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PUBLIC MARKS from tadanderson with tags microsoft & technology


Windows 10 Review

Released too soon with way too many issues. I completely regret putting it on my bare metal. Issues include but are not limited to-


An Enterprise and Software Architect's Tools of the Trade

It is not easy keeping up the latest technologies, processes, architectural techniques, and enterprise architecture framework improvements. Now more than ever an architect needs a lot of assets to keep up.

Windows 8 runs best on my MacBook Pro

If you own a Mac and you need to run Windows 8, ironically your best bet is to run it on your Mac environment.

Windows 8 : $40 : You'll get what you pay for…

I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for, especially when it comes to technology. I understand why Microsoft is selling upgrades to Windows 8 for $40, they won't have anyone upgrading to it.

.NET Architecture and Development Book Recommendations for 2012

Another year has gone by. Happy New Year everyone. It is time to update my book recommendation blog. There have been a ton of books come out this year both good and bad.


Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Development with Visual Studio 2010 Expert Cookbook Book Review

"Expert Cookbook" are the last two words in the title for a good reason. This book is for the advanced SharePoint developer.

Buyer beware the Microsoft Touch Mouse does not work with Visual Studio 2010 SP1

I just got the mouse yesterday. Over all I like it, but may regretfully have to stop using it when in Visual Studio 2010 SP1. The scrolling does not work at all.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Unleashed Book Review

If you are in anyway involved with Windows Server 2008 R2, you owe it to yourself to get this book. It will not leave my side!!!!

Applied Architecture Patterns on the Microsoft Platform Book Review

This is a book that would be good for anyone that wants to get a snapshot of the current Microsoft technology stack.


New Tool for SharePoint 2007 and 2010 Create Sitemaps in HTML, Text, and DGML

The SharePoint Diagram Tool which reverse engineers SharePoint 2007 and 2010 SharePoint sites into HTML, text, and DGML for displaying in a diagram.

Silverlight 5.0 Announced

New features in Silverlight 5 are be covered live right now...

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2.

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 Feature Pack 2 which includes Microsoft Test Manager to capture and playback action recordings for Silverlight 4 applications.

Silverlight is Dead, Long live HTML 5??? Really? HTML 5

Personally PDC bored me to death (until Bob did his interview). I didn’t go, that may have kept me awake during the Keynote. I do not need to pay 5K a year to maintain a software license just so MS can help me develop HTML 5. EVERYONE will be doing that.

Are you a .NET development shop, or a Microsoft development shop?

I am not sure if the market has clearly stated that there is a difference between being a Microsoft shop and a .NET shop. I watch a lot of places try to decide which way to go without realizing they are actually making the choice.

SOA with .NET and Windows Azure Book Review

This book is a must have for anyone that wants to know what Microsoft technologies have to offer to accomplish Service Oriented Architecture.

Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 Book Review

This is a pretty sweet book. There are a ton of features in Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. This book does a great job of covering all of them that are related to Application Lifecycle Management.


.NET Security and Hacking Tool Belt - Tools, Books, Videos, and Sites

There are a ton of tools and books out on security and hacking. I have listed some of the tools, books, videos, and sites I keep in my security tool belt....