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  • Eugenio Pace

    Check out latest drop of Updater Application Block!

    Check out the GotDotNet workspace for the latest version of Updater Application Block. Code & design have been refactored considerably since the last release. Based on feedback and usability tests we have further simplified the API. A total of 5 quick...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Too Much Test Automation?

    There was a time when testing software was synonymous with manual testing. Now with the rise of test development and the advent of unit testing, automation is becoming more and more prevalent. Test automation has many benefits but it is not a silver bullet...
  • raphaeld's WebLog

    Partner Engagement Program

    SB Partner Engagement Program you can sign up here: and make sure you sign up for the small business PEP! Its the link in the upper left corner. If you complete two training you get a free button down shirt...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    Unattended clusters installs in SQL Server 2005 / Mount Point Support

    Ok, so not exactly a killer feature, but I know a few customers who have been asking for this for a while especially as most of the builds are engineered and deployed via SMS. I think this is one of those 'nice to have' features. From Beta 2 BOL: "For...
  • Pedro Silva's Blog

    New Class Designer Posts

    Here are a couple of great posts by Dan Fernandez on the Class Designer; specifically about how it integrates with other parts of Visual Studio Team System and how it can be used to learn class libraries, including the .NET Framework .
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What does "Robust" mean?

    Back in the days of NT OS/2, one of the things that was absolutely drilled into the development team was robustness. I even went so far as to write "Robustness" on my whiteboard in 1 foot high letters as a daily reminder. The team distributed mugs with...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Milind is on Channel9 (by yag)

    Milind Lele from our team did an interview with Robert Scoble about SQLCLR and Visual Studio integration. He discusses what's so great about it, and shows some demos. Twenty one minutes of video goodness ... <g>
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    The hoops we ask people to jump through for ask mode...

    Next week, every bug that C# checks in to Whidbey Beta2 will have to be approved by our triage team. To simplify this process a little, we ask teams to come to us with a template of information already filled out about the bug. This makes discussion really...
  • Wolf's Witterings

    A Chance to Meet the Guru’s!

    A friend of mine alerted me to a course being put on in Redmond by PluralSight. For those of you who don’t know them, it is a small company founded by some of the top talent from DevelopMentor with a vision of creating a community within the .NET world...
  • Rob Stevens's WebLog

    MMS 2005 Session now LIVE!!! emmm Las Vegas :-)

  • tjlau's WebLog

    Pat ourselves on the back... :)

    In an interview, Connors also pointed to strong performance by the company's server and tools unit during the just-ended quarter. Operating income for that unit rose to $2.52 billion, compared with $2.15 billion a year earlier. "We've been joking internally...
  • Rudi Larno's WebLog

    Brad Abrams caved in...

    Since I'm getting started in a new team, these are the kind of documents I am digging up these days. I'm sure most of you have done this already aaaaaages ago. But read my previous post, and understand that I am happy to be reading/learning these basic...
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