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Hanselminutes Podcast 37 - Interview with ScottGu

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My thirty-seventh Podcast is up. This one is a surprise interview with Scott Guthrie or "ScottGu", General Mananger within the Microsoft Developer Division (DevDiv) or as I like to call him, "He from which all good things flow." ScottGu took time out of his busy schedule to talk to me about Ajax, Ajax Extender controls, CSS adapters and more.

I hope enjoy this additional interview-format show. When I get the opportunity to interview folks that I've always wanted to chat with I assume you've always wanted to chat with them too! I'm striving to avoid wasting your time, so I'll include interview shows like this one interspersed with the 'standard' Hanselminutes format, so don't worry, we're always trying to improve the show and your requests for show topics are all put in a big queue. :)

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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October 18, 2006 15:12
Talking about Ajax have you seen this?

Nice control don't you think?
October 18, 2006 19:43
I keep getting an error on my blog that says an error has occurred sorry for the inconvience. My host has checked and my password is correct. Thing is it will let him on, but will not let me on. contact me at
October 19, 2006 19:32
Great show! It got me fired up to download LINQ, and interested in revisting Atlas (I've been using the Ajax.Net framework). This show was packed w/ such good stuff I listened to it 2x back to back. I just thought it was hilarious that you ended with "I hope we didn't waste your time."
October 24, 2006 12:11
Hi Scott,
Do you know the status of JavaScript IDE support in orcas?
Will we get proper intellisense out of the box, code compressor or obfuscator?

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