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  • distilled

    Indigo and Avalon Beta 1 Release Candidate is out there...

    The initial Release Candidate of Indigo & Avalon Beta 1 (WinFX) just made it onto the Microsoft Download Center. This is a fair update and good rounding out of the prior March Community Technology Preview. One of the primary changes for this release...
  • Chad Brooks Web Log

    Definition of SOA?

    I really didn't think it was possible, but the industry might actually be settling down for a talk about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) that isn't product hype. Apparently OASIS is starting to think about it - they have actually created the SOA-RM...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    Audio problems with MSDN Webcasts

    As of last week, we've stopped using Internet Audio Broadcast (IAB) in Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2005 until we can get a root cause determination on what's causing the audio problems. We're going back to our previous VOIP vendor Island Nation, until...
  • Lori Pearce's WebLog

    May CTP for WinFX

    The latest, greatest CTP for WinFX is available for download here: There is a link to the WinFX SDK and to the matching version of VS...
  • FrontPoint

    Editing items inside Nested Document Libraries

    I just found something pretty interesting about using a Data View Web Part to view items in a Document Library that contains folders. Without going into all the technical details, essentially the "Edit" link will return an "Item not found" error for any...
  • Eric Jarvi

    pairwise testing

    Lots of good information at this site on what pairwise testing is -
  • Brad Abrams

    Download the Beta1 RC of our WinFX Technologies

    I am excited to announce that the Beta1 Release Candidate (that means all-but-final) build of Avalon and Indigo is available for everyone to download off MSDN. Microsoft® Pre-Release Software Code Named “Avalon” and “Indigo” Beta1 RC This build...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Intel's guide to Optimizing your Retail business

    While browsing Inte's retail industry web pages I found this whitepaper (pdf format) . It's titled "Optimizing Retail Store Operations Drives Retail Success". Intel notes the obvious upfront that " ...the key ingredient to winning the market and growing...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Santa Monica and the Waz

    Marty is throwing another BizTalk party (read: Deep Dive Training) and his heir apparent in the SoCal office is leading the class, Richard Seroter . This is a BizTalk training class targeted towards partners and BizTalk implementers where Marty and Richard...
  • Daryll McDade

    Computer degrees losing appeal

    Nothing really new in this article over on about the looming crisis of the shortage of skilled computer science grads (you can find the USA Today article referenced in the story here ). What is interesting is the mention of Wal-Mart. I...
  • Test Guide

    It All Starts With User Features: The Logical Functional Model

    Even a small application such as Microsoft Notepad has a plethora of features that must be tested. While the occasional feature is simple enough that a single test case is sufficient to test it thoroughly, it is more likely that multiple test cases are...
  • Rob Copeland's Blog

    A Week in the Life...

    This week I’ve decided to do something different (at least different for me). I’ve had lots of friends, associates, family members, and customers ask me what it’s like to work at Microsoft. I also get asked about what keeps us busy, how we get things...
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