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  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    How to manage order dependencies between AppSearch entries?

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    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?

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    ... 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.

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

    Boring blogs?

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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

    MSN.com Home Page Beta

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    The MSN.com team has posted a glimpse of the future msn.com home page at http://beta.msn.com . It's a very early prototype, most of the links are pointing to msn.com 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!!!

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    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#

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    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!

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    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?

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    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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