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  • Tasks and Time Management in Outlook

    Hank Leukart on Color Categories

    The following is from guest blogger and fellow PM, Hank Leukart. Enjoy! -Melissa Greetings! My name is Hank Leukart, and I am a Program Manager for Microsoft Office Outlook. I have worked on Outlook 2001 for Mac, Outlook 2002 (XP), Outlook 2003...
  • notes and rants

    QA vs. Testing - Part 2: What is the role of testing?

    Answering this question may be where the core of the ambiguity lies. If I were to ask ten random testers (or “QA” folks) what the role of testing was, chances are good I’d get ten different answers. Since I don’t have time for any interviews this afternoon...
  • Larry's Project Dev Blog

    Conference Season

    I was looking forward to the Project Conference in Seattle to happen so I could start writing about Project Server 12 development. Well it came and went a few weeks ago, and now where are all my posts? I got tied up in preparing for the Project Conference...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Two Visual Studio Product Manager Positions

    It's a great time to join Microsoft as Jay Roxe points out two jobs he wants to hire for including Visual Studio Product Manager and Visual Studio Tools for Office Product Manager positions .
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Windows Mobile Documentation Blog

    We've created a new blog, the Windows Mobile Doc blog , purely to provide updates on the latest and greatest Windows Mobile SDK documentation. Please subscribe to the RSS feed , and you'll sure you'll know when we've released an update. Hint: There...
  • Windows Mobile Documentation Team Blog

    Windows Mobile Documentation

    Welcome to the Windows Mobile Documentation Blog. This blog will be updated when new and/or notable changes are made to the Windows Mobile documentation: in particular, the SDK documentation. Please subscribe to the RSS feed to ensure you always have...
  • Data Access blog

    .NET Rocks! - LINQ with Barry Gervin

    Over at .Net Rocks!, Regional Director Barry Gervin introduces LINQ , a nascent set of language extentions providing query services for list-based objects. - Alex Barnett, Community Program Manager
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Essential .xbap/clickonce development tool for clearing application cache

    If you are writing an .xbap/clickonce application, you may want to be aware of the mage.exe tool which is part of the .NET 2.0 SDK and the Windows Vista SDK. By running: mage -cc you can clear the clickonce cache. This comes in real handy when you...
  • jfo's coding

    Sneak preview for Windows Vista UX guidelines

    Slightly old news, but hey I'm not always hip to the latest info. It looks like there's a draft of the Windows UI Guidelines for Windows Vista out ... (Via jmazner there's also a new draft of logo guidelines out.)
  • A CRM Riff

    Microsoft Presents Momentum Webcasts

    Check these Momentum Webcasts out: Growing Your Firm in a Slow-Growth Market: Challenges to Protecting Your Margins Tuesday, February 21, 2006 – 11:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time Jess Scheer, Director, Executive Editor, Consultants News The current...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Answers to this week's "unanswerables" from my MSDN and User Group events

    I was actually able to answer most of the questions at my events this week, so the Q&A this week will be a bit light, but never dry :-) Kenosha Q. Is it possible to transfer the ROM of a mobile device into an emulator? A. Before I address this...
  • Microsoft SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team

    Partition Elimination in SQL Server 2005

    I have shown how you can find out if SQL Server eliminates partitions in your queries. Most of the time SQL Server is doing great job in partition elimination and it is scanning or seeking only partitions that could potentially yield rows satisfying the WHERE, IN or other row eliminating clauses. In spite of that you should still check the query plans of your queries against partitioned tables if you suspect the performance may be or is an issue. You should be aware that SQL Server is employing both the static partition elimination when the query is optimized and dynamic partition elimination when the choice of scanned and skipped partitions is made at the query execution time. ...
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