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  • Ben Armstrong

    The Settlers under Virtual PC

    Ah, I can still remember when I first got this game. The Settlers is an incredibly addictive game, and to prove it the game actually has a timer built into it where every two hours it will popup and tell you 'You have been playing for X hours straight...
  • Business Scorecard Manager Team Blog

    New OBA Partner blog

    Joey Fitts has recently joined the team as the Global Bus Dev Mgr - OBA Partners. His blog will provide info on partner events, training, and serve as a general resource for current/prospective partner companies. Check it out here .
  • Ryan Donovan's Commerce Server WebLog

    (Belated) Commerce Server on Channel 9

    • 0 Comments I figured I should probably finally post a link to my team's interview with Channel 9. I don't think we should give up our day jobs to go into showbusiness anytime soon, though the content...
  • Xbox Engineering

    Welcome, Wilkommen, Bienvenido...

    Welcome to the Xbox Team blog! Now that Xbox 360 has been out there and is being enjoyed by a ton of people, a couple of us here on the Xbox team at Microsoft thought we'd give the community an inside scoop on what it's like working here. We'd also like...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    new Web 2.0 Journal site

    Dion Hinchcliffe, the Editor-in-Chief of the brand new Web 2.0 Journal site has posted his launch piece today. Congrats Dion!: "Though it's a complex and often subtle topic - and recognizing that Web 2.0 definitions vary across the community - we...
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Windows DVD Maker

    I know I haven't posted much recently, but I'm hoping to fix that, especially as more and more information comes out about Windows Vista. The main thing I've been working on is Windows DVD Maker. Eric Gunnerson (who is on our team) has already posted...
  • SharePoint Memory Dump

    Sharepint Discussion webpart-Can we do it better

    Recently I am doing a sharepoint implementation for my client. Had a requrement to implement custom webpart that offers more functionality, something like aspnet forums. The out of the box implementation did not meet our requirements. Trying to write...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    It's Here! It's Here!

    And, no, it's not the new phonebook . It's my Kraft Foods gamepad and it arrived in the mail today. I only had time to plug it in to see if Windows recognized it. Sure enough, it shows up in Control Panel as "USB Joystick" (how original). The Properties...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Pillars of our trade

    Very good article in IEEE Software January/Februry 2006 magazine: Looking for Powerful Abstractions by Rebecca J. Wirfs-Brock "Finding the right level of abstraction takes practice and experimentation. There are times when both concrete classes and...
  • D/1195

    High Availability Computing at Microsoft

    Published: 12/09/05 This value card describes how the Microsoft Corporation Information Technology group (Microsoft IT) is able to achieve high availability for its mission critical systems. Microsoft IT proves the Microsoft Windows Server platform...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Why is there a RegisterMceApp.dll and a RegisterMceApp.exe?

    One of the things I noticed when I first started looking into the Media Center SDK to try to build a Media Center add-in was that the SDK includes a file named RegisterMceApp.dll that is designed to be used in MSI-based setup packages that install Media...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Lisp and Ruby

    I recently came across Paul Graham's essay, Beating the Averages where he talks glowingly about Lisp. It piqued my interest in this language. Another language I've been toying with learning is Ruby. Lisp is compiled (at least it can be) and Ruby is purely...
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