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  • John Gallardo's Weblog

    Is this thing on...

    Testing Testing... Ok I guess we are on. My name is John Gallardo (clever that, it matches the title). As of today I have been working at Microsoft for just over 2 years as an SDET (Software Design Engineer in Test) in the SQL Server Engine team. Most...
  • Richard Godfrey

    Deserve a night out in London to discuss SOA, ESB and all that good stuff?

    My friend and colleague, Matt Deacon , is hosting the UK IASA Inaugural Meeting on 15th June at our London office. This is an introduction to the UK Chapter of the IASA followed by a talk from Dr Dirk Krafzig on SOA and BPM. Due to restrictions in the...
  • Mark Prentice


    Hi All, I thought I would introduce myself to the BLOG-O-Sphere, my name is Mark Prentice and I’m a Program Manager for the .NET Compact Framework (NETCF) team. My responsibilities on the NETCF team include help manage GUI and the Managed D3D for...
  • Jason Barile - Testing Testing

    Pocket PC blogging tools

    Last night, I tried out 2 Pocket PC blogging tools: Diarist and PocketBlogger . Diarist supports several popular blogging engines, including Blogger, CommunityServer, and LiveJournal. The only quirk I've noticed so far is that the title field doesn...
  • Jason Barile - Testing Testing

    Acrylic Beta is live (and cool!)

    If you have some spare time this weekend, check out Acrylic (that's a code name) - the beta of Microsoft's new professional graphic design tool. If you have questions or feedback, visit the Acrylic forums .
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Experiences using Team Build to build WebService and Setup (.vdproj) projects

    I've been in the UK this week visiting several of our partners who are already using Team System for live projects. It's been an enlightening experience, and I'll probably be blogging more about things I've learnt/seen in the near future. Yesterday...
  • Visual Studio Data

    VS Data Community Submitted Bugs for VS 2005

    During the month of May 2005, there were 44 bugs submitted against the VS Data tools by customers using the Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 release. Additionally, three bugs related to VS Data tools were submitted by customers using a beta version of SQL Server...
  • AprilR's Blog

    What's the deal with all of these C++ compilers, anyway?

    Did you know that with the Visual Studio 2005 release there will actually be six different versions of the Visual C++ compiler? Did you also know that when you pick up the PSDK, Framework SDK, Longhorn SDK, or even join the XBOX developer program, you...
  • Henry Hahn

    RadialPanel - Authoring a Custom Layout in Avalon

    In this post, I'm going to talk about authoring a custom Panel. Panels are the fundamental building blocks of layout in Avalon, so, authoring a custom Panel is authoring a custom layout. Now, as I started writing this I realized that I needed to couch...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Interesting Process Modeling Tool

    Readers have asked me for examples of other tools that use Visio for business process analysis. One particularly nice example is IT Pearls, which has a Visio 2003 add-in called Process Modeler for Visio. It includes a set of BPMN (Business Process Modeling...
  • Tim Sneath

    An Avalon Team Blog Directory

    If you're interested in this blog, you'll probably be interested in reading the blogs of other folks from Microsoft who work directly or indirectly on Avalon. I've been spelunking around in an attempt to come up with a comprehensive Avalon bloggers list...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Gretchen is totally cool and we’re all proud of her

    Gretchen is my hero. You see, I don’t take risks. I’m too afraid to ride my bicycle on the side of the road anymore. I hate gambling at a casino, especially when it is someone else’s money. I play it safe, analyze the situation, and then decide what I...
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