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  • Building Solutions

    PDC 2005 - XBOX 360 In Da House!

    In room 501AB, Media Center "Designing for the 10 Foot User Experience". Media Center Extender demo on a "pre-pre-beta" XBOX 360. After a couple of technical snafus, the box was up and running and streaming HD from the MCE box.
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Converting between bases...

    The other day there was a thread on Channel9 where "orangie" was complaining about the fact that his programming class required him to learn how to convert between different bases (base 10->2->whatever). In reality, it's actually quite useful...
  • votive, wix, vsip, and all things microsoft

    Excel Server finally goes public!!!

    I can now reveal what project I am working on here in Office. Excel Server finally went public yesterday at PDC and from what I understand got applause from thousands of people in the audience. It's an awesome product. I'm excited to see the response...
  • Scott Wiltamuth's Visual Studio blog

    VB and Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

    Paul Vick gave a good PDC talk this morning on VB language futures. VB and C# are focused on enabling Language Integrated Query (LINQ) across objects, relational, and XML data, so there is significant overlap in the feature sets. Due to the differences...
  • One Louder

    Honesty in Recruiting: Corporate Asset or Quaint Throwaway?

    I wrote an article (linked here with a discussion section and in full text below) that is published today on the Electronic Recruiting Exchange (for those not in recruiting, it's a portal for those of us that are with articles, discussion groups, blogs...
  • Brad Abrams

    PDC2005 WinFX Namespace Poster

    The MSDN folks keep giving this morning… They just posted a highres version of the namespace poster we gave out here at the PDC. Enjoy! I’d still love to hear you feedback …
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    SQL Express 2005 September CTP

    The SQL Server 2005 September CTP is now available; if you’re interested in checking out the latest versions of SQL Express, here are some resources to help you out when you’re installing the build. Make sure to follow all the instructions on the download...
  • BizTalkLATAM's Blog

    Continuando con WF

    Viendo como WF un framework de desarrollo: Uso de actividades. Son elementos similares a un FileSystem object (en si cualquier objeto dentro del framework) pero lo interesante es la funcionalidad que proporciona y que en si facilitará la vida algo...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Gas and the unemployed jobseeker...

    Unless you live in a plastic bubble, secluded from the outside world, you are no doubt feeling pain at the pump. When I took this picture two weeks ago (below), unleaded was coasting at $2.81 in my neighborhood. Thanks to a concerted effort to squash...
  • Rob's Rhapsody

    Bill Gates on Speech Recognition

    There's an interesting interview on zdnet from yesterday where Bill Gates talks about many things. Speech is one of them. Here's what he had to say: This morning, you were speaking about some of the tough problems that software hasn't solved--speech...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    PDC Day 3 - Domain Specific Languages - the future of Modeling

    Bob Muglia's General Session - Windows Server... I just got out of Bob Muglia's keynote and it was great to see so many cool things happening in the Windows Server product. In particular I was impressed with IIS7 and it's capabilities. They designed...
  • Outside The Cube

    Virtual Server 2005 R2: Download

    • 0 Comments Virtual Server 2003 R2 provides support for 64-bit host operating systems including 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, performance enhancements,...
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