces of the model to other runtimes

    ·         Templates for application types will emerge … you never start from scratch anymore.


    ·         You can create a model with a text editor.

    ·         It’s easier for some people to write code than draw pictures

    ·         So they use the textual modeler.


    ·         The model can be cracked open and analysed unlike code assemblies.

    ·         Where are all my applications that do that special sauce thing?

    ·         Ten years later new compliance requirements come out from the federal government. 

    ·         Where are all my applications and places in the model that deal with those areas?


    ·         The models will get you 70-80 percent there.


    ·         There will still be a requirement for traditional code