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  • Leo's Rantings

    PDC recap

    It got crazy at the PDC in terms of hours -- I was getting in by 8am, wrapping up at 11pm, and starting over at 8am the next day. That taxed my blogging abilities, so I never put together a "day four" or "day five". The theme for the two days was ...
  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    It's All About Context

    Right-click contextual menus were first introduced in Office 4.x (which included Word 6.0 and Excel 5.0) and went on to become a ubiquitous part of using software starting with Windows 95. The basic idea behind context menus was to give power users a...
  • Microsoft SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team

    Using Hashing to Obscure Sensitive Data

    At least two customers that I’ve worked with in the past month have been building Data Warehouses that contain Social Security Numbers (SSN) – in one case it is even being used as a foreign key for a very large fact table. These customers were interested...
  • Hilmars hjørne

    The technology fomerly known as Avalon - now everywhere...

    En af de andre store annonceringer har den meget signende forkortelse WPF/E. Windows Presentation Foundation, tidligere Avalon, kommer i en version, er kan køre på en række andre platform end Windows XP/Vista. Faktisk så forskellige platforme som Mac...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Microsoft, the media, and Mini

    Hey campers! I’m back! Wow. I so didn’t intend to be away from JobsBlog for this long. I have a bag full of excuses for my absence over the last two weeks (vacation, all day offsites, conferences, traveling, etc), but I think you probably just want me...
  • Hilmars hjørne

    Anders Hejlsberg, LINQ og C# 3.0...

    Og så kom han endelig på scenen! Sammen med Don Box gik Anders Hejlsberg på scenen og fortalte om hvad jeg personligt mener er den største nyhed i programmeringssprog siden objektorientering. The LINQ project er det blevet navngivet - integrationen af...
  • marklon

    Ok, so I lied

    Sorry that it has been a while since my last Blog. I moved desks and got pulled in to a new project that meant some very late nights indeed. Now, what did I lie about? I lied about heap fragmentation. It was more of a lie by omission. With ordinary...
  • Live Search

    Virtual Earth News for Developers at PDC

    The VE team made two exciting announcements for developers at this weeks PDC – one practical, the other just pure fun. Let’s get practical out of the way first. When VE was first released in July, it was accompanied by a Javascript library that developers...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    PDC05 - Amazing C++ futures talk

    Just went to Herb Sutter's talk on C++ futures. Really rocking stuff! Check out the slides for TLN309. (Sorry, no link yet. I hope to update it when I get it.) The first few minutes were on general improvements to the language including future ISO...
  • Visual Communication and Design, Now with Audio!

    Structured Content and Content Reuse

    I just finished a two-day training class on managing structured content. The main ideas in the class were around how to analyze your content and create a content model, then identify where text can be reused. Single-sourcing (creating content once and...
  • Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

    How to uninstall Visual Studio 2005 Betas and CTPs

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  • PeteL's Blog

    "Contact Me" User Control

    Lately I've been doing some ad-hoc on VWD, creating a few web sites, and there seem to be two pretty common things I put on those web sites, a "Contact Me" page, and a links page. And seeing that there have been lots of changes to the email API's between...
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