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  • Antimail

    Pure rumors: Is Sun working on a language independent JVM?

    The following snippet in CNet News caught my eye: And there's potential that Sun also could be more accommodating of C#, Microsoft's .Net analog to the Java language. Sun Chief Technology Officer Greg Papadopoulos said Sun is examining modified...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Newsgator Acquires FeedDemon

    This is big news in the RSS world. FeedDemon , the reader I've been using for a couple of years now has been acquired by Newsgator , according to Steve Rubel . As a paying customer (of FeedDemon and Newsgator) I hope that Newsgator's synchronization...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Platform war between Apple and Microsoft. How retro.

    EE posts a viewpoint from Brightcove on the digital media landscape: "In one corner, we have the vertically-integrated Apple approach - armed with HD-friendly QuickTime, iPod and video-enabled iTunes, the Mac Mini, and Hollywood leverage from half...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Using 5.25'' floppy disks with Virtual PC

    Over the weekend I decided to peruse my collection of software to see if there was anything I had not tried running inside of Virtual PC yet - and I spied some very old software that was on 5.25" floppy disks. Much to my surprise I was able to find a...
  • One Louder

    Enough about "passive candidates" already!

    Howard Adamsky gets it right about so-called "passive candidates". I've been similarly frustrated with the staffing industry's focus on recruiting these folks as well as the insistence that they are somehow "better". They are in fact harder to close and...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Feedback on MEDC 2005

    Hey, We’re really, really interested in your feedback on MEDC 2005 – what were the highlights, lowlights, what could have been better, what should we do more of next time around ? Send your feedback either as comments to this post, or, if you prefer...
  • Rob Caron

    New Team System Stuff - 2005-05-16

    Visual Studio Team System The big news around Team System at the moment is the announcement on Rick LaPlante’s blog [ listening to customers ] and elsewhere about changes to the pricing and licensing of Team Foundation Server, and Team Suite upgrade...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How to use Visual Studio to open a file via the command line

    Make sure the VS install location is a part of your path.  For example, “program files\microsoft visual Studio 8\common7\IDE” should be in your path environment variable.  Then, it’s just Devenv.exe foo.txt Note this will open the file using...
  • One Louder

    Blogging as cost-cutting measure?

    I'm not sure that's a good idea. From Silicon Valley Watcher , via Neville Hobson , IBM is encouraging employees to blog to evangelize products to increase revenues to reduce lay-offs. Boy, that's kind of setting the bar high. No pressure though, IBM...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Introducing Login Controls

    Question: During the recent Beta 2 Events that I attended, you mentioned the Login Controls within ASP 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. I took a look at them and don’t quite understand how they work. It seems that they can be hooked up but, I can’t figure...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Follow-up after Milwaukee MSDN Event 5/12

    For those seeking to dive even deeper into the content you saw last week at the MSDN Event in Milwaukee, I have compiled some additional resources to assist you in your learning. 1) Granular security with Reporting Services "Authorization is invoked...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Events in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, and Tralee

    [UPDATE: The WinFX event in Tralee is on Thursday (as always) , not Friday as indicated here! My apologies for any inconvenience may have caused.] There have been some great events this week: yesterday we had members of the Windows Forms and C# teams...
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