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  • ACE Team - Security, Performance & Privacy

    DotWhat Part 1: What's new in 2.0?

    Kicking a barn down is more fun than being a carpenter. My name is Akshay Aggarwal and I’m a Senior Security Technologist with ACE Services where my team helps external Microsoft clients secure their application portfolios. When not talking to folks about...
  • Expression Blend and Design

    Amir's and Peter's Flickr Browser

    Originally it was the rather witty 'Flickr Browsr', although now an 'e' has crept back in to 'Browser'! The Flicker Browser sample application which features in the recent Channel 9 video [1] is available for download from Amir Khella's blog [2...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    Webcast Today

    I'm doing a webcast today. (Sorry, it starts in 15 minutes!) The session is on the Managed Package Framework and is very similar, if not identical :-), to the talk I gave at the PDC05 pre-conference session on VS Extensibility.
  • 16.7ms in the life

    Fix for ATSC after uninstalling Rollup 2

    In some cases you may find that ATSC (HDTV) no longer works after uninstalling Media Center Rollup 2 from your computer. The issue is caused by a schema change in the Tuners registry key. Today I identified a workaround to get your ATSC back up and running...
  • Backstage @ Robotics

    First Content Review Completed

    Phew. Survived the 3hour content review yesterday. We got all the content owners together in a big room (with a small TV) to stare small text in an excel spreadsheet to go through all content submissions from the Call for Papers Website at http://content...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    A Little Batching Brainteaser

    Every so often as we work through converting the Visual Studio builds over to MSBuild we stumble across a little quirk or entertaining bit of MSBuild XML that makes the team scratch its head. Dan sent this one around to the team a couple of weeks ago...
  • Rob Caron

    CS-Converter - Migrating Source to Team Foundation

    With this post I figured I'd tie up some loose ends with one post. I got e-mail recently asking about migrating from Subversion to Team Foundation Server. It just so happens that Buck Hodges blogged about such a tool earlier this month. Today, I got e...
  • Lisa Wollin


    It's been a long time since I posted. There are many reasons for this, but mostly, I'm not working with FrontPage anymore. For the next release of FrontPage, there are a lot of changes happening. One of the largest is a stronger focus on SharePoint and...
  • OfficeRocker!

    Bill Gates runs like a girl

    I bust my knee this week and can hardly walk so I'd probably settle for being able to run like a girl at the moment. He has a brain the size of a planet, some say he can hold his breath for 15 minutes, he is Time magazine's person of the year .. Yes...
  • Coding4Fun

    Prize Winning Chess Game in C# Express

    Kudos to Valentin Iliescu for his Valil.Chess game on Code Project written with Visual C# 2005 Express Edition. Valentin's work is appreciated by the coding community as evidenced by 1) a 4.85 out of 5.00 rating on Code Project (impressed much), 2) nearly...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    Why Do We Support Unqualified Metadata?

    We got the following question on the MSBuild Discussion alias last week: I’m not sure why MSBuild support the concept of unqualified metadata. Is there a particular scenario where someone would rather use the ambiguous %(metadata) syntax as opposed...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows CE 5.0 Real-Time Tutorial now (nearly) Live !

    Some time ago I recorded an interview with John Eldridge (Windows CE Architect) to talk about Windows CE 5.0 real-time capabilities, the video has now gone live on the MSDN/Embedded tutorials page . Enjoy. <Update> The feed is currently broken...
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