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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Profiling Like a Pro

    I had the chance to watch a first time profiler user go through a profiling scenario this morning. We got everything humming but there was a learning curve and some less than helpful error messages along the way. Here are the takeaways: Permissions...
  • IEBlog

    Internet Explorer turns 10

    The first Microsoft product I ever shipped, Windows 95, launched 10 years ago today. Around the same time we also launched Internet Explorer 1.0 (though with considerably less fanfare), which quickly gave way to IE 2.0 (which shipped with the Plus! Pack...
  • Rob Caron

    Eric Lee: July CTP workarounds

    If you’re using the July CTP of Team Foundation Server, Eric Lee has collected some workarounds you may want to review to resolve some of the issues in that release: Eric Lee - A Humble Blog : July CTP workarounds The July CTP release of Visual...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Why don't critical sections work cross process?

    I could have sworn this was answered in a previous blog by someone else (Raymond, Eric Lippert, etc), but... Someone sent me feedback asking: Q> Why can't critical section objects be used across processes compared to mutexes? Originally...
  • TipTalk: from Microsoft At Home & At Work

    Let's just cut to the shortcut...

    Articles about shortcuts are popular on At Home and At Work. And, judging by your feedback, a lot of you are much wiser about using them then I am. In fact, I’ve come to realize that I really only know one or two shortcuts, such as "CTL-V" for pasting...
  • Andy Pennell's Blog

    Failures on IDirect3DDevice9::ColorFill

    I am only a few months into DirectX programming, but this one just burned me so I thought I would share it: IDirect3DDevice9::ColorFill will return D3DERR_INVALIDCALL if the rectangle falls outside the surface at all. If you are expecting GDI-type...
  • Head in the Clouds

    Hello World

    Hello out there. I am, as you can see by my profile, as Software Architect at Microsoft. That title can imply many things, for me it means I get to work on complicated software and I don't have to manage anyone. Just the way I like it. I still get to...
  • Mark Schmidt's Abode

    Playing with Avalon and 3D Models

    I recently decided to hone up on some of the foundation technologies within WinFX . Being a person that is drawn to UI work, I immediately targeted Windows Presentation Foundation (previously Avalon). After installing the SDK , I opened up a build...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    Back to Internet Hearts

    Scoble and Ernie Booth stopped by my office today with their camcorder so I could talk about and demo Internet Hearts -- now with the power of WPF! -- for an upcoming Channel 9 video. Look for it during the PDC timeframe. I've been so busy preparing for...

    OK ... who wants my job?

    Now that I have your attention ... not exactly my job (I'm not going anywhere), but the same job that I do (Developer Evangelist). Interested? Let me tell you more first. As a Developer Evangelist on the Central Region DE team, you'd be a member of the...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    Looking back at the Windows 95 Launch and wondering about the Windows Vista Launch

    Raymond , Craig , and others are talking about Windows 95 today since today is its 10-year anniversary. I had just gotten a new computer a few months prior (since I was heading off to college) and I vividly remember getting Windows 95 in the mail. (Stores...
  • David Kline

    T+10 years: Windows 95

    Ten years ago, as Raymond has mentioned , the Windows 95 team was hiding backstage at the launch event. While memory has faded a little, I believe I was in the red quadrant (the team members were given either a red, green, blue or yellow shirt) listening...
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