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  • Tom Hollander's blog

    Brian blogs on ObjectBuilder and EntLib

    More than a few people have peeked behind the curtain of Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0 and have raised some excellent questions about ObjectBuilder and its role in Enterprise Library. Brian Button , our new fearless development leader has just written...
  • Mahjayar's WebLog.

    Msn Messenger 8.0 Beta invites.

    I just checked and saw that I had 15 invitations to MSN messenger 8.0 beta. If anyone needs an invite leave your email. Update: They are all gone. I will post another one when I have more invites. Mahesh
  • Marcelo's WebLog

    WPF Stability

    It's been a while since my last post, but I've been busy with a new charter: ensure that Windows Presentation Foundation is a stable platform for great apps. It's interesting that stability means different things to different people - you'd think that...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Links to Media Center add-in download locations

    I've found a couple of links that contain lists of available add-ins for Media Center 2005 that I wanted to post here for folks to take a look at. I have been trying to get more familiar with the types of applications that folks are writing to extend...
  • Ken Levy's Blog

    January 2006 letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The January 2006 letter contains information about the newly released XSource for VFP 9.0 SP1, plus recent community news and plans for next month.
  • Working the Spoken Word

    The view from the outside

    A useful summary of the state of speech recognition in the enterprise was recently published by eweek (and elsewhere) in an article by Debra D'Agostino of Ziff Davis. The piece is entitled "Weak Speech Recognition Leaves Customers Cold", but the subtitle...
  • Installing...

    Candle (part 1)

    The core of the WiX toolset primarily consists of a compiler and a linker. The compiler is called candle and the linker is called light (here's an explanation of how these names came about). The functionality provided in each of these tools seems to be...
  • Life as a Developer

    C#, MFC, ATL, and Scripting

    Wow. I didn't realize how hard it would be to create a wrapper for OpenFileNames. I know it would take me about 5 minutes to code in C# or VB... but getting C++ COM stuff right so that it shows up with VBScript scripting is a real PITA (IMHO). I started...
  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B

    Accessing Your MWS Custom Icons

    I've fielded a few concerns around how to access your custom icons in MWS. The documentation around this is sparse, so I thought I'd blog it. The icons you upload into the Customer Service Site / Microsoft Extranet are stored in your account's root...
  • Gamerscore Blog

    Bill Gates on Xbox 360

    Engadget , one of my favorite sites (and one of my favorite podcasts) had the chance to sit down with Bill Gates last week at CES. Peter Rojas did the interview, and posted the transcript on the site... Some highlights from The Engadget Interview: Bill...
  • Visual Studio Team Test

    Using TestContext in Unit Tests

    Most people don't know about the TestContext object, as it is not one regularly used. However, it can be very handy. Data-Driven Unit Testing The TestContext object's primary purpose IMO is for linking up a unit test with data rows from a data...
  • Rob Torres's WebLog

    Using the MapPoint Web Service FindByProperty Method for a Single-State Search

    Here is an article I wrote in Feb. 2005. This was a common question from customers during the transition from Vicinity to the MapPoint Web Service.
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