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  • AprilR's Blog

    PDC05 Fun Question of the Day

    Today a customer asked me a fun question: What does Birds of a Feather mean? I had fun answering this question, and I thought it would be fun to post it here. There is an old expression "birds of a feather flock together," which is actually a part...
  • AprilR's Blog

    C++ Students: Respond and Win!

    I posted a query awhile back to students and hobbyists, and I'm hoping to get a few more of you to respond by offering prizes! I've got random C++ SWAG and some free copies of Visual C++ 2003 Standard to send out to random prize drawing
  • AprilR's Blog

    Are you still targeting Windows 98?

    In talking with some customers here at PDC, I heard a lot of them say that Windows 98 continues to be their lowest common denominator in developing for their customers. This is interesting to hear about, because we are of course planning for future releases...
  • De los medios y de lo digital

    Avid incluye VC-1 entre los formatos que manejan sus herramientas de edición

    En el IBC, Avid ha anunciado que sus herramientas de edición de vídeo van a ser capaces de manejar el formato VC-1, lo cual facilitará a sus clientes la tarea de edición cuando el soporte final es la web o productos DVD. VC-1 es una formato de vídeo derivado...
  • AprilR's Blog

    PDC05 Day Three!

    Before I get started I want to point out a couple of items for tomorrow: 1) Herb Sutter's 10:30a.m. talk about C++ futures 2) The Meet the Visual C++ team event in the Tools and Languages track lounge at 1:30p.m. I've started to see a few C++ specific...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    PDC Day 3 - Experts, experts, everywhere

    C# Futures was packed... So I ended up in an overflow room. Listening to Anders Hejlsberg talk about delegates, anonymous methods, lambda expressions, generics, etc. was very cool. It's really interesting all the things that needed to be done to the...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    New Design view in Orcas

    So it is official now (see here and here ) and now you know that we are planning new Design view for Visual Studio Orcas which is based on the Quartz . We are very serious about much better designer experience and extensive CSS support. PDC attendees...
  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Mythbusters: The Office 12 New UI

    Although the amount of attention being paid to the new UI in news reports and especially the blogosphere has amazed even us, the quality and depth of the commentary varies widely. (Not surprising, considering very few people will have a build to play...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    How do I read an environment variable into the MSI?

    Question How do I read an environment variable into the MSI? Answer Check out the MSDN topic Restrictions on Property Names [Windows Installer] which says Property names prefixed with % represent system and user environment variables. Check...
  • De los medios y de lo digital

    Demo con Nagra y el Windows Media Center

    Importante anuncio, que también se produjo en el IBC , de un acuerdo que va a permitir que los clientes de TV de pago que utilizan la tecnología de Nagra puedan utilizar dispositivos Windows Media Center de forma coordinada con el acceso condicional....
  • Rich Ersek's Blog

    Whidbey RTM version of Atlas nearly ready

    A quick update on a version of the Atlas VSIs that work with Whidbey RTM/RC. As noted in the 'Get Atlas' section, the downloads currently only work with Beta 2 builds. While it's possible to get them to install on RC with a minor tweak, there's a good...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    Who needs value types anyway?

    I've totally lost my voice (quite literally cannot talk) here at the PDC and had to miss the Ask the Experts session just to try and get it back before my panel discussion tomorrow. But while I could still talk I've enjoyed conversations with all sorts...
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