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  • A View from Elsewhere

    Why ning?

    Not to complain or anything, but I don't get Ning . For the past fifteen minutes, I've been clickning through hotornot-like scenarios. Some of them are hysterical (try "Which driver has the smaller penis?") and some are mundane (Which is the better beer...
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    Corner Cases, Contrived Cases, and Invisible Cars

    Designing anything often involves breaking a situation into a finite number of cases and defining the software’s behavior in those cases. These are my views on two general kinds of cases. A Corner Case Your UI asks the user to enter their...
  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    Use of INFORMATION_SCHEMA views to access temp tables.

    An MVP recently sent us an email asking how to use the INFORMATION_SCHEMA views to access temp tables. This MVP thought the session ID (spid) was needed to construct the suffix. Here was our response: ========================= Hi, The algorithm...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog


    Anil Dhawan has written a managed Bluetooth library for Windows Mobile that makes it painfully easy to write Bluetooth apps. Even better, the source code is available under a shared source license . I used it as the basis for a two-player Spacewar game...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Chetan's VS Automation Object Model blog is live

    I want to give a shot-out to Chetan's blog. He owns our Automation Object Model (aka DTE) for Visual Studio. He promised me he going to be a frequent blogger, so definitely check it out if you use VS Extensibility!
  • Windows SideShow Team Blog

    Windows SideShow on Channel 9

    A few of us on the Windows SideShow team had a chance to talk to Robert Scoble. He filmed a little video for channel 9 where we show off some of the functionality and prototype hardware. The video shows off a few sample gadgets we have written to show...
  • Srinath Vasireddy

    Patterns & Practices: CAB CTP2 available now...

    We (patterns & practices -- Smart Client team) just released CAB (Composite UI Application Block) - Oct 2005 CTP2 - grab it from our GotDotNet space Thx - Srinath
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Getting #$@! Done

    Wow, what a couple of weeks! Even with missing a few days in between from my jaunt to Florida it's been a pretty productive 10 (oh, okay 8) working days. To get cliche, I love it when a plan comes together. As a program manager few things are more satisfying...
  • edjez's WebLog

    CAB - October 2005 CTP out!

    This is the last community release before our final release - the purpose of this release is to allow you to see the changes we've been doing into the API based on your feedback, to let you start building apps on what is closer to the final drop. There...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Am I Web 2.0 or Not?

    Excellent Friday fun, found by Dave Peck (via interal mail). Am I Web 2.0 or Not ? Maybe. But will it be televised ?
  • Cyndy Wessling

    Save as PDF in Office "12"

    Okay, first post. I’m Cyndy Wessling, and I’ve been at Microsoft for eight years and have been a program manager in Office for the past four years, with the last year or so spent working on the Save As PDF feature among other things. This topic has already...
  • fontblog

    Welcome to our font blog.

    Welcome to our new blog. I’ll start my first posting with an old but relevant joke. Question: What do you call two typographers in one room? Answer: An argument… So what do you call a blogspace full of type folks? Well, we hope we’re creating a...
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