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  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Using Format Control Strings.

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    PSMDTAG:FAQ: How do I display large numbers with commas? PSMDTAG:FAQ: How do I use .NET formatting strings? As scripters, we often spend tons of times trying to get our data formated just the right way. Often this is an error-prone, frustrating experience...
  • Keith Smith's Blog

    Tech-Ed Takeaways

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    My Tech-Ed 2006 has come to an end and now I'm eagerly awaiting my return flight home to Seattle. Boston is always fun although the weather can be a little too warm/humid for me. The city has changed a lot since I lived here from June 1993 to June...
  • One Louder

    The long overdue death of finger quotes in my repertoire

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    You know finger quotes, those bunny ear motions you you make with your index and middle fingers to denote that what you are saying is "in quotes". Last night I watched Matt Lauer's Dateline interview with Brittney Spears. Oh don't judge...you're so...
  • Bertan's Blog

    Issues with installing MSBee as a non administrator user

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    MSBee requires administrative rights to be installed and same thing is true for .Net Framework 1.1 SDK as well. If you are running your Windows under a non adminstrator user, you can use MakeMeAdmin script to install both MSBee and SDK. However as...
  • We > Me: Joe Morel's Blog

    Closing the Visual Studio General Forum

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    All good things must come to an end. Well, that, and all pretty lousy things must come to an end as well. J About two weeks ago, the internal team that “owns” the Visual Studio General forum came to me with a problem. “The Visual Studio General forum...
  • Bertan's Blog

    MSBee on Microsoft Downloads

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    Last week we posted signed binary release of MSBee in to Microsoft Downloads, you can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0d0776f-25c4-444a-a6b9-71d06826f5b4&displaylang=en . We are providing this release...
  • go ahead, mac my day

    a change is gonna come

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    Life in a technology company is never quiet. There's always a change on the horizon. This is especially true of my particular corner of this particular technology company: news from several companies impacts me. I pay pretty close attention to news from...
  • Test Guide

    Tablet Gaming

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    I've been thinking about gaming on Tablets. Card games, Whack A Mole-like pound games, and board games benefit from the direct interaction you get from the tablet stylus. But what would a Tablet-specific game that takes advantage of the unique features...
  • RemLog

    Changing status, moving forward

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    A quick note about what I am up to these days. Lots of folks have been asking me if I am going to ever blog again - for good reason considering the timing of my blogs so far, but, yes, I plan to get started again. My friend and guy in the office next...
  • One Louder

    All about the interview

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    Lots of blog posts on interviewing recently....hmm, could be a sign of changes in the employment marketplace. Anyway, if someone does a good job of offering advice or insight, it keeps me from having to be charming with a post of my own. Better to just...
  • The ShiSh List

    Windows Embedded in Retail

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    Retail technology is evolving from "point of sale" to "point of service." The key difference is that point of service—the new POS—greatly improves customer service with self-checkout counters, information stations, food ordering kiosks, and more. To...
  • Suman Chakrabarti - Coding for Office Apps

    Kudos to Bill G

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    I have to say that I am impressed with Bill Gates' announcement to transition into a new role focused on the Gates Foundation. I find his humanitarian work truly honorable, and a task that I know he will continue to succeed at. It is sad that I just started...
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