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  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    API Usability Studies

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    I have received several comments asking what usability studies are and how to conduct them. Steven’s blog is one of the best sources of information on API usability studies. In particular the recent post on HOWTO: Run an API usability study .
  • Michael Stuart's Weblog

    Funny story...funny ha-ha on me :)

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    A good friend of mine--whose company I'm consulting for right now--emailed me this joke. Too funny...and kind of hit home :) Thanks for keeping me humble, Ryan! > A cowboy was herding his herd in a remote pasture when suddenly > a brand-new...
  • Darien's Dialog..

    Recent MIIS 2003 Partner Workshop in Kuala Lumpur

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    I recently delivered my first, super hands-on, one week workshop on MIIS (Microsoft Identity Integration Server) 2003 for internal staff (Microsoft Consulting Services) and a few local partners that are focussed on infrastructure work. I structured the...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Who will federate the federators?

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    ...themselves! The web SSO interoperability profile throws a bridge between WS-Federation and Liberty Itentity Federation; the web SSO Metadata exchange protocol gives you a chance to establish which identification protocols and providers are supported...
  • The Old New Thing

    Loading the dictionary, part 3: Breaking the text into lines

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    Breaking the file into lines is taking a lot of time....
  • Aali's blog

    Meet Miguel de Icaza and Erik Meijer in Czech Republic

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    3rd International Conference on .NET Technologies is held in Pilsen (Czech Republic) on May 30 - June 1, 2005. Among others, Miguel de Icaza from Ximian and Erik Meijer from Microsoft Research will be presenting, so it looks like a very interesting conference...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Floating point fun

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    I've been an advocate of using SQL Server for more than a mere datastore for about as long as I've been working with the product. Too many times, I've walked into development shops only to discover that they're using SQL Server no differently than they...
  • Guoqiang Wu's Blog

    Community Server Issues - Part I

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    Ok, seriously, I have encountered several problems on the web service APIs provided by Community Server during the process of creating this InfoPath blog client . It seems to me the forum at communityserver.org is not very active. Therefore I am posting...
  • Guoqiang Wu's Blog

    CSBlogger Take 2

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    Finally I was able to get CSBlogger also working with Community Server 1.0. In the mean time, a few minor bug fixes are made to make both the blogs.msdn.com and the CS1.0 edition. The new build is released at the same location here . Hopefully it will...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Introducing the Xbox 360 (and a Cool Video)

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    Tonight, MTV presented Xbox: The Next Generation Revealed and gave everyone a sneak peak at the next version of our console, called the Xbox 360 . Although the system looks very sleek and cool, I personally thought the show was a bit light on details;...
  • stuart kent's blog

    Interesting observations on XMI

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    I just came across this post about XMI from Steven Kelly over at Metacase. In particular, he quotes some figures about usage of the various XMI versions: he's conducted a web search for XMI files out there on the web. The first thing that struck me was...
  • Riding Herd

    iPod woes continue

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    After another visit to the Apple store, and another struggle with the Genius bar, I'm now in a state where iTunes blue-screens (BAD_POOL_CALLER) when I plug in my iPod. If I uninstall iTunes, I can connect the iPod to my PC and it behaves like a nice...
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