I write about Scrum, Agile and DevOps, my book โ€œProfessional Scrum Development with Azure DevOpsโ€ is out now.

  • I had hoped it was to be this Spring, but looks like it’ll be a bit later than that. This article speculates that if/when it happens, Google will be valued at $20b ๐Ÿ˜‰ http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9075-981726,00.html

  • While teaching my C# students about passing command-line parameters to console applications, I remember a favorite command line utility of mine from days gone past. More importantly, I remember meeting the man who invented this popular compression utility. His name…

  • Last night I presented a few topics on ADO.NET 2.0 and the SQLCLR to the Arizona .NET User Group (www.azdnug.com). It was a fun evening with about 30+ folks in attendance, and all eager to see Whidbey and Yukon in action.…

  • Being an ex-Borland afficionado, (remember, my email is delphi@delphi.org), this story on eWeek caught my attention. I have mix feelings about it. It seems that two of Borland’s top engineers, Blake Stone and Chuck Jazdzewski are heading to Microsoft. Chuck…

  • MSDN just posted a new article online. It was written by my friends Peter Blackburn (Boost Data Ltd.) and Bill Vaughn(Beta V Corporation) and explains what SSL security is, why it’s important to SQL Reporting Services and, most importantly, how to install…

  • Found out today that my friends at TechSages, Inc. are putting on two TechFusion events this year. These are great events — very developer focused. It looks like one of these events will be in Atlanta, GA in May and…

  • It seems that Microsoft is blitzing the market with SharePoint Portal Server 2003, BizTalk Server 2004, and Content Management Server 2002 training. Can anyone say Jupiter? I figured I needed to brush up on my CMS knowledge, so I’m reading Microsoft Content Management…

  • That’s right, I’ve joined the growing ranks of bloggers out there. Today, after much convincing from my friends Cory Isakson and Jorg Freiburger, I am keeping a journal online. This *may* have something to do with my recent appointment by Microsoft…