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At long last, Microsoft is ready to compete head on with Amazon Web Services — Tech News and Analysis
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#gom At long last, #Microsoft is ready to compete head on with Amazon Web Services #AWS http://t.co/So7TmwEUQR via @gigaom

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april 2013 by rafaeldff
InfoQ: Erik Meijer on LINQ
"Great interview. Topics are all over the map, but it's great fun."
programming  language  interview  ErikMeijer  Microsoft  syntax  semantics  LINQ  Haskell  C#  OO  concurrency  monad  monads 
march 2009 by rafaeldff
It’s Me, and Here’s My Proof: Why Identity and Authentication Must Remain Distinct
Good thinking. Identity and authorization should always be separate. An application of this principle is that biometrics are about identity and so must be accompanied by a second factor (like a PIN) in a secure system.
SteveRiley  security  software  systems  architecture  authorization  identity  authentication  article  essay  column  Microsoft  TechNet 
january 2009 by rafaeldff
Managed Extensibility Framework - Home
New project from the .net world. Seems like a combination of OSGI service layer and Eclipse's extension registry.
project  plugin  extension  development  application  software  Microsoft  MEF  component  dynamic  dynamicity  runtime  CBD  via:DonBox 
june 2008 by rafaeldff
Database Pioneer Joins Microsoft to Start New Database Research Lab: Q&A: David DeWitt, former department chair and emeritus professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin, has joined Microsoft as a Technical Fellow to start a new computer s
David DeWitt, former department chair and emeritus professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin, has joined Microsoft as a Technical Fellow to start a new computer science lab designed to explore the bleeding edge of data management.
microsoft  DavidDeWitt  db  database  research  laboratory  lab  JimGray 
may 2008 by rafaeldff
ongoing · XML People
Tim Bray really is one ot the best writers in the biz, right up there with Joel Spolsky. Here, Tim gives a personal account of the birth of XML, filled with intrigue, romance and inspiration. .... Yeah, really. Yes, XML. Go read it.
TimBray  blog  post  article  essay  XML  history  standard  W3C  hipertext  SGML  TedNelson  TimBL  CharlesGoldfarb  JonBosak  JamesClark  LaurenWood  EveMaler  document  markup  microsoft  netscape  browser  90s 
february 2008 by rafaeldff
Daring Fireball: Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang's Company-Wide Memo Regarding the Microsoft Takeover Bid
"Translation From PR-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang’s Company-Wide Memo Regarding the Microsoft Takeover Bid" -- John Gruber doing his stuff.
blog  post  funny  humor  marketing  business  buzzword  text  PR  memo  DaringFireball  JohnGruber  Yahoo  Microsoft 
february 2008 by rafaeldff
jaybaz [MS] WebLog : Parting words for dear friends
InfoQ characterized this as post as /harsh words from a parting Microsoft dev lead/. I think it is just good no-nonsense programming advice. IME, the kind of ill behavior Jay mentions is common in programmers with C++ backgrounds.
blog  post  JayBazuzi  programming  coding  code  microsoft  ProjectManagement  PM  management  advice  via:InfoQ  tips  c++  NIH 
november 2007 by rafaeldff
OOXML: Brazil Says NO :: Avi Alkalay
"After a very difficult and inconclusive meeting in ABNT (...) office last tuesday, the standards process director had to (...) review some facts [and comments by the technical group and conclude that a NO for OOXML is the correct position for Brazil in I
blog  post  AviAlkalay  ABNT  ECMA  ISO  document  format  OOXML  Microsoft  office  standard  standards  ODF  politics 
august 2007 by rafaeldff
Singularity: Rethinking the Software Stack
"Singularity systems incorporate three key architectural features: software-isolated processes for protection of programs and system services, contract-based channels for communication, and manifest-based programs for verification of system properties. We
paper  Singularity  OS  OperatingSystem  software  system  systems  research  microsoft  GalenCHunt  JamesRLarus  GalenHunt  JamesLarus  language  reliability  contracts  contract  dbc  isolation 
july 2007 by rafaeldff
From 9 till 2 - Bingo!
