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  • Satisfy Me

    Return On Investment: 80/20 and 1/50

    I just returned speaking with friends at a local event tonite, many of them Microsoft customers. At one point, the discussion turned to the efforts Microsoft is making to improve the customer connection, through our establishined listening systems, cutsomer...
  • Visio


    ActiveX や VBA が埋め込まれた図面やテンプレートを開くとセキュリティ警告が表示されますね。表示しないようにもできるのですが。既定の設定をいじらなければマクロを有効にするかどうか、ここで選択することになります。危険なマクロの実行を防ぐためにもこのようにワンクッションをおいて確認するデザインは仕方ないかと思いますが、さすがに自分や社内で作ったものを起動して、毎回この画面をみるのは面倒かもしれません。 そこで利用するのがデジタル署名です。コードやコントロールに署名を設定し、所在を明らかにすることで...
  • Direct Reports

    Free Dirt (SQL Launch)

    I haven't gotten a chance to write a new blog entry since I returned from the SQL 2005 launch in San Francisco . The main entertainment (Cheap Trick and the Orange County Choppers guys) was fun but the highlight of the evening was AC/DShe, an all-girl...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Macro Wallpaper Collection

    It took me too long to do this, but I've finally created a single-page collection of my macro wallpaper images (with downloadable zip files). I've gone back to my source files and reformatted many of them for both widescreen (1920 x 1200) and standard...
  • Brian Harry's blog

    Branch structure in Developer Division at Microsoft

    I've seen a lot of people looking for more information on Team Project organization and branching. The Version Control PMs are putting together some good whitepapers on it. Recently, however, there have been some questions about how we do branching at...
  • Alex Barnett's blog


    This is Broken : 'www' abbreviation.
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    OPML = Attention Data, Attention Engines and Tailrank - podcast with Kevin Burton

    Although we met briefly last week, Kevin Burton and I didn't manage to get enough time to discuss some of the things on our mind at the time, so we got a Skype call together and posted it as a podcast (.mp3, 42mb) . We focused the discussion around...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Now Shipping: PDC05 Post-Show DVD Set

    If you attended PDC05 in Los Angeles earlier this year, you'll be happy to know that the 4-disc post-show DVD set is shipping out today. As I've mentioned in prior posts , this package will automatically be sent to attendees at no additional cost. If...
  • James Manning's blog

    Monad version of "find changesets with overrides"

    I already made the C# version but since I had made the Team Foundation Version Control provider for Monad last weekend (hopefully it can be a powertoy soon), I wanted to make a Monad version of this - one of the primary reasons is flexibility - once you...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    SQL Server Management Studio Express CTP is out!

    This is the free version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) designed to work with SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. "Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) provides a graphical management tool for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    "Free" Internet for the Masses

    Slides from a recent Seattle MindCamp session at which I co-presented my "Libraries Everywhere" concept with Jen Batten, of Slide One (Title Page) Libraries Everywhere ---- Internet for the Masses Slide Two (Problem) Socio-economic...
  • Leading Trump - Pradeep U.N. & his Blog about Nothing.

    IvanJo answers MIT/Sloan student's questions. Talks to Carnegie Mellon prospects!

    Ivan Joseph ( Chicago GSB MBA ) - the same ping-pong guy who put his job underfire 1 wk after joining our team by defeating HardeepW our General Manager at the Ping Pong Tournament in Rnd 1 ( Massacre would be a better word I hear - but hey English is...
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