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  • Blog Post: Google uses .NET...?!?

    Have a look at this link: https://survey.google.com/wix/p0986235.aspx Uhm... let's have a look at the source HTML of the page, and we'll not find the "_VIEWSTATE" hidden field (it should be there also if we disable the viewstate in the @Page directly and for every control in the page) and the...
  • Blog Post: Channel9 speaks Italian

    A few weeks after the Italian MS bloggers have joint in a (for the moment) small community and started promote their content, today I've been told that Channel9 started hosting non-English content, and guess what...? The first video of this series (in the home page ) is in Italian! They'll interview...
  • Blog Post: Spell checker missing in Windows Live Writer beta 2

    A few days ago I installed the newly released beta 2 of Windows Live Writer , and immediately noted (with a bit of disappointment) that the spell checker was missing... After various tests (reinstalling on other machines I have, checking that all assembly versions were the right ones etc...) I decided...
  • Blog Post: Orcas Beta 1 released

    I'm really not a marketing guy and don't like that much the kind of shiny advertisements which makes everything looking like the best bargain ever, but I think this time it work making an exception to the rule So, here is a bit of advertising: Visual Studio code name “Orcas” enables developers and development...
  • Blog Post: Vista and CHM

    Now I understand why I have troubles viewing the electronic MSDN Magazine , have a look at this post from Chris Crowe... But I have to say that usually when I'm in that condition, expanding the content tree on the left and clicking on another topic solves the problem, at least on my machine... never...
  • Blog Post: CSSVista and IE Developer Toolbar to easily customize how your site/blog looks

    While working to customize a bit my blog (and you can easily see I'm not a graphic designer! ) I struggled trying to understand and sort out the tangle of CSS styles I can override to change how these pages look (at this is still "work in progress"). Luckily in our internal blogger discussion list...
  • Blog Post: Enable System Restore on Windows 2003

    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where after installing some particularly appealing application, a new video driver which promises astonishing effects with your new PC game, and after a reboot the system simply refuses to start? Or maybe you enter your credentials as you already did probably...
  • Blog Post: Help, my application crashes! No, it hangs... Uhm... we get a strange error... What...?!? (the importance of a proper problem description)

    Dealing on a daily basis with customers and the problems they encounter using Microsoft technologies and products, and having to help them troubleshoot and resolve those problems, specially at the beginning of a new support call (after I pick the case up from the incoming queue and put it in my wipbin...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2005 hotfixes made public for download

    After reading this post a while ago regarding the availability Policy for some hotfixes (e.g., not all hotfixes are public for download, and you have to call Microsoft Support to obtain the one you need), I had an internal discussion with my team on this topic. Basically those are some of the reasons...
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