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  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Microsoft Office and an E! True Hollywood Story

    I've done a lot of embarassing things in my life. I'm guessing I'm not alone. Fortunately, enough people move in and out of our lives that things fade and are forgotten (mostly...). Well, sometimes companies do things that are not easily forgotten, for...
  • The Old New Thing

    If you disable drag/drop on the Start menu, you also disable right-click

    This is one of those poorly-worded options....
  • The Old New Thing

    The invisible price reduction

    Coop Forum's price reduction that you can't see....
  • Brad Abrams

    Two free gifts: WinFX for all and IronPython

    Some great new giveaways in the developer space recently… First, we just posted the Avalon and Indigo CTP for all to download … it is no longer just for MSDN\U subscribers. Please take a look and give us your feedback! Second, JimHugg , and JoelPob just...
  • shrini Kulkarni's WebLog on Software Testing

    Logging Off ....

    With mixed feelings I must announce that I am leaving Microsoft – a great company where I worked for last 2 (23 months to be precise) eventful years. I thank all you nice people for making my stay here very memorable and knowledgeable. Looking back, each...
  • Antimail

    Why Java VMs do not have a Pre-JIT feature?

    Both Java and .NET have several things in common - their runtimes are both able to execute code written in a machine-independent "assembly language". As we know, this code is represented in binary format: bytecode in the Java world, and IL in .NET. The...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    More reasons i like C++

    Error 1 error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol "public: void __thiscall CNamedItemTable::AddIfNotSet(class ATL::CStringT<unsigned short,class ATL::StrTraitATL<unsigned short,class ATL::ChTraitsCRT<unsigned short> > > const &,class...
  • Kam VedBrat

    Masala Downloads!

    It seems that Movielink and CinemaNow aren't the only ones in the downloadable movies business. Masala Downloads now has Indian movies in WMV format that you can download... my favorite part of their website is that they advertise the downloads being...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

    As an effort to improve my marketing skills, someone suggested that I read " The Tipping Point ", by Malcolm Gladwell. It's a great book and I highly suggest it if you are trying to get your product to become the next big thing. below are my notes that...
  • Ben Armstrong

    A quick way to exit Virtual PC 2004

    A little known feature of Virtual PC is that if you have a couple of virtual machines open and want to quickly exit Virtual PC all together - you can hold down the control key and click the 'X' on the Virtual PC Console. This will automatically save state...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Unit Testing

    Customer visits are one of the more fun parts of my job. Last week, Scott Wiltamuth and I visited three large enterprise customers to understand how they are using (or not using) our tools and technologies, what works well for them, what doesn’t work...
  • Aali's blog

    Is building DSLs fast, cheap and easy?

    Steven wonders if building DSLs with Visual Studio DSL Tools is fast, cheap and easy (as they should be if they were to be of good value). First of all, the current versions (DSL Tools March release + VS Beta 1) are a very early look of things to come...
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