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  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    November Windows Installer Chat Announced!

    As part of the ongoing MSDN Communities effort, the Windows Installer team is pleased to announce the next chat in the Windows Installer series. Members of the Windows Installer team at Microsoft will be available to answer questions about any MSI topic...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    PDC Content Available!

    Hello everyone, Just a note that all of the PDC content is now available for download. If you missed the Windows Installer / ClickOnce session at the PDC (FUN222) now is a great opportunity to get caught up! Check out this blog posting for more information...
  • fontblog

    The burden of locked grids & blooming dots

    Stuck in a rut, boxed in by restraints, griddled by grids? You know what I love? Beautiful type. Gorgeous books, letterpress, ink and the swish of the pen. The flow of thought communicated through the way words are placed on a page, and the artistry...
  • Anandi’s Thoughts

    Live from Building 20!!!

    Hey everyone! The TAP Kickoff is going on this week and the 3rd day is almost over. We have a great group of partners and customers here. My team has been enthusiastic about coming over to have lunch with their "buddies" and coming to the evening events...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Does Visual Studio make you stupid?

    I know everyone's talking about this, but it IS a good question... Charles Petzold recently gave this speech to the NYC .NET users group. I've got to say, having seen Daniel's experiences with Visual Basic, I can certainly see where Charles is coming...
  • Ken Levy's Blog

    Visual FoxPro added to MSDN Product Feedback Center

    Visual FoxPro is now available in the Product/Technology drop down selection list on the MSDN Product Feedback Center . The VFP team will be monitoring bug reports and feature suggestions for Visual FoxPro 9.0, all VFP service pack efforts, and the Sedna...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Dangerous and Risky Blog

    This is one of the most potentially dangerous blogs I've encountered this week. And this entry is toxically hilarious. Warning -- Do not read this blog if you are sitting in a very technical Deep Dive training session and everyone else is listening to...
  • Just Coding


    One test is better that thousand words... [TestFixture] public class XmlDataDemo { [Test] public void LoadDataSet() { EmployeeDataSet ds = new EmployeeDataSet(); ds.ReadXml(@".\..\..\Employee.xml"); Assert.AreEqual(1,ds.employee...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Where to find EWF Information

    news:// Although there seems to be swarms of information for the XP Embedded product and features, actually finding the information you want can be difficult. This post will point to some of the...
  • Satisfy Me

    Start.Com is elegant and nimble

    From Scoble’s Blog… Is Jason Fried's brother and sister working at Microsoft? (Hadi Partovi, what are you thinking?) “Today I found out the truth. You let this thing ship with only two people working on it. With no testers. No document people. No...
  • Matt Powell

    Web Services Secure Exchange Technical Committee Created at Oasis

    The Oasis standards body created a technical committee today to finalize WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation and WS-SecurityPolicy. It's name: The Web Services Secure Exchange Technical Committee. This is the final step in the Workshop Process to get these...
  • Feroze Daud's WebLog

    Ping Part IV: Adventures in Socket programming using System.Net

    In this part, we will add some networking code to the code we have thus far. When we get done, we should have a working Ping utility. Take the program that we wrote in the Ping: Part III and add the following code. using System; using System...
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