"Over the years I must have heard quite a few Microsoft talks, and have developed a 'Bingo Scorecard' to keep my mind occupied during long powerpoint assaults." ... "'Orthoganol' - 5 points" "'SuperExcited' - 7 points." ....
blog  post  funny  humor  DavidIng  event  talk  presentation  jargon  microsoft  tech 
june 2007 by rafaeldff
How's My Driving? #1: Microsoft Astoria
Leonard Richardson analyzes the RESTfulness of the Astoria project
blog  post  LeonardRichardson  REST  framework  project  data  DB  database  Astoria  microsoft  via:StefanTilkov 
june 2007 by rafaeldff
Scott Hanselman's Computer Zen - Hanselminutes Podcast 65 - Martin Fowler and David Heinemeier Hansson
Martin Fowler, DHH and Scott Hanselman talk about web-based versus rich-client UIs, usability in agile development and Alpha Geeks attitude towards Microsoft (with some kind words regarding Sun in the middle). All and all,. a very cool podcast.
podcast  audio  interview  talk  MartinFowler  DavidHeinemeierHansson  DHH  ScottHanselman  Ruby  Rails  RoR  UI  usability  agile  process  richclient  microsoft  RailsConf 
may 2007 by rafaeldff
Coding Horror: Microsoft 1978
"Microsoft's first employees, their current net worth"
blog  post  JeffAtwood  Microsoft  history  tech  technology  PC  computing  industry 
january 2007 by rafaeldff
Albatross! : You, me and the W3C (aka Reinventing HTML)
Microsoft's Chris Wilson will be the new chair for the revamped W3C HTML Working Group.
blog  post  ChrisWilson  standard  standards  web  HTML  W3C  Microsoft  InternetExplorer 
january 2007 by rafaeldff
A User-Centred Approach to Functions in Excel
Microsoft research paper on extending Excel to function as a proper functional programming language enabling more correct and powerful usage. They design is meant to avoid scarying current excel users.
paper  excel  spreadsheet  functional  programming  language  microsoft  research  HCI  usability  data  information  SimonPeytonJones  SimonPJones  SimonJones  AlanBlackwell  MargaretBurnett  extension 
august 2006 by rafaeldff
O'Reilly Radar > Operations: The New Secret Sauce
Tim O'Reilly's thoughts on the importance of operations for web scale services as gathered from an interview with Ms Live's ops director."Why did Fedex win in package delivery? They locked up the best locations with access to airports, warehousing, etc. s
blog  post  TimOReilly  TimO'Reilly  operations  hosting  scalability  server  service  services  web  web2.0  logistic  servers  Microsoft  WindowsLive  Live  deployment  tools 
july 2006 by rafaeldff
The Fishbowl: The Mac is a Harsh Mistress
Another series of operating systems analogies (Macs are like...), but a pretty good one at that
mac  Macintosh  Apple  Microsoft  Ms  OS  OperatingSystem  culture  fun  funny  humor  humour  metaphor  blog  post  CharlesMiller 
june 2006 by rafaeldff
CodeRush for Visual Studio - Developer Express - Improving the Developer Experience(tm)
If I ever have to go back to visual studio, this looks like a nice companion to intelliJ resharper.
ide  vs  VisualStudio  ms  microsoft  DeveloperExpress  plugin  code  coding  assist  vs.net  template  templates  tool  utility  dotNet 
june 2006 by rafaeldff
Greg's Head: Why did Vista Slip? - Interface Software UI and Design Blog
Nice post discussing the process and marketing (in the broader sense) for the Vista delays.
GregRaiz  windows  Vista  microsoft  SE  blog  post  SoftwareEngineering  Software  Engineering  release  schedule 
may 2006 by rafaeldff
Confessions Of A Used Programming Language Salesman
Confessions Of A Used Programming Language Salesman - Getting The Masses Hooked On Haskell. Erik Meijer's paper for ICFP 2006.
functional  programming  language  ErikMeijer  microsoft  vb  c#  c-omega  haskell  LINQ  query  ICFP  2006  paper 
april 2006 by rafaeldff
Insights into the .NET Architecture
Artima (Bill Venners) interview with Ms' eric gunnerson
architecture  article  c  design  gunnerson  interview  language  microsoft 
september 2004 by rafaeldff

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