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  • PeteL's Blog

    Tracking Mysterious Bugs

    The new MSDN feedback system has been a great thing for connecting our team with our user and finding some great bugs that we haven't found yet, or maybe wouldn't have found. But there is one class of bugs that usually drive me (and I file them too) a...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's wrong with this code, part 13 - the answers

    I loved this particular "What's wrong" because it was quite subtle (and real world). One of the developers on the audio team came to me the other day and complained that the assert in CFooBase::~CFooBase was firing. I looked at the source for a few...
  • Jesse's Notes

    WebSSO and Compact Ticket and DNS

    There are some differences between validating a WebSSO ticket and a Compact ticket when it comes to RPS sign in. These differences in turn affect how the RPSServer.xml can be configured and restrict the partner's returnURL when issuing an login server...
  • Engine Watch

    Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Index Defragmentation Best Practices

    This is a very good white paper on this important topic
  • Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog


    Yesterday I sat down with Paul, the Setup Dev for my group, and he walked me through the process for setup for each of the products we manage. The process is dauntingly complex, but as often seems to happen, is only as complex as it needs to be. The process...
  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    Speech grammars example

    I figured it's about time for another example. A lot of scenarios require the speech recognizer to listen for a constrained set of phrases - a "grammar". The app developer can express this with the W3C's SRGS XML format. The WinFX speech API provides...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    PocketSoft: RTPatch - Patching Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and WEPOS

    Shipping your embedded device typically isn't the end of the project - there are times when you need to apply a patch or update to a device out in the field, for Windows CE, Windows XP Embedded, and WEPOS you could use SMS , DUA, or SUS (for Windows XP...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    MSDN Forum Moderation: Answer Tagging

    Think of the MSDN forums as a gigantic FAQ generating discussion system. The question and answer tags within threads enable users to easily see what threads contain answers and what posts within that thread actually provided the answer to the question...
  • Sampy's Blog

    Scoble stole my video!

    That crazy Scoble! He's interviewing all the people that I want to talk to!
  • One Louder

    I think Microsoft is building me my own patio...I could be wrong

    Wish I brought my digital camera today. My new office has a nice sunny window (morning favorite kind) with garbage dumpsters outside (how do you type that sound they make on game shows when you lose....wah-wah-wah-wahhhhhh). Where my office sits...
  • All About Interop

    InfoWorld on Interop at JavaOne

    Paul Krill of InfoWorld posted a story summarizing much of the interop action at J1 . The news item was headlined "Interop frustrations aired". It sounds kinda negative, and I can understand that, but the vibe I got from the audience was mostly positive...
  • One Louder

    Jobster Audiocast

    Some of you have asked about Jobster. Who better to hear it from than Jason Goldberg, the Chief Jobster, himself? audiocast here (not just for recruiters...this may help people think differently about the importance of networking yourself...
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