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The circle of most influencing community members

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Somebody recently asked me to name the top 5 of most influencing members from the software developer community. Since I spend a lot of my time reading books, articles and blog posts, that list is actually quite long. So I decided to name the six professionals who have been inspiring me the most i...

January 26, 2009

Black screen after upgrading to Windows 7 beta 1

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Today I've upgraded my 64-bit Windows Vista desktop to Windows 7 Beta 1. However, after a seemingly succesful in-place upgrade, I ended up in a black screen listing the Windows 7 build number (7000) in the lower right corner. Apart from a fully functional default mouse pointer, nothing happened, ...

January 17, 2009

Happy New Year Best Wishes 2009

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I was planning to post earlier, but unfortunately my first week after the holiday was filled withunexpected challenges…<p align="center"></p>A new year always means that a lot of new things will happen, but I think 2009 is going to be one of those years that brings a lot of promising ...

January 9, 2009

Visual Studio 2010 is huge!

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During this week’s PDC 2008, I’ve been spending particular attention to sessions related to the new features of Visual Studio 2010 Team System and Team Foundation Server 2010. The one statement almost every session started with was that this release is huge, and I totally agree! I’ve not seen so ...

November 2, 2008

What is “Oslo”?

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On the second official day of the PDC 2008, me and many colleagues from the Dutch .NET community attended the introduction session titled “A lap around Oslo”. Up to this session, Oslo was something nobody really knew about other than that is was somewhat related to the next evolution of SOA and D...

October 31, 2008