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  • IEBlog

    Windows Release Preview: The Sixth IE10 Platform Preview

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    With IE10 in Windows 8, we reimagined the browser. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the full Web on Windows. Consumers can now enjoy more touch-friendly, fast and fluid Web applications with the updated IE10 engine included...
  • IEBlog

    IE7

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Today at RSA, Bill Gates talked about Internet Explorer 7. As the guy responsible for IE, I wanted to say a couple of things about it. First, some basics:...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    VS/TFS 2012.4 (Update 4) RC 2 is available

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    Three weeks ago I announced that there will, in fact, be a fourth update to VS/TFS 2012.  It’s going to be a very small update – really not much more than key bug fixes.  It’s going to ship sometime toward the end of the year and, between now...
  • IEBlog

    Announcing IE7+

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    With the release of Windows Vista Beta 2 , I want to announce that we will be naming the version of IE7 in Windows Vista “Internet Explorer 7+”. While all versions of IE7 are built from the same code base, there are some important differences...
  • Hirlpoo West

    Cool Notepad Trick

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    This neat trick came across on an internal alias. I hadn't seen this before, but I'm guessing it isn't new. Pretty handy for notetaking (if you're a plain text sort of guy/gal). Open a blank Notepad file Write .LOG (in uppercase) in the first...
  • David Notario's WebLog

    What is mscorsvw.exe and why is it eating up my CPU? What is this new CLR Optimization Service?

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    [Update – 8/2013] Please refer to our more recent post: Wondering why mscorsvw.exe has high CPU usage? You can speed it up. The content below is now out-of-date, applying to early versions of the .NET Framework running on Windows XP. ...
  • IEBlog

    IE7 Platforms and Outlook Express

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    We’ve seen lots of questions about the IE7 announcement. Many of these we are not ready to answer and discuss at this time but there are two things that I can offer clarification on. Platforms. We currently plan to make IE7 available for Windows XP SP2...
  • SQL Protocols

    Understanding "login failed" (Error 18456) error messages in SQL Server 2005

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    In continuing with the theme of understanding error messages I'll discuss the "login failed" messages that are surfaced by the client and written to the server's error log ( if the auditlevel is set to log failures on login which is the default) in the...
  • IEBlog

    Standards and CSS in IE

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    I’m very happy that we’ve shipped IE 7 beta 1. I wanted to make it clear that we know Beta 1 makes little progress for web developers in improving our standards support, particularly in our CSS implementation. I feel badly about this, but we...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Automated cleanup tool to remove the .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5

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    I have posted an updated version of the .NET Framework cleanup tool that now contains support for automatically cleaning up the .NET Framework 1.0 , the .NET Framework 1.1 , the .NET Framework 2.0 , the .NET Framework 3.0 and the .NET Framework 3.5 ....
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    StarEast and an AMA with noted Test analyst Theresa Lanowitz this week

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    This week I will be at the Stareast Conference manning the Microsoft Test booth, meeting testers, sneaking into Anna’s incredible Test training, doing demos of our Test tools and something that will be a first for me- I will be physically attending an...
  • Microsoft Press

    Free ebooks: Great content from Microsoft Press that won’t cost you a penny

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    NEW LANDING PAGE We have developed a new landing page for our free ebooks on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site. It’s easy to browse and find the links to the ebooks you want. Check it out here: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/ebooks  
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