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  • Kam VedBrat

    Gecko Tip correction

    The folks behind GeckoTip contacted me and pointed me to a better link for it, along with a newer version that has some important improvements. To get the right/latest one, go here:
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    Extracting Files from a .MSI package

    The Scenario One needs to retrieve a couple of files from a windows installer package (.MSI file). One could install the MSI and find the files in the *Program Files* folder but there are problesm: can take too long to perform the installation...
  • David L's Blog

    The sponsor ship sets sail!

    As a Developer Evangelist I spend a lot of time using technology and evangelising technology. And I've realised one thing, there is no substitute for hands-on product experience. For example, in the early days of VSTS, I used to speak emphatically about...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Adding assemblies to the Add References dialog in Visual Studio 2005

    I heard from a customer and a Microsoft employee asking how to register new assemblies so that they will be listed in the Add References dialog in Visual Studio 2005 . I have always done this in the past by using the Browse button and finding a copy of...
  • DevDiv Servicing Team Blog

    MSDN Forums Answer Marking

    One of the major community channels we have been working on in the DDCPX team is the new MSDN Forums . Our forums have been very successful so far (over 1,500 confirmed answers last week alone !) and one of the reasons is our "answer marking" ability...
  • Geek Runs Through My Veins

    Developing MSBee - Part 3

    In Part 1, I mentioned an issue regarding AssemblySearchPaths. Specifically, Microsoft.Common.targets contains a property group whose elements define a registry path. The corresponding values of subkeys underneath the registry path contain certain Whidbey...
  • Ben Armstrong

    QIX under Virtual PC

    QIX is one of the oldest arcade games I know of - and while it is rather fun - the stories that people tried to develop around it were bizarre to say the least. The basis of QIX is that you control this little diamond and attempt to 'box in' a quick moving...
  • shlock (1) - Nigels Retrospective

    New Microsoft ANZ Architecture Resource Centre is now live!!!

    At long last, our new landing page for ANZ architects is now live at . I'll be tweaking the content and getting teh RSS stuff up and working over the next couple of weeks - suggestions etc. welcome.
  • CSD Customer Experience Team's Blog

    BTS 2006 MOM 2005 Beta Pack Now Available

    In a nutshell, this management pack enables you to: Monitor the health and availability of the BizTalk Server components. Collect key performance data for BizTalk Server. Start common tasks in context of MOM alerts. Monitor overall health...
  • One Louder

    Snow what?

    There is snow expected here tomorrow (or tonight)...for some reason our weather-casters are wrong about 50% of the time (what a job...can I be wrong 50% of the time and still keep my job? Probably not!). They obviously have not figured out that if they...
  • East Region Microsoft CRM Blog

    CRM Launch - Personalized Sites

    Sign Up Your Prospects for the CRM Launch with Your Own Registration Page Are you concerned about registering your Prospects and Customers for the CRM Launch Event and keeping your leads private and viewable only by your organization? Interested in having...
  • CorrecteurOrthographiqueOffice

    The Microsoft Office 2003 French spell-checker vs. the OpenOffice speller

    A few weeks ago, Professor Jean Véronis, from the French University of Aix-en-Provence , carried out a comparison of the new Microsoft Office French spell-checker and the French speller included in the Google Toolbar (see here for a summary in English...
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