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  • Kintan's

    Program Management interviews at Microsoft

    A bunch of my friends and readers have asked me about "the" interviews for a program management position at Microsoft. Having being involved in several program management interviews, I'll try to write about the preparation that I would recommend for anyone...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Trick for setup developers - how to remove a setup package with a known uninstall bug

    I was recently working on developing an MSI-based setup package as a learning exercise to teach myself some of the fundamental concepts of Windows Installer XML (WiX) . During this process, I created a test MSI package and tried to install it on my development...
  • Cloudy in Seattle

    Cider Resources

    Since joining Microsoft, my blog has mainly been about the experience of joining Microsoft and this has mainly been because I'm still in the process of ramping up on WPF/Avalon and Cider. Well, I wanted to change that a bit, at least for this post, and...
  • Cloudy in Seattle

    Second Week at Microsoft

    After my second week at Microsoft (first week here ), I can say that I'm slowly settling in. I have my desktop and laptop (cool Toshiba Tecra Tablet/notebook combo ) setup and I'm able to build Cider. The scripts the team already had in place to setup...
  • Paul Andrew

    Workflow in the Holiday MSDN TV Show

    Don Box and Chris Anderson show Avalon, Indigo, Workflow, an Xbox 360 controller and a nice baby grand piano in this MSDN Holidays Show. They show the workflow about half way through just before the, ahem, singing. Lotsa fun. Some other workflow articles...
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Well I hope Father Christmas brings you all the Windows Mobile devices that you asked him for... obviously I assume you've all been good this year :) I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! Jason
  • Rob Caron

    Carpet Cleaning and Web Site Design

    I recently helped a friend publish a business Web site that is a Christmas present for her husband, who owns the business. Originally, I was going to use Visual Web Developer , but I found a basic, inexpensive FrontPage Web site template that did everything...
  • ronpih's weblog

    Programming Model Bloggers - Latest Updates

    I have been updating my list of Programming Model bloggers (There may be more. I'm not sure who-all is blogging on the Programming Model team yet). It looks like most of us have been on vacation. Here are the latest update dates from the bloggers I list...
  • greggm's WebLog


    For several releases now, the native debugger has supported a pseudo-register @clk. @clk can be used as a quick and dirty profiler. As you step along, it can give you some sort of guess as to how long each function is taking. Prior to VS 8.0, the simple...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    A thought exercise for my European friends

    Imagine this, if you will: NO PREMIERSHIP . FOR A YEAR. European society would collapse. I've just survived the Canadian equivalent. See the " Postal Strike " clip on this page for the Royal Canadian Air Farce's humorous take on the horror...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Is C# missing checked exceptions?

    An interesting thread on SlashDot asks if a developer should learn C# or Java as a 2nd year student . In typical SlashDot form, there are the usual uneducated anti-MS bashing comments on missing features that actually exist or comparisons of features...
  • WebLog de Stéphane PAPP [MSFT]

    Voeux pour 2006

    En cette période de vœux et peu de temps avant le traditionnel message visionnaire de Bill Gates, je vais formuler mes propres souhaits. Je souhaiterais que 2006 soit l’année de la progression du niveau de compétence des administrateurs de systèmes...
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