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  • Aali's blog

    Team Foundation Server B3

    Team Foundation Server Beta 3 has been released to MSDN Subscribers as announced by Rick LaPlante here . Note that it is compatible with Visual Studio RC and SQL Server 2005 september CTP, both released to PDC attendees about a week ago. When Visual...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Bubble 2.0 or the Long Boom?

    The Economist warns of the return of the bubble . "NASTY memories have been stirred up by this week's reports that Microsoft is in talks to buy a big stake in America Online. After all, the last time that AOL was involved in a big deal—its $150...
  • SharePoint Apps: Alexander Malek's weblog

    a few of my favorite things...

    If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time in ‘code view’ getting your page to look just right. In FrontPage 2003 we added a whole bunch of neat features to help users be more productive when editing code. One of my favorites is the ‘Select tag’ feature...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    2-state icons in WM5

    We did a great job of adding support for 2-state icons in Windows Mobile 5 so you can have an icon that changes when the user highlights it in the Start menu. But we did a lousy job of documenting how ISVs can define their own "selected" state icons....
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    State & Notification Broker 101

    Not sure when it was published, but I just stumbled across this excellent article from Don that explains the new managed State & Notification Broker APIs (my baby) and everything you need to know to start taking advantage of them. -Robert
  • Rick Byers

    Comparison of a simple select statement in DLinq (C# 3.0) vs. ADO.Net

    Six months ago I posted a comparison of a simple select statement in C-omega vs. ADO.Net which some people found very exciting. Now that Linq has been officially unveiled, I figured I should update my comparison using C# 3.0 and DLinq . Although Linq...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    The Physics of Bicycle Climbing (oh, and a few words about a stupid bicycle climb)

    Last night, when I got home, my wife asked me if I'd read Eldon's blog. A quick look showed that he was trash talking about today's ride . Me, I don't need to trash talk or work to psych anybody out, because I'm confident in my climbing skills. So confident...
  • Rob Caron

    Another One in the Win Column

    I received an e-mail today from Spencer Harbar with a link to a post he wrote about his experience installing Team Foundation Server Beta 3. So, I started off with my base W2K3 disk and fired up a differencing disk and - yes - I read the install...
  • TexBlog

    The Company Meeting

    So, you may have heard that the big Microsoft company meeting was held yesterday at Safeco field . A good event, all around. This year Microsoft turns 30 and Windows turns 20. Gee, let's see, if MS is 30, then judging by those early photos of of BillG...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Obtain support if DebugDiag reports ntdll.dll is responsible

    Question: Hi David, Thanks for the blog / posts... I have installed the DebugDiag from MS Betas, and have heaps of reports saying... Please follow up with the vendor Microsoft Corporation for C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll and wonder if I can...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    WCF (Indigo) Baby Steps

    I decided to dig into Indigo.. err, Windows Communication Foundation... for awhile this weekend. I have done demos before and run through samples using TCP, but I have never used HTTP with it yet. Here are some of the most obvious stumbling blocks that...
  • Bug Babble

    Learning about Strengths

    I knew he wouldn't read them, so I asked to borrow the two management books on Andy's ottoman. Ironically the books explained why I borrowed them, as well as why Andy didn't want to read them. The books were "First Break all the Rules" , and "Now...
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