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  • Somasegar's blog

    Strategic thinking

    There is something mystical about the word “strategy”. People love to use strategy in a variety of different context – business strategy, technical strategy, product strategy, process strategy, people strategy, competitive strategy, winning strategy,...
  • James Manning's blog

    Sample checkin policy: make sure the comment isn't empty

    I'm not actually the original author, but it seems pretty useful so I thought I'd pass it along - you'll need a reference to Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Client.dll, of course, which should be in your GAC if you have the Team Explorer bits...
  • Eugenio Pace

    New Project: The Smart Client Baseline Architecture Toolkit

    As many of you already know, we are working on a new project whose goal is to provide comprehensive, end-to-end guidance for building common Smart Clients. We know CAB is a good starting point, but it is certainly not enough. For example: What...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    How to: Dialing the Phone with Windows Mobile 5

    Question: We are building an application that is targeting Windows Mobile 5. Part of the application requires that we dial the phone. I have heard it can be done but can’t seem to getting it working in my application. Any ideas? Answer: Sure, Windows...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    XML Diff Tool

    Here's a webpage (courtesy of ASP+) that compares two XML files (eg, Xml Diff, Xml Patch). It also includes free downloadable version that you can run offline. As more and more things use XML, these sort of tools become more necessary. For example, I...
  • Paul Andrew

    Workflow to Host Data Transfer

    Today I was asked about transferring data between the workflow and the host application. Because workflow instances run in a different CPU thread to the host application data transfer is an important consideration. In WF Beta 1 you added parameters to...
  • Jeff Beehler's Blog

    Team Foundation Server Australian User Group Tour

    Taking a lesson from Rob Caron , Prashant Sridharan and Michael Leworthy , I am celebrating the pending launch of Team Foundation Server with a tour of Australia visiting customers and the local developer user groups . If you are interested in one of...
  • David's Blog

    Thinking about the problem (C++ Reflection, part 1)

    Setting Goals So you want to build a reflection system in C++? Well, I assume so since you're reading this. =) Ok, enough jokes... There are a few ways to go about building a reflection system in C++ and there are different levels that we can accomplish...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    How To: Implementing Custom Tasks - Part I

    While MSBuild is all about build customization,we never really blogged about what is involved in implementing custom tasks. Partly, I suppose that's because implementing a custom task is as easy as falling off a log most of the time: 1) Subclass Microsoft...
  • Brad Abrams

    Framework Design Guidelines Finalist for Jolt Awards

    I just heard that the Framework Design Guidelines is a Jolt Award finalist ... The rest of the finalist in this category are very impressive. I am honored to have the FDG be among them.. Agile Web Development with Rails by Dave Thomas et al. (Pragmatic...
  • Y-blog

    More exotic WCF channels

    I got several emails as a response to my previous post and enjoyed them all. One proposed channel I saw and really liked was the mailboat channel . On a more futuristic note, if the mars explorer were to use WCF, it would probably have the same extremely...
  • Dan's Blog

    82 - The Magic Number

    Check out this posting: There are so many comments I want to make but I'm going to refrain. I'm just flabbergasted that anyone still runs Oracle.
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