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  • Kam VedBrat

    former googlers blog

    Business 2.0 has an entry on their blog about what its like to be interviewed by Sergey Brin, and also links to Xooglers .
  • Ben Armstrong

    Operation Wolf under Virtual PC

    Operation Wolf was one of my childhood favorite arcade games. This game places you as a commando tearing through 6 different levels shooting *almost* everything that moves. I do not know why - but as a child I used to take great joy in shooting the few...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    Studying design patterns

    The Channel 9 video prompted some interesting questions. One question asked about common patterns and design guidelines. Seemed like a good opportunity to mention that we're currently lucky enough to have Jeff Stylos from Carnegie Mellon University working...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    Usability study video

    In October, James Conard made a video of one of the usability sessions we ran on the Windows Workflow API. The video is now up on Channel 9 . Somebody asked if the results of studies like these are generalised beyond the specific APIs being tested...
  • Microsoft RSS Blog

    Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML

    It’s nice to connect. I’m Jack Ozzie, development manager for Ray Ozzie’s concept development group. Besides being brothers, Ray and I have worked together for several years now developing and shipping software products with some amazingly talented development...
  • Outside The Cube

    MIIS: AutoConsistency Manager...

    Ensuring Identity Consistency at Microsoft Learn about how Microsoft IT developed the AutoConsistency Manager application. AutoConsistency Manager moves Microsoft one step further in the long-term roadmap toward an end-to-end identity management service...
  • arjun's scatterbox

    windows live is sweet

    After a week of using Windows Live , I must say I am thoroughly impressed. Here's what my live desktop looks like : It's great - I get news, work, stocks, weather, and traffic, all in one place. One of our greatest strengths, I think, is the richness...
  • Robert McMurray's Blog [MSFT]

    Converting NCSA log files to W3C format

    One of the great utilities that ships with IIS is the CONVLOG.EXE application, which converts W3C or MS Internet Standard log files to NCSA format, where they can be processed by any of the applications that only parse NCSA log file information. The trouble...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    Time for Teacher Training

    Chap Percival has been blogging about some ongoing training for teachers in his Florida school district. One of the things he talks about is how the course is somewhat rushed and condensed. The teachers, many of whom are moving from Macs to PCs, are not...
  • Andy Simonds Blog

    XPS Five Points of Light - Part1: Open Format

    I felt it was overdue to talk about what I see as the ‘all-up’ key values that XPS brings to our customers. By the way ‘all-up’ is a phrase I started using only since after working for Microsoft. It is used a lot in meetings where a VP asks: "what’s the...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Pocket PC Magazine awards

    If you've been developing for Windows Mobile you'll know that there is a fairly rich developer community out there to draw on. Pocket PC Magazine does a great job of pulling the different peices of that community together once a year in their Pocket PC...
  • Thoughts.GetRandom().ToBlog()

    Must Read - Performance

    The Ten Rules of Performance and Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability My favorite quote...
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