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  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Excel Can Be 'Rand'om Too

    A few weeks ago I showed you a neat trick that you can use in Word to quickly fill up a document with sample text. Not to be outdone by its sibling, Excel also features a few ways to swiftly fill up a worksheet with sample data. We use these...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Future interface

    I'm not going to even try to explain this Microsoft Research video , you just need to see it. Via Digg .
  • GavinGee's Blog

    Have you registered for this HUGE launch event?

    US cities launch information for SQL 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and Biztalk 2006: For the UK specific launch dates and venues etc please see the following:
  • A Canuck In The Machine

    X05 - The "VIP" Event

    Ok - I want to let you in on a secret.  After the X05 event we will be inviting everyone who attends to a special hands-on Xbox 360 preview from 7-9pm.  You have to be registered for the X05 Dev Track to attend - consider this your incentive to attend...
  • Plamen Hristov's WebLog

    ISV Club Meeting - Oct

    Yesterday we had our regular ISV Club in the office of Microsoft Bulgaria. This meeting was focused on VSTS and SQL Server 2005 with presentations and demos around the source control system, programming model of SQL Server & the Reporting Services...
  • Jeff Beehler's Blog

    Refreshing TFS Beta3

    When we announced our plans for Beta3 of TFS, we also announced our intention to provide support for VSTS once it’s released and generally available. We’ve come to call this the “TFS Beta3 refresh”. While the release was necessitated by the need to update...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    Well... this has been a great week.

    I had a great time this week in Louisville, Cincinnati and over at UC. I've had more e-mails from you guys this week than I have ever had. Some great conversations (about Atlas mostly.) In addition, I've been invited to the NBAA ( National Business...
  • GroupBoard Blog


    こんにちは。GroupBoard 開発チームです。 今回はドキュメント ライブラリにフィールドを追加して、保存されているファイルをラクに分類する方法をご紹介します。 ファイルサーバーに Word や Excel などのファイルを保存するときに、それぞれのファイルを区別できるようにフォルダ構成やファイル名に苦労したり、ほかの人が作成したファイルがどのように分類されているかわからずに、なかなか見つからなかったりすることはありませんか? これは、書店で本を探すことに例えることができると思います。ある書店では著作者名の50音順に本が並んでいると思えば...
  • Iain Mortimer

    Microsoft Infrastructure forum

    The next meeting of the Infrasture Forum meeting October 24th 2005 at microsoft, Reading. Details and a book form can be found at
  • distilled

    WCF & COM+ Integration for the careless typist

    (or "The Wizard's Way from COM+ to Indigo") As I have described here previously and as I have recently shown at the PDC, MVP and BPI events, the task of using the Windows Communication Foundation's COM+ Integration feature to produce a secure, reliable...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    SteveB Dublin Visit Photos and MSDN Flash Editorial

    In this week's MSDN Flash Ireland editorial, I reflected on Steve Ballmer's visit to Dublin and looked toward our next focus: the November launch events. I've been eagerly awaiting the official photos from the SteveB visit. Here are a few half-decent...
  • One Billion Users: Emerging Trends in Emerging Markets

    Studying the millions

    To continue on the theme of studying the user behavior of the people of China, I want to link to this nifty piece of research (3.3mb PDF) done by some of the folks here at MSRA ACID group. Trying to understand the frame of mind and social context of China...
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