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  • kingces's WebLog

    Never use Type.ReflectedType

    Never use MemberInfo.ReflectedType. ReflectedType is not well defined and so logic which depends on it is also not well defined. Using ReflectedType won’t crash your system but chances are that you’ve got a bug in whatever logic is using ReflectedType...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Can a non-admin user run an msi?

    Question Can a non-admin user run an msi? Answer If you only install to locations where non-admins users have privileges, then the answer is easy: yes. If you install to locations such as program files or HKLM, then the answer is -- they can...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Power to the People

    In 2002 when we released our first Smartphone OS, there were quite a few fundamental differences between the Smartphone and the PocketPC. Since then, we've been working to unify the platforms. In WM5, we did a bunch of plumbing work to this end, and brought...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Digital Camera Recommendations?

    I forgot that last week at work I won a nice gift certificate for Fry's Electronics that I can use to get a new camera since mine broke the week before last. Funny how these things work out. The last camera was a gift and I had it for a couple of years...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Hi From the New Guy [Ariel Weinstein]

    This Friday marks the end of my first week here as a program manager on the BCL team, and the areas which I will be overseeing are System.Collections , System.ServiceProcesses , as well as part of System.Diagnostics . Soon enough I will be able to cover...
  • HoppeRx - the cure for your ailing device

    Hopper noise is driving me crazy!

    Anyone witnessing Hopper in action can attest to the annoying chips, clicks and rings coming from the device under test – running many devices adds to the cacophony and your office is soon inhabitable. Hopper always seems to find the loudest speaker setting...
  • Sriram Krishnan

    Object test bench rocks!

    You ever get that feeling when you stumble across something truly mind-blowing and you want to blog about it instantly? You feel that you need to just tell someone how cool something is? Well, I've just had such an experience and the cause is a new Visual...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    What my dog taught me about race conditions

    I have a black Labrador named Sofie. She's about 2 and a half now, but still a puppy at heart. Here's a picture of her (along with her best friend, Sierra, who is a yellow lab): One morning, Sofie reminded me of a valuable issue with threading and race...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Blogs and cowards

    I normally go only tech in my blog with the exception of my rock thought of the day. But, the thread going on Scoble's blog today requires a temporary exception. Robert came out in defense of another blogger who was excoriated by some cowards because...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    On ESB and other things

    Lots of things are going on as always: 1. We completed the "Microsoft position on ESB" document. This will go to microsoft web sites shortly and is our official position. Get it here . In short if you are looking for "ESB" we can help you; but on the...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows CE 5.0 Emulator and KdStub

    I've just re-imaged one of my desktop PC's, installing Windows XP SP2, Windows CE 5.0, Visual Studio 2005 CTP, Windows XP Embedded SP2 - I've used the same hardware to build a number of demos over the last several months - I decided to wipe the drive...
  • Rob's Rhapsody

    Commanding and Dictation - One mode or two in Windows Vista?

    A few followers of my blog have recently asked me: In Office XP, Office 2003, and in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, there are two separate modes for Commanding and for Dictation. Will this still be true in Windows Vista Speech Recognition? I'm...
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