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  • Rob Caron

    Pressing Cider for Info

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    Before we joined Microsoft, Richard Bailey and I used to compete for computer time on our high school’s Apple II. That was over two decades ago. In the intervening years, I followed his lead into the world of software consulting and we even had the opportunity...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    DO NOT INSTALL XIMAGE/WAIK ON A VS 2005 COMPUTER

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    DO NOT install WAIK on a functioning VS2005/TFS RTM computer… The .NET FX version WAIK uses will fail during install and leave VS 2005 unusable. Note: You can fix the computer with a repair of the .NET Framework 2.0 but you probably have better...
  • Andy Pennell's Blog

    HD-DVD News from CES

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    I watched the Bill Gates keynote at CES tonight (via the web, I'm not in Vegas or anything) and it included a demo and hot news about HD-DVD, the next generation hi-def DVD format. The hot news was that HD-DVD drives will be available as an add-on...
  • 16.7ms in the life

    Windows Insomnia: Why Won't My Computer Go To Sleep?

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    One of the issues I am investigating for a fix relates to the auto-suspend feature in Windows. The way it's supposed to work is you set a time in the Power control panel (Control Panel --> Performance and Maintenance --> Power Options) that controls...
  • Satisfy Me

    5M+ Xbox 360's mid '06? Plus HD DVD support, CES news

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    >5M Xbox 360 by June? I noted on the newswire tonite that at CES today, Peter Moore (corp VP for interactive entertainment) said that the Xbox 360 is on track to sell between 4.5 and 5.5 million consoles by the end of the MS fiscal year (June 30)....
  • Blog de RicardoJ

    Tengo invitaciones al Beta de Messenger Live. Quién quiere?

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    Feliz Año Nuevo Desarrolladores de Software! Quería iniciar el año con un pequeño concurso donde rifaré 2 invitaciones que tengo por acá al programa Beta de Windows Live Messenger (dale un vistazo en http://ideas.live.com y de paso mira http://www...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    Visual Studio 2005 Partner License FAQ

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    From Michael Bronsdon, Developer Tools November 30, 2005 Can also be found at: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=126616&SiteID=1 or to download in word format: http://steve.yi.members.winisp.net/documents/MSDN_Visual...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    New WinFX discusion site

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    If Avalon is your thing you might want to join Deepak's new site: http://groups.msn.com/WinFXDownUnder -Just the list of his articles and samples are worth joining! Chuck
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Review my book - Winners

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    After a painstaking analysis of the reasons why people wanted to review my book (well, Mark and my book...), I have selected 5 winners. To be objective, I came up with the following ranking factors: Breadth of knowledge Years of experience ...
  • Michiko's Blog

    Watching Bill Gate's Keynote at CES in Las Vegas

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    BillG's keynote is now on the live web cast. If you are around a computer with hi-speed connection check it out at http://www.microsoft.com/events/executives/billgates.mspx
  • Kam VedBrat

    Fair Use

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    Virgin Records in India is distributing some regular CD's with copy protection on them . Being someone who works on a product that suffers from billions of dollars of loss due to piracy every year, I should be sympathetic to this, but frankly I think...
  • Computational Clusters and HPC

    Rename your network connections to more meaningful names

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    Not rocket science, but very helpful... If you go to the Network Connections in the Windows Control Panel, you'll see "local area connection" and "local area connection 2" on machines with multiple NICs. On my cluster nodes I rename network...
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