System.Blog.Martens.Ben

The Tech Blog of Ben Martens

September, 2006

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About The Tech Blog of Ben Martens

I'm an SDET in the Connected Systems Division. The Calendar Printing Aassistance for Office is the first public product to be released from our group and is available with Office12.

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    What's My Motivation?

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    As a test engineer, it is my job to design and write tests that find every possible bug or defect in the software. My test team is motivated by the drive to ship a quality product. But what about testers who benefit from bugs in their software? For example...
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    Rory in Redmond

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    I'd like to take a minute to be one of many people to welcome Rory to Redmond . Channel9 seems to be a perfect fit for him and I'm looking forward to seeing what he can do with it.
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    Zune

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    I was out last week when the Zune was officially announced so I assume most of you have read about it by now. If not, head over to the Zune Virtual Pressroom for the facts. Some of my initial reactions: My fourth gen iPod Photo has been a bit flaky lately...
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    Live Local Updates

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    I'm a big Live Local fan. Google Maps was the first one to the table with AJAX maps, but they have remained stagnant since introduction. Meanwhile Live has been continuously stepping up their game with new features. One of my favorite features is the...
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    Never Lose Product Keys

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    How many times have you bought software on the web and then lost the product key? I have a couple programs sitting unused at home because I have no idea where I put the key or who to contact to recover it. Windows Live Marketplace is out of it's beta...
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    Multiline Search and Replace

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    I'd love to see support for search and replace in VS, but until it's available, here's a free macro that gives you the functionality. http://www.helixoft.com/blog/archives/15 If you need one that just does general multiline search and replace in a specific...
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