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  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Interesting tidbits

    On my recent travels, I happened to take an LA - Singapore non stop flight - it was easily the longest flight I had taken - 17 hours non stop. It is offered by Singapore Airlines for which they use the Airbus A 340. It actually turned out to be quite...
  • marklon

    Where did all the CPU go?

    I was doing some debugging of a busy hang which didn't fit the usual pattern today and I thought that it was interesting enough to share with you. The customer was reporting that their process was hanging with 100% CPU. Ok, that sounds like a busy...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Back at work

    Well I'm back at work now after my travels to the orient. I spent time in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore before heading off to India on vacation. Bejing was just a short one day trip - attended MEDC where 4 of the Chinese teams that had participated...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 is sold out!

    Thank you for the tremendous response.... we're really excited about meeting all of you in LA for this PDC. While registration is now closed, we will be maintaining a waitlist. In order to be added to this list please visit this site . For an event...
  • Unified communication coffeehouse

    VUI Goodbye Anecdote

    Hi All, Following up on our VUI discussion and the "art not yet science" point I made earlier. I was talking with a client who shared this anecdote: The user had progressed perfectly through the system. The final prompt asked if the user needed...
  • jfo's coding

    Shawn on the difficulties of shipping

    Quite often, I kid around with my fellow developers when faced with a tough design tradeoff. Sometimes I break the tension by interjecting (in a slightly whiny twang) "Coding is hard!" It's turned into a bit of a running joke around here. In fact, I should...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Improving Blog Discoverability with Shared Categories and Tags

    Just an idea we have been thinking of funding for the blogs.msdn site to improve the discoverability of bloggers and posts that may be more relevent to you. I'm interested in knowing what you all think. Is this a problem worth solving? Is there a simpler...
  • Richard Godfrey

    Architect Forums until Christmas

    We've got a couple of Architect Forums happening between now and Christmas which you may be interested in attending - both are at the Microsoft Campus in Reading. While the write-ups are a little too marketing-speak for my liking :-) they look to have...
  • craigrow

    Business Desktop Deployment Accelerator

    Steve Carbone has some new pointers to the Business Desktop Deployment Accelerator . He suggests this is a good place to start in preparing to for Windows Vista and the WIM image format. It looks like this could be an interesting blog to watch.
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    Can you hear the drums Fernando?

    Fernando Simonazzi, one of the developers of Enterprise Library for .NET 2.0 has finally joined the blogsphere with a great post about our plans for configuration and dependency injection in the next version of Enterprise Library. Please stop by, make...
  • Heath Stewart's blog

    My One-year Anniversary

    My one-year anniversary at Microsoft....
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    CTP Madness

    A customer emailed me yesterday and was confused with which CTPs for VS matched with which CTPs for SQL. One of our Release PMs (Jason) has kindly created a website to help sort out the madness. This also includes compatible builds with Avalon and...
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