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  • C# Tea Time

    CHAT: The C# IDE

    "Expansions, enhanced intellisense, type colorization, refactoring, improved code navigation, metadata as source, Edit and Continue! So many new features, you'll want to make sure you can hit the ground running. Or perhaps you have a question about what...
  • SQL Server 2005: CLR Integration

    Tutorial on SqlClr Computed Columns and Indexability

    Restrictive world of SqlClr computed columns and indexability With Yukon entering the world of managed code, the world of indexes has just become a tad bit complicated but hey we are talking about smart/passionate Sql Server customers here – I am...
  • Mark M's WebLog

    The Singularity is Near (and so is a useable projector)

    While waiting for a meeting to start today, several of the attendees started discussing Ray Kurzweil's book 'The Singularity is Near' . If you're unfamilar, the book is Kurzweil's bold prediction of how, within the next 25 years, Moore's law will usher...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    Whidbey Managed DirectX

    The October SDK release is now available and (if you read ZMan's blog, you already know) it includes the first beta of the Managed DirectX for the 2.0 CLR. I'm extremely interested in your feedback on this, particularly design decisions that were made...
  • Bug Babble

    Random Repros

    Adi Oltean continues a great series of blogs about supportability, with this one about Random Repros . Stop reading this. Go read that. And reply in his comments, if you have any ideas nearly as good as his. There are a couple of reason tough bugs...
  • Huizhong Long's WebLog

    Code Model & its Interop with Text Editor Object Model

    The Visual Studio Code Model can be used to read and edit the structure of the code in a file. The model gives you the ability to interact with files from different langauges in a common way without parsing the code. With this model, an automation client...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    DSL Example - Part 2: Domain Model

    Now that you've installed the DSL tools, it's time to create a sample domain specific language. The first step is to create the domain model. The domain model represents classes that will be generated by a user of your domain specific language designer...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    WinFx my experiences so far...

    I installed WinFX on two clean XP computers and a Vista computer the same time 5 days ago. 0. The Vista OS install was a piece of cake and is running fine... the only hiccups being the dodgy video drivers I am using to force aero. http://blogs.msdn...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Microsoft Recognized as Top 5 Employer of African-Americans

    This headline comes from last week's Micronews (our internal newspaper): Microsoft Recognized as Top 5 Employer of African-Americans The current edition of The Black Collegian lists Microsoft as No. 5 in a list of top employers among 100 corporations...
  • Jim Galasyn's Learning Curve

    Playing with the WMPSDK

    I've had this idea that a neat little WPF project would be to build a toy music visualizer, like the kind in Windows Media Player or the iTunes player. I have a bit of a background in digital signal processing, and this seemed like a fun exercise for...
  • amivora's WebLog

    Indigo Roadshow and the Magic8Ball demo

    Now that the Indigo Roadshow is officially over, I’m hoping to have some time to breathe and recap. After PDC, Payam and I did a whirlwind of stops through Chicago, Philadelphia, and Columbus. Payam, who’s Canadian and very well-traveled, kept complaining...
  • One Louder

    The Traffic Gods Have Spoken

    So Steve Ballmer talks about traffic here and then, this morning, traffic is backed up on 520 because they are re-paving the street right in front of my building (coincidence?). They could at least have the good sense to do it in the middle of the night...
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