CruiseControl.NET 1.0 Final Is Available

posted on 11/14/05 at 10:25:57 pm by Joel Ross

My favorite continuous integration tool has turned 1. I'm excited. Best new feature: The dashboard now includes a link for everyone to download the CCTray client - no more telling people where to go to get it. I was in the process of getting the build pr… more »

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Visual Express Editions: FREE!

posted on 11/09/05 at 12:16:07 am by Joel Ross

Yup. That's right. You've probably seen it elsewhere, but I've got a different spin on this whole free thing. First the news: All of the Visual Studio Express editions (Web Developer, C# Express, VB Express, C++ Express, J# Express,?and SQL Express) are… more »

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Microsoft's Virtual WiFi Card

posted on 11/08/05 at 12:34:47 am by Joel Ross

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft released what they're calling a VirtualWiFi adapter, via Microsoft Research. It's pretty slick really. It allows you to connect to multiple wireless networks from the same wireless card. I haven't looked, but I would lik… more »

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FolderShare Now Free

posted on 11/08/05 at 12:31:31 am by Joel Ross

Last week, Microsoft announced they were purchasing Foldershare, presumably to integrate with Office Live. I wondered what changes would occur - Lookout was free after Microsoft bought them - and today, the first change was revealed. It's free too! You u… more »

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New MCMS Book

posted on 11/07/05 at 10:20:55 pm by Joel Ross

My friend Andrew Connell has been working hard lately, and the fruit of his labors is done! He's been a co-author on Advanced Microsoft Content Management Server Development, along with 3 other highly respected CMS gurus. And today, Andrew announced that… more »

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Clone The Google API?

posted on 11/02/05 at 06:37:12 pm by Joel Ross

Dave Winer is asking for community support to rally Microsoft and/or Yahoo (or any major search engine player) to clone the Google API and remove the limits imposed by Google (i.e., no commercial use of their API and limited number of queries, among othe… more »

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Visual Studio 2005 RTM

posted on 10/28/05 at 12:51:42 am by Joel Ross

In case you live in a cave, or you only peruse my blog, then you not have heard. Visual Studio 2005 (Whidbey) has been released. It's available for MSDN subscribers, and you can download the official framework from Microsoft. This has been a long time c… more »

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What Do You Want In A Web-Based Aggregator?

posted on 2005-10-04 at 21:55:55 by Joel Ross

That's the question Jim Lanzone asked?Richard MacManus?of Read/Write Web, and now he's got a thread going where you can list out the features you want to see. If you're using an online aggregator, or have thought about using one, then this is a good pla… more »

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PC World Top 100 Software Products Of 2005

posted on 2005-09-30 at 21:46:17 by Joel Ross

PC World has a list of the top 100 products of 2005. Since everyone else seems to be listing it out, here's what I use on the list. 1. Mozilla Firefox (although not as my primary browser)2. Google Gmail8. Skype9. Canon EOS Digital Rebel (well, not exactl… more »

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GotDotNet vNext?

posted on 2005-09-28 at 23:36:22 by Joel Ross

I know it's coming, but the question is when. And what, for that matter. When I talked to the GDN team at Tech Ed, they alluded to new features, but no real details. But, it sounds like MVPs at the MVP summit got a sneak peak. Now, what does a normal guy… more »

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