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  • Heath Stewart's blog

    Waiting to Install

    How to wait for a previous install session to finish instead of failing a concurrent install....
  • Geek Runs Through My Veins

    MSBee - Release Estimate

    A question I get regularly is: when will MSBee be released? Now that we already have a CTP done and have processed our early adopter feedback, I can finally give a better answer to that question. Given that we're about half way through the first sprint...
  • greggm's WebLog

    Retail debugging technique -- #pragma optimize

    Retail debugging is one of those things that is both painful and necessary. To avoid repeating myself, I will just point to my old blog entry on this subject -- . I was doing some retail debugging...
  • Bill Barnett's blog


    I'd like to start this blog by introducing myself. I'm a Software Design Engineer (SDE) on the team that developed the web and load testing tools in Visual Studio Team System 2005. Specifically, most of my work is focussed on the execution of load...
  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B

    MWS 4.1 is now Live!

    If you're running MWS at all, you've been automatically updated. You've gotta love a non-breaking change. If you missed my early post on what's included, check them out here .
  • Gamerscore Blog

    Keep Xbox Away From Sand & Water

    Let this be a warning for those of you thinking of taking your Xbox 360 to any upcoming beach parties… Beatrice Murch was walking along the beach in Northern California, when she found the remains of what looks like an Xbox. She posts more photos on her...
  • Developing for Developers

    Literate programming

    Literate programming , invented in 1981 by the same Donald Knuth who wrote The Art of Computer Programming and the document language TeX, is a technique in which a program is written as a human-oriented document interspersing discussion and code. The...
  • No Spin Architecture

    Ajax, Atlas and Avalon – Part 2

    About: This is the second part in a series of posts about the present and future state of User Interface programming models and their applicability in various scenarios. Hello Everyone, This series of posts introduces the three programming...
  • Exchange Pre-Deployment Testing

    Article: Jetstress will not load performance counters after applying an SP or hotfix

    Jetstress will not load performance counters after applying a service pack or hotfix There is another issue that Database Performance counters can be broken for Exchange after using JetstressUI . In certain cases when Exchange Server was installed...
  • IEBlog

    Go Seahawks!

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 22 August 2012 Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks on their awesome win yesterday and their first NFC championship! (The Seahawks are our local American football team...
  • Brian McMaster's Blog on QA, .NET, and VS

    PInvoke Declarations for My Sample Code

    Thanks to Ed from Comcast for pointing out that my 1/17/06 post regarding Windows Forms ID's was missing the NativeMethods.cs file. Sorry for the inconvenience, Ed. Here's the NativeMethods.cs file that will help you get the code up and running. using...
  • Inside Architecture

    Agile definition: Chickens and Pigs

    In agile project management, you have frequent meetings of the project team (usually daily). The goal of these meetings is twofold: team members come together to present any "obstacles" that the group coordinator is charged with clearing and ...
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