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  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    On vacation, parties, and funny t-shirts

    Hey everyone – Sorry for being missing in action for a while there. I actually took last week off work for a little R&R. Did you miss me? Did you even notice I was gone? I think Jenna did a great job holding down the fort! While I was out, I attended...
  • Ranjith Ramakrishnan's Blog

    Guy Kawasaki - on being an evangelist

    Guy Kawasaki had a really awesome entry on being an evangelist . Here are the core functions of an evangelist Create a cause Love the cause Look for agnostics, ignore atheists Localize the pain Let people test drive the...
  • Sajee's WebLog

    "What I've learned from failure"

    This has nothing specifically to do with VSTS but a lot to do with successful software project management [which is related to VSTS]. It's simply a good essay to read and read again. It surfaced on reddit a few weeks ago.
  • Expression Blend and Design

    Electric Rain's ZAM 3D and examples

    ZAM 3D ™ from Electric Rain is a new 3D XAML Tool for Microsoft Windows Vista application development, and a CTP is available for download [1]. ZAM 3D fits into the designer-side workflow by complementing Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer....
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    property engine precedence (again)

    A while back I posted something about how the property engine calculates its values. Figured I would post an update, since we've continued to refine the property engine, and we've continued to refine the documentation... Calculation is a multi-step...
  • .NET4Office

    Guided tour of VSTO

    There is a cool new guided tour on MSDN that shows new features of Visual Studio and the VSTO features. Check it out. See
  • Jeremy Kuhne's Blog

    Interop with Office

    Before I dive in, I've put together a simple doc showing how you can liven up the clip art in Office using Graphic Designer that you might find of interest. The other "feature" that was included in the current CTP of Expression Graphic Designer (EGD...
  • 철수네 소프트웨어 세상 [마이크로소프트 지점]

    Microsoft의 디자이너 툴들 맛보기(1월판)

    Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer(EID)와 Expression Graphic Designer(EGD) 1월 CTP입니다. EID(코드명 Sparkle) 다운로드 . EGD(코드명 Acrylic) 다운로드 . 기능들은 여기 서 보세요~ EGD는 포토샵/일러스트레이터과 비슷한 그래픽 디자이너구요, EID는 플래시와 보기에 비슷하지만 (사실은 다르답니다) XAML기반의 디자이너입니다. EID의 시연동영상...
  • Answers and Observations

    Excel Object Model error- Unable to set the Text property of the ChartTitle class

    I was creating Excel charts using the Excel Object Model when I ran into a peculiar problem. Check out the code snippet below. Seems like this should work, creating the chart then setting the name, title, etc but it doesn't. It throws the exception "Unable...
  • CSD Customer Experience Team's Blog

    BTS 2006 TAP: December FAQs

    It's a long time in the making, but here are some more frequently asked questions from the TAP customers over the past few months. Please join us in discussion and feedback on the private beta newsgroup. Hope your New Year has been off to a good start...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Additional .NET Framework 2.0 language packs are now available

    I just noticed today that several additional language packs for the .NET Framework 2.0 have been released and are now available for download: Chinese (Traditional) French German Italian Korean Spanish I previously blogged about...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    DotLocal (.local) Dll Redirection

    If you are developing software on Microsoft Windows platform, you probably have heard of the term “ Dll Hell ”. “Dll Hell” happens when two applications install two incompatible versions of a shared dll. Since there is no versioning control for...
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