Microsoft MVP Award for Visual C#

I want to take the time to thank Microsoft and the MVP Community for awarding me the MVP Award for contributions in Visual C#. I would also like to thank Hande Kayadeniz Torkan, MVP Community Program Manager for MEA for all her support and assistance.  My hope is to continue contributing to

Windows XP Bliss – The Story Behind The Wallpaper

Windows XP Bliss - Can you remember the first time you saw Windows XP? What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word 'Windows XP"? The image of the Bliss wallpaper immediately springs to mind (in my mind anyway). Charles O'Rear is the photographer behind

The Daily Six Pack: February 6, 2014

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A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T. Dirk Strauss . . . . Feature link: Satya Nadella Satya Nadella, the third CEO of Microsoft Other The Past, Present, and Future of C#, Blair Greenwood C# among more popular programming languages for 2014, Sam Sabri Using LINQ with Collections that Don't Support LINQ, Revisited, Peter Vogel Localised video gems for Visual Studio 2013

The Daily Six Pack: December 24, 2013

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A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T. Dirk Strauss . . . . Feature link: RSA Denies NSA Agreement RSA categorically denies it entered into secret agreement with NSA to weaken its security Other The Top 10 Visual Studio Magazine Articles of 2013, Keith Ward The Best Astronomy and Space Pictures of 2013, Phil Plait Microsoft releases Bing 2013 Wallpaper

The Daily Six Pack: December 9, 2013

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A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T. Dirk Strauss . . . . Feature link: Edward Snowden Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets, Janet Reitman Other FBI’s search for ‘Mo,’ suspect in bomb threats, highlights use of malware for surveillance, Craig Timberg, Ellen Nakashima The Sad Story Behind Yahoo's Latest Startup Acquisition: Ptch, Julie Bort Members of

The Daily Six Pack: November 26, 2013

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A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T. Dirk Strauss . . . . Feature link: Kill Programming Productivity The 15 worst ways to kill programming productivity, Peter Wayner Other Not happy with Skype? Microsoft has some fixes in the works, Lance Whitney If Comet ISON Survives The Sun, The View May Be Spectacular, Mark Memmott Mark Zuckerberg on NSA surveillance: "I

The Daily Six Pack: November 22, 2013

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A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T. Dirk Strauss . . . . Feature link: Curah Curah! - Curate the web and share what you know, S. Somasegar Other 42 million dating-site passwords exposed in security breach, Miles Klee Microsoft envisions a not-so-distant future where apps are 'Bingified', Mary Jo Foley Creating A LightSwitch HTML Screen Extension, Michael Washington 30 Days

The Daily Six Pack: November 21, 2013

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A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T. Dirk Strauss . . . . Feature link: Improve Website Speed How to make website faster on all devices, Josh Benson Other Seven Reasons Clean Code Matters by Pluralsight, Joelcitizen Visual Studio 2013 Launch Highlights, Jonathan Rozenblit How much data can you put on VSOnline?, Brian Harry Microsoft launches Curah, a Curated Answers website,

The Daily Six Pack: November 18, 2013

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A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T. Dirk Strauss . . . . Feature link: Steve Balmer Interviewed Ballmer on Ballmer: His Exit From Microsoft, Monica Langley Other Apple Stores to implement iBeacon location technology to improve service, boost sales, Mark Gurman Apple iPad mini with Retina Display: Reviewed, Anand Lal Shimpi A Computer Academy in France Defies Conventional Wisdom,

The Daily Six Pack: November 12, 2013

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A COLLECTION OF LINKS FOR LOVERS OF I.T. Dirk Strauss . . . . Feature link: XAML Spy Free XAML Spy is Now Free, Jonathan Allen Other Google launches crisis tools to help the Philippines deal with the aftermath of a powerful typhoon, Kaylene Hong Learning to Code – the Microsoft way, RebeccaMoore Time For A Change, Jeff Blankenburg Visual Studio and Team