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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    APIs you never heard of - the Timer APIs

    It's time for another "APIs you never heard of" article :) This time, I'd like to talk about the time* APIs. The time* APIs are a set of 7 APIs built into the windows multimedia extensions (winmm.dll). They provide a rudimentary set of timer functions...
  • Unified communication coffeehouse

    More Katrina Coverage

    ITJungle posted this article: Tech Sector Chips In With Hurricane Relief Cheers! Chris
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    Assignment vs Interlocked.Exchange

    It's important in multi threaded programs to understand the difference between an assigment operation and Interlocked.Exchange when you are dealing with shared references (memory). The .NET ECMA spec in section 12.6.6 sets that reference assigment...

    KatrinaSafe - We have our first matches!

    It's an exciting time here right now. We just ran our preliminary matching code and found that we have 9 nearly perfect matches ... First Name, Last Name, and DOB. That's 9 folks found that were lost. I'm sorry ... but I'm about to cry here. This...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Mattresses for Sale?

    Today when I drove into the RedWest campus, I saw a bunch of people right outside the Microsoft entrance wearing those familiar sandwich board signs and waving to the drivers turning into campus. I slowed to read the handwritten signs, but instead of...
  • Unified communication coffeehouse

    Katrina Support

    Every day technologists such as ourselves seek to use technology to improve peoples lives. Over the weekend I was involved in a effort to speech enable an Katrina evacuee application. A number of Microsoft employees, key partners, and service organizations...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Visual Basic 6.0 to VB.NET Upgrade Guidance - Community Pre-Release

    The Patterns and Practices group is working on providing guildance on moving from VB 6.0 to either 2003 or 2005. They are also working on a new Migration Assessment tool. You can join the workspace for the upcoming guidance and get a preview of the guidance...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    PowerPoint Viewer component

    Requests come in periodically to componentize MS Office. Honestly, on a lark I worked on trying to componentize office years ago and decided that the level of frustration wasn't worth the effort, especially since it defeats the purpose of the "fixed function...
  • Matusow's Blog

    OSS and Integration...again

    Stephen O'Grady posted a great response to my earlier posting on integration issues for OSS projects. (There are also a few strong comments to his posting as well.) Apparently, I should have bought a beer or two for Stephen at OSCON rather than a bad...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Being Persistent.

    MikeCal has posted a series of articles over on the Windows Mobile team blog that cover Persistent Storage on Windows Mobile devices - Persistent storage has been around for a while on Smartphone devices, it's only with Windows Mobile 5.0 (based on Windows...
  • Dieter's ProjBlog

    PDC 2005 Preview

    We will be sending Phil Smail to the PDC next week to give an overview on the architecture and programmability features of Project Server 12. It should be a great talk. If you are at the PDC next week and interested in Proj, you should make time to see...
  • Mike Flasko's Blog

    What would you like to see in System.Net?

    Now that we are winding down version 2.0 of the Framework and moving towards the release of Whidbey, we (the System.Net team), want to hear from you. What features would you like to see in Orcas (the next version of the Framework)? What features from...
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