Lab Management

June 2, 2010

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Do you like virtual machines? Do you build them from the OS on up every time you have even just a half baked excuse? Well then we have a lot in common! With the release of Visual Studio 2010 came Lab Management: heaven for the likes of us because it integrates with System Center Virtual […]

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Grand Prix Lesson 2 of Many

May 29, 2010

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Panning for motion blur takes practice. A lot of practice. And yet is easier than you might expect. Just one catch: you need to know to do it. I went an entire Grand Prix without remembering to do this. Lots of greatly detailed, exceptionally sharp images of cars frozen in time – they could just as […]

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Web Performance Test LINQ’d Extraction Rule

May 16, 2010

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Visual Studio has offered web testing features for some time but then just the other day someone asked me for help in Visual Studio 2010 for what I thought would be easy to do: during a web test (now named a Web Performance Test), extract the default value from an HTML Select element (aka Drop […]

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Grand Prix Lesson 1 of Many

May 14, 2010

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Fit a professional quality lens and you will have to work hard to get messy pictures. But as it turns out, there is a great deal of technique to learn for every situation. Take for example the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November 2009. The first time I try to take pictures of moving subjects… The […]

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Visual Studio 2010 has Arrived!

May 12, 2010

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Sunday May 2nd the Microsoft Gulf team held their Visual Studio 2010 Launch at the CineStar Cinemas located at Mall of the Emirates (yes, the one with the ski slope). We had three sessions, followed by the screening of Iron Man 2. Our guest, Suhail Dutta – Senior Program Manager, out of Redmond opened the event. […]

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Day One with Canon 50D

May 12, 2010

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The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was all the reason I needed to splash out on a new camera, but the deciding factor was the lens: there has always been two things my trusty Canon IXUS 500 could not do and a DSLR promised to solve both. A surprise invite to TEDx Dubai forced me to […]

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CodeDebate is no more. Was it ever?

May 12, 2010

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Not kidding: Visual Studio 2010 is so good, it made me quit my job at Microsoft. I had to get my hands dirty again and what better time than the launch of the Visual Studio with a WPF-based editor, the TFS release to end all Project Management pain for developers and Microsoft’s first big leap […]

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My First Macro

May 11, 2010

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A few months ago a friend offered for sale one of his macro lenses, the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, and I got my first taste of macro photography. Instantly hooked but having no clue about technique, I was all point & shoot at anything that moves. Or not. This shot was hand-held in an unpredictable breeze […]

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