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  • Being a new PM at Microsoft

    MSN Spaces - An Impressive v1 product

    v1 products generally suck. Beta of v1 products surely suck. That was my belief till today. MSN Spaces has changed that. For the uniniated, MSN Spaces is Microsoft's foray into the Blogging arena ( ). And the balance they have struck...
  • Brad Abrams

    New Design Guideline: Parameter validation

    More guideline updates from the Security push (as Soma said earlier this year , the push is now upon us!) Do be aware that mutable values may have changed after they were validated. If the operation is security sensitive you are encouraged to make a copy...
  • Bing it on on Commerce Server

    Feels great to share the news that the 5th largest retailer in US (by fiscal year revenues) is now using Commerce Server to drive their online store. If you needed to know whether Commerce Server can perform well at the top of the tier - well...
  • load of tosh


    So, today the sphere is all a buzz with the US launch of MSN Spaces. I am psyched that the Japanese beta of Spaces I had associated with my Passport automatically converted to English with the launch. Now I can read and customize it. I guess Scoble will...
  • Ben Waldron

    Developing .NET COM Callable Wrappers (CCW)

    There is quite a bit of information posted on developing COM Callable Wrappers in .NET. Below is some information that I've compiled after developing quite a few. Developing COM Callable Wrappers, all types exposed to COM should follow the guidelines...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Tools You Can't Live Without

    As I watch an old episode of "In a Fix" (one of those reality TV home improvement shows on TLC) and wish I were James Lundy or Andrew Dan Jumbo (actually on "While You Were Out"), I decided to help those among us who need to get their basic tools in line...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Heading On Vacation

    I'm off to Florida to ride roller coasters and generally ignore work for 10 days. See you later!
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Windows Forms and Avalon Interop

    Internally, the Avalon and Windows Forms teams have been kicking butt on getting interop working. Here's a sample of the mail that's going around (less the embedded images): We've been working hard with the Winforms team to design the next round of features...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    WSE 2.0 and SetHeaderObject: De-funking code

    A customer asked me about how you might make it easier on yourself to set the object for a header in WSE. There is a very simple way to set the body of a SoapEnvelope using SetBodyObject , so why is there not a SetHeaderObject method? I decided it would...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Posted an article about System.Collections.ArrayList performance [Gang Peng]

  • BCL Team Blog

    System.Collections.ArrayList performance analysis

    ArrayList is one of the most commonly used data structure. However there is little information about ArrayList performance characteristics on MSDN. The document on MSDN does mention asymptotic complexity of some methods on ArrayList class, but it doesn...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Managed Service Timeout during startup [Gang Peng]

    It is not an easy job to write a windows service in unmanaged. There are many guidelines you need to follow to make the service work. Programming Server-Side Applications for Microsoft Windows 2000 is good reference to learn how to write a windows service...
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