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  • MSBuild Team Blog

    Editing MSBuild project files in Visual Studio

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    Being able to edit your Visual Studio generated projects is one of the fundamental goals of MSBuild. Being able to edit your project file to customize and extend is not something that just happened to work :) MSBuild and Visual Studio 2005 were designed...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Your questions about VS 2005 RC

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    When I posted my blog about us reaching the Visual Studio 2005 RC milestone, I got a number of questions from people on a variety of different issues. Chris Dias, who runs the project management for Visual Studio 2005, recently posted a blog summarizing...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    Cranking up the build verbosity in the IDE

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    We are often asked whether it's possible to crank up the build output verbosity when building inside the IDE....think building from the command line using msbuild /verbosity:Detailed or msbuild /v:Detailed Sure, it's possible, and we've made it dead...
  • Rob Caron

    RTFM, really...

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    If you didn't believe my earlier post about reading the Installation Guide before you dive into Team Foundation Server, you can read this post by Scott Reynolds to see why you should.
  • Powertoys WebLog

    VS 2005 Wish - Use MSBuild for VC++ Projects without VCBuild???

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    This blog has been pretty quite of late and I would attribute that to many tool vendors ramping up plans around the upcoming release of VS 2005. We at Microsoft are no exception. In the last few days I've heard of numerous "aftermarket solutions"/powertoys...
  • One Louder

    You want to talk about what is new and innovative in recruiting?

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    This is. Studio Smackdown 2....sounds like fun, huh? From the folks at Aquent (with a little support from Adobe), motion graphics designers battle a' la The Apprentice and you get to vote online. You can review participant bios and portfolios online ...
  • DDITDev

    XML - who needs it?! (Posted by Avi)

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    I remember not long ago when XML became the "new big thing." Everyone wanted every program they wrote to use XML in some fashion. But rarely when you challenged someone on "why" did you actually get a good answer. Many just figured that if it wrote XML...
  • Tim Sneath

    Avalon Bloggers @ Microsoft

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    I've finally got round to updating my list of bloggers at Microsoft who focus on Windows Presentation Foundation. This list includes those on the Avalon core team, as well as a number of individuals from the Expression "Sparkle" team, the SDK team and...
  • Tom Archer's Blog

    Microsoft PDC 2005 – A Microsoft Employee’s Perspective

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    Due to the increasing popularity of the TechEd and PDC conferences, most Microsoft employees do not have the opportunity to attend so that we can reserve the very limited space for customers. Therefore, I’m dedicating this blog entry to detailing my experience...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    WinFS: Query not Search

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    Recently, I've seen a number of stories which compare WinFS (the future windows file system) to desktop search. This is understandable, given that when we first showed it off at the 2003 PDC, we demonstrated scenarios that, today, can be accomplished...
  • Keith Richie

    Codin' till the fingers go numb

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    As I was driving in this morning, my mind raced at the many development projects I’m dying to work on. There are some really cool ideas I want to implement, and one in particular that I know for sure is going to cause me to code till my fingers go numb...
  • m | power

    Replication API update

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    Stephen Griffin has another great update for the replication API at http://blogs.msdn.com/stephen_griffin/archive/2005/09/28/475027.aspx .
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