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  • Adventures in Software Engineering

    Hello World

    As a new blogger (out of hundreds of thousands already out there), and as a developer, my first post had to be "Hello World". I fondly remember my first experiences with Turbo Pascal 5.0, at the time the best development tool available. You...
  • Yves Dolce

    Under Vista, help is on the way when your application crashes...

    I'm in a Windows Vista Ascend dry run event this week and was introduced to that feature: Application Recovery . Although you'll need to add some code to your software, I'm sure your users will thank you! "À demain. Si on le veut bien." comme Philippe...
  • sano the super geek

    Incorrect syntax near '[Insert Arbitrary Column Name]'

    I ran into a rather mysterious error when working with some SQL code today. Incorrect syntax near '[Insert Arbitrary Column Name]' Before I get to the nuts and bolts of the problem, we'll start with some background details. The stored procedure that...
  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B

    MapPoint B2G

    For those of you MapPoint users who work in or with government agencies, Microsoft now has a page dedicated to the space complete with demos, sale items, and case studies. Check it out:
  • NathanA's Mostly Web Services Blog

    WCF and WF "Go Live"

    The latest drops of WCF (Indigo) and WF (Windows Workflow Foundation) are now available with a Go Live license . Also the Indigo community site has launched at . It's replete with all the info to get started as well...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    January CTP Released -- Nothing New In Avalon

    You may have seen that a new CTP of WinFX has been released -- check out Tim's post for all the links. However, if you are an WPF enthusiast, be aware that there is no change in the WPF binaries . In fact, the Dec CTP and Jan CTP are binary compatible...
  • amivora's WebLog

    Go Lives and

    I’m finally back, after a few weeks working harder (and more) than I can remember recently, though I'm in good company--there's been a lot of hard work happening on this campus. But now I’m pleased to announce a bunch of stuff: - http://windowscommunication...
  • Paul Andrew

    Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 2 and Go-Live license out today

    The January CTP for WinFX was released today and with it the Beta 2 of Windows Workflow Foundation (WF). Also today we announced the availability of a Go-Live License for both Windows Workflow Foundation and Windows Communication Foundation. Download...
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    Group Shot from Microsoft Research!!!

    For my photographer friends: We are happy to introduce Microsoft Research Group Shot. MSR Group Shot helps you create a perfect group photo out a series of group photos. With Group Shot you can select your favorite parts in each shot of the series...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Isolated Storage and ClickOnce

    Isolated storage introduced a new scope in v2.0 of the CLR to work with ClickOnce applications. Application scoped Isolated storage is backed by the application's data directory. This enables scenarios where your isolated storage data will flow forward...
  • Test Guide

    Re: When To Automate

    Patrick comments on my When To Automate post: I am confused by your third bullet in that unstable/newly developed/high change code should have automated tests written for it. It has been my experience that test automation is a great deal of work...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    What I Know About Vista

    Not a lot, actually, but perhaps enough to straighten out some confusion about what it will do for games, including Flight Simulator. In the couple of weeks since we made our new product annoucement there's been much speculation and, having been surrounded...
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