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  • Quent Herschelman's Blog

    Inagural meeting of Architect SIG on March 21, 2006

    I am excited to announce that we have set a date for our first Architect SIG meeting! We're still working on the details of logistics and branding and so forth, but that's not the important part. What is important is when, where and what we'll be talking...
  • We > Me: Joe Morel's Blog

    Announcing Beta 1 of the TFS Administration Tool!

    Outside of just the MSDN Forums, I also have had the opportunity to work as the Program Manager on the Aftermarket Solutions / Power Toys team here in Visual Studio. Today we just released our first three Power Toys, including the Power Toy I acted as...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    MIX06 is coming to Las Vegas

    • 0 Comments If you are interested in Microsoft's future direction around Web applications, this is the place to be. Should be a great conference.
  • Dgoldman's WebLog

    OAB full downloads and server side paged pool depletion

    Recently I participated in another fun critsit where a customer had massive issues caused by full OAB downloads. The customer had several hundred thousand cached mode Outlook clients trying to download the full OAB all at the same time. This caused a...
  • DevDiv Servicing Team Blog

    TFS Administration Tool Beta 1 Released!

    Fast on the heels of the MSBee CTP, I'm pleased to announce the availability of the TFS Administration Tool Beta 1. For anybody who has used any of the betas or CTPs of Team Foundation Server, you are probably aware of the pain around user administration...
  • Andrew's Blog

    Diagnosing Control in browser issues

    Controls hosted in the browser can often be difficult to debug. If anything goes wrong with loading the dll or constructing the control instance, you will get nothing but the standard IE "something is wrong" image (the small icon in the top-left with...
  • James Manning's blog

    we don't allow partially-trusted checkin policies in V1

    One of the V1 decisions we made was to not allow partially trusted callers in our policy framework. Since we're expecting the vast majority (if not all) checkin policies to be installed on the client machine, this isn't too big of a deal. However,...
  • Dave Massy's Blog

    Developer Toolbar Beta 2

    After a couple of hickups with the download we have beta 2 of the IE Developer Toolbar available at This is a great tool for anyone developing...
  • Kintan's

    Lessons learnt from John Chambers and Cisco

    On my recent recruiting trip to Stanford, I got an opportunity to listen to and meet with John Chambers (CEO, Cisco). He shared his views on the sustained market leadership position maintained by Cisco in several market segments (networking - routers...
  • Hartmut Maennel's Blog

    Difference between SQL and .Net Framework built in functions

    A common problem when using different programming languages like SQL on the server and C# or VB on the client is that certain functions are almost the same, but not completely. A good example is SQL Round vs. CLR Math.Round. For example, rounding to...
  • Test Guide

    Yo Yo Yo - New Expression Bloggers

    I feel compelled to give a shout out to Mario , Adrian , and Unni , all of whom are finally blogging! Mario and Adrian are testers on my team, and Unni is a tester-turned-PM (traitor!). All three are much more artistic than me. Check 'em out!
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    Disposable Collection

    Somebody asked me today, if we have a collection that is disposable and calls dispose on all its items when the collections.Dispose method is called. You can implement such collection by inheriting from List<T> and adding Dispose logic. If you add...
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