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Sorry for the temporary silence. Between getting stuff done in anticipation of vacation, going on vacation, and coming back up to speed after vacation I haven’t had much time to write. Here’s some stuff to keep you occupied while you wait.

Agile on Fixed Budget This article discusses how to do Agile Development for a fixed priced bid. From a quick skim, I think it has tips that are applicable globally.

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2: In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few weeks VS 2008 (and .Net Framework 3.5) have reached the Beta 2 milestone with a Go-live License. It installs very cleanly side by side with VS 2005 (make sure to download and run this script after install to ensure that your ASP.NET Ajax 1.0  apps don’t get hosed in the process). There is not much I can say about it that hasn’t been said already. It’s just awesome.

Acropolis August CTP This build includes support for VS 2008 Beta 2.

Tafiti: A pretty cool front-end to windows live search (though arguably not as captivating as Ms. Dewey), built using Silverlight. It’s hard to explain so go check it out for yourself. One thing that I wish it had in addition to shelves for storing links, is a way to view your actual search history.

That’s all for now…look for the normal feed to start back up soon.

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