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  • IEBlog

    Frequently Asked Questions for the IE7 Beta 2 Preview

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 22 August 2012 Hi, I'm Al Billings. I'm a project manager on the Internet Explorer team. I haven't posted before but you have probably seen...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    IE7 Beta 2 Preview: Ready to Roll

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    I've been running IE7 for a while now and each build has been getting better and better. Over night, the annoucement came - IE7 Beta 2 Preview Available . Cool The IE team wants people to send feedback on the IE7 Beta 2 Preview and is encouraging...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Dr. Who? Exactly.

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    I noticed today on Engadget that BT is using Tom Baker's voice (of Dr. Who fame) for their text-to-speech system. Based on the few stats mentioned it sounds like they use a method similar to what we do for ATC in Flight Sim. I wonder if he's interested...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    Upcoming Webcast: Overview of Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects on Feb 15

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    OK, so your proposed SOA design runs just fine on your machine. Well let's go ahead and ship your machine to end users. NOT! What you need is a model of your SOA, and a model of the proposed target data center for the application deployment. This metadata...
  • Brad Abrams

    Books for new managers...

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    As part of building a new team, I am spending sometime thinking about what makes a good manager... In particular, I have a couple of brave souls on my team that are taking the big step to managing people for the first time. In the process, I have...
  • Australian Microsoft Recruitment Web Log

    Microsoft US is recruiting in OZ

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    Soon Microsoft will be interviewing people from Australia and New Zealand , including interested and qualified candidates for software development positions in the USA at our corporate headquarters working on major products. What is a qualified candidate...
  • Ian Jose's WebLog

    Make Functions Schema-bound

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    Create user defined functions with the SCHEMABINDING clause where possible. In the absence of this clause, SQL Server must assume at compile time that statements using the function may bind to a function which accesses and updates data. Note that even...
  • Getting the word out!

    IE7 - Public Beta

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    So we are releasing a public beta of IE7. I have been using IE7 for a few days via an internal build and so far, I think, we have done a pretty good job from an end user point of view. The RSS feature is pretty good, it gives me a usable RSS reader...
  • Unni's Blog

    "Panel-like" system

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    Someone asked me how to implement a “panel-like” system using Expression / WPF. This led me to do a small take on Expression Interactive Designer itself J . Though the panel system presented here is only 1/100 th as complex as our real Palette management...
  • Heath Stewart's blog

    Developer Division Servicing Site Launched

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    A new site has launched on MSDN for the DDCPX team about servicing Visual Studio and the .NET Framework....
  • Tim Sneath

    Internet Explorer 7.0 Beta 2 Preview for Windows XP

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    I've been playing with this build for a little while on my Windows XP partition, and I already miss it when I'm forced to use an alternative machine. The combination of tabbed browsing and thumbnailing, RSS feed subscription, filtering and searching,...
  • Rob Caron

    The ROI of Software Testing

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    A recent internal e-mail (thanks, Ian!) included links to these two reports on the ROI of software testing, which may be beneficial to anyone seeking to justify software testers and tools. The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Infrastructure for Software...
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