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  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    Happy Canada Day! :)

    I grew up in the great white north and miss the red and white celebrations :) Today also marks the 130th day before we release Visual Studio 2005 to the world.
  • BCL Team Blog

    Co-existing with Content Indexing Services and IO directory operations [Lakshan Fernando]

    Just to remind you, I’m a tester on the BCL team (part of my testing responsibilities include the IO feature area). I wanted to share some pain that we’ve gone through in investigating directory modification failures with the hope that I can spare you...
  • Solutions Monkey

    Top 10 reasons “Why businesses invest in IT”

    Some time back, in the media there was huge discussion around whether or not IT really matters and why on earth companies are investing in IT. Is it really strategic and the discussion went on and on… It is very evident that IT has become the back...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Private Destructors

    Yesterday, I mentioned that Michael Ruck had complained that I'd made the destructor on my CFooBase class private, and he wondered why on earth I had done it. Skywing answered in the comments but it bears a bit more discussion. The simple answer...
  • Paul Stubbs

    Hands-on Labs: Learn how to use VSTO 2005

    The VSTO 2005 Hands-on Labs are now available. The Word labs walk you through the task of building a customer survey application . The Excel labs walk you through the task of building an asset allocation application and a debt consolidation application...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    The Fleet type Submarine

    Back when I was but a lad, I was a bit a of a WWII buff, and read through most of the WWII books available in my library. I always found the ones about submarines to be especially interesting, because of the stealth and bravery required. The US submarine...
  • Sebastien St-Laurent's (AKA Sebby) WebLog

    My book proof is in!!

    Yesterday, I've recieved the proof version of my upcoming book "The COMPLETE Effect and HLSL Guide". Although there is 1-2 things I'd like to touch up, I think the book is ready to go. Right on shedule, I might say. Will start printing some copies to...
  • Gianpaolo's blog

    Pillar 1: Messaging

    > In the next following days I plan to write a series of short articles What I meant was: sometime in a few weeks, I will be writing a few posts provide additional information about the pillars… :-); I suppose next time I will not to mention when...
  • Blog de RicardoJ

    Quieres ser Beta-Tester de Avalanche?

    Microsoft Research y el Equipo de Producto de Visual Studio tienen el agrado de invitarlos a participar en el programa beta que está por iniciar de Avalanche, la aplicación de downloads peer-to-peer de Microsoft. Para participar debes estar de acuerdo...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    A Puzzler

    Some fun for the Friday of a long weekend. And a true story to boot! I had a job to do last Tuesday night that required the purchase of a few tools. As I was driving home from the store I took a look at the pile of stuff in the seat beside me and was...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    How do you score that sweet window office?

    Mikhail Arkhipov explains how the employees who score the windows offices are chosen. In my group, higher-up managers (regardless of tenure) are offered window offices … although we did have a Director once who turned her window office down because...
  • George Cerbone's blog

    What is infrastructure architecture?

    architecture The fundamental organization of a system embodied in its components, their relationships to each other, and to the environment, and the principles guiding its design and evolution. architect: The person, team, or organization responsible...
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