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  • Cool Client Stuff

    Windows Forms Bug Reporting Challenge

    Feels good to return to blogging after a long break! We in the developer division have been pretty busy last few weeks working towards a stable Whidbey Beta 2. ScottGu's blog post has a good description of where we are in the Whidbey product cycle. If...
  • Feroze Daud's WebLog

    Forcing reuse of connections when doing Windows Authentication

    When doing authentication, HttpWebRequest manages connections differently, depending on the authentication mode being used. If it uses Windows Integrated Authentication, it will close the connection after every request completes. The reasons for this...
  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    C# Chat: The C# IDE - Thursday, Dec 2 @ 1pm PST

    "Have some questions about expansions, intellisense, or type colorization? Have some suggestions for or comments about refactoring support? Join the C# IDE team to discuss the past, present and future of the C# IDE." Check out the chat calendar entry...
  • Feroze Daud's WebLog

    Printers are watching you!

    Someone sent me a link which talks about how printers are embedding tracking information in pages that they print. Spooky!
  • Robert Green's Visual Basic Blog

    Smart Client Bug Reporting Challenge is now open

    The Windows Forms team is having a contest to see who can enter the most bugs related to Windows Forms, Windows Forms controls or ClickOnce deployment. Check out for official rules. To get credit...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Rob and Clare hit the road

    We're taking Dr Strangelove on tour ! Up to Belfast tomorrow and Galway Wednesday. I'll return with photos, stories and, I'm sure, lots of excitement for the Avalon CTP that's sitting on my desktop waiting for me to play with it.
  • Ben Armstrong

    Using Virtual PC for computer migration

    One cool use of Virtual PC is as a 'backup' during a physical computer migration. An example of this would be my wife's computer. Generally speaking - my wife does not let me touch her computer - as I have a tendency to break things. But every now and...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    What is a GUID and how to create one?

    Question: I am trying to create a unique identifier. I know that I want to create a GUID for this from what I have been reading. What is a GUID and how can I create one? Answer: By definition a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) is a 128 bit integer that...
  • Mark Fussell's WebLog

    WSE 2.0 SP2 Pre-release Announcement

    Hervey has posted the details of the pre-release on his blog. The download links are: WSE 2.0 SP2 PreRelease Full Product WSE 2.0 SP2 PreRelease Runtime Product
  • Asim Jalis: Programming Notes

    Adam Bosworth on Simplicity

    Here is a talk by Adam Bosworth on software simplicity . His assertion is that simple sloppy systems with weak rules are more likely to be useful in unforeseen scenarios and therefore are more likely to succeed in unexpected ways than systems with strong...
  • All About Interop

    A Month of Interop

    Microsoft is planning a month's worth of webcasts exploring interop from numerous angles, check it out: or
  • Kintan's

    How to test like Leonardo da Vinci - Software Testing Resources

    Leonardo da Vinci had an unrelenting quest for continuous learning. A daVincian tester should continuously learn from experts, peers and all other resources he/she can find. To get started, here are a few good resources: Books: The Art of Software Testing...
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