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FolderShare is back up

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I went online at about 5:30am and FolderShare was back online and working well. FolderShare is branded as a Windows Live Service; I wonder if it is going to become an integrated first class part of Live?

Written by Chris Sutton

November 19, 2007 at 8:00 am

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Visual Studio 2008 RTM on MSDN – for real

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Frans Bouma says VS 2008 is on MSDN now and Vitaly confirms it.  It’s 7:30am CST and the MSDN download site is already locked up.

As soon as I can get my hands on the bits I have a project to upgrade; I guess I need to make some room on my laptop as well.

Written by Chris Sutton

November 19, 2007 at 7:53 am

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FolderShare is down

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This message has been up all weekend on FolderShare:

Windows Live FolderShare Beta

Nov 16, 3:00PM PST
Windows Live FolderShare is being taken offline for maintenance.
The service will be resumed in the next 48 hours.
Thank you for your patience.
FolderShare Team.

The 48 hours are up and the site is still down. I’m hoping they get this up soon as I use this service quite a bit.

Update: Looks like they are just about to bring it back online:

Windows Live FolderShare Beta

Nov 16, 3:00PM PST
Windows Live FolderShare is being taken offline for maintenance.
The service will be resumed in the next 48 hours.
Nov 18, 4:30PM PST
Maintenance Update:

  • We are wrapping up our maintenance operations and are starting to bring the FolderShare service online.
  • We are allowing FolderShare clients to re-connect in a controlled fashion to confirm the system is operating correctly.
  • Your client will re-connect over the next few hours. Once connected you will be able resume synchronization between your clients.
  • Access to the the http://www.foldershare.com will resume on Monday Nov 19th by 8:30AM(PST).

Thank you for your patience.
FolderShare Team.

Written by Chris Sutton

November 18, 2007 at 6:09 pm

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Solon Spartans Win 2A Football Championship

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Solon just completed an incredible 13-0 season winning the state championship earlier today. I was able to watch most of the game on TV and the Spartans clearly dominated the game by scoring early an holding the lead.  Congrats to the team.

Written by Chris Sutton

November 17, 2007 at 8:40 pm

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Solon Spartans Dominating Central Lyon

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We didn’t go up to UNI to see the 2A football championships, but we are watching on TV. It’s about 8 minutes into the game and we are up 14-0. This is really exciting for our team.

Go Spartans!

Written by Chris Sutton

November 17, 2007 at 10:05 am

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David Yack at CRIneta

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David Yack gave an excellent talk last night at CRIneta about C# 3.0 and VS 2008. We looked at Type Inference, Partial Methods, Extension Methods and much more.  There also really seemed to be a lot of interest in the new VS 2008 features.

We also had some great BBQ that went over really well. It was a big step up from our usual pizza or subs. TekSystems went above and beyond in their sponsorship this time.

Written by Chris Sutton

November 13, 2007 at 8:39 pm

So Don clarifies his comments

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Seriously, who would ship on a Thursday?

Written by Chris Sutton

November 13, 2007 at 12:01 am

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CRIneta Meeting with David Yack tonight – C# 3.0

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David Yack is speaking tonight(11/12/2007) at CRIneta on C# 3.0 and Visual Studio 2008.  We are serving BBQ and are giving away some ReSharper licenses and a bunch of books and software.

Hope you can make it to hear this great talk.

Written by Chris Sutton

November 12, 2007 at 10:02 am

Official VS 2008 RTM Date?

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Update 11/19/2008: Here is news on the VS 2008 MSDN release.

This is still speculation, but it looks like Don Box is saying that VS 2008 and .Net 3.5 will release on next Thursday. It’s possible that he is talking about some other product release, but it wouldn’t make much sense at this point.

He said “Lots of .NET families will have something extra to be thankful for next thursday.”  “Next Thursday” could be either November 15th or November 22nd.

Either way it’ll be good to have the bits in the next few weeks.

Update on 11/13/2007: Don posted a clarification on his blog saying he didn’t intend to suggest the RTM date.  He actually was referring to Thanksgiving (and turkey).  He narrowed it down for us saying that Microsoft only ships on Tuesdays and Fridays. :)

Written by Chris Sutton

November 11, 2007 at 12:30 am

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Quirky Live Writer Installation

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Kevin Miller gives a good overview of the bizarre installation process that you experience when you install Live Writer.  I hope the Live Writer team gives us a more normal installation process in the next release.

Btw, I use Live Writer for all of my blogging.  I really like the product.  It is focused, clean and integrates with many blogging platforms. If you need a good client for writing your blog, definitely go and get the Live Writer 1.0 release (just be ready to do a little dancing during the install).

Written by Chris Sutton

November 9, 2007 at 10:12 am

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