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  • To the tune of James

    The rise of the knowledge worker

    So I read Matt Homan from time to time and the other day he had a really good post about the knowledge worker. The idea needs to ferment a bit more, but he put together some really good thoughts. My favorites: "Knowledge workers are not like workers...
  • Johan Lindfors

    Februaris CTP av WinFX finns nu för nedladdning!

    Det kanske mest intressanta med den här CTP'n är nog ändå att det snart kommer en februari CTP av Windows Vista som vi kommer att kunna installera allt på, då finns det snart inget alternativ kvar för mig att köra Windows XP som OS, nu blir det Vista...
  • Kathy Kam

    Math.Round - MidpointRounding Enum

    I have received some requests to talk about how you can control rounding in Whidbey. So here we go.... :) In Everett, the CLR only support one type of rounding. The Math.Round uses Banker's Rounding Algorithm . (This is the algorithm banks use.. thus...
  • Nicholas Allen's Indigo Blog

    Get the New WinFX CTP Release

    Earlier today the February WinFX Community Technology Preview went live. The last few CTPs have been focusing on driving to a stable quality level. This month's release finally drops in many of the changes we've been making in the meantime. Check out...
  • Ryan Storgaard's Blog

    Windows Vista and WinFX February CTP is available!!!

    YES!! Just received the email I've been wating for the whole week. From Tom Archer's email: "The February CTP for Windows Vista, Windows SDK (and WinFX) and Orcas technologies such as Cider have been released on the Windows Vista and WinFX Dev Centers...
  • NathanA's Mostly Web Services Blog

    WinFX February CTP available

    The February CTP for WinFX is now available for download. Breaking changes are here .
  • 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...
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