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  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Attending the SD Best Practices Conference in Boston?

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    So it seems the SD Best Practices Conference 2005 is sharing a conference center with the recruiting conference I am currently attending here in Boston. Software engineers and recruiters in the same building? Woooo. Fun times ahead. If you are attending...
  • Jim Galasyn's Learning Curve

    Notes from the WPF SDR

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    I attended the Visual Basic SDR for WPF on Tuesday. Interesting to see what our MVP customers are saying. The best line came from a prominent VB author: "If I ever have to see XAML, you have failed." General agreement there. XAML, after all, is just...
  • Ralph Sommerer's Budget Wisdom

    Who put the mob in mobile phones?

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    Last time I was in Switzerland I bought one of the stylish new M-Budget Mobile phones by Migros , the biggest retailer in Switzerland. Not that I particularly needed another one, but when I heard that the two biggest retailers (Migros and Coop ) were...
  • Just Coding

    OWASP

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    You know I've been posting my favorite links to http://del.icio.us/rido , but this one is a good security guide to protect applications so I want to post it here     http://www.owasp.org/documentation/guide.html   It covers Asp.Net, Java, WebServices...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    It really is all about the semantics today...

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    It really is all about the semantics today ... This time, Jonathan Korman gets frothed up (ok, he doesn't really get frothed, just a little bit foamy though - its a good article) about the definitions and differences of Interaction Design (IxD...where...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Out with the old

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    So, my old phone has been on ebay for a while now but no one is bidding yet (wink, wink). Slightly disappointing but I always have a plan B so its cool. Sprint has it listed for 400-something and I want to let it go for 300 which I think is good deal...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: VSTS Training Course

    Just heard some good words about this training company from a platform evangelist in Texas: http://www.notionsolutions.com/ "Beginning in October 2005, Notion Solutions will be offering our new “Go Live! with Team System” training course. This course...
  • In the Trenches

    COMmunism: Sharing your Apartment

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    The advent of neutral COM objects introduces the interesting consequence that your thread might have to share an apartment. This means that if you assume all asynchronous calls into your thread are on the same apartment, you probably have a subtle bug...
  • Joe Friend

    Who am I

    It's time to get this blog jump started. Best laid plans of mice and men and all. But first a little background on me. I'm the lead program manager for Microsoft Office Word. That means I manage the team that designs the new features in Word. If you...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Another colleague joins the Sparkle blog fray

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    Pete Blois joined the team just this year, but has tons of experience in the space. His blog is here: http://www.blois.us/blog/
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Finding The Right Size, Codec and Compression For Video in WPF (Avalon)

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    When using video in Avalon, you are free to use any codec supported by Windows Media Player. This is liberating, in that you have a range of options as far as codec and compression, but the fact that you have a choice mean you have to make a choice. Figuring...
  • graceworld

    In Silly Valley next week - Ben Riga highlights WinFX at SDForum

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    If you're in Silly Valley next week, Ben will be dazzling audience members with WinFX at SDForum. http://www.sdforum.org/SDForum/Templates/CalendarEvent.aspx?CID=1763&mo=10&yr=2005 Don't miss out
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