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  • MSDN & TechNet Search Blog

    Filtered Search and Community searches

    So this week we worked on the plans to support the move from the standard MSCOM search interface to the more advanced filtered search that is currently at . We are making some improvements along the way that should...
  • Building Solutions

    PDC Session Scheduling Tool

    While I was on the road last week, the announcement for the PDC Session Scheduling Tool went out. I hope you took the time to fill this out. I have staffed one or two D.C. area product launch events where the room simply was not big enough to hold everyone...
  • release_team's WebLog

    Whidbey RTM Escrow

    As we begin to close down on Ask Mode for the Platform and Design Time teams we enter the final stage of the release, Whidbey RTM Escrow. DevDiv Whidbey RTM Escrow – the phase before the completion of the RTM milestone where the product goes through...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to install VS 2005 and MSDN for VS 2005 on XP without SP2

    Microsoft has an internal program for testing hotfixes that apply to Windows XP SP1 that asks some employees to not install XP SP2. Some of the people in this program have wanted to install VS 2005 and when they tried, they ran into the blocks in VS setup...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Now, that's what I call Windows!

    Things get even sillier ...Windows the MP3 (3 MB) . Thanks to Dan for the pointer.
  • Monad

    Did you know? #4

    Did you know that you can access most of the Cmdlet base class APIs through script using the $executioncontext variable? -Jeff Jones
  • Monad

    Did you know? #2

    Did you know that you can make a variable automatically propagate to new scopes by using the AllScope option? Normally when you enter a new scope variables are not copied from the parent scope. Instead we do a lookup for the variable when requested...
  • Monad

    Did you know? #3

    Did you know that you can put constraints on variables using the same attributes as cmdlet parameters? Unfortunately we had to postpone the language support for this but you can still do it using new-object. MSH > $a = "foo" MSH > $varA = get-variable...
  • Monad

    Did you know? #1

    Did you know that you can access the content of a provider using the variable syntax? For instance, you can get and set the contents of a file just by doing the following: MSH > ${c:\temp\foo.txt} = "bar" MSH > ${c:\temp\foo.txt} bar MSH >...
  • Monad

    Introduction to MshObject

    If you’ve ever worked with the Monad APIs then you’ve no doubt seen a type called System.Management.Automation.MshObject. I’m not going to go into all the details of what it is because that would take me more time than I have right now and there are people...
  • Monad

    Welcome to Monad Team Blog

    Welcome to Monad Team Blog. We will posting information related to Monad in this blog. Feel free to send us your comments to make this blog useful to you. -Arul
  • Ben Armstrong

    Enabling the 4th and 5th buttons on the mouse under Virtual PC / Virtual Server

    Virtual PC / Virtual Server handle the mouse by emulating a standard two button PS/2 mouse with a scroll wheel. Recently a number of mice have been coming out with 4th and 5th mouse buttons. These buttons are usually mapped to the 'forward' and 'back...
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