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    March 2006 - Posts

    10 on 9

    I'm late on this (been busy fixing bugs and the like), but if you're interested in hearing more about 10 and the team that built it, check out the Channel 9 video.

    Btw, I'm the quiet guy that doesn't really talk.  Everyone on this team talks a lot, so I just fill in the blanks if they forget anything.  ;)

    The video doesn't go into too much technical depth, but you'll learn about what we used to build it and some of the architecture behind it.  If you're interested in learning more details about how we accomplished something, leave a comment and I'll be happy to answer them.

    Posted: Mar 14 2006, 01:54 PM by HumanCompiler | with 5 comment(s)
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    Microsoft 10 Awakens!

    My boss, Jeff and Scoble just blogged about the launch of 10!  The short answer for 10 is that it's a site for technology enthusiasts.  That may seem very general, but it is on person.  We will be covering pretty much anything that's interesting related to technology.  Health, education, music, gaming, you name it.  The community around 10 will help shape our content down the road.

    Every day (M-F) at 10:00 AM PST we will launch a new video as well as a video at the end of the week to wrap it all together into one with some easter eggs in between each video.  Grab some RSS and keep coming back.  We want to hear what you think about the site and the content!

    We currently have a health blog and a video blog for the show.  In the future we will be adding more blogs to hit other important topics in technology.  Some will be powered by Microsoft employees.  Some will be run by people in the community.

    Now since is a cool development community, I'd like to hear what you all think of the site?  We're pretty proud of it.  Especially since the 3 of us did it in less than 5 weeks.  We're using ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2005 and some Atlas.  If you're interesting in hearing some more about it.  Check out Channel 9 (the video will be live soon).  I will be writing some articles on some things down the road related to how we built 10.

    Check out the first video

    We'd love to hear your feedback.  Enjoy!  :)

    Time is Almost Up on10

    The final teaser is up a bit early!  People who frequent Channel 9 should get a big kick out of it!

    We're on our final round of coding before the last weekend haul of testing and deployment...see you soon on10!

    Posted: Mar 09 2006, 09:32 PM by HumanCompiler | with no comments
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    Origami on Channel 9

    Hot off the press...Scoble just posted it...good stuff!

    It seems to be about the same size display as what comes in some cars these days for GPS and other computer systems.  What I'll be really interested to see (other than the fact that this device is really cool and helps us move towards the Star Trek life) is if any car manufacturers pick it up and build one of these things into a car so when it's "plugged" into the dash it does all the cool GPS (and other) stuff and then you can just shut off the car, pull it out of the dash and take it with you.

    Posted: Mar 09 2006, 01:17 AM by HumanCompiler | with no comments
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    What's On10?

    So I'm pretty much the last one on the team to blog about it, but just in case you haven't seen yet, our team has a new project and it is BIG.  Right now all you get is a teaser, but trust me...lots more coming when everything goes live on Monday and all will be revealed.

    More people talking about it:

    Posted: Mar 08 2006, 01:23 AM by HumanCompiler | with no comments
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    The Live team just updated and it is looking really great.  Tons of new features, go check them out!  One of them is Search Macros.  This feature allows you to take predefined search criteria and apply it to your search.  The gallery for finding search macros was done by our team (I wrote this particular feature).  Check out all the current search macros you can install and use here:

    Congrats to the Live team for a fantastic release!  :)

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