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  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual machines pausing at launch under Virtual PC

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    If you are seeing a noticeable 'pause' when you start a virtual machine under Virtual PC - you may want to try going into the virtual machines settings and disabling automatic detection under the floppy setting. It seems that on some systems trying to...
  • PTaylor's WebLog

    Welcome to the VS SDK

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    As my first blog, I thought I would spend time discussing the Visual Studio SDK. I want to cover how it came to replace the VSIP SDK and what the implications are, how the Visual Studio SDK team is organized, and what our plans are. Historically, the...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    PLK's, Supporting Multiple Versions of VS with a single VS Package

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    I got a question today after some confusion regarding Package Load Keys for Visual Studio and how to get a package to work in multiple versions of VS. Here's my response: PLK (Package Load Key) The PLK's are issued for either VS2002 or VS2003...
  • IEBlog

    Windows Network Developer Platform Information

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    On last Monday, Venkat mentioned some of the improvements made for the new version of WinINET.dll shipping alongside Internet Explorer 7. For developers in the audience, I’d like to note that the Windows Network Developer Platform blog is a great source...
  • craigrow

    Using DIFxApp

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    This is the first I've seen anybody post about their experience using DIFxApp. I hope this is just the beginning. As I've said before, if you're at all involved with the development, distribution or support of Windows drivers you need to know about DIFx...
  • Michael Rys

    SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 Launches

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    Today is the big launch. Steve B. is giving the launch keynote in San Francisco. I am currently sitting in a meeting room at a competitor's place where I am at for a W3C XQuery meeting watching the live webcast during our lunch break :-). I already provided...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Making the transition

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    Now that we've officially released Visual Studio 2005, it's definitely time for MSDN Universal subscribers to choose how they'd like their subscriptions transitioned by selecting a Visual Studio Team System client role (Architect, Developer, or Tester...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    C# Express is Alive. IT'S ALIVE!!!

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    I'm proud to tell you all about the availabilty *today* of C# Express for the insanely high price of $0. That's right. You can get streamlined and slick version of Visual Studio with complete support for C# editing, WinForms development and debugging...
  • Matt Powell

    Launched!

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    With the Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 launch, MSDN made a few changes too... For starters, with a new product like Visual Studio 2005 we assume that most people are either going to want to download the shipping version...
  • craigrow

    HCT Retirement

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    The November 24 edition of the Microsoft WHQL newsletter made an important announcement. The WDK will replace the HCT at Windows Vista RTM. It will also replace the DCT, IFS and DDK. The replacement of the HCT for downlevel, Windows XP and Server 2003...
  • A Canuck In The Machine

    Behind The Scenes At The VS/SQL Launch Press Event

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    We are at the Century Room in downtown Toronto which serves as a nightclub most of the time, but today it is host to our press event. There are about 30 press here from a variety of media types. The day kicked off with David Hemler (who is the President...
  • craigrow

    DTM Content on MSDN

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    DTM content is beginning to appear on MSDN. Here is the first article I'm aware of. Please let me know what content is good or bad and what additional content is needed.
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