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  • Paul Andrew

    Wellington .NET User Group Meeting

    Great meeting tonight with Nic Wise presenting. And tonight was the first meeting after 15 months of using the Microsoft building on Lambton Quay that I got the air conditioning override to work. So the meeting was nice and cool. I took a couple of photos...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    How Google maps works

    Joel Webber analyzed how Google maps works and posted about it here . They did an awesome job doing building on DHTML without needing ActiveX, Java, etc.
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Hardmode vs. Softmode

    User-mode debugging can be split into 2 models: Hardmode and Softmode. Hardmode means using the native debugging APIs. This means all threads are stopped by the OS at each debug event and there’s no helper-thread . The debugger does not need to run any...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    What is Indigo ?

    You’ve probably heard of Indigo (and if not this article would also make for good reading) – What is Indigo ? – this article provides an architectural overview of "Indigo," Microsoft's unified programming model for building service-oriented...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Who would like to set up a FlexWiki for this year's WESC?

    (We won't give bonus marks in the competition for this, but everyone will thank you!). My colleague Stewart Tansley, suggests that it'd be great if we could for this year's WESC, make use of emerging community technologies like Wikiwiki (see http://www...

    Protect Against Exploit Code Related to Security Bulletin MS05-009

    Microsoft posted information tonight to help customers with a Windows and MSN Messenger issue related to MS05-009. Key to protecting yourself is making sure that you've installed the MS05-009 update. Get the details here: Protect Against Exploit Code...
  • Buck Hodges

    Using branching in source control to meet Sarbanes-Oxley requirements

    Someone posted this question recently in the newsgroups. I have a question concerning promotion processes using Source Control. Due to requirements from Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), we will need to have tight controls on source code that is being checked into...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    What is the name of Rob's dog? ... The Answer!

    Last week, I challenged you to find Rob's dog . A lot of people emailed us ... some close to the correct answer; others miles away. :) Well, tonight, Rob sent me an email and asked me to post the path to his dog. So here is Rob .... ************** There...
  • MindBuzz

    Accessible Software

    I saw this movie the other day - "Black". It is the story of a girl who becomes deaf and blind as an infant after a sickness - much like Hellen Keller - and her relationship with her teacher who makes her discover the world around her, when everyone,...
  • Mark Bower

    At last…an integrated web/email/NNTP discussion platform!

    Rob Howard’s recent post on the future of Community Server Forums (formerly ASP.NET Forums) ties in nicely with my main gripe about discussion lists ( In Rob’s case his team are planning to implement NNTP access to their fora. Rob also reports plans for list-serv integration too. This is way cool and well overdue!...
  • CSD Customer Experience Team's Blog

    Announcing the BPID Customer Response Team's Blog

    Welcome to the Customer Response Team Blog for Microsoft’s Business Process and Integration Division! The purpose of this blog will be to disseminate salient learnings and product information we’ve gained from running customer programs that may be of...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Desktop Rover.

    ok, this is pretty cool – Desktop Rover – from the Rover web site, Desktop Rover allows you to control up to 32 computers (and now Pocket PCs) with a single computer's keyboard and mouse. By positioning each computer's monitor next to (or...
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