Archive for October, 2009

SharePoint Conference 2009 Keynote Highlights

It was as we expected. Put Steve Ballmer on the stage, and you have lots of Supers and other traditional Microspeak expressions. But also, you got a surprisingly solid, clear vision of where Microsoft is going with SharePoint. Jeff Teper then went on to discuss some of the new end-user features with no less passion. […]

October 19, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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39 hours until we know more of SharePoint 2010

If you work with Microsoft technology, chances are your paths have crossed with SharePoint. Perhaps you have used an intranet built on it, or perhaps you’ve been lured to even work with it. If you have missed it, your chances of staying in the dark are getting slimmer. Version 2010 is coming, and the real […]

October 18, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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Microsoft Ajax CDN distributes your JavaScript files

As the role of JavaScript on the web sites grows, the management of JavaScript files becomes more relevant. Content Distribution Networks aim to solve one part of the problem. Earlier on, Google and Yahoo have founded open content distribution networks, providing hosting for JavaScript files needed for web sites. The basic idea behind a CDN […]

October 10, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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What’s new in Silverlight 3?

Silverlight 3 was released in July already, but since I happened to be attending Brad Abrams’s presentation on “What’s new in Silverlight 3” (ReMix 2009 Helsinki, see the video), I might just as well publish my notes. This isn’t intended as a primer to all version 3 goodness, but rather an overview on the changes […]

October 9, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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Concurrency – and why are we still standing?

For the last three years, developers have been warned about the end of the free lunch. CPU makers no longer support ever-laxing performance standards by introducing a new GHz value every year, instead focusing on several cores. That in turn forces developers to learn multi-threaded programming. If you’re new to all this, read yourself up […]

October 5, 2009 · Jouni Heikniemi · One Comment
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