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  • Simon's Mu-zings

    New Windows Forms UI samples posted

    Often we on the .Net Client team are asked how to make a Windows Forms application resemble some existing application. The most common requests are to have the application look like Office, Messenger, or Money. To help customers get started we’ve just...
  • Ralph Squillace -- Docs, Samples, Docs, Samples....

    WSDL.exe always warns about WS-I compliance.

    Chris sent me a question: Is there a way to disable the warning that WSDL.exe issues about WS-I conformance? And the answer is: No. You get the warnings. Bummer?
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    Great article on the new changes/enhancements of .NET Compact Framework 2.0

    .Net Compact Framework 2.0 is out and you're still wondering what's new in the new version? Wonder no more! Just check this great article from Jim Wilson at MSDN. Jim talks about all the new changes/enhancements on User Interface, Data, Communications...
  • Gooey Bugs

    Announcing Debugger Tips, Tricks and Tools

    Given that my job here at MS is that of Debugger UI guy, I thought it would be nice to regularly post some of my favorite (or other people's favorite) tips, tricks and tools I either use, or have written. Since these days I'm a regular user of Visual...
  • Arpan Shah's Blog

    CMS SP2 is available!

    Yes. I'm late but better late than never! CMS 2002 SP2 has released! You can download from here: Content Management Server 2002 Service Pack 2 (SP2) . As promised, with SP2 you get Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 support - specifically, we...
  • XAML Chick

    Annual Symposium on Current Business Issues Nov 2005

    Metro State celebrates 40 years of excellence in business education by offering various programs. This two day event began today with our own Carl Dubler as the speaker about: "Collaborating, Sourcing, and the Flat World: A survival Guide." The speech...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    A co-worker just forwarded this...

    Apparently it was on Conan last night, but... I normally don't like Triumph the comic insult dog, but for some reason, I thought that this was hysterical (maybe because I got too little sleep last night or something, I don't know).
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Working in Microsoft

    There must be a million blogs out there about this so what difference is one more going to make? Not much I guess but one of my colleagues here - Pradeep U.N. - yeah same guy who rigged the Ping Pong schedule:-) is blogging on working in the Enterprise...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Don't Roundtrip Ciphertext Via a String Encoding

    One common mistake that people make when using managed encryption classes is that they attempt to store the result of an encryption operation in a string by using one of the Encoding classes. That seems to make sense right? After all, Encoding.ToString...
  • xinyan's WebLog

    web cast link and source code

    The link to my web cast on custom control in Visual Studio for devices is: and you can get the source code used in the demo from:
  • Ben Armstrong

    New Virtual Server 2005 R2 whitepapers

    In the lead up to the release of Virtual Server 2005 R2 there are now two new interesting whitepapers available off of the Microsoft download center: Virtual Server Host Clustering Step-by-Step Guide for Virtual Server 2005 R2:
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Managed Debug Assistants (MDAs) are cool.

    Whidbey has has added Manage Debug Assistants (MDAs), which are like advanced log messages for diagnostic information. These things are awesome. There appears to be very little written about them. You can enable them in the VS exception dialog. You can...
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