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  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Any tips on getting the cancel button working for a deferred custom action?

    Question Any tips on getting the cancel button working for a deferred custom action ? During our MSI uninstallation (full GUI mode), at the beginning of the uninstallation we call a deferred CA. When this CA is executing, if the user clicks the...
  • Mike Flasko's Blog

    System.Net now registers a default FtpWebRequest implementation

    Prior to the .NET Framework version 2.0, applications could register a component to handle FTP requests using System.Net’s extensible pluggable protocol framework. Components for handling different web requests are registered by associating the component...
  • Mike Flasko's Blog

    Connection Groups and Connection Limits

    The goal of this article is to explain how connection limits on service points are interpreted when connection groups are specified. Therefore, instead of repeating what MSDN already explains, I will provide pointers to the relevant MSDN doc sections...
  • Brad Abrams

    PDC Birds of a Feather Posted...

    One of the things I love most about the PDC is hearing from developers using our platform… and there is nearly no better place to do that than the Bofs… these are all attendee driven and run. I love going to these, sitting in the back and listening. ...
  • In the Trenches

    Come to PRS310

    In my PDC 2005 talk, PRS310, I'll be discussing ways developers can expose their data sources to the Windows Vista Explorer so they can participate in the full storage user experience: searching, stacking, property viewing and editing, "live icon" thumbnails...
  • Henry Hahn

    MSN Messenger 7.5 - Free Voice Conversations!

    I just tried MSN Messenger 7.5 . What can I say? Amazing. The Messenger team is cookin'! Seems like everytime I've installed a new version of MSNIM there's been some useful new feature I've found even if it seems insignificant. MSNIM 7.5's new feature...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    Hunt the Wumpus in Atlanta

    I'm looking to recruit other software folks to help teach software engineering practices as part of our Hunt the Wumpus program. This project is something that Microsoft has already been running in the Seattle area for several years, and I am looking...
  • Marcelo's WebLog

    Finally, off to the PDC tomorrow

    Will catch a flight pretty early in the morning... Zzzz.... Lots of great people to meet, lots of good technology to show off... I hope I'll even find the time to catch some of Michael 's thoughts in the BOFs he submitted. This posting is provided...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    My 5 years @ Microsoft and PDC

    Tommorrow I start my sixth year at Microsoft. I can certainly sympathesize with those whose birthdays' are on 9/11. That's my MS birthday (in Y2K) and I'm not sure whether I should be happy or be sad as I recall my first day and a year later the vivid...
  • Bug Babble

    One week only!

    Eveyone seems to be leaving town for a week. Many are claiming to be enroute to some 'PDC ' in LA. Yet suspiciously, this so called 'PDC' lasts precisely a week. A very fashionable week . Is this just coincidence? Or am I simply not in the loop? Actually...
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    Keynote do Bill Gates - Ao Vivo - PDC2005

    Para quem não foi ao PDC2005 , a apresentação do Bill Gates será transmitida ao vivo (e depois on-demand) - vale a pena checar. Quando: Terça-feira - 13/09/05 - às 12:30hs horário Brasil (8:30hs horário Los Angeles) Onde: Basta clicar aqui . ...
  • ...more notes from the field on SharePoint & BI

    Returning home...

    [This was written on 09.08.2005] I only have a few minutes to write as I am sitting in the Austin airport on the way home. I am emotionally, and physically exhausted. I have nothing left... although I need to get back to my normal job, and...
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