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  • David L's Blog

    Wasted mid-life.

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    About three years ago, I decided I wasn't happy with the kind of support Visual SourceSafe was giving me, so I sat down, and started writing my own source code control system from scratch. I downloaded all the relevant white papers and Ph.D thesis' available...
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    The Gotdotnet Blues - or is it?

    • 7 Comments
    Gotdotnet as mentioned in a previous post, tends to bring out strong emotions in people. It of course brings out strong emotions in its current program manager (me) because its my sworn duty to answer all email, fix all Workspace bugs, and look suave...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Upcoming User Group Talks

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    I've got several user group talks scheduled for the next few weeks...here's the list: March 31st, 2005 I will be presenting at the Richmond.NET User Group on new features in ASP.NET 2.0. The meeting starts at 6:30pm. April 7th, 2005 I will be presenting...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    SQL Server 2005, .NET Assemblies, and WordML

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    If you listened to the pod cast I did for Office Zealot last week, I was asked what kinds of technologies I am really into right now. I responded that I am eager to explore the possibilities of SQL 2005 XML and XML in Office. For example, using the enhanced...
  • Jeremy Collins's WebLog

    Easy Font Resizing trick

    • 4 Comments
    I recently stumbled across a trick (er, I mean, Feature!) in many MS products that lets you resize the font size - and in some cases, zoom level. This works in IE, Word, Excel, Visio, and probably many other apps I haven't tried yet. I'm not sure what...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Virtuous Feedback Loop

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    Having a virtuous feedback loop built into a system is absolutely critical for the system to constantly learn, get feedback and improve. Inside Microsoft, we do an employee survey to get feedback from the employees on a variety of different topics both...
  • All About Interop

    Visual Studio Team System and Eclipse Interop

    • 2 Comments
    David Lem is looking into building Eclipse plug-ins that work with VSTS . This will be very interesting!
  • Antimail

    Nostalgia: Turbo Pascal 5.5

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    I recently noticed that Borland made the famous Turbo Pascal 5.5 available for free download. I couldn't resist to give it a quick run: During my college years at University of Bucharest this was the development IDE that everyone used it. I liked it because...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What is a BUGBUG?

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    One of the internal software engineering traditions here at Microsoft is the "BUGBUG". Bugbug's are annotations that are added to the source code when the developer writing the code isn't sure if the code they're writing is "correct", or if there's some...
  • Pascal Belaud

    SQL Server 2005 - Une série de WebCast en anglais sur Yukon pendant le mois d'avril 2005

    • 3 Comments
    C'est tout un programme qui vous attend ! A partir du 5 avril et pendant tout le mois d'avril 2005, vous allez pouvoir regarder un nouveau WebCast technique sur SLQ Server 2005 quasiment tous les jours ! Jugez plutôt du programme : MSDN Webcast...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    HOWTO: Design and run an API usability study

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    A few people have asked me about how I design and run API usability studies. I'm running an Indigo study this week so I thought I would describe the steps that went into setting this study up. The study is a follow up to the Indigo study we ran in October...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    The Value of Making Yourself Available to the Community

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    One goal that my team is looking at pushing within the Developer Division is that every PUM (Large team leader) make themselves available to their customer communities through having a blog. In addition to the feeling that blogging is really the industry...
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