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  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know... How to optimize Visual Studio for Multi-Monitor setups

    Update 7/20 @ 11:53pm: We have a bug:  Please vote and leave your suggestions / feedback at   Many thanks ShadowChaser! Update 7...
  • Andy Pennell's Blog

    Where is the Windows BMP Format defined?

    You'd think this would be simple: on MSDN surely. Even Google has trouble finding any site that defines the bmp file format. Here's how I found it (eventually): I started with a printed version of the GFF book , which is ancient, but...
  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    Which SDK gives me access to the System.Speech namespace?

    Josh posted : "I installed the Speech SDK v 5.1 but don't have access to the System.Speech.Synthesis namespace. Do I need to add a reference to it?" You'll need the WinFX SDK for Avalon & Indigo beta 1 RC 1. Here are some instructions for how to...
  • Matt Powell

    WSE 3.0 July CTP

    The WSE team has put out an update to their earlier WSE 3.0 technical preview, but before you rush out and install it be aware that the new WSE 3.0 July CTP REQUIRES the July CTP of .NET Framework 2.0 or the July CTP of Visual Studio 2005. The July CTPs...
  • Chad Brooks Web Log

    How to secure your web services PAG CTP

    Here is a community technical preview that just became available. It describes some common patterns to secure your web services. This is a great read, and really simplifies the whole mystique around how to use the WS-Security. http://practices.gotdotnet...
  • Visual C++ Internals and Practices

    Some Notes about Mixed Types

    Perhaps the most important reason to use C++ for managed code development is that C++ fully understands managed code and existing C++ code. This positions C++ as the ultimate language for doing managed-native interop programming. It is worth sitting...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    A couple other blogs from the Office team...

    This is a bit off topic, but I wanted to point out that Steven Sinofsky (senior vice president of Office) has started blogging about careers at Microsoft and general discussions around college hiring. Here's a blurb from his first post : I wanted...
  • TabBlogger

    Pictures of the IBM X41 Tablet

    Courtesy of Terri Stratton. p.s. I am deep into Longhorn Beta 1 testing right now - we are under deadline to get Beta 1 out the door. I promise to post more soon!
  • David McDonald's Dynamics Blog

    Government Interoperability White Paper

    This is a good whitepaper that addresses some of the challenges of interoperability within government. Interrop in this context includes delivering services to citizens and sharing services between government agencies.
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    New way of dragging and dropping files

    • 0 Comments Check out the video on this website. The author has implemented a new way of dragging and dropping files in Java and has videotaped a demo. Interesting stuff
  • Misha Shneerson

    Starting up

    When writing VSTO projects the developers are asked to write their startup code in an innocuous event handler e.g. ThisDocumet_Startup. VSTO project does a good job of making you believe that this event handler is where the game begins. However, the class...
  • Toffer's WebLog

    how to get the parent of a Process

    Well, today's challange is to find a way to obtain a process' parent...if it has one. We have a situation where a test executable may or may not be launched by a test harness. If it is, I'm told that the test harness should show up as the test executables...
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