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  • Cool Client Stuff

    WinRes: Improvements in Whidbey

    One of the first posts I made, after starting this blog, was about WinRes , a UI localization tool that ships with the .NET Framework SDK. The reason I wrote that post was that I had been increasing noticing how many people had the same set of issues...
  • NETNew WebLog

    New David Chappell whitepaper on Indigo

    Introducing Indigo: An Early Look by David Chappell Provides an architectural overview of "Indigo," Microsoft's unified programming model for building service-oriented applications. The paper covers Indigo's relationship to existing distributed application...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Stan of Troy

    When I first arrived at USC in the summer of 1999 there were no Windows student accounts. Only UNIX accounts. Most computer labs had “physical authentication” where you went in and submitted your ID card and got assigned to a W2K Pro box which was already...
  • Ben Armstrong

    How to 'delete' a virtual machine under Virtual Server

    By default when you 'remove' a virtual machine under Virtual Server, none of the virtual machine files are deleted. Normally this is a good thing - but when you are trying to perform repetitive tests on a virtual machine it is annoying to have to delete...
  • dwinter's [MSFT] WebLog

    List deleted error

    Ran into an error where when you browse a custom list for the first time after an iisreset the list would show an error message noting that it has been deleted such as The list or view of a list that is referenced here no longer exists. . If you simply...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    The subtleties of Boxing

    A lot of people struggle to understand what's up with Boxing in .NET. It's really pretty simple. When you cast a value type to a reference variable, the data of the valuetype is copied into the heap and *boxed* into an object. It makes for easy usage...
  • White.Steve.Blog

    Starting over with Voices.Interval

    In the previous post in the Voices category I showed my re-imagined Voices.Note class and its close relatives. You can already see that the new design has a useful separation of tone from note . I had also mixed solfeggio and scale into my initial, abandoned...
  • Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager - Eric Ligman

    Calling all X-Boxers… Get your replacement cable today!

    What does this have to do with Small Business? Well, you know the old saying, “All work and no play…” So if you are anything like me (I know, scary thought for those of you who actually do know me), after a long, trying day at the office, you know the...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    WS-RM Policy: sounds good

    I sort of missed it when I first spotted that something moved in the WS-RM msdn home . Meet Web Services Reliable Messaging Policy Assertions, or WS-RM Policy : a pretty neat spinoff of the main WS-RM spec, where all the policy elements which survived...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Dev Luv: Visio --> SVG --> XAML

    I’ve gotten some questions about Visio’s ability to import or export XAML-based graphics files. Visio can’t do this today but you can use Visio 2003’s SVG functionality to achieve the same goal. You can save a Visio diagram out as SVG and then use a SVG...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    ph34r my l33t skillz

    You've probably already seen this, but in case you haven't you should check out A parent's primer to computer slang . I'm sure my readers are pretty fluent already in l33t-sp34k, but if you know some n00bs (note: i use it affectionately) who need some...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Team Foundation February web chat

    Ling Bao, one of the Work Item Tracking program managers is organizing another Team Foundation web chat, focusing on Work Item Tracking & project management (amongst other things). I’m not sure who is going to be there yet, but if it’s anything like...
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