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  • Yves Dolce

    Programming with Concurrency talks at the PDC....

    From , those talks are quite interesting if you're interested in multithreading and/or making your application more responsive: FUN302: Programming with Concurrency (Part 1): Concepts, Patterns, and Best Practices...
  • Jose Luis Calvo Salanova

    Domain Specific Languages

    A domain-specific language (DSL) is a programming language designed to be useful for a specific set of tasks, in contrast to general-purpose programming languages. Wikipedia A couple of weeks ago I had the oportunity of assist to an event here, in...
  • m | power

    Habits vs Things

    One of the challenges that I and many others face with David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) is that the number of next actions, someday/maybe items, and lists in general seems to be out of control. Mr. Allen recognizes this to some extent and encourages dividing next actions into lists by context. Ideally, this means I should only have to look at the next actions for the context I’m in. But of course, to make the right decision and do the most important things will require changing context (g...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Microsoft Announces 'Live Software' Initiative

    Microsoft announces Windows Live and Office Live. These point the way Microsoft is going in the future, but the technology is live RIGHT NOW....
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Waveland experience from an emergency doctor assigned to Waveland, MS in the early days following Katrina

    The experience below comes from an emergency doctor who went to Waveland, MS with the North Carolina –State Medical Assistance Team from the Carolinas Medical Center. This blog post has moved to
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    More Attack Surface Reduction in IIS7

    As y'all know, the attack surface of IIS6 is low because: It's not installed by default When you do install it, it serves up static files only All user interaction is handled by a low-privilege process But there is still quite a bit of...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    MCE WPF Application and Article -- Impressive Prototype!

    Casey, from brains-N-brawn , has written an article that describes his experience with Avalon and MCE, along with the Windows Media Player SDK. His inspiration is largely a cloning exercise -- you can read the article to find out the details on what he...
  • John Bristowe's Weblog

    Get Ready to Launch in Seven (7) Days!

    We less than seven days away from the biggest launch in Microsoft's history and the Canadian Launch team couldn't be more excited! Earlier today, our team met to discuss some of the logistics surrounding the launch. Currently, the presenting team ...
  • .NET4Office


    I blogged briefly about the VSTA product before. VSTA is a new product from the same team that brought you VSTO. It takes the VSTO application customization technologies and makes them available for ISV's to license and integrate into their own application...
  • Dr. eX's Blog

    From VSIP Diaries....

    Q. How to get notifications in editor when the file is modified outside of the editor? A. You ask why care about it. Well if you care about being notified when the file changed on disk outside of Visual Studio. This gives you the opportunity to...
  • Dan's Blog

    SQL2K Side-By-Side with SQL2K5

    I've seen this question come up a lot in the newgroups: "I already have SQL Server 2000 installed, can I install SQL Server 2005 side-by-side with SQL Server 2000?" The short answer is yes. SQL Server is a multi-instanced product which means that with...
  • Satisfy Me

    New Anti-Scam Consumer Site Launches

    Courtesy of MSNBC, the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and several private firms have launched a Web site designed to help consumers spot Internet fraud. The " Looks Too Good To Be True " site launched yesterday, providing greater consumer awareness...
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