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  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Inclusion of alternate formats

    Here's a question I got from someone wanting to store alternative formats in the files: Want to know if alternative formats can also be stored in the same office XML zip format. E.g., Is it possible that the XML file format also stores the 2003...
  • Windows Core Networking

    Winsock and Vista User Account Control

    As you might have heard, Vista introduces User Account Control (UAC) which is a security feature that enables users to perform some tasks as non-Administrators. This has an effect on LSP writers as the Winsock functions to install and remove LSP entries...
  • .NET Security Blog

    APTCA and Custom Attributes

    Haibo just posted an excellent article about what happens when you use reflection to get a custom attribute across trust boundaries . The specific situation he talks about is when you have: A fully trusted assembly defining a custom attribute ...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    February CTP of WinFX Published -- Breaking Changes

    If you haven't seen, the February CTP of WinFX is live. Be sure to check out the release notes if you are having install/uninstall issues . Below is an incomplete list of breaking changes: 1) The following XML namespace Uris are modified: OLD...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    Phil Weber wins a Wireless Mouse!

    As you may or may not know we have a blog aggregator site specifically for MSDN Webcast Presenters and Attendees... Do you already have a blog, then its so simple simple go to and add your blog. Each month the user who...
  • Ed's Blog

    Breaking changes for the Feb CTP

    The Feb CTP is now available ! A number of changes have been made that break existing code . The details have been posted here on our community site . Raw API change reports are available here for reference. Here are some of the most popular things that...
  • Office Development is more than VBA

    Adé, Konica-Minolta

    Vor etwa 1 1/2 Jahren habe ich mich entschieden, meine geliebte Minolta-Fotoausrüstung (besonders meine Dynax 7 ... heul...) zu ver.eBay.ern. Ich konvertierte nach Digital und dazu noch zur Konkurrenz. Canon. Zugegeben, die 20 D ist nicht übel, aber die...
  • Shy Cohen's WebLog

    Feb CTP is UP!

    The WinFX Runtime Components February CTP has been published. For February, Vista will also be releasing a CTP which is sync’d with WinFX Runtime Components. The build of Vista (5308.17) will be available only to MSDN Subscribers, while WinFX RC, the...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Microsoft Interviews in Turkey

    You may have noticed recent blog comments by JobsBlog's new international recruiting correspondent, Priya. Priya is a recruiter with Microsoft's Redmond based international recruiting team. Her team hires people from outside North America to join Microsoft...
  • michal.Log

    TFS MSSCCI Provider installation problems

    Some users were deterred from using the provider by unpleasant message "TFMscciSvr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." In all cases it was fault of strong name validation error (our binaries are not strongly...
  • : Gregory (Gus) Class's Media Technology Blog

    Xbox Live: The System Works

    So I've had my Xbox 360 for a little over two months now and I've come to a few conclusions regarding Microsoft's newest gaming console and the new Xbox Live service. The first is that the live arcade service is fantastic. I have played Geometry wars...
  • Paul Maher's Blog

    Microsoft Application Security News Flash

    I wanted to do a quick update on the refresh of the Microsoft Application Security Website: and the Developer Highway code that I have previously blogged about. So the refresh has taken longer...
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