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  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    How to manage order dependencies between AppSearch entries?

    Question How to manage order dependencies between AppSearch entries? In my case, I want a RegLocator to check for a path out of the registry and then I want Signature .Parent to use the path results of the RegLocator . Here's my implementation in...
  • Antimail

    What's your favorite bug story?

    ... SteveJS asks . I saw many curious bugs in my developer life, but here is one that I remember: Back in Windows 2000 shipping days, one of the coolest features there was PnP and power management. This also caused us to ship later than expected because...
  • Antimail

    The simplest search portal. Ever.

    What? MSN with no ads? :-) [source: Scott's "SiteExperts" place ]
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Boring blogs?

    Some of you are probably wondering why I sometimes blog on such strange topics. Great question! There are lots of reasons: 1.) My area of expertise (ie, the only thing I know more than you about) is the CLR Debugging Services. Based off blog comments...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    Smart Client Webcast Series Slide Decks

    Folks, I’m terribly sorry its taken me so long to do this… I’ve finally managed to zip up all my presentation slides from my SmartClient webcast series . The slide decks are here (~7.6MBs). If you weren’t able to join us for these webcasts live...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    I'll be showing some flair at Tech.Ed

    I'm printing out all the winning enties of the Tech.Ed flair contest . Yes all the winners from Week 1 , Week 2 , Week 3 & Week 4 . I'm printing them out onto special paper from HP Guess what I'm going to be doing ? You will have to be at...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Yikes - Tell Me This Isn't So!

    This week I had to suffer a hard disk crash & rebuild , which was a big distraction for me considering Tech.Ed Australia is so close. Well, last night my XDA II started behaving erratically. I had seen some worrying error messages during a synch...
  • Daniel Feies Home Page Beta

    The team has posted a glimpse of the future home page at . It's a very early prototype, most of the links are pointing to but the main idea seems to be to keep it simple and clean. I'm not sure for how long...
  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    TechEd – It’s Started – Student Day Rocked!!!

    We had over 700 students in on Friday to hear 15 (yes 15) sessions. I was just blown away by the whole day and Paul Lo my Academic Developer Advisor (Evangelist) did an awesome job. I helped do the event intr, ask the industy and the prize-giving session...
  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    Game Development in C#

    How cool are these gonna be – I was at TechEd Student day on Friday (see next post) and there were so many questions on this stuff. Tony Goodhew did a session on XNA and was just swamped with questions… Anyhow… Game development webcasts: http...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    Student Day Rocked! Tech Ed is Set To Fly!

    I was just reading Betsy's post from student day... and I though I'd share with you a teaser from Ari Bixhorn and Chris Aulds podcast... The full podcasts including Betsy's and Tony's will be here shortly. Of all the people to run into today...
  • Brad Abrams

    What's the CLR doing at the PDC?

    Check out these great channel 9 spots… My only regret is that the PDC is sold out so we will not see the spike in registration I was hoping for ;-). But maybe we will see more people is coming to these sessions at the PDC.. http://channel9...
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