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  • All things tech

    Wanted: Senior Level Mentor

    Recently, I sent out an email to some folks soliciting an informal mentor here at Microsoft. Keeping in mind that many Microsoft employees also read the blogs here, I've decided to make the posting public. If you are a former Microsoft employee or retired...
  • Tasks and Time Management in Outlook

    Office Live - what is it?

    As you might have guessed from my post on March 31 about dragging mail to the Date Navigator to make an appointment, I had a meeting on Friday morning to learn more about Office Live. I went into the presentation expecting to learn why it was important...
  • deeptanshuv's WebLog

    64-bit and Visual Studio 2005

    We keep receiving questions about Visual Studio 2005's support for 64-bit. Here is a set of factoids that should help answer the most commonly enquired issues: (a) There are two flavours of 64-bit - AMD64 or X64, and IA64. Windows 64-bit installs on...
  • Matt Powell

    Free Microsoft Virtual Server

    Web service developers are often using virtual servers to setup a virtual netwrk of services. Well now you can get Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 for free . -Matt
  • DevDiv Servicing Team Blog

    Building a Best Practices Analysis Tool for Asp.Net deployment

    Hello all, I am gathering Rules/Best Practices recommended when developing ASP.NET applications and services. The intention is that we will ship a tool (Power Toy) that performs the analysis on your web sites that you could also extend to include new...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    What's Inside Six Windows Vista SKUs?

    TechWeb has a (nice) summary: Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Enterprise Windows Vista Home Basic Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Home Ultimate Windows Vista Starter Your choice soon (er or later) . Whichever you pick, worth the wait...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

    some stats on

    • 1 Comments has been around for a little bit now. A lot of people have created gadgets for the site. You can see a list of them at MicrosoftGadgets . As of today, there are 247 gadgets available. I just wanted to publicize some of the stats we have. Mike...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Find Font From File

    The other day I was sharing my love for fonts with you and how easy it is with tools like TypeNavigator . Now I found something way cool, upload an image of your fonts and find a matching font at WhatTheFont .
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    Why does everyone seem to think the XNA Framework is only XBox?

    In the comments section of my last post (not including the april fools joke) many people are talking about how MDX2 is 'dead' and they can't afford an XBox dev kit, etc.. I'm not entirely sure where the confusion of ideas has come from. The XNA Framework...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    On Identity [mis]Management & Minority Report

    While I'm on the topic, I just recalled something that never fails to bother me everytime I watch Minority Report. We spent rivers of virtual inks on many ppts, showing how adopting a federation approach saves you from odd situations in which an employee...
  • We > Me: Joe Morel's Blog

    Forums Reputation Phase 3 – Expansion

    Over the past month I’ve blogged a ton about my “crawl, walk, run” plan for a reputation system in the Microsoft Forums. Honestly, I’ve been putting off writing this “final” phase, because it’s pretty tough to write a vision for the do-all and end-all...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Memorable sentence about passwords

    As announced, the Longhorn Server SDR is here! I'm happily attending a session delivered by our Stuart Kwan, naturally about Identity. While exploring the challenges that a user faces while dealing with his many passwords, and the tendency to reuse the...
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