Microsoft Introduces Hosted Exchange

posted on 03/31/06 at 09:28:02 pm by Joel Ross

Microsoft introduced what they are calling Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services, which is a lot like what they used to offer under the name FrontBridge. It's basically a way for small companies (such as Tourney Logic) to get the benefits of Exchange, but w… more »

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How I Use Virtual PC (or VMWare) For Development

posted on 03/03/06 at 12:58:18 am by Joel Ross

A reader recently (well, recently when I first starting writing this!) asked me to expound upon how I use Virtual PC for development, and I'm more than happy to do so. I made the switch to Virtual PC for development early last year, so I've worked throu… more »

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Brad Covelle's Word To OneNote PowerToy

posted on 02/12/06 at 10:04:06 pm by Joel Ross

I mentioned this in the past, but wanted to follow it up. Brad Covelle entered the OneNote power toy contest a while ago, and was told he was a finalist (that's what I posted). Well, he was recently (Ok. Not recently. I've been lazy!) informed that he wa… more »

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NuSoft Developers Rock!

posted on 2005-10-11 at 00:02:22 by Joel Ross

I don't post a whole lot about NuSoft Solutions (where I work), and more specifically, the people I work with. It's definitely not because I don't think they deserve the recognition, but because their accomplishments aren't usually a public thing. That… more »

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Agile And Sales

posted on 2005-09-26 at 00:27:23 by Joel Ross

Ben Carey, who was key to introducing Agile development to NuSoft (before we were NuSoft), has a great post about Agile and the issues it presents in the sales process. He says the problem is how the sales team sells and how the client expects to be sol… more »

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Qualities of a Technical Lead

posted on 2005-09-24 at 00:33:21 by Joel Ross

Having lead a couple of development teams, I found this post by Jeremy Miller to be pretty?informative.?My projects have been relatively successful, despite what I did to try to derail that, and it's a constant learning experience to know what the best w… more »

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I'm Going Going, Back Back to Cali Cali

posted on 2005-08-21 at 16:55:05 by Joel Ross

For the 4th time in a little over a year, I'll be back in California for a week. Specifically, Santa Rosa. Well, staying in Rohnert Park, but working in Santa Rosa. I fly into San Francisco on August 29th, drive up to Santa Rosa for the week, and fly out… more »

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posted on 2005-02-15 at 02:57:00 by Joel Ross

Peter Hancock has an interesting post about rotating developers from project to project. While I agree with a lot of what he says, I don't think this is always a good thing. Maybe it's because I am coming at it from a consulting point of view, but losing… more »

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How Consulting Works

posted on 2005-02-14 at 02:16:20 by Joel Ross

Ben Reichelt asks an interesting question: How does consulting work? He asks how you can manage to bring on new clients when old clients are calling for new features, bug fixes, etc. And in doing so, he hits on exactly why consulting works. Repeat clien… more »

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Catching Up On Email

posted on 2005-02-14 at 02:01:43 by Joel Ross

Apparently this weekend was the weekend to filter through your email. Robert Scoble did. So did I. I wonder if this post from Jason Clarke was motivation for anyone else. I read this, and realized that I used to be a filer. Then life got busy, and I bec… more »

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