From Atlas to ASP.NET AJAX: Sam Interviews Brad Abrams

by MichaelF on November 30, 2006 01:31pm Brad Abrams, Group Program Manager for the .NET Framework, sits down with Sam to discuss all things AJAX including: the Open AJAX Alliance, Atlas, the Microsoft AJAX Library and cross browser compatability.  Brad also does a quick demo near the end of the video. ASP.NET AJAX homepage:  http://ajax.asp.net…

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Shipping Containers and Standardization

by billhilf on November 28, 2006 01:51am I’m sitting in Istanbul watching ships – big ships with huge loads of containers on board. I recently finished a great book titled The Box, How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger, Marc Levinson (2006), a fascinating analysis of the history of…

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SendMail, Sender ID and 25 Years of EMail: Sam Interviews Eric Allman

by MichaelF on November 17, 2006 03:20pm In the wake of the announcement that Sender ID will be included in the list of technologies covered by the OSP (Open Standards Promise) we spent some time talking with Eric Allman to get his thoughts. Eric is a pioneer in internet communications and is the co-founder/CSO (Chief…

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Learning to Read!

by anandeep on November 16, 2006 07:39pm One of the great things about my job at the Open Source Software Lab (OSSL) here at Microsoft (besides being able to work with both Linux and Windows!) is that I get to go computer science research conferences.  I try not to attend the purely academic ones, but…

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Powershell Released: An interview with Architect Jeffrey Snover

by MichaelF on November 14, 2006 10:13am Today at IT Forum in Barcelona Microsoft announced the release of Powershell a command line shell and scripting language intended to simplify administration and automation for system administration. A couple of weeks ago Jeffrey Snover, Powershell Architect, sat down and talked with Sam about Powershell, its evolution and…

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Catching up with Sugar CRM: Sam interviews Jacob Taylor

  by MichaelF on November 13, 2006 10:39am While we were in San Jose for Zendcon we had the opportunity to spend some time with Jacob Taylor, CTO of Sugar CRM.  As you may remember, Microsoft and Sugar announced a technical collaboration in February focused on improving the experience of deploying and running Sugar on…

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Wicked Cool Stuff

  by Bryan Kirschner on November 07, 2006 06:51pm I know I’m running a risk of losing focus on the thread I started on analogy and metaphor, but there’ve been too many things popping up in the last couple weeks.  In the interest of focus (and maybe good taste) I decided not to follow up…

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Socialpoint – Socialtext on Sharepoint a conversation with Ross Mayfield

by Sam Ramji on November 01, 2006 04:15pm I got to spend an hour with Ross Mayfield (founder of Socialtext) today.  We talked about a range of things, from open source calculators (WikiCalc) to the future of Sharepoint as a platform for open source development and the shift in Microsoft’s approach to open source.  Ross…

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