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  • Tim Sneath

    Write Avalon Apps in Pascal!

    I've always loved Pascal as a language. It was the first language in which I wrote a serious application (Borland's Turbo Pascal 4.0 for DOS), and I always found its simplicity and structure attractive (even though its idiosyncratic use of the semicolon...
  • Darren Annal's Blog


    My name is Darren Annal. I work for Microsoft Services in Melbourne, Australia. I am a .NET developer/architecture consultant focusing on application design and development on the .NET platform. I will use this blog to talk about a range of topics...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    ASP.NET hosting solutions...

    I'm looking for a low-cost provider with decent quality - something around 1G of disk, ASP.NET, and SQL server database included. Recommendations, or providers to avoid?
  • David L's Blog

    Want to ask the VSTS team a question??

    This August I'm off to Redmond for our internal technical readiness event called TechReady. As soon as I got my confirmation email, I buzzed Franky and asked him if I could get over to Seattle a few days early, to catch-up with a few folks from Microsoft...
  • Jeremy Kuhne's Blog

    Byte of a struct and onto endian concerns

    [Updated: added performance data. 7/19] I haven't written for a while, but it hasn't been for lack of things to write about. Just been a little busier than normal lately. I'll let you imagine why. ;) Something that I've been working on is parsing...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Amiga Research Operating System under Virtual PC / Virtual Server

    One of my favorite uses of Virtual PC / Virtual Server is to play around with various different operating systems. The Amiga research operating system (AROS) is one that caught my eye - downloadable from the developers describe it...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    N-Tier development with C# 4.0

    Now that the PDC announcement has been made revealing sessions covering the new C# 3.0 features causing speculation to run rampant, I figured it was time to go ahead and start outlining features of the next product. No reason to be stay focused on the...
  • Buck Hodges

    Dogfood statistics update

    Here's an update on what's changed since June 1 (John's last update was for May ). Users With assigned work items: 408 (down 26) Version control users: 370 (up 51) Work items Work items: 39,156 (up over 5,900) CSS nodes: 1,831...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Microsoft Certified Professional aged 9

    According to : "A Pakistani girl has qualified as a Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 9. Arfa Karim of Multan has officially become the youngest MCP in Pakistan, and one of the youngest in the world. Karim, now 10, met...
  • Brad Abrams

    PDC Session Preference Survey Live

    If you are one of the many folks that have already registered for the PDC please take the time to complete the Session Preference Survey . Internally we take this data very seriously to put talks in smaller (or bigger) rooms and in some cases even cut...
  • Nate Moch [MSFT] WebLog

    What is System.Transactions?

    Hello, My name is Nate Moch and I am a Software Design Engineer in Test at Microsoft and I work on the Transactions team. Specifically, I have been working on the System.Transactions namespace that is part of Visual Studio 2005. I can’t describe how...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Tricks for deciphering HRESULTs not listed in my previous 1935 error article

    Ever since I published my blog post describing 1935 errors in more detail, I have been contacted by customers who have received various different 1935 errors during setup that have HRESULT values that are not listed in the table of common error codes...
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