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  • Test Guide

    There Goes The Neighborhood

    They've let me on to the Microsoft Careers "Meet Our People" page! goes directly to me; check out to see everyone else...
  • greggm's WebLog

    Crash during start debugging with Whidbey Beta 2

    There is a crash that can occur when you start debugging with Whidbey Beta 2 on a machine that still has remnants of Whidbey Beta 1. Judging from Visual Studio Error Reporting, quite a few people have hit into this. The problem. The debugger...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… Use Shift+Alt+F10 to invoke smart tags

    The keyboard shortcut to show smart tags in the editor is This blog post has moved to
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    Running the Beta 2 Samples Included with the Help Files

    The Visual Studio Tools for Office Customer Solutions team works hard to create great samples that ship in the Help files for Visual Studio 2005. However, for Beta 2, a number of our samples will not run "out-of-the-box" and are not even available for...
  • Riding Herd

    Any women evangelist candidates out there?

    Where are the women evangelists? I’ve gotten some great responses to my open jobs ( here and here ,) all of which have been from men. There are several women on our evangelism team today, and I can’t believe that they make up the entire community of females...
  • daclark's WebLog

    ZTP works with MIIS, not against.

    One of the most commonly asked questions I get around Zero Touch Provisioning directly relates to Identity and Access Management ( a common provisioning scenario). Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) is the Microsoft product focused on IDM. To...
  • Lori Pearce's WebLog

    PSDK and VC6--What's up with that?

    I have received several questions and lots of concerns about the latest PSDK (updated forWindows Server 2003 SP1) not supporting VC6. There is one very good reason for that--improved security. MelindaK, the release manager for the PSDK, explains as follows...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    Charlotte Code Camp random thoughts

    Marley Gray and Maxim Karpov ended up edging out the speaker evals, when the smoke settled. But it's hard to overlook the other speakers, since there were apparently no bad sessions all day. And kudos to the volunteers. Eric Notheisen, Bill Jones,...
  • daclark's WebLog

    Using ZTP with Windows Server 2003 SP1

    After installing Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, the default security settings for MSDTC and DCOM must be modified to allow BizTalk and ZTP to work properly. Change the MSDTC Security Configuration settings and DCOM permissions on each server the...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    Indigo Roadshow is coming to Atlanta!

    David Chappell will be in town to deliver a talk about Indigo to our humble VB.NET Study group on May18th. The meeting will take place at the Microsoft campus in Alpharetta:
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Stan the Man

    This weekend I had this weird stretch of hours where every show that I watched live or recorded, such as The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and The Family Guy had a character named Stan or Stanley in it. Very weird and mystical. Plus there were those All State Insurance...
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    Is Microsoft IIS 6.0 more secure than Apache HTTP Server 2.0?

    A couple of months ago I presented at an event called the "Microsoft Technology Summit" to some very smart folks who focus primarily on non-Microsoft technologies. I outlined the security process stuff we're doing here (Security Development Lifecycle...
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