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  • Jay's blog on text-to-speech (Now Defunct)

    I'm back from paternity leave

    Just when you think you are settling into a job, they encourage you to take a month off. Sorry to have not posted anything in October. It was a great time for me to connect with my daughter - and wow, she is amazing. She's not speaking yet - but I think...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog Oops bug

    We released and immediately got dinged for a lot of errors when reading feeds, among others. I am glad to say that at least that one issue has been fixed. We were tracking the feeds that were being added, anonymously of course, so we could do...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    Where is the MSBuild schema file?

    Every so often we get asked where the schema file is for the MSBuild XML. People (correctly) assume we have one since it is referenced as a namespace in every project file. Our schema is installed in \windows\Microsoft.NET\framework\v2.0.50727\Microsoft...
  • Brad Abrams

    Only for the CLR Geeks

    For those true CLR geeks --- you will love this MSDN TV spot with Joe and Joel talking about CLR Method Dispatch . Let us hear what you think about it.. and what other topics we should cover…
  • XAML Chick

    What is New in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005....

    When data comes back from SQL 2005 and fills a DataGrid or DataView in a VS2005 ASP.Net project is it saved in session or is there a round trip to the database every time? Data is not stored in session if you bind it to a DataGrid. Under most default...
  • JasonJoh's [MSFT] WebLog

    New Sample Transport Provider

    I've been working with MAPI for over 5 years now. In that 5 years I've supported my share of developers writing their own MAPI providers (message store, transport, address book), but I've never actually sat down and written one myself. Until now ;-) ...
  • James Manning's blog

    Scanning history for the changesets that had policy override - simple usage of QueryHistory

    This needs references to Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client.dll and Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Client.dll - it's intentionally simple and you can easily change the loop to include more information as desired, it's just to show usage of the API...
  • XAML Chick

    What is Smart Client?

    How about the best mix of Rich (aka "FAT") client and thin (ASP) client ever. Imagine having the ability to use the rich controls of a Fat client (Windows) application but deploying it like a Web application. Think of it as the "SUV" (Sport Utility Vehicle...
  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    Tables Part 6: Removing duplicates from tables (and ranges) of data

    Being able to remove duplicate rows of information from a table of data is a request we hear fairly often from our customers (and one of the top questions in the comments in this blog). Some users know that this capability exists in Excel today; unfortunately...
  • SGriffin's MAPI Internals

    Offline State Sample

    There have been questions lately on the MAPI mailing list about how to get the connection state API working. Particularly the HrOpenOfflineObj and Advise calls. Since I had a partial sample already sitting here I figured I whip it into shape and publish...
  • TexBlog

    I saw a Beatle!

    Sir Paul played the Key Arena last night. And I was there. At the risk of revealing my manifest nerdiness, I've been a huge Beatles fan since I was a kid, so this was a big deal for me. I've been looking forward to the show for months, and I'm happy...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    How To: Escape the Percent Sign in MSBuild

    This is actually somewhat amusing, especially considering our recent set of posts on escaping properties and items. We got a question over on our forums today that amounted to "how do I escape the percent sign in an item include"? All escaping in MSBuild...
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