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  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Brainiac on G4TV

    I haven't been a big fan of G4TV since the TechTV marriage - not that I've watched them much. But last week I came across the Brainiac Thermite Segment , and a quick search showed me that G4 is showing episodes of Brainiac. I set the TiVo to pick up...
  • Saurabh Pant's Weblog

    ClickOnce Team Blog

    The ClickOnce team now has a team blog at Keep checking it out for tips and tricks, announcamants and other information on the ClickOnce technology and team.
  • Tess blog

    Back to Basics - How do I get the memory dumps in the first place? And what is SOS.dll?

    Windbg.exe and its friends can be installed from Once you have them installed on a machine, you can simply copy the directory where they are installed (usually c:\program files\debugging...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Visual Studio 'Live'...

    John Montgomery : "After seven years in developer division marketing, I'm making a transition into the product team to work as a program manager to help define what a "Live" version of Visual Studio might look like. ...So I've started imagining...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Martin Woodward on Team System and Team Foundation Server

    Martin Woodward was one of our community speakers at the Visual Studio 2005 launch event in Belfast , and he's been blogging up a storm about Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server. Look to him for tips and tricks (for example, the one...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    On Posting Comments to My Blog

    I've had several folks email me saying that they can't find a link for posting comments. That's kind of weird, but I think I figured out the problem with some help from Larry Seltzer: Go to . Sign in (you'll need a username...
  • Monad

    Ensuring Script Portability with #requires

    With the MshSnapIn model in Beta 3, there is no gaurantee that a certain Cmdlet or Provider, apart from those in the default MshSnapIns, is available at any point. There could be a number of reasons. The MshSnapIn may not have been installed. The MshSnapIn...
  • Rob Caron

    Visual Studio...Live?

    You’ve probably heard a lot lately about the various service-based initiatives coming from Microsoft under the Live flag (see Windows Live ). See John Montgomery's blog about the prospect of what the latest wave of "Live" announcements could mean for...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

    Building a gadget for

    I have been meaning to write about building gadgets for The instructions are out there, but they are scattered across multiple sites. We are also working on getting all of the documentation in one place. However, Mike Ormond did it before any...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    On Being a Program Manager

    My newest job takes me from product management (marketing) to program management (product creation). I've worked with PMs (program managers -- oddly, PM never got to meant product manager) for my 7 years at Microsoft and learned that, despite what the...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Buckle up: it’s going to be a bumpy ride

    It’s not easy to get good performance culture. Perhaps at first blush you might think that it would be easy. After all performance planning, like many other quality aspects, is about creating a better product for your customers in a better way. It...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    The Replies Come Piling In

    So far I've had about a dozen emails and a cluster of posts about what a "Live" version of VS could look like. The ideas are really good (meaning, of course, that I agree with them ;-). Some interesting ones: Pair Programming via RTC. Greg Duncan...
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