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  • Rob Caron

    Celebrate the Launch of Team Foundation Server

    Hooray for March! It feels great to finally say, Team Foundation Server is shipping this month. In a couple of weeks at SDWest in Santa Clara, we're launching Team Foundation Server with a keynote from Rick LaPlante , and a series of technical sessions...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Useful service tricks - Debugging service startup

    For the better part of the past 15 years, I've been working on one or another services for the Windows platform (not always services for windows, but always services ON windows). Over that time, I've developed a bag of tricks for working with services...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    MS and the Ipod Box video

    I saw the posts talking about the "What if MSFT designed the Ipod box" video for the last week and blew them off as - "yeah, that's just someone taking another shot at the beast" -- but I actually watched the thing and started laughing... you know, the...
  • Ryan Donovan's Commerce Server WebLog

    Alan Faulkner joins the world of CS blogging...

    Alan Faulkner, who is one of the testers on the CS Team, has joined the world of blogging. is his site. Definitely check it out if you are interested in BizTalk and Commerce integration.
  • The App Compat Guy

    Creating Gel Buttons with Windows Forms : Part 2

    In our last episode, we went through the process of creating the static rendering of a gel button using Windows Forms. (The code I provided was developed using the .NET Framework 2.0, although at least one person has pointed out that it doesn't take much...
  • : Gregory (Gus) Class's Media Technology Blog

    Free USB Key from Microsoft!

    If you take the time to learn about Windows licensing (most of us already know a good bit about this), Microsoft will send you a free USB key. Check it out!
  • MHender Rambles On

    Crossbow on MSDN TV

    Well my MSDN TV debut finally hit the airwaves. I teased you a while back when I told you that it was coming (I didn't realize that it took so long for these to make it to the site). I know you have been just trembling with anticipation, but tremble no...
  • Test Guide

    Testing For Developers Illustrated

    I have received numerous requests for examples of how to use my Testing For Developers checklist. So here y'all go! First off, and I know I didn't put this on the checklist, but peruse your way through James Whittaker's How To Break Software . This...
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    My new universal remote - Harmony 880

    Yesterday I got my new remote (,CRID=2084,CONTENTID=9933 ). It is sweet. It works great with my Pioneer Elite Plasma, Pioneer Elite Receiver, Media Center Extender, and Marantz DVD player...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    OPML 2.0

    Dave Winer announces a draft OPML 2.0 spec for review: "Today the public review of OPML 2.0 begins, with the publication of the DRAFT spec and the opening of a mail list for the purpose of reviewing the spec." Here's the the draft spec . From...
  • Todd's Blog

    AppPool Running ASP.NET 2.0 May Crash On Process Exit

    Ran into an interesting issue the other day while working with a customer and I thought I would share what we learned. Problem Customer's IIS AppPool running on Windows Server 2003 SP1 with ASP.NET 2.0 RTM installed would crash anytime the AppPool would...
  • Brad Abrams

    Windows Vista and Windows Forms

    Folks on the Windows Forms team are working hard to make sure Windows Forms applications look great on Vista, but we can always use your help in the real world apps you are using. I know many of you MSDN subscribers have picked up the Vista CTPs and tried...
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