In latter half of last year, I bought two board games: Viticulture and The Gallerist. I've enjoyed them both, and have been struck by their similarities. Enough to inspire me to write this note comparing the two of them. They both have a strong theme of running a business with a primary production path, but differ in randomness and weight. more… […]
Build the MVP Canvas
Paulo Caroli completes the Lean Inception by summarizing all the knowledge gained during the week into the MVP Canvas. As well as summarizing the user-centered work from earlier on, this includes looking at the business case and how progress will be measured. more…
QA in Production
Traditionally, QA focuses on testing the software before release into production to see if it's ready for such release. But Rouan Wilsenach points out that, increasingly, modern QA organizations are also focusing attention onto the software running in production. By analyzing logs and other monitoring tools, they find quality problems to highlight to th […]
One Line of Code that Compromises Your Server (Part 2)
Now Jack has the session key, he moves on to show how he can use it to gain administrative rights on the application, and further to get a shell on the server itself. He wraps up with some advice on how to prevent these kinds of attacks. more…
Find an IT Camp in a location near you to learn about Hyper-V enhancements in Windows Server “8.” IT Camps are semi-structured, no-fluff events exclusively designed to serve IT professionals. They are a free, in-person learning event for anyone seeking professional development as it applies to IT Professionals.
Microsoft SQL Server MVP Kevin Kline is back and brings with him Director of Development at Quest Software, Patrick O’Keefe. Tune in as they chat about the latest enhancements of SQL Server 2012, SQL Azure, as well as Project Lucy – a unique data analytics service in the cloud which offers insight on system and data performance through analytical presentatio […]
We are only 10 weeks away from TechEd North America in Orlando Florida June 11-14 and it's time once again for the TechEd Countdown Show. This year it's Joey and Rick guiding you through the ins and outs of Microsoft's biggest technical learning event.