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  • Jason Bower's WebLog

    Moving to Mobile Devices

    I may not be posting as many .NET related issues anymore. I am changing jobs at Microsoft and moving to the mobile devices group to design input features for the Pocket PC and Smartphone next week. This is a big change for me and gives me a chance to...
  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    Connected Systems Competition

    Do you dare? Show us what a great developer you are! Show us how innovative you can be! Win $50,000 USD. Demonstrate your skills with SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk by entering the Connected Systems Developer Competition...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… Visual Studio 2005 support for Code Snippets

    One of the big new features of the Visual Studio 2005 release for the Editor team and for the language teams is Code Snippets.  To use code snippets in the editor, bring up the context menu and choose “Insert Snippet” or "Surrounds With"...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Connected Systems Developer Competition

    Wanna show off your chops on SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 or BizTalk Server 2005? Better yet, wanna win $50,000 (and bragging rights)? Check out the Connected Systems Developer Competition .
  • UK StudentZine Blog

    Mobile and Embedded Developer ConferenceUK Highlights day - FREE

    Registration is now open...... Event Summary: 1 day, 3 tracks, 12 sessions: The Mobile Embedded Developer Conference UK Highlights is a full day event which comprises three tracks and 12 sessions; two tracks will focus on Windows Mobile and the...
  • simon.says

    System.Net.NetworkInformation in .NET Fx 2.0

    One of the things I'm really digging about .NET Fx 2.0 right now is the ability to interrogate network cards on my machine. For example, I've often wanted a hassle-free way to find out IP address information, DNS specifics and trap events (such as cables...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Blame me if you don’t see Brief or Emacs keybindings in the Beta 2 Standard SKU

    Update:   Sean has a much better workaround at Sometimes being a QA reminds me of when I was a soccer referee – you’re only as good as your last call or the last bug you missed. ...
  • Craig McMurtry's WebLog

    Indigo and Jini

    Some folk who read David Chappell's excellent article on Indigo found Indigo to be reminiscent of Jini. Let me mention just two of the fundamental differences. I think that service is a good word to describe what you build with Jini, although I think...
  • Kintan's

    Microsoft is a design-oriented company

    Ever wondered, who designed the desktop wallpaper of Windows XP? Microsoft has been "under-credited" as not being a design-oriented company, by competitors and press. Microsoft as a company seeks to create magical products - products that people love...
  • John's Blog

    C# Express and the WebBrowser control

    I love the WebBrowser control - it makes it easy to create customized Web browsers in my C# applications (for example, adding tabs as in this article ). Recently I was trying to find a way to block the custom browser from opening up new pages in a separate...
  • Visio


    今週は 3D ソフトウェアっぽいテクニックを紹介します。ソフトシャドウ、まあ要するにぼかしのきいた影のことなのですが、Visio で 3D モデリングのようなことができる、と書くとちょっとインパクトがありますね。 まずは使用前と使用後を見比べてください。 使用前 使用後 影は塗りつぶしの設定画面でいろいろと調整することができます。透明度をいじることができるので、単純にこの値を上げるだけでもだいぶ洗練された雰囲気にはなります。純色だときつい印象のある影が薄くなり、立体感も出ますね...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    More surrealism

    So I'm in a training course this afternoon. And the guy in front of me is surfing the web on his tablet. And I noticed what was on his screen... . Very, very wierd. I doubt he even realized that I was behind...
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