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  • Ben Armstrong

    StarCraft under Virtual PC

    A month or two ago I was emailed an application compatibility report from another team at Microsoft - which had run an extensive application compatibility test suite under Virtual PC. Of the ~400 applications this test suite had tested, 12 had reported...
  • Managed CodeGen

    Something about Resolution APIs

    I haven't blogged for a long time because we were busy hitting ZBB for RTM milestone. I am not aware of something special to talk about so let's talk about one of the main new features in Whidbey -- the token handle resolution APIs. We have talked...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    This is fishy...

    This is ridiculous. "Fishermen in northern Thailand have netted a fish as big as a grizzly bear, a 646-pound Mekong giant catfish, the heaviest recorded since Thai officials started keeping records in 1981. The behemoth was caught in the Mekong...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Vacation time!

    After few years of taking short (like two weeks) vacations, I finally decided to take a long one. I am taking full month off. As a side note, new hires get 3 weeks of vacation per year, after 7 years at Microsoft one gets 4 weeks of vacation per year...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Window office at Microsoft, part deux

    Gretchen mentioned that in her group higher-ranker managers are getting windows first. Interesting, maybe HR is different or maybe tradition holds only in Dev/PM/QA orgs... I don't know. Actually, I became a lead back in 1999 (I joined Microsoft...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    A History of MSN

    Paul Thurrott provides a three-part historical look at MSN : " So here is the story of MSN's rebirth as an Internet services powerhouse. In part one, I quickly examine the convoluted history of MSN, which has been repurposed and re-imagined repeatedly...
  • Dev Notes

    This July 4th : Give your friends freedom from Oracle...

    Chop your costs by migrating from Oracle to SQL Server and tell SQL Server team about it. SQL Server Marketing is offering a Custom Designer Chopper for the best migration from Oracle to SQL Server. The award will be presented to the winner at the...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Refactoring Verification

    I posted a blog post from JavaOne where i stated: "I did try out several of [Netbean's] refactorings, and was pleased with them for the most part. However, i tried a rename refactoring that changed the meaning of my code, and they did no verification...
  • Dev Notes

    Thank you Tech Ed 2005 !

    This year I enjoyed Tech Ed very much (Every year, I do..but this is special) attending most of the VSTS sessions and a hot hot Linux, Open Source Session at the end of the event. There is some kind of redundancy in VSTS session slides which is unavoidable...
  • Solutions Monkey

    Indigo and Integrating

    Mey has made a great statement about why Integration should not be an after thought, I am pretty sure you are convinced by now it is not. Now let’s try to understand how Indigo the next generation distributed programming model from Microsoft enables integration...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Java Generics Considered Harmful

    ”I don't know how to ease into this gently. So I'll just spit it out. Generics are a mistake.” -Ken Arnold Generics Considered Harmful Somehow, designers of commercial programming...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Componentizing Winamp – PT 6 (the end at last!)

    When we last left off in this process to componentize Winamp Lite , we had created a component with file resources, registry resources and component dependencies. We had also added the Group and Repository object dependencies as well. Now the component...
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