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  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    What considerations are there for obfuscating my .MSI file with say a .DAT file name?

    Question What considerations are there for obfuscating my .MSI file with say a .DAT file name? Background I've seen this choice pursued when folks have a bootstrapper, usually setup.exe, that they always want to call the .MSI file. The justification...
  • Rob Caron

    Fixing Reporting Services Errors (rsWrongItemType) in July CTP

    If you’ve successfully installed Team Foundation Server and created a team project, you’ll likely see this on the home page of the team project portal site: This is a known issue in the July CTP. To fix this issue, here’s the workaround you’ll need...
  • Eric Jarvi

    "Best Practices" considered harmful?

    James Bach asks us to give up the idea of "Best Practice" ( ), claims it is something that cheapens our craft, and I find myself agreeing. Maybe software testers can replace the idea of "best...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    Resources for Programming Teachers

    There are a couple of very useful resources for high school computer science teachers that are not as well known as they should be. If you are a high school teacher I strongly recommend them to you. If you know a high school computer science teacher,...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: profiling windows services

    If you want to run the performance profiler on your managed windows services, this is a must read:
  • The MSDN Subscription Team Blog

    Windows Vista Beta 1 - Trillions and Trillions Served

    Bytes, that is… By now, many thousands of you have successfully downloaded Windows Vista Beta 1 from MSDN Subscriber Downloads. We’re pleased with your interest and appreciate your support – you’ve made this the top download of any product offered from...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    New blogger

    My colleague and friend ChuckJ has started blogging. Chuck has been key in defining the latest XAML spec and is on to new and exciting stuff to be revealed soon: In a former life you may know Chuck as architect of Borland...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    Help write about the valule of ASP.NET 2.0

    The Channel 9 team has built a brand new Wiki for customers to start talking about where they see the value in our newest set of technologies and they even seeded it with some of our 'typical' pieces -- So Go check out the VSValue Wiki and specifically...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    IE7, WaSP, ASP.NET and Standards

    Paul Festa says it quote well in his article yesterday ( ) I'm really excited about the work that is going on and the relationship that we have built with WaSP and the...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    The 5000

    Who needs The 4400 if you can have The 5000+. Marcello over at hp counts over 5k applications available on hp Integrity servers. Nice. How many are on Windows? Can we see the list?
  • craigrow

    How to write a non-fiction best seller: chapter 2 review

    This is my review of chapter 2. As mentioned in this post , I’ll be reading each chapter beginning-to-end and posting my thoughts over the next weeks. Chapter 2 : Ahhh, one of my favorite subjects, Microsoft. My main issue with this chapter...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    The new Shiproom

    For Whdibey Beta 2, I took on a new responsibility, called the "shiproom" role. There's a couple different parts to it: - Along with reps from QA & PM, we consider every C# PU bug. (PU=Product Unit. The C# Product Unit is responsible for the Visual...
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