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  • Eric Jarvi

    Acrylic August 2005 CTP download

    If you want to check out the latest design tools in the works... "Acrylic" (code name) is the professional design program that brings together the richness of pixel-based painting and the performance of editable vector graphics for a more fluid and...
  • Ravi Rao's Blog

    Terminology used in the peer to peer SDK

    I'll keep this post updated with new names/terms as we put them in our SDK. Most of our terms had to be prefixed with the word "Peer" because the goal of the SDK (according to the SDK team) is to keep the documentation as *clear* as possible. Not sure...
  • Matt Evans's Weblog

    iPod - Incompatable by Design.

    A coworker here was thinking about getting an iPod Nano. My best friend ordered one the day they were announced and I got to see it a bit this weekend. Side note - we were at a resturant and I was playing with it, and the waitress came over to talk to...
  • Ravi Rao's Blog

    What is this collaboration host icon that shows up on my tray...

    If you are developing to the peer to peer collaboration APIs you may see a tray icon appear when you first use the APIs. This is the collaboration host (the process name is p2phost.exe, and it is a user mode process). p2phost.exe is responsible for listening...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Are you a developer working with the Federal Government?

    Then you definitely want to check out the new group blog started by my DPE (Developer and Platform Evangelism) counterparts who cover the Federal space: They're off to a rollicking start with nearly 20 posts in...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Seven Deadly Sins of Interviewing

    The Ladders has posted the Seven Deadly Sins of Interviewing and a forum where you can share your own experiences (as either an interviewee or interviewer.) Of course, I disagree with the suit comment on the lust section , but the main point is not lost...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    Feeling gutsy - wanna install Vista Beta1 in a VPC do ya?

    Everyday I learn something new. So you know we all got copies of Vista Beta 1 at PDC. I could’ve got it before since I work for the company and what not, but I wanted to experience what customers would experience if they were to install the OS in to a...
  • Satisfy Me

    Of interest & Links: Preparing for a disaster

    OK, this has nothing to do with customer and partner sat, but for those who didn't see this Sunday's article in the Seattle Times on preparing for a disaster , I wanted to post it here. No matter where you are, there's always a chance that nature will...
  • Ralph Squillace -- Docs, Samples, Docs, Samples....

    Getting started

    Hi all. My name is Ralph Squillace, and I'm a programming writer for the Windows Communication Framework (WCF) -- code named "Indigo". I'm starting up a blog because the turnaround time for developer documentation is currently too long; I have sample...
  • Dinesh's Cyberstation

    DLinq Mapping: External Or Not (Attributes or XML file)

    At PDC (and before that on ObjectSpaces project), this was a hot discussion topic. What approach is better: attributes or external source like an XML file. I would like to open up this topic beyond the 1:1 conversations at PDC to the blogosphere. I will...
  • Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog

    PDC: Days Three and Four

    Thursday September 17, 2005 The session on creating graphics using WPF/Avalon was terrific. The combination of relatively easy writing of code with amazing results makes this new platform a real no-brainer for many users. There was real excitement...
  • TexBlog

    PDC05: Wrap up

    Thanks to all the customers that took the time to meet with me! There was a ton of cool content at PDC, and I appreciate that folks we willing to miss a bit of it in order to have a sit down with the VC++ team. I know we gained some invaluable insights...
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