Windows Media Player 11 Wish List

posted on 2005-06-30 at 23:13:32 by Joel Ross

Scoble's asking for feedback of what we want in WMP 11. Since I use it exclusively for podcasting, I think I'm in a good position to say what I want, so I will! First and most importantly to me, would be the ability to bookmark MP3s. I listen to probably… more »

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CruiseControl.NET 0.9.2 - Released

posted on 2005-06-27 at 09:32:19 by Joel Ross

I posted that there was a feature I was very much looking forward to in CCNET 0.9.2, but didn’t' know when it was going to be released. Well, it's now officially out. You can read the release notes to see what changes were made, but there are three thin… more »

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Skype 1.3

posted on 2005-06-16 at 23:55:56 by Joel Ross

There's a new version of Skype out there. Personally, I'm a huge fan of Skype - the quality for me has been as good as a cell phone call, and I use it on a regular basis to communicate with team members on the other side of the country. The latest versi… more »

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Learning BizTalk Server

posted on 2005-06-03 at 22:55:56 by Joel Ross

In a sudden change of events, I'm now learning BizTalk Server. This changes my planned Tech Ed sessions a little bit! Anyway, I spent the past two days going over the Tutorials. They're pretty good at teaching you the ins and outs of setting up schemas,… more »

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Hosted Visual Studio

posted on 2005-06-03 at 22:40:15 by Joel Ross

Gux over at sqljunkies has a link about using a hosted service to try some hands on labs with Visual Studio. If you want to try out some new products, you can log on and give them a test drive without having to install the software or get a VPC image wit… more »

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Recording Your Screen

posted on 2005-02-23 at 00:26:28 by Joel Ross

Mark has a very nice post detailing how you can record your actions on your computer, in conjunction with voice, and have a nice visual how-to. This would be awesome for canned demos and training! And all you need is Windows Media Encoder 9. more »

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GotDotNet vs. Sourceforge

posted on 2005-02-14 at 02:33:00 by Joel Ross

GotDotNet lost another project to Sourceforge today, as Jim has finished the migration of IISReporter. It's available to download here, and he launched a website dedicated to it. He said he's gotten over 1900 downloads. Congrats, Jim. That's awesome! Now… more »

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CruiseControl.NET 0.8

posted on 2005-01-20 at 22:09:56 by Joel Ross

Thoughworks has released the latest version of CruiseControl.Net - 0.8. From the release notes it looks like most of the work has been done on the dashboard and project reporting, and they are now recommending migrating to the dashboard over the sin… more »

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IIS Reporter

posted on 2005-01-20 at 21:37:00 by Joel Ross

A friend of mine, Jim, has released a free tool for monitoring IIS resources on a web server, mainly number of users. Useful if you need to restart IIS. Looks great, Jim! Jim and I worked together at a former employer. He's still there, and stuck maintai… more »

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posted on 2005-01-11 at 23:34:14 by Joel Ross

PostXING is a tool that allows you to post to multiple .Text blogs at the same time. It's much farther along in the development cycle than my homegrown blogging tool I use. Unfortunately, I haven't used PostXING yet, because it doesn't allow me to post t… more »

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