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  • Visual Studio

    Mobile Pattern and Practices Survey

    If you haven't taken the survey please take a moment to do so. Links: - Access the survey - More information about the survey This survey will assist the patterens team in determining priorities for producing guidance. This is you opportunity to influence...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    The people factor - The resistance to ideas is positive and vital

    What I think, the ideas that direct my will, ideas such as my values, convictions and principles need a certain resistance from which they surround me, because that is something positive and vital. It comes to mind what Jerry Johnson (Menninger Business...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Somewhere in Redmond

    Whew! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of feverish activity. My wife, Elizabeth, and I are currently living in corporate housing right next to the main Microsoft campus in Redmond. Although I've found myself driving to work, it's only a 15-minute...
  • Ed Draper

    5 kick ass apps on the SmartPhone

    Okay, I bit the bullet and upgraded my cell phone to an Audiovox SMT 5600 . I have to say that I’m quite pleased with the improvements over what I was using before. Reception is much better, the smaller size is more pleasant to deal with, and the device...
  • Roberdan

    Webcast sullo sviluppo in/con SharePoint (tenuti dal mitico Santini)

    Sharepoint:Template In questo webcast verranno analizzate e discusse le template di Sharepoint da vari punti di vista. Dopo una analisi delle custom template verranno analizzate e discusse le template per la definizione di siti e mostrati alcuni esempi...
  • deeptanshuv's WebLog

    App Week followup

    Scott & I finished our "Inline Version Control" add-in for the app week, and I think for a week's work we did a fairly good job. I was rather surprised and impressed with the apps other teams came up with, and we are going to know the best app in...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    The Coolest Commercial Curently Airing

    The Coolest Commercial Currently Airing award goes to... Visa Checkcard. A lady stands in a parking lot. She looks into her purse, then turns upward frantically, "Help me!!! Will somebody please help me?!?" The next image is a huge dude with long blonde...
  • notes and rants

    Quick survey on curly brace positioning

    I absolutely don't want to get into a debate over whether it is better to put curly braces on their own line or not, but I do have a question on indentation I'd like to throw at the masses (ok - all 7 of you). Generally, the curly brace debate boils down...
  • Joe Stagner - Frustrated by Design !

    YOUR INPUT PLEASE: Digital Black Belt - Developing an Intentionally Secure Lifecycle.

    So… My next Digital Black Belt topic is developing an Intentionally Secure Software Development Lifecycle. I’m struggling! Almost all the time as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, the core content for the sessions that we present “comes in a can”....
  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    Thoughts on speech API topics

    I've been chatting with quite a few people on the team this week about what categories of posts would be interesting and relevant (and inserting "that's a great idea, you should blog it" into each conversation :-). I'm thinking these three broad categories...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    R.I.P Microsoft? Baloney.

    Mary Jo Foley pointed out an article that I thought was a little odd to say the least. "It seems to have become trendy to sound the death knell for Microsoft these days. I guess I'm not quite as much of a purveyor of doom and gloom when it comes to the...
  • Aali's blog

    MoDELS / UML 2005 Conference

    It seems that our March event 's keynote speaker, Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, is also keynote speaker in MoDELS / UML 2005 Conference that is held in an exotic destination (at least from a Finnish perspective): Jamaica ! There are also some familiar Microsoft...
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