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  • Satisfy Me

    Office Live beta community support

    This week marks the end of a very busy month or so, which started with a number of big annual project reviews, our worldwide internal event on improving customer & partner satisfaction , and then this week we are in the midst of our Engineering Excellence...
  • Kam VedBrat

    Off topic: inexpensive mini-rc airplanes!

    A friend just sent me a link to Raiden Tech Inc. , who make some neat little remote control airplanes! I used to really enjoy model airplanes as a kid… this looks like a great and inexpensive way to get into it…
  • Anna Liu's Weblog

    Hooked on Powerpoint 2007 SmartArt

    I've been using Office 2007 Beta 2 for a week now, and I'm absolutely hooked on Powerpoint2007 SmartArt. With this cool new feature, basically, you can type in the list of bullets on your slide (as usual), and then through a couple of button clicks (insert...
  • Geek Runs Through My Veins

    Moving on...

    After working on the DDCPX team and in the Developer Solutions group for over a year, I’ve switched to a new team in Microsoft. Consequently, this means I’ll no longer be working on the MSBee project. This was a difficult decision considering how much...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    IKeyboardInputSink (IKIS)

    I've been promising for awhile that I would write something about keyboard interop, and I finally got a free afternoon... With hwnd interop, keyboard input normally goes to the hwnd with focus. But tabbing, accelerators, and mnemonics are concepts...
  • Agile Database Development

    Virtual TechEd

    • 1 Comments This could be cool -- if you are not in Boston you can catch the keynote virtually. We only have a 4 minute slot but I tell you what you see in that four minutes just might knock your socks...
  • SQL Server Database Engine

    CHECKDB (Part 1): How does CHECKDB get a consistent view of the database?

    As you can guess from the title, I'm planning a long series over the summer to go into the guts of how CHECKDB works (both the consistency checks part and the repair part). And as you can guess from 'CHECKDB', I'm already bored with putting DBCC in front...
  • Agile Database Development

    CDs are on their way

    We got the confirmation mail from manufacturing and 4000 CTP disks are on their way to Boston. You will be able to pick them up in our TLC area. The first of the team is flying out tonight and the rest of us will be heading out Saturday and Sunday. We...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Clarification of NZ MSDN Pricing

    If you’ve been looking at the prices on - (set the currency to NZ$) you may have been balking at the prices – and rightly so – they are based on an approximation and not local prices. For real prices, make sure...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Getting Vista Beta 2

    As you probably know Vista Beta 2 is available now from the get ready website . Unfortunately, we dont have any here in the office that you can drop by and pick up - in fact they are about three weeks away. So - you can get them from the site via...
  • go ahead, mac my day

    why you should tell us what you think

    we're listening, and we're taking action...
  • Ryan Donovan's Commerce Server WebLog

    Commerce Server at TechEd US in Boston Next Week

    Are you coming to TechEd US in Boston next week? If so, we hope to see you there. Myself, Caesar Samsi, Max Akbar, and Mark Townsend from the Commerce Server team will be there all week. Highlights include: Dedciated booth Commerce Server 2007...
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