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  • Live Search

    Local, Relevance, and Japan!

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    We launched our MSN Search engine on February 1st and have remained hard at work to make it better every day. Yesterday, we released some improvements we hope you’ll like. Much of this work is targeted directly at feedback that our blog readers and other...
  • Michiel Wories' WebLog

    Scripting in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 -- Web Cast has finished

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    I just finished the Scripting in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 webcast. Thanks all for being online (and also thank you MVP's for answering questions!) I was a little nervous doing this (it's a big deck with lots of demos) but I think it went quite OK...
  • Toffer's WebLog

    Sometimes I'm a blockhead...

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    *big sigh of relief* Yeah, I'm done with another big project. Although it was updating the previous big project I was working with richer functionality. This was kinda good and bad at the same time... Bad because as my coding skills are moving...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    XAML creation with Mobiform Aurora

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    Last month I talked about tools that create XAML for you, so you don't have to write it by hand. I missed one: Mobiform 's Aurora XAML Designer for WinFX. This tool (which appears to be an Avalon app itself) currently has a free beta that works with Avalon...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Tech-Ed Notes on the MSDN Forums

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    These are the raw notes, quotes, and my thoughts, I wrote down from people on the MSDN Forums at Tech-Ed. I subscribe to the philosophy of trying to just capture what people say during my interviews rather than trying to find the meaning of their quotes...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Something I learned the other day...

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    I have a mild allergy to theatrical makeup (powder in particular). Go figure that one. Yes, it's a tease. And no, I'm not telling (until people figure out the tease). Why? Because I've been asked to keep it under my hat. But the reason is...
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    C# Express Starter Kit Customisation Article Posted

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    I've just uploaded an article I wrote about customising one of the starter kits in the C# Express edition of Beta 2 for the July 2005 edition of International Developer Magazine . This month was a great month for C# Express exposure with 3 of the top...
  • simon.says

    Scott's Ultimate List of Developer Tools

    I've been tracking Scott Hanselman's list of developer and power user tools for a few months now. Watching Scott in his session at TechEd was awesome - not only for the content he delivered ;-), but the myriad of tools and shortcuts he was using in his...
  • One Louder

    What's the frequency, um, Kenneth?

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    Last night, I pulled into my driveway and pressed my garage door clicker...nothing. Clicked again, as my next door neighbor watched from his driveway, appearing a little too amused at my frustration. Click, click, click...nada. Stepped out of the car...
  • One Louder

    Still doubting that blogs get people hired?

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    Then check out what Ernie has to say here . I met Ernie through his blog and he met Jeff via Jeff's blog. And now Ernie works here. How cool is that? Also, Ernie walks you through is interview day experience (mad props to the interview team, especially...
  • Alan Cameron Wills - Domain Specific Languages

    XP2005

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    DSL + Agile workshop I spent most of Monday running a DSL workshop at XP2005 , with Steven Kelly of MetaCase. There were 22 participants including ourselves, and people said it was an enjoyable and useful day. Results posted at http://www.dsmforum...
  • Getting the word out!

    Developing against the GAC with .NET v1.1

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    Did you forget about using the DEVPATH when developing against the GAC? I hear a lot of developer complain about the pain when developing code with GAC components. This is just a reminder to make sure you make good use of the the DEVPATH environment variable...
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