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  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B

    Virtual Earth SDK

    Virtual Earth now has its own SDK, so you no longer have to try and decrypt the javascript mapcontrol.js file. You can view the SDK @ .
  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B


    With the release of MWS 4.0 there's a new SDK. Not only has the content been updated, but the formatting has changed, as well. This places the properties into a seperate branch from the method(s). It's pretty sweet. Plus, there are some new demo applications...
  • Rob's Rhapsody

    Company Meeting

    Microsoft's Company Meeting was today -- and it was a special one at that. This year, Microsoft celebrated it's 30 year anniversary. Pretty amazing that Bill's dream of a computer on every desk and in every home is so close to be achieved... In addition...
  • Rob Caron


    Read The, um, Fine Manual. I meant to say this in my earlier post about the Installation Guide , but please be sure to review the Installation Guide before you install Team Foundation Server. First, some stuff has changed since Beta 2 and the July...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Everybody has their theories, but Mini-MSFT is...

    Warning...complete non-official conjecture for the sake of fun follows below... Steve Ballmer . Stay with me now. I've heard the rumor that Mini was a actually a clever PR/Recruiting move by one of our competitors , but if the Business Week article...
  • J.D. Meier's Blog

    My Role on the patterns & practices Team

    I'm J.D. Meier, the PM for security and performance on the patterns & practices team. My manager refers to me as the "abilities" PM. I create guidance to help customers bake security and performance into their life cycle. Why performance and security...
  • Rob Caron

    New Team System Articles on MSDN

    Over the summer we had several great authors submit articles on Team System that are finally seeing the light of day. The first six are available here: Choosing Between Microsoft Visual Studio Team System and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe Introducing...
  • Satisfy Me

    It was colder than...

    Today in the Seattle Times' Here & Now Traffic Watch : Several thousand people are expected at Safeco Field today for a private, daylong business gathering. Pedestrian and vehicle traffic, including more than 200 charter buses , is likely to...
  • SQL Protocols

    SQL Server enumeration and Windows Firewall

    Another customer issue using SQL Server enumeration. The customer was using the EnumAvailableSqlServers() API from SQL Server 2005 SMO. The local box had three instances of SQL Server installed: (a) a default instance of SQL Server 2000, (b) a named...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Random interop updates

    Mike Henderlight, the WinForms-WPF interop guru, has started a blog: . At the PDC, Mike mentioned that WinForms-WPF interop won't be released in final form until the Visual Studio "Orcas" timeframe (sometime after...
  • Rob Caron

    Team Foundation Server Beta 3 Available for Download

    As noted on Rick’s blog, Team Foundation Server Beta 3 is flowing around the world right now… Rick LaPlante's WebLog : TFS Beta 3 Released Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server Beta 3 will be available tonight on the MSDN subscriber download...
  • Rob Caron

    Get the Skinny On Team [Foundation] Server

    A good article from Paula Rooney at CRN on Team Foundation Server… CRN | The Skinny On Team Server By Paula Rooney, CRN No information worker is an island. With Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Microsoft introduces a roles-based development...
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