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  • A View from Elsewhere

    Lesson: Don't Clean the Coffee Pot

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    Is it the coffee or is it the coffee maker? I posed that question to a group of coworkers the other day in relation to the office coffee we have here at Microsoft. Our coffee is Farmer Brothers French Roast. Our coffee makers are Brewmatic one gallon...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Staff Grammarian v2

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    This morning before coming into work, I replied to an email from Andy Lees (my VP) correcting a typo in a mail he sent to the division. About a month ago, I corrected his grammar ("Not 'fast.' It should be 'quickly.'"). At this point, I'm pretty sure...
  • Verticalware

    RFID Enabled Retail Supply Chain

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    I just published a paper on msdn to look at some base scenarios that can be RFID enabled in a Retail Supply Chain. In a Lab in Redmond, we built out these scenarios on the Microsoft .NET Platform, I plan to publish the code as a starter toolkit, you can...
  • Kintan's

    Office PIA Sample Launcher (OPSL)

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    Taken from John Durant's blog: Office PIA Sample Launcher (OPSL) provides a richer set of samples that use managed code and .NET Framework. These samples target the Office 2003 PIAs. Users can also add their own samples to OPSL. Check out John's article...
  • Because we can

    What scenarios can Transactional NTFS be used for?

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    This question seemed so good I thought I'd answer it in a whole new blog post :) As always, it'd be great to see software developers impress me and find new uses for this technology that I haven't foreseen. I can't tell developers how to write...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    WS-Discovery specification updated

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    An update to the WS-Discovery spec has been published based upon workshop feedback. Summary of changes: Matching based on all Types and Scopes and clarifies behavior if Scope is empty. Clarifies Discovery Proxy-related behavior, including...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    RFID whitepaper on MSDN

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    Javed Sikander has published an article on MSDN titled RFID Enabled Retail Supply Chain , and according to his weblog a sample toolkit will be made available soon.
  • Ali Alvi's WebLog

    IE 7 Preview (Limited)

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    Today, the IE team decided to share some of the details of its upcoming release. Chris Wilson posted on the IE blog about the Alpha PNG support and CSS improvements that have already made it into the product. There are a lot of other things that are waiting...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Yes, Darth Vader blogs too

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    Darth Vader is blogging : "Short entry today. Full schedule. Deploying killer probe droids across the galaxy. You know what I hate? Idiots. ...Whose trachea do you have to crush with your mind to get a little service around here?" (Via...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    One year with Microsoft

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    I nearly forgot- as of this past Tuesday, it has been one year since I started working for Microsoft . This post from Vic , a General Manager in Developer Platform Evangelism and very experienced at Microsoft, reminds me of why I'm glad to be here.
  • Rick LaPlante's WebLog

    RickLa talking about VSTS on Channel9

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    Last week Robert Scoble dropped by my office to chat about the Team System for Channel9. We talked about the history, what the goals were, how we built it, and some of the pricing and licensing issues folks are seeing. It was fun to talk about this stuff...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    IE7 beta details emerge

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    IE blog: "We’re doing a lot more than this in IE7, of course, and we’re really excited that the beta release is almost here - we’re looking forward to the feedback when we release the first beta of IE7 this summer. Stay tuned for more details as...
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