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  • Visual Communication and Design, Now with Audio!

    New Users

    I just watched two usability study participants use our tools (Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for the Microsoft Office System). Neither of them had previously done any Microsoft Office programming, which is what our tools are for. So I got to see...
  • Dave Edson's MSFT Blog

    Hello, World!

    This marks my first blog entry. Is anybody reading this? A little about me: I worked at MSFT from 1988-1997 as a Developer Support Engineer, and then as Technical Editor of MSJ Magazine. Then I vanished, to be a dad, sell pinball machines and become...
  • Matt Powell

    MSN Web Services

    MSN felt that they reached critical mass with their technologies for developers so during PDC they launched the MSN Developer Center . Included in their offering of developer technologies are Web services interfaces to MSN Search and MSN Virtual Earth...
  • Arpan Shah's Blog

    10 great things about the next version of SharePoint Products and Technologies and CMS

    There's a lot of great buzz in the community as well as Microsoft around the next version of Windows SharePoint Services and Office "12" servers. The amount of investment that's going into these technologies, if it wasn't obvious at PDC, is tremendous...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Humor Indubitably

    I know a few readers asked that we not mention the G-word on here (again �� why can’t we get along?!) :) , but some posts over on Channel9 have just got me (and my team) cracking up and I’ve got to link to them. (Note: Jamie, the creator, is not a Microsoft...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's an audio endpoint?

    One of the parts of the audio engine rework was a paradigm shift in how audio devices are addressed. Before Vista, audio devices were enumerated (more or less) by the KSCATEGORY_AUDIO PnP devinterface that exposed a Wave filter. The big problem...
  • Brian Keller

    Dystopia Demo Released to Rave Reviews!

    Dystopia released their Half-Life 2 mod for download a couple of weeks ago and the response has been incredible! From Fuzzy: Our release weekend was huge, we've had over 100,000 downloads of the demo and we cracked a peak player count of 2000; higher...
  • Windows CE Networking Team WebLog

    Bluetooth Notifications on Windows Mobile 5

    For Windows Mobile 5.0 we added a new set of APIs for getting notifications from the Windows CE Bluetooth stack. RequestBluetoothNotifications StopBluetoothNotifications There is more information on using these APIs here . Today you can...
  • Dieter's ProjBlog

    Demos On My Mind

    I am back up for air! I just spent the past 7 days and about 100 hours (yes, it was an insane week) pulling together a demo for the P12 Airlift. The Airlift is an event for folks participating in our Technical Adoption Program for P12. You can consider...
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    Resizing the Actions Pane

    I recently responded to a question on the Visual Studio Tools for Office Forum ( ) regarding resizing actions panes and I thought I'd blog about it here as well. If you take a look in the documentation...
  • Brian Keller

    Board Game to Help Kids Learn Programming

    Check out C-Jump . This is kind of like Chutes and Ladders - except that instead of Ladders, you have While loops, and instead of Chutes you have Goto's . I wish we had this stuff when I was a kid! It would be great to see a C# or Visual Basic version...
  • Man vs Code

    Walken for President

    Now that is a candidate I can get behind. Wonder if I can get the to endorse him?
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