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  • A View from Elsewhere

    Looking For A Few Good Product Managers

    WinFX and Visual C++ openings ahoy!...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Review of FranklinCovey's PlanPlus

    “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.” Gertrude Stein. One of my resolutions this year was to get some help in sipping from the information firehose that is a typical Microsoft inbox, so back in January...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Handbook of Software Architecture

    Grady Booch has a project, the Handbook of Software Architecture: there is little content yet, but looks interesting. Hopes this helps to clarify the purpose in life of a 'software architect'
  • ronpih's weblog

    Testing with Virtual Server 2005

    Sometimes you don't know how cool a product is until you use it yourself. I'd always heard folks talking about how great virtual machine technology is but never really had occasion to use it until recently. VS Whidbey doesn't support running on Win9x...
  • Omar Shahine's WebLog

    Virtual PC 7

    Well I am really late to the game here, but I never got a chance to shout out that Virtual PC 7 is available. I don't think folks outside the product team will appreciate just how difficult it was to get this product out the door. It took a bit longer...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    The DirectX SDK - Even quicker updates..

    You may not be aware, but the DirectX SDK is moving towards a more flexible (and quicker) release schedule.. With that, our next release is now live. Here are a few quick details: Tool Updates PIX - Call capture and playback, Asynchronous events, Triggers...
  • Michael Stuart's Weblog

    Excellent essay by fellow Rice U type dude

    Ha! I just read a great essay: Funny, the author went to Rice too. He graduated the year I started, wish I'd known him.
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    I come cross this web site ( ) when reading newsgroup Comp.Lang.Java.Adcocacy. This is an impressive web site for aggregated Java information. Any similar web site for .Net?
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Should we put apphack in .Net 2.0?

    AppHack is a terminology used in AppCompat. Basically AppCompat detects a specific application, and applies an AppHack if necessary. One typical AppHack is to lie about the OS version number, due to applications use the wrong logic to check the minimum...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Notepad2 is great!

    There were a series of blog posts about notepad2 a few months back. I downloaded it at the time, but didn't really end up using it much. Lately, I've had to do a lot more simple text editing. I've been using notepad2 and I love it! It's small and fast...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Great post from Omar on Virtual PC 7

    Omar just posted a great overview of the work done on Virtual PC 7 for the Mac. It's a great upgrade! I was around in MacBU for the first half of the release cycle and the project plans were quite ambitious. There are few projects with the technical complexity...

    Wow: 'New' giant ape found in DR Congo

    From the BBC: 'New' giant ape found in DR Congo Scientists believe they have discovered a new group of giant apes in the jungles of central Africa. Can't wait to see some pictures. I don't think the picture on the page is one of the new animal...
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