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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Branching Source Code

    Here are a few things about branching source code in VSTS via the IDE that I've learned the hard way: First, don't try to branch the top most level node of the Team Project. Branch subfolders . At least in the beta, the root itself of the Team Project...
  • The Edalatpourtal

    Why we didn't upgrade to Visual Studio 2005 back then

    I am leading a development team for a customer that is developing a large distributed system composed of numerous web services, two web applications, and a smart client application, all built originally in Visual Studio.NET 2003. The apps and services...
  • craigrow

    Vis-tah or vee-stah

    Therefore, I was both surprised and amused to find that, of all the hundreds, or thousands of blogs that must have been reporting the news of the new name for Windows Longhorn, the Seattle P-I Microsoft Blog decided to link to craigrow. Apparently it was the suggestion that the “correct” pronunciation of Windows Vista is “vee-stah” that piqued their interest....
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Off and running at Oshkosk

    Well the team arrived safely and got the booth in order. Early reports are that this year's show is every busier than last. One of our guys reported that the aircraft parking areas seemed to fill up on the first day--something pretty unusual. One thing...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Troubleshooting Guide

    I'm going to keep adding to this entry with any ideas/suggestions I have for troubleshooting various error messages, etc. It's barebones now but I hope to keep updating it. If you need help troubleshooting some VSTS problem that is not documented here...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Making time go faster

    I got the following email the other day from a reader: I cam across your post on pc time and thought you may have a quick answer. Thanks in advance. I have a program that is a reader that reads a log and sends a message to a second program that is...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    How to Ask a Question Online

    This may seem trivial, but after reading the incoming questions on I realize a good number of users could benifit from some help asking questions. Here is a support article written by Daniel Petri, an MVP who likely spends...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    AOPA Commander 112 now available

    Through a partnership between Microsoft, AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and Flight1 Software, AOPA members can now download a simulated version of the Commander 112 sweepstakes aircraft. Someone already grabbed it and has posted screenshots...
  • Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager - Eric Ligman

    If you focus on Small Business, don't keep it a secret...

    By now you have probably heard about the Small Business Specialist Program that Microsoft unveiled at WorldWide Partner Conference earlier this month. Also, you have probably started to see the various Press Releases announcing the first Small Business...
  • MSDN Ireland News

    Upcoming user group events in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

    Just back from Microsoft's Global Briefing in Atlanta and thought I would do a little update on the upcoming user group events over the next few months. If you are in or near Dublin, Belfast, Galway or Waterford, check out the line-up below... Many of...
  • The Web and Microsoft

    Impressed by changes to MSN

    I admittedly often used Google and Yahoo, but it was because that was simply what I was used to. Finally, after really taking a look at MSN I don't think I'd ever go back. Microsoft definately stepped its game up. First of all let's start with the My...
  • ajoyk - random thoughts...

    Discovery all set to take off @ 10:39 EDT

    Congratulations and best of luck to NASA and the crews on board Discovery. From NASA's website: "The Space Shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are ready for launch at 10:39 a.m. EDT this morning. STS-114 -- the first Shuttle mission in more...
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