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  • hari's WebLog

    PDC 2005 site live!

    The PDC (Professional Developers Conference for those of you that are TLA challenged :) ) has been updated and the push is on towards PDC 2005. Check it out at I'm an advisor on the Fundamentals track, and it's been...
  • Rob Caron

    REMINDER: Team Foundation Server Beta 2 Public Chat Today

    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Beta 2 Public Chat May 11, 2005 4:00 - 5:00 PM PDT Chat with members of the Team Foundation Server team. We'll be answering questions about Beta 2 and discussing our suite of source control, work item tracking...
  • Brad Abrams

    Framework Design Guidelines Book

    Krzysztof spilled the beans … He and I are working on bringing all the goodness of the Framework Design Guidelines into book format with lots of good real world annotations. One of the early reviewers gave us high praise: “This is an experience-based...
  • m | power

    Outlook Integration API Round 2

    There is an update out for the Outlook Integration APIs documentation. It fixes some errors in the documentation and includes replication APIs that enable you to create your own store provider based on the pst store provider that can synchronize with...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes


    In my previous post I talked about how FILE_SHARE_DELETE can cause ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED error. Diagnose access denied error is hard, especially when it only happens under stress. Fortunately FileMon from sysinternals folks can capture all the file...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    MEDC 2005 - Day One Summary

    What a day! Everything at BillG's keynote went very smoothly. Our demo team excelled themselves and Bill seemed happy when he came off stage. You can watch the webcast at : Sessions have been...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Logo Contest Voting Opened Today

    Voting for our teams new logo started internally today. The polls will close on Friday. As soon as I know I'll let you know who won. Remember, the customer entries are competing against some entries from our own team members.
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    High-Dimensional Spaces Are Counterintuitive, Part One

    A friend of mine over in Microsoft Research pointed out to me the other day that high-dimensional spaces are really counterintuitive. He'd just attended a lecture by the research guys who wrote this excellent paper and we were geeking out at a party about...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    The Lack of Thought Diversity in Software

    Think Different – I’ve always loved this classic Apple tagline. Beyond the dig at Windows market share there is a lesson that could be applied to most of the software industry as I’ve seen it over the last 9 years. This statement should challenge you...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    Transactions and in-memory data (part 1 of n)

    [Maybe I'll fill in the "n" when I'm done. I haven't had time to plan out the entire series...] In yesterday's post, I covered basically two approaches towards how to achieve transactionality. One is to build up a log of what to do when the commit...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Turning the blog around - End of Life issues.

    I'd like to turn the blog around again and ask you all a question about end-of-life issues. And no, it's got nothing to do with Terry Schaivo. Huge amounts of text have been written about Microsoft's commitment to platform stability. But platform...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How to use File Extension mapping to get syntax highlighting of a file extension

    In VS 2005, go to Tools – Options – Text Editor – File Extension page.  Here you can map a file extension to one of the editors included with your Visual Studio SKU.  There is also an option to map files without extensions to a specific editor...
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