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  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Mattresses for Sale?

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    Today when I drove into the RedWest campus, I saw a bunch of people right outside the Microsoft entrance wearing those familiar sandwich board signs and waving to the drivers turning into campus. I slowed to read the handwritten signs, but instead of...
  • J.net

    KatrinaSafe - We have our first matches!

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    It's an exciting time here right now. We just ran our preliminary matching code and found that we have 9 nearly perfect matches ... First Name, Last Name, and DOB. That's 9 folks found that were lost. I'm sorry ... but I'm about to cry here. This...
  • Unified communication coffeehouse

    Katrina Support

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    Every day technologists such as ourselves seek to use technology to improve peoples lives. Over the weekend I was involved in a effort to speech enable an Katrina evacuee application. A number of Microsoft employees, key partners, and service organizations...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Visual Basic 6.0 to VB.NET Upgrade Guidance - Community Pre-Release

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    The Patterns and Practices group is working on providing guildance on moving from VB 6.0 to either 2003 or 2005. They are also working on a new Migration Assessment tool. You can join the workspace for the upcoming guidance and get a preview of the guidance...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    PowerPoint Viewer component

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    Requests come in periodically to componentize MS Office. Honestly, on a lark I worked on trying to componentize office years ago and decided that the level of frustration wasn't worth the effort, especially since it defeats the purpose of the "fixed function...
  • Matusow's Blog

    OSS and Integration...again

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    Stephen O'Grady posted a great response to my earlier posting on integration issues for OSS projects. (There are also a few strong comments to his posting as well.) Apparently, I should have bought a beer or two for Stephen at OSCON rather than a bad...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Being Persistent.

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    MikeCal has posted a series of articles over on the Windows Mobile team blog that cover Persistent Storage on Windows Mobile devices - Persistent storage has been around for a while on Smartphone devices, it's only with Windows Mobile 5.0 (based on Windows...
  • Dieter's ProjBlog

    PDC 2005 Preview

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    We will be sending Phil Smail to the PDC next week to give an overview on the architecture and programmability features of Project Server 12. It should be a great talk. If you are at the PDC next week and interested in Proj, you should make time to see...
  • Mike Flasko's Blog

    What would you like to see in System.Net?

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    Now that we are winding down version 2.0 of the Framework and moving towards the release of Whidbey, we (the System.Net team), want to hear from you. What features would you like to see in Orcas (the next version of the Framework)? What features from...
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    Simulating Application-Level Programmable Task Panes

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    There has been a lot of talk in the newsgroups about the need to have an application-level programmable task pane in Word solutions. Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office (VSTO), you can create only document-level actions panes, meaning that the task...
  • HoppeRx - the cure for your ailing device

    Off Topic: ltkUnlock tool

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    My apologies for the non-Hopper post, but since many HoppeRx readers will also need to know about ltkUnlock I decided this forum is as good as any. The ltkUnlock tool has generated a lot of confusion so let me start with the basics: The purpose...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    I'm going to the PDC!

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    I started my own personal campaign inside Microsoft to go to the PDC many months ago. It was close, but I finally got the OK to go at the last possible second before registration closed. Since I've only missed one PDC since the first in 1992, I'm psyched...
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