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  • Michael Koltachev's blog


    My name is Michael Koltachev, I’m a developer in Visual Studio Team System at Microsoft. Inside VSTS my team (here’s our team’s blog ) works on Testing Tools and I own the internals of test execution. I could tell you a lot about VSTS and but I’d just...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Work around SendRawData quirk of httpd.dll on Windows CE

    This is actually a question about the HTTP Server in Windows CE , which actually has nothing to do with IIS because it is not even the same code base. So, the server's behavior can be different from IIS (and in this case, I would say that it is very different...
  • Rob Caron

    Roy Osherove's Interview of Steve Cook Available Online

    As I mentioned in this post , Roy Osherove interviewed Steve Cook at TechEd Europe. The MP3 audio recording is now available online. Steve Cook's WebLog : Interviewed about SFs and DSLs Roy Osherove has published an interview that he did with...
  • A SQL Server Blog

    SSIS: Logging in pipeline components

    Ethan from AMB Dataminers had a great question about how to do logging through his pipeline component. One way to do it is to call the Fire* methods that's on the IDTSComponentMetadata90. However, that does incur the cost of basically firing an...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Ferrari 4000 test drive (after one week)

    Almost a week that I run Windows XP Professional x64 Edition on the Ferrari 4000 now. So far I do not have any complaints. The fan never stops even though it is only moving cold air. And I gave up on the Bluetooth mouse. It does not respond well to movements...
  • Live Search

    MSN Search Toolbar rolls out more international versions

    We received a couple of comments in response to the recent blog posting which announced the availability of international versions of MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search. Specifically, we were asked “where’s the India version”, and “where’s...
  • Arul Kumaravel's WebLog

    Difference between $() and ()

    Today, I was writing some script to play around hash declaration. My line of script to declare hash was MSH>$a = @{(‘foo’ + ‘bar’) = 5)} MSH>$a.foobar 5 MSH> Then, I tried MSH>$a = @{$(‘foo’ + ‘bar’)=5} MSH>$a...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Redmond First: Councilmember John Resha Blogs!

    Please join me in welcoming Redmond City Councilmember, John Resha [ subscribe ] to the blogosphere and MSN Spaces. John is the first of his kind in Redmond: a blogger/councilmember. John Resha is a fist-term Redmond councilmember with a wealth of public...
  • Jamie's Junk

    Video from TechEd 2005

    I just saw Euan Garden's video of me from TechEd Orlando this year - you can watch it streaming here - or for the true collector, you can download and save the video here .
  • Keith Richie

    Announcing the SharePoint Utility Suite Release 2 including SPSiteManager 1.1 and SPUserUtil 2.2

    Announcing the SharePoint Utility Suite Release 2 and SPSiteManager 1.1 Now available live at This release also contains an update to the SPUserUtil tools (SPSUserUtil and WSSUserUtil...
  • Visual Studio Team Test

    The Perfect Bug

    Whether we’re running automated or manual test cases, whenever we come across a failure it is often a good idea to log the issue in the bug database. In the Test Results window after a test run, you can use the list of failures to investigate a failure...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    IdeaBlade and Free Version

    I spent some time on the phone yesterday with Robert Otto of IdeaBlade. IdeaBlade is a “developer productivity suite for data-intensive client/server applications “. They have made a free version available to MSDN readers at
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