Archive for November, 2008

Windows Home Server Disk Management Add-In

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

A wireframe I created for the AeroCool WIndows Home Server is now available from the Tentacle Software web site (click on Downloads, the list of wireframes is at the bottom of the page). They also have add-in's for lots of other popular case configurations.

Thanksgiving Thanks To…

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Thanks to... Chris Kimball and NPR for their tips that helped in my quest to bake the perfect Raspberry pie for The Susan. The secret, as with all things, is in the alcohol you use. Seriously, the secret to a light crust is using more alcohol and less water. ...

Who should be the Scrum Master?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Who make the best Scrum Masters? First off there are several roles that make a risky proposition for Scrum Master...

Windows Home Server Update Available Today

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

I happened to drop into We Got Served and noticed that there's a new update for WHS out today. You can read more about it here: Update for Windows Home Server (KB957825) This requires a reboot of both your home server and the client console once the updates have ...

Adding Store and Forward support to the Prism EventAggregator

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

I was playing around with the Prism event aggregation feature recently and came across a scenario that is common enough that I thought I'd post the solution here. The Prism event aggregator feature allows you to create loosely coupled communication between components in your application using a publish-subscribe model. The ...

patterns & practices Developer Team Blogs

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

So right around the time of the p&p Summit Bob finally got his blog up and running. This means that all of the patterns & practices Developer team now have a blog. I thought I'd summarize them here. Espresso Fueled Agile Development - Mike's blog on agile development, the ...

Setting up Subversion on Windows Home Server

Friday, November 21st, 2008

I've been thinking of other ways to put my Windows Home Server to good use and my recent trip to Florida got me exploring ways I could work on a couple of personal coding projects while traveling. Eventually much of this code may well get published on CodePlex but ...

Composite Application Guidance for WPF with EntLib 4.1

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I've been working on an application that uses Composite Application Guidance for WPF (Prism) and wanted to upgrade to use Enterprise Library 4.1 rather than the 4.0 version that Prism originally shipped against. Turns out updating this is pretty straightforward (but not trivial)...

Scaling Agile Up and Out – A Tale From the Trenches

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Thanks everyone who attended my talk today at Agile Development Practices 2008. The PDF of the slide deck is available for download and includes some additional speaker notes. This talk was based on two papers; Agility and the Inconceivably Large and Distributed Agile Development at patterns & practices which ...

Pat Helland on Green Computing through Sharing

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Pat Helland gave an awesome keynote last week at the p&p Summit. I wasn't able to blog about it until today as he gave the same talk at TechEd in Europe yesterday. You can read the abstract here. He got through over sixty slides in an hour so this just ...