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  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    VS 2005 setup fails with 1935 or 2908 error

    I have heard from a couple of customers who have tried to install the final release of Visual Studio 2005 or one of the Express Editions and have gotten 1935 (or 2908) errors with HRESULT values of 0x8002802F, and then setup failed and rolled back. The...
  • greggm's WebLog

    Process listing APIs on Windows

    There are a bunch of different process listing APIs on Windows. They all have their plusses and minuses. However, I have never seen a summary of them, so I figured I would take a shot at it. ntdll!NtQuerySystemInformation(SYSTEM_PROCESS_INFORMATION...
  • Gamerscore Blog

    Getting Ready for Zero Hour

    Lots of activity today, including the logistics of coordinating online entries, getting ready to send out packets to those who get tickets, etc. Tomorrow we begin finding out who the winners of the 3,000 tickets are. Cesar had a box full of wristbands...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Another possible resolution to guide download error 23 caused by the BITS service

    I have been working with a customer who ran into error code 23 while trying to download Media Center guide information after installing Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005. Using the steps listed in this previous blog post , we tried to repair the BITS...
  • Developing Windows Applications by Mykola Dudar

    Feedback on VS2005

    You probably already know that VS2005 has been released. Just a small note. One can still use Product Feedback site, to report bugs and suggestions to VS2005 even after it is released. Bugs are still upload...
  • TexBlog


    As an ISV, it's fun to see what product features folks are excited about based on spontaneous applause during a presentation. Martyn did a session today at C++ Connections that was a kind of greatest hits tour of the new stuff for C++ developers in the...
  • Heath Stewart's blog

    Save Time when Installing Patches

    How to install multiple patches at once to save time....
  • Canadian User Experience

    On The Road - Notes From Ottawa

    A few posts from the crew on the road in Ottawa. Sasha reports a very full house: John talks about arriving in the Nation's Capital -
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Me Likey Windows Live

    We recently launched a new (awesome) product called Windows Live , and if you didn’t know, now you know. Windows Live is a big deal in consideration of all the things it will do, but let me help you grasp the possibilities by showing you one trick that...
  • Canadian User Experience

    Jerome Posts The Answers To The Most Asked Day 1 Questions

    Check out Jerome's Blog for some of the answers to the questions we were asked the most in Toronto:
  • notes and rants

    What is a tester?

    It sounds like a silly question, but lately I've been in a lot of conversations where the topic of what a tester is, or what a tester does has come up.  The answer, of course, varies.   I know some companies have different roles for "testers" (people...
  • Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

    Software Thoughts for the Day

    None of this new or rocket science, but the last few weeks I've been reacquainted with the following truths... Writing software is getting easier, writing "bug free" software is still hard, writing "user friendly" "bug free" software is harder still...
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