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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What does "Robust" mean?

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    Back in the days of NT OS/2, one of the things that was absolutely drilled into the development team was robustness. I even went so far as to write "Robustness" on my whiteboard in 1 foot high letters as a daily reminder. The team distributed mugs with...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Milind is on Channel9 (by yag)

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    Milind Lele from our team did an interview with Robert Scoble about SQLCLR and Visual Studio integration. He discusses what's so great about it, and shows some demos. Twenty one minutes of video goodness ... <g>
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    The hoops we ask people to jump through for ask mode...

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    Next week, every bug that C# checks in to Whidbey Beta2 will have to be approved by our triage team. To simplify this process a little, we ask teams to come to us with a template of information already filled out about the bug. This makes discussion really...
  • Rob Stevens's WebLog

    MMS 2005 Session now LIVE!!! emmm Las Vegas :-)

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    http://www.mms2005.com/content/sessions.aspx
  • Wolf's Witterings

    A Chance to Meet the Guru’s!

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    A friend of mine alerted me to a course being put on in Redmond by PluralSight. For those of you who don’t know them, it is a small company founded by some of the top talent from DevelopMentor with a vision of creating a community within the .NET world...
  • tjlau's WebLog

    Pat ourselves on the back... :)

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    In an interview, Connors also pointed to strong performance by the company's server and tools unit during the just-ended quarter. Operating income for that unit rose to $2.52 billion, compared with $2.15 billion a year earlier. "We've been joking internally...
  • Rudi Larno's WebLog

    Brad Abrams caved in...

    Since I'm getting started in a new team, these are the kind of documents I am digging up these days. I'm sure most of you have done this already aaaaaages ago. But read my previous post, and understand that I am happy to be reading/learning these basic...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    ESC West - Geek Meet ?

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    Microsoft is going to have a booth at this years Embedded Systems Conference (ESC West) – the event is running March 6–10 2005 San Francisco, Moscone Convention Center. So, I’m thinking it would be good to have a geek meet sometime during...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Visualizing Whirled Wiki

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    I went to my first SigChi meeting last night at the headquarters of Attachmate in Bellevue, WA. A dork among dorks; I arrived an hour early. First to fill out my name label, I wrote... Korby Parnell Microsoft ...in big bold letters. Apparently, I am the...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    You Want Salt With That? Part One: Security vs Obscurity

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    A poster to one of the Joel On Software fora the other day asked what a "salt" was (in the cryptographic sense, not the chemical sense!) and why it's OK to make salts public knowledge. I thought I might talk about that a bit over the next few entries...
  • Being Scott Densmore

    Enterprise Library : Configuration Part 1

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    As Peter Provost says to me all the time “it is all about configuration, that is what it [Enterprise Library] essentially is…”. I guess he is right. Since Enterprise Library [EntLib] is built to be extensible, pluggable, etc., we needed...
  • Slava Oks's WebLog

    Tracking VAS in Yukon, cont...

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    Some of you could have gotten bored with my previous post http://blogs.msdn.com/slavao/archive/2005/01/27/361678.aspx . Yea, I know that VAS subject was covered multiple times and by multiple authors in the past and you probably know about it more than...
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