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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: watch for breaking namespace changes in the July CTP

    Ch-ch-ch-changes... I thought this was old news but the parallax effect of July CTP users trickling in makes me think this may be something you are wondering about. This is just a note to the VSTS power users on CTP bits, if that's not you, you can disregard...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Comparing Java and .NET Security

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    It's been a while since I've last seen a comparison of Java and .NET security . Nathaneal Paul and David Evans from the University of Virginia Computer Science Department recently finished their comparison, Comparing Java and .NET Security: Lessons Learned...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Back from California

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    I thought it was about time I reported on the MSN Search Party and other bay area happenings from my trip last week. For people in the world of Search Engines, the "Search Engine Strategies" conferences are always packed and this one was no exception...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Making a work item field read only after its initial value has been set

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    Here's a neat little trick that Alex on my team came up with today to solve a customer problem. We wanted to be able to have a field on a work item form that was initially writable but, once set, couldn't be altered. This is how you'd define the field...
  • Yves Dolce

    xsd.exe and C++/CLI namespace syntax

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    Carlos Ibarra wrote: Microsoft should at least fix xsd.exe /c /l:cpp /namespace:Microsoft::Services::Partners::ISV schema.xsd to produce valid C++: namespace Microsoft { namespace Services {... ...}}}} and not namespace Microsoft::Services::Partners...
  • kingces's WebLog

    MemberInfo Identity, Comparing MemberInfos

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    The identity most users would expect MemberInfos (other than Type) to have is not what Reflection provides. So for example most folks would expect the follow program to print true instead of false: public class B { public void M() { } } public...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Sudoku puzzles screen capture

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    I love doing crossword puzzles: I’m a huge fan of Merle Reagle (I have all his books www.sundaycrosswords.com ) and I love the NY Times Sunday puzzles, both of which come in the Seattle Times. We also love listening to the NPR Sunday Puzzle by Puzzlemaster...
  • Eric Jarvi

    blow your puny little multimon mind

    Multimonitor machine, hosting two virtual PC's with one virtual PC multi-monitored into the other virtual PC. Don't say I'm not looking out for you. These are stories the mainstream media absolutely refuse to carry! http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy...
  • Test Guide

    Fail Fast

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    The only way to succeed is to fail. Therefore, fail early and often. Think about the last time you attempted something new and you succeeded right out of the gate. Do you have any clue why? Do you know whether the approach you took is the only one...
  • Daniel Feies

    MSN Messenger Car

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    A few days ago I found on a blog a picture of a car with MSN Messenger stickers on it. I posted the picture on my MSN Space and in a short time the mystery was solved. Thanks to all who contributed (especially Saras). The picture was taken in Israel...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Multiple monitors with virtual machines via MaxiVista

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    I was recently made aware of a program called MaxiVista ( http://www.maxivista.com/ ). This program allows you to use the monitor of a network connected computer as a secondary monitor on your physical computer. For me the really cool thing about this...
  • Chris Smith's completely unique view

    Work hard, Play hard

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    PacMan in the print room, rock!...
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