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  • XPS Team Blog - XML Paper Specification and the Open Packaging Conventions

    Getting "Bits"

    A number of people have asked where to get software to view XPS Documents. The XPS Viewer allows you to view XPS Documents, and will be included in the WinFX Runtime Components and Windows Vista. Details on how to install the latest WinFX Community Technology...
  • Making Speech Ubiquitous... and Less Annoying!

    Filling Much Needed Voids

    At the risk of sounding like a dork, here's something that I think is funny. (Beware the "humor" of a linguist!) [:)] "This book fills a much needed void..." At first glance this statement seems to be a compliment, until the brain finishes parsing...
  • Making Speech Ubiquitous... and Less Annoying!

    Crossing the Chasm

    Geoffrey Moore's Crossing the Chasm is a popular book from 1999 that makes the argument that high-tech products have the unique challenge of needing to "cross the chasm" from the technically savvy to mainstream audiences if they are to be successful....
  • Sampy's Blog

    It begins...

    Today I created the test project in Visual Studio Team System that will house the unit tests I'm writing for the Visual Studio publish component in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Publish.dll. With my copy of Working Effectively with Legacy Code in hand, it...
  • craigrow

    First day of hands-on lab for TAP partners

    The room was packed to capacity, ok beyond capacity, for the first day of the hands-on lab. As far as I can see all of the scheduling and technical stuff is going very smoothly. It's really exciting to see this many people dedicating this much time to...
  • Pedro Silva's Blog

    Customization: Showing Tooltips for Shapes and Connectors

    Tooltips are an important feature for displaying additional information besides what may be easily displayed within a shape of fixed size. The DSL Tools diagramming surface provides a mechanism showing tooltips for shapes and connectors (like those shown...
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    What’s up with the Cryptography Application Block?

    I know that when many of you downloaded the November CTP of Enterprise Library, you were surprised to find out that it didn’t include the Cryptography Application Block. That’s not too surprising, as it took our team by surprise as well. I wanted to give...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    Visual Web Developer - You Know You Want It!

    I was just catching up on the news after a great launch yesterday in Wellington and I saw this article in UK Guardian newspaper! I downloaded my copy of Visual Web Developer ... then I went to see what the registration benefits where ... there is thousands...
  • Windows Mobile Tips & News

    Windows Mobile 5.0 Help & How To

    We just posted the newest version of Help for Windows Mobile 5.0 on the Windows Mobile product site. The content was written by our UA team. The pages are very basic, but get the job done. No flash or buzz, but it will help you use your device. If you...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Intentionally crash your program

    When developing the Watson error reporting features (see Dr. Watson: Please send in your error report , and What is a C0000005 crash? , What was Dr. Watson's original name? )) it was useful to cause a crash intentionally In VFP we have a simple...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Microsoft Recruiting in the blogosphere - 11/16/05

    Yes, I do read what you write on your blogs, even though I don't always chime in. :) I've started compiling bits of blogosphere chatter about the good folks of Microsoft Recruiting and the way in which we do business so that my team (and hopefully...
  • Kathy Kam

    TxRef update

    If you opened up your CD from Kr zysztof Cwalina and Brad Abram's new book Framework Design Guidelines . You will notice a nifty tool named TxRef. Unfortunately, the tool was written against "Whibey Beta", and some code needs to be updated for "Whidbey...
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