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  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Allow file downloads (including .exe) on IIS 6.0

    Variations of this question are asked of IIS 6 all the time. However, the answer is no different than for any other version of IIS other than the fact that IIS 6 gives you a distinct error code to troubleshoot. What is not clear to me is why users think...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Handango and HP release the HP hw6500?

    Handango and HP have released the HP hw6500 Pocket PC Phone edition in Europe and Asia according to an email I received over night from Handango. The hw6500 is a square screen device which sets it apart from the other Windows Mobile devices out there...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    ScaleTransform On MediaElement

    I recently put this XAML together -- it shows animating a MediaElement with a ScaleTransform, kind of a cool effect watching the video expand from a tiny circle to full size. <Grid xmlns=" " xmlns...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Give us your input on the Microsoft Office Open XML Schemas

    Give us your feedback on the design of the file format. While the number one priority with the new formats will always be that the experience for the average end user doesn't change, I also care a lot about how useful they are to developers. I would love...
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    Documentation in Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0 - What would you like to see?

    Working on technical documentation can seem like a bit of a thankless task at times. When it is done poorly, everybody will complain loudly about it. On the other hand, if it is done well, most people don't think about it at all. So overall I am taking...
  • BizTalk Core Engine's WebLog

    Get Connected to Free Product Support and Tremendous Online Collaboration

    Have you ever wanted to speak to Microsoft developers of a specific feature of BizTalk Server? I am sure your answer was “ Yes let me at them ”, so the Business Process Integration Division is extending an invitation to all customers to join our key feature...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Grooving with the Encore Four

    On Wednesdays at noon during July and August, Microsoft enjoys a bit of culture … thanks to the Redmond Arts in the Park program . This summer’s line-up includes an Afro-Cuban jazz band, “Scandinavian Polka fun,” Western African music, and good ol...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Assigned to @Me

    In VSTS work item tracking, there is a special identifier called @me instead of a specific user alias so that the user who is running the query sees only those bugs that have AssignedTo= their alias, for example. This is helpful if you want to create...
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    New Beta 2 Code Snippets

    The Overview of Code Snippets Using VSTO 2005 article on MSDN has been updated with Beta 2 information, 28 new snippets for Beta 2 developed by NuSoft Solutions , and 43 of the original 200 snippets updated to Beta 2. These 43 code snippets were mentioned...
  • craigrow

    Images directory structure

    When you install ASI, it creates a share on the server labeled “images.” This is the location to which you’ll copy the contents of your OS CDs. Of course, if you don’t create some sort of directory structure under images you’ll have all kinds of problems...
  • PeteL's Blog

    nGallery migration : Day 0

    I started the work to migrate nGallery to ASP.NET 2.0 today, and hit several small road blocks. Nothing I couldn't handle though. The business layer/back end migrated with zero problems. The web front end though, it was a bit more of an issue. For some...
  • Chris Garty's Weblog

    And I'm back...

    After a number of technical difficulties and a little apathy in getting them fixed, my blog is back up. Now I just need to start writing again...
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