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  • David Wang

    Minor Downtime and IIS7 Musings

    Ok, this week has been a bit hectic for me because we are going through another one of those mini-milestones for IIS7, and I am also on "point" for issues team-wide. So, I have been looking at way too many random things lately and not really spending...
  • TabBlogger

    Tablet PC and 64-bit

    I don't have a big writeup on 64-bit except to say that we will support both 32-bit and 64-bit development in the Mobile (Tablet) SDK. So for all none of you who have a 64-bit Tablet, you'll be able to run any 64-bit apps that may be written by developers...
  • TabBlogger

    Vista Beta 1 Platform SDK available

    If you're a "tech beta subscriber" whatever that means. Link here . MSDN has a short moratorium on changes, so PSDK won't be available through MSDN for a few more days (I hear Aug 15 or thereabout) Also, I have been bugging our Group Program Manager...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    My adventure creating a Media Center add-in, part 2

    As you can probably tell by the timestamp from the previous entry in my running journal about learning how to create a Media Center add-in, I haven't had a ton of time in the past few weeks to devote to making forward progress on this project. When I...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    C9s map

    Minh at Channel 9 has started a niner's map . Can you find me?
  • Brad Abrams

    Environment.MachineName truncates after the first 15 characters

    When in a domain, a machine’s name is limited to 15 characters, but in a workgroup a machine name can be much longer. However, as one of our internal customers noticed, Environment.MachineName truncates after the first 15 characters. This is because Environment...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    3D and the I Ching

    I've been living in 3D space with Avalon, which can be disorienting to say the least. There is this constant question of "where am I"? All is relative as far as model space and world space. The key to 3D is knowing where "you" are, such that actions like...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    Double-quotes inside a verbatim string literal

    This one came up today in an internal discussion alias and reminded me of how many times I've seen people get stumped on this one and end up working around it. A lot of users have used verbatim string literals as they ease writing multi-line strings literals...
  • Peter Torr's Blog


    As most of my friends know, I'm a pretty jumpy person. And, of course, most of those same friends like to exploit that fact for their own amusement from time to time (thanks to J e f f for almost running me over the other day). The fact that I lose 5...
  • Marcelo's WebLog

    Wonderfully Wireless

    Today I was pleasantly surprised when I got this popup message a bit after logging into my computer at home. --------------------------- Microsoft IntelliPoint --------------------------- The wireless mouse battery level is low. Replace the batteries...
  • Hong Gao 's Web Log :

    Manually remove Framework 1.0 and 1.1

    Please see Aaron's blog at
  • daclark's WebLog

    History of Zero Touch Provisioning

    In early 2003, Tony, a Director in Microsoft Services who branded Zero Touch, asked Brandon and I to review a prototype tool in development called DEAPS and determine if it was viable as a self-service provisioning application for an outsourcer. It was...
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