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  • Rob Caron

    Where is Team Explorer?

    In recent discussions it has become clear that some people have transitioned straight from Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 to Visual Studio 2005 RTM products, but have been caught unaware of an important change that occurred in the interim. Starting with...
  • I know the answer (it's 42)

    C#: Linked by the great Raymond Chen

    So I won an Oscar too :) and was honored with a link from Raymond Chen . Sometime back I posted on including try/catch/ retry block in C# and he is recommending not using such automatic retrying. However, I do not agree with the flat recommendation and...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    We're hiring!

    If you have deep coding and problem solving skills, live in the DFW area, love SQL Server, and would like a shot at working for Microsoft, contact me via the email link on this page. I can't get into too many details here on the blog, so if you're interested...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Hacking Memeorandum 101 - the screencast

    It worked . I've now created screencast- Hacking Memeorandum 101 trying to explain what is going on with this Hacking Memerorendum business . Btw, two new posts out there since Tara's and mine. (more updates at the bottom of this post) The first...
  • TexBlog

    In Vegas for C++ Connections

    I've just arrived in Las Vegas for the C++ Connections conference. I was lucky enough to find myself on one of those almost empty flights that are so rare these days, but Great Arbiter of Travel Fortune made sure I paid back that bit of good luck, with...
  • Rich Ersek's Blog Re-launched

    Just in time for the launch of ASP.NET 2.0 today, we also launched an upgrade of the website. We've been testing the site on over the past several months and also added several new features for the launch. Here are a few highlights...
  • Philo's WebLog

    Creating a web service for an InfoPath form in 25 easy steps

    It took me a while to figure out how to do the InfoPath/webservice thing starting with an InfoPath form. Maybe this is blindingly obvious to everyone but me, but here it is anyway: 1) Create an InfoPath form from a new, blank form: 2) Lay...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Signing VWD Express box

    Today we signed Visual Web Developer Express box. This large box will sit in our building lobby from now on. There is, of course, full Visual Studio box as well, sitting somewhere in building 41 :-) I was the first to sign the box at 9:15am today. ...
  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    New Zealand's First Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) Case Study

    Peter is the man, he tells us how VSTS has helped Airways Corporation down in CHCH, don’t listen to me go and read it !
  • CSD Customer Experience Team's Blog

    CTP Now Available

    To coincide with our global launch events , another Community Technical Preview (CTP) build of BizTalk Server 2006 is now available for download. This CTP build is compatible with the RTM versions of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 . Existing...
  • Tim Sneath

    WinFX and the Visual Studio 2005 Final (RTM) Release

    Today is the end of a long road for the Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 teams - many congratulations to them on shipping! The book I co-wrote five years ago concerning development for SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services may now be officially considered...
  • Neal's Blog

    Expressions vs. Statements

    This morning, I was discussing issues around my previous post with Mads Torgersen, the PM who owns the C# compiler, and it reminded me of the next issue I wanted to talk about. Something I'm pushing for in the Orcas timeframe is to add not only the Func<>...
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