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  • hughpyle

    In the beginning...

    So, you found my MSDN blog. This will be a continuation of the technical parts of my regular weblog (which is at ). Specifically, I have lots to say about Groove as a development platform; the Groove Forms tool; tips...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Recruiting blog feed over at

    Do you have a recruiting or job related blog? Like to read recruiting or job related blogs? Jason over at has started a Recruiting blogs feed , and he's displaying snippets of posts from the feed on the sidebar of the site. So if you...
  • FrankFi's view of the world

    The Monad...

    Hi.. I am now two and a half years working for Microsoft and still the company is able to astonish me once a day. Today I learned – ok, this is not really new I know but I just recently fell over it – that Monad is base for Exchange 12. Say, how cool...
  • Ryan Storgaard's Blog

    A quickstart on Identity

    Identity is an area getting a log of attention in the blogosphere lately. Specifically, I've been following Kim Cameron's Identity Blog, and checking out the buzz around InfoCard and ADFS. I’ve put together a bit of a cheat sheet below to save you some...
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Influencer Community

    Steve Ballmer Channel 9 Interview: The Importance of Developers

    Check out Robert Scoble 's video interview of SteveB, wherein (among other topics) Steve gives insight into why he thinks developers are so important to MS: “Q: You're famous for the "developers, developers, developers" speech. Why are developers so...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    String trim with ISO C++

    Do you want a trim function for strings using ISO C++ and no more? like this: #include <iostream> #include <string> void main() { assert_equal("ab b",trim(std::string(" ab b "))); assert_equal("ab b",trim(std::string(" ab b"))); ...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's wrong with this code, part 14 - the answers

    Yesterday's post was a classic example of Joel Spolsky's Law of Leaky Abstractions . Why? Well, because it was an example of conflicting contracts. In COM, the contract for an API is defined by the APIs interface. In this case, it was: [ object...
  • Leading Trump - Pradeep U.N. & his Blog about Nothing. Yes sir, Sombody has your credit card *Shudder*

    Yes sir, Sombody has your credit card. You better call your credit card company about it. Those were the exact words I heard from a customer service respresentative at 1800Flowers.Com less than 5 mins ago. I was so alarmed by the rude, unprofessional...
  • Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog

    Creating SDKs: Collaborations

    Keep in mind that a lot of what I say below applies to the MSDN Library and may apply much less to the Longforn SDKs that I work on now. I suspect that much of this is similar - in fact I know it's pretty much the same for the Visual Studio Whidbey SDK...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Who needs the Recruiting Shuttles?

    Just saw Jeff Sandquist’s mention of the Personal Rapid Transit solution that was discussed over on the Channel9 Coffeehouse . Not sure if this will be a reality for Microsoft anytime soon … but there’s a fun little video that provides a virtual tour...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Ferrari 4000 test drive (Part V)

    Still no luck with the Broadcom driver. It seems to be a BCM4318 and there is currently no driver for 64-bit Windows. I tried to tweak the INF file for a 4320 w/o success L . And the AMD website is of no help either. Next thing PowerDVD installation...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Start your engines

    Here are a few interesting updates that I've been tracking recently: - Steve Rider describes the process for working on sounds 20 percent-ish to me. If you're not using, go there now . - The DataWorks blog has a good introductory...
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