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  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Migrating VSS to Team Foundation Server

    Just looked this up for a customer, so I figured it was worth sharing more broadly. If you're planning to migrate a Visual SourceSafe 6.0 database to Team Foundation Server, you'll want to check out the following articles:
  • Computational Clusters and HPC

    Windows ports for Bioinformatics apps

    • 0 Comments The Cornell Theory Center has taken 10 of the top open source apps in the bioinformatics industry and ported them to Windows. They are all available as Visual Studio projects.
  • James Manning's blog

    Code snippet: How to convert an account (DOMAIN\user) to its friendly name?

    One of the changes we made post-Beta3 that you may have heard about in the forums is that our Work Item Tracking will default to using friendly display names instead of accounts (for instance, "James Manning" instead of "NORTHAMERICA\jmanning"). Since...
  • Computational Clusters and HPC

    GotDotNet Gallery for Compute Cluster Server

    • 0 Comments Check out the GotDotNet gallery for Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003. It has labs, examples, a detailed drilldown into the SC05 demo, and more. We...
  • The Web and Microsoft

    My new hosting group on

    Do you have a profile on ? Even if you don't I wanted to let you guys know about something that I've started. I just recently created a Windows Hosting Group on myspace in order to bring Hosting professionals together to discuss Windows...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    COM registration if you need a typelib

    The problem with the previous examples I posted on minimal COM object registration is that they don't always work. As I mentioned, if you follow the rules specified, while your COM object will work just fine from Win32 applications, you'll have problems...
  • Kael Rowan


    I’m implementing a single-source multiple-target version of Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm that stops when it reaches a requested number of targets.  In order to do this, I’m using a priority queue where target vertices are prioritized by shortest...
  • Stephen Toub

    Write Articles for MSDN Magazine

    MSDN Magazine is always on the look out for talented developers and writers looking to get their quality ideas and content published in the magazine. If you've got a great idea for an article relating to development with Microsoft technologies, by all...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Now that's one small power supply!

    I noticed on Sunday that a company called mini-box is now selling a product called " picoPSU-120 ". I'll have to tell you - this thing really has me thinking about embedded systems and just how small they *could* get. :) They're touting it as the " World...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Mike Rousos on Registry Security

    Over the weekend, Mike Rousos (a BCL tester who's been temporarily drafted onto the security team) posted an interesting piece about the new BCL registry security support on the BCL blog . While the title mentions RegistryPermission, the post is actually...
  • Aaron Marten

    Visual Studio 2005 Automation Samples available for download

    As has already been mentioned by Chetan and Craig , the Automation (EnvDTE) Samples for Visual Studio 2005 have been released. If you're interested in seeing what sort of extensibility points and automation model Visual Studio provides without needing...
  • Paul Andrew

    VS Live at the end of January 2006

    I'm presenting a session or two at VS Live in San Fransicso this month as part of the Middleware summit. I'm presenting an Introduction to Windows Workflow Foundation and I'll be co-presenting BizTalk Server 2006 and Windows Workflow Foundation with...
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