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  • Rob Caron

    Obligatory 'Beta 2 is Now Available' Post

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    It’s not really news anymore since people have been downloading bits and blogging about it all weekend, but Beta 2 has shipped. You can find the official press release here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/Apr05/04-18VSSQL2005PR.asp...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Hacking the Papal Election

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    Bruce Schneier has a truly fascinating article about the procedures that are followed during a Papal Election. Since the conclave of cardinals has just convened, it's interesting to see the process (as opposed to the politics) thats going on inside the...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    Brand New but Still Limited Microsoft Mobile and Embedded DevCon Registration Offer!

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    This offer will not hold for long ! So pls register as quickly as you can ! Based on the success of our last promotion, the Microsoft MEDC team have kindly extended a special offer to blog readers. The first fifty people to sign up for MEDC 2005 using...
  • PSfD: Team Blog

    NDOC Revision History Tags

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    I've been working a lot with NDOC recently and find the new extensibility feature excellent. In the team I'm working with at the moment they wanted to be able to define a revision history section that would be displayed within the documentation, so after...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    VS2005 Beta2 - get the BETAs, get the BETAs...

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    Who likes Monday mornings? Thats right - NO ONE DOES... But, the VS2K5 team has decided to change that... The dark cloud thats been looming over our heads has passed (yes, even in Redmond ;) Birds are chirping, children are playing again, the grass is...
  • Rob Caron

    Addison-Wesley Announces Team System Book Series

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    “ Addison-Wesley Professional , a leading publisher of books for software engineers, today announced a series of books which will provide comprehensive, practical, and authoritative coverage of all aspects of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System....
  • Brad Abrams

    Moore's Law Turns 40

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    NPR does a good little backgrounder on Moore’s law… I was surprised they didn’t touch on the short term multi-core solution in favor of much longer term nanotubes… Chalk it up to general interest news I’d guess Moore 's Law and Innovation, 40...
  • Rob Caron

    Dogfooding Team System in Microsoft IT

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    The Team System team is not the only team at Microsoft that’s dogfooding Team System [ More Team System Dogfood Statistics (March/April) ]. In this interview with eWeek ’s Darryl Taft, Microsoft’s CIO, Ron Markezich, discusses how Team System is in use...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 has been signed off

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    I am please to share with the readers of this blog that Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 is now available. http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/get/ has the details on how to get this. If you had been using a previous release of this product, pls make sure you...
  • jeff's WebLog

    Debugging and the C++ Renaming Problem

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    (Today we have another installment of Jeff's Real Microsoft Debugging Stories.) Recently a minor piece of an IE feature I own stopped working in our latest internal builds, so I debugged it. Issues where something that has worked for a long time and...
  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    Analyzing the Static Type of your Query

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    XQuery inside SQL Server 2005 implements a set of rules that enable us to catch potential problems with the user query at compile time, based on static analysis of the query. The complete rules for static analysis of XQuery expressions are detailed in...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Sharron utterly ROCKs

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    The family (Mom, Dad, Daniel, Sharron and Grandma) spent this weekend up at the Whidbey Equestrian Center for the WEC's April Fools Dressage Show . Sharron (and, of course Oliver the wonder pony) was riding the USDF Training Level 1 and 2 tests (twice...
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