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  • Brad Abrams

    Errata for the Framework Design Guidelines

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    We are finalizing plans to do a 2 nd printing of the Framework Design Guidelines (thanks for those of you who bought a copy)… As you may be aware, with additional printings they don’t generally like authors to add new content, but it does afford an opportunity...
  • Brad Abrams

    Framework Design Guidelines Names of Namespaces

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    Continuing in the series of discussing topics from the Framework Design Guidelines … Expert from 3.3 Names of Namespaces DO use a stable, version-independent product name at the second level of a namespace name. DO NOT use organizational...
  • Community and Influencers Blog

    Happy Birthday C++

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    Loved and unknown C++ is celebrating 20 years and this week is in the spotlight at Devconnection convention in Las Vegas ( http://www.devconnections.com/shows/cppfall2005/default.asp?s=57 ) . I found this article about adding embedded scripting to C+...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    How old is your computer?

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    You can determine the last time your Administrator password was changed, which could have been the first time you started your computer (if you haven’t formatted your hard disk or changed the admin password) This code calls NetUserGetInfo to get user...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to specify the exact time for Media Center guide downloads

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    I received a question from a customer today asking how they could update their Media Center television guide download time. It had been set for 4:50am and they wanted to change it to some other time in order to not be woken up by a dialing modem sound...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    TrueType - how does it work ?

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    Ever wondered how TrueType scaling and hinting works? - Over on the MSDN FontBlog there's a pretty neat video that explains/shows how this works. - Mike
  • Ben Armstrong

    Rebel Assault under Virtual PC

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    Ahh.. Rebel Assault. This classic star wars game was one of my favorites. It had you playing 'rookie 1' - a young rebel fighter who is remarkably like, yet not quite like, Luke Skywalker. This game presents you with many varied missions in different types...
  • Michael Zammuto: Connected Systems, disconnected thoughts

    Windows Live Rocks

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    I am a Beta user of Windows Live mail service. So when I sign into my Hotmail account I am redirected to the Windows Live Mail interface. Love it. Lots of great features a la AJAX technology. Drag and drop, context menus, lightning fast search. I can...
  • Gamerscore Blog

    Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility

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    ...finally! We've been waiting for word from the team certifying the original Xbox 360 titles. They finally handed over the list , we got an interview with Todd Holmdahl , and Xbox.com posted them both! But wait, that's not all! More titles are coming...
  • Being a new PM at Microsoft

    Windows Vista - Why wait?

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    Zdnet has an article titled Gartner: Ignore Vista until 2008 . It was an interesting read in the sense it made me write after a long hiatus. It talks about Vista being evolutionarily better that XP. Very little was mentioned about the features that are...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    H2.0 and 'the party to end all parties'

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    It is with dubious pride that I announce that this blog has joined the new Hack 2.0 Workgroup . The Hack 2.0 Workgroup is a network of sub-premium weblogs that hack content exclusively about the new generation of the Web. Other illustrious...
  • Satisfy Me

    "But I work for MS" doesn't get me anywhere

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    (I say that tongue in cheek.) F or all those who are awaiting the release of the new Xbox 360, take heart in knowing that you're not alone and that there are many people in Redmond waiting along side you... or more likely, behind you in the queue. From...
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