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  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    PhillyDotNet User Group meeting on May 18 in Oaks, PA

    Looks like a cool meeting. Starting off with Bill Wolff, the PhillyDotNet UG leader (and VB.NET MVP) demonstrating Xamlon, a XAML editor for Windows Forms, and finishing with an ADO.NET 2.0 presentation by Andrew Brust. This is an INETA sponsored meeting...
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    Go Go Gadget GAT

    The fine folks over at the Patterns and Practices group have now got their GAT workshop up and running alongside the DSL Tools workshop . It's great to see this exciting new Visual Studio technology also inside the Software Factories Initiative and I...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… Dragging and dropping a dll into VS 2005 will show it in Object Browser

    Did you know…  Dragging and dropping a dll into VS 2005 will show it in Object Browser In VS 2005, you can drag and drop a dll into VS 2005 and, instead of opening it as a file, VS will show it in the Object Browser. Happy Visual Studio’ing!
  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    Central PA .NET User Group meeting on May 17

    I'll be presenting a demonstration of Visual Studio Team System on May 17 at the Central PA .NET User Group meeting in Harrisburg. I'll also be bringing along copies of Visual Studio 2005 Team System beta 2 for all attendees, which includes VS 2005 Team...
  • Test Guide

    Test Cases Are Maintenance Hogs

    These problems all combine to make test cases a maintenance nightmare. Anytime the application under test changes – regardless of whether the UI changed a tiny bit or an entire feature was dramatically revamped – every affected test case must be updated...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: publishing ongoing manual test results

    I wanted to see if there was a way to publish the progress of ongoing manual test results, unfortunately, this is not supported in V1 however some advice from the dev team on what is possible: "The closest approximation for this version is as follows...
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    Interop and Unions

    A frequent question I see pop up on news groups is how to create Unions in managed code for interop with P/Invoke. .NET does not directly support unions but you can use some Marshal magic to get them working. Take the following C union. union Foo ...
  • Matt Powell

    Excellent News Around Web Service Federation

    Yesterday we published two articles on the concepts of a federated identity metasystem on the MSDN Web Services Developer Center. Today we took the next step -- we published two new Web service specifications: Web Single Sign-On Interoperability Profile...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    API Usability Studies

    I have received several comments asking what usability studies are and how to conduct them. Steven’s blog is one of the best sources of information on API usability studies. In particular the recent post on HOWTO: Run an API usability study .
  • Michael Stuart's Weblog

    Funny story...funny ha-ha on me :)

    A good friend of mine--whose company I'm consulting for right now--emailed me this joke. Too funny...and kind of hit home :) Thanks for keeping me humble, Ryan! > A cowboy was herding his herd in a remote pasture when suddenly > a brand-new...
  • Darien's Dialog..

    Recent MIIS 2003 Partner Workshop in Kuala Lumpur

    I recently delivered my first, super hands-on, one week workshop on MIIS (Microsoft Identity Integration Server) 2003 for internal staff (Microsoft Consulting Services) and a few local partners that are focussed on infrastructure work. I structured the...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Who will federate the federators?

    ...themselves! The web SSO interoperability profile throws a bridge between WS-Federation and Liberty Itentity Federation; the web SSO Metadata exchange protocol gives you a chance to establish which identification protocols and providers are supported...
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