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  • The Business of Software


    I love the Steve Ballmer Channel 9 interview when he gets that crazed look in his eyes, starts rubbing his hands together and says “it all starts with developers, developers, developers.” That how I feel about my job “it’s all about partners, partners...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Layout to layout animations in WCP (part 1)

    At PDC, I showed a simple version of layout to layout animations, as we do in Microsoft Max .In Max, when you resize the window or change the size of the items being viewed, they animate to their new locations. This not only looks cool, but really helps...
  • Ayman Shoukry's WebLog

    Great MVP Summit

    During the last 2 days (specifically Friday & Saturday), the VC team met with some of the VC++ MVPs in Redmond at the MVP global summit. It was great to meet all such folks from all over the world. The team organized a deep dive day to discuss the...
  • cipherdelic

    Undeleting deleted Outlook 2003 email or "How I Forgot Everything I Needed To Do"

    This was just SO COOL, I had to write about it. Having read portions of Sally McGhee’s book on productivity using Outlook 2003, I’ve been working hard to whittle my Inbox down to 50-odd messages from somewhere in the vicinity of 2000+. I’ve managed...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

    Virtual Earth Features

    I like Virtual Earth . The interface is slick, but i really like the ability to do a local search. I have used it to map out some trips in the past. I wanted to go to a bunch of electronics stores today and i tried to create my trip. I found though you...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    New Zealand MSDN Pricing

    The New Zealand prices for the new MSDN subscriptions is now available online . This is a US site, but if you go there and select the New Zealand currency, this is the accurate (and formal) New Zealand pricing. I'll put this on the NZ MSDN website...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Nuts, Bolts, and Fathers-in-Law

    My father-in-law is in town. Ostensibly he's here to spend time with my wife, but when a guy shows up at my door and hands me a DeWalt belt sander, I know that he's really here for some quality tool time. See, that's what happens when you spend too much...
  • Cum Grano Salis

    That annoying c:\windows\assembly folder

    If you are anything like me, you want to tear your hair out and smash your head on a concrete wall with embedded rusty nails everytime you need to use Explorer (and any file-open dialog box) on the c:\windows\assembly directory. While I am still working...
  • Developing for Developers

    Secret sharing

    One of the most difficult problems in cryptographic key management is keeping a secret key safe from both compromise and loss. If you don't make enough backups, the key might be destroyed in a hardware failure or natural disaster. But if any backup...
  • Tripp Parks's WebLog

    5 Years of Neowin!

    Congrads!   Now, if we can just get them running Windows 2003;)
  • Kam VedBrat

    Comments from my post about customization...

    Someone sent in the following in email: Just wanted to reply to your comment on skinning. My point is simple. Think how much money people spend on furniture, interior decoration, landscaping, clothes, good looking sports cars. People like having...
  • Pravin Indurkar

    Recursive Composition Of States : A way to inherit behaviors in State Machine Workflow

    One of the most powerful features in the state machine workflow is recursive composition of states. Much of the flexibility in modeling that the state machine offers comes from the recursive composition feature. In certain processes there are requirements...
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