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  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Check out our MSDN Webcast this Friday!

    MSDN Architecture Webcast: Designing Software Installations for Windows Vista Using Windows Installer 4.0 (Level 200) Friday, June 23, 2006 11:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. Pacific Time Hope to see you all there :) [Author: Tyler Robinson] This posting is...
  • Suman Chakrabarti - Coding for Office Apps

    .NET 3.0 community site

    The new .NET 3.0 Community site has been recently released. (The .NET 3.0 framework was formerly known as WinFX.) - the home site - Windows Presentation Foundation site (codename Avalon) http:...
  • Windows CE Base Team Blog


    Before coming to Seattle I was a longtime resident of California , and originally I am from Belarus . I graduated from UC Berkeley in May ’02. I joined Microsoft in 2005, as a Software Development Engineer in Test, focusing on Windows CE file system drivers...
  • I2 Industry Insight

    Vista Beta is Open

    The launch of Vista is very exciting. There is a new site up to sign up as an early beta customer. This is a great program to get your feedback in so that features and functions can make it to the final product. Your input goes a long way. http://www...
  • I2 Industry Insight

    Exchange 2007 learning portal

    Microsoft has setup an Exchange 2007 learning portal. There are a couple free clinics offered for Exchange 2007 dealing with architecture and administration.
  • Visual Communication and Design, Now with Audio!


    Tokens are markers that we can use in the documentation to represent product and feature names that might change, and reusable text that we don't want to type manually in a bunch of topics. When the build team converts the XML source files into the final...
  • The App Compat Guy

    Marshaling the U.S. Open Golf Tournament

    I have been somewhat distracted lately, so it has been a while since I posted. I have been knee deep in a number of projects I am working on with one of our customers, and last week, I was volunteering as a Marshal at the U.S. Open Golf Tournament. ...
  • Building SQL Server and .NET Applications

    Update for AdventureWorks DB for x64 platform

    There was a problem with the installer for the AdventureWorks database on the x64 platform. An error indicating the cab file had been corrupted would occur and the installation would fail. This problem has been fixed, and you can find the updated installer...
  • XPS, Mobile Devices, and everything Microsoft


    I figure it's about time I get my act together and post to a Microsoft specific blog. So now, a little something about me before I begin: I'm a Program Manager on the Digital Documents team at Microsoft. The Digital Document team owns the new XPS file...
  • Developing for Developers

    Factoring large numbers with quadratic sieve

    Today I'm going to talk about how the quadratic sieve factoring algorithm works, giving a comprehensive description assuming knowledge of only basic university-level mathematics. The foundation of the most popular public-key cryptography algorithm...
  • Manufacturing and Design

    Does Microsoft Support AJAX for my MFG application?

    One of the trends I am seeing in various manufacturing applications is the move towards browser based applications. The advantages of this sort of approach, especially for getting a product out to market quickly, are pretty clear Installation...
  • Agile Database Development

    Video streams of Team Data Walkthroughs Available

    We have just posted two walkthrough videos of VSTE for DB Professionals to our teamsite . These let you see how the product works for setting up a project and connecting to version control and creating unit tests. If you haven't downloaded the CTP yet...
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