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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Moto Q Announced.

    Hey, check this out, the Moto Q has been announced - there's a flash demo of the device on the Motorola home page - does this look to be super cool or what ? - Mike
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Is Flight Sim US-centric?

    That's a criticism we hear quite often. It's unfortunate, because we do go to great effort to ensure adequate global coverage for many features of our product. Of course the last version, A Century of Flight, provided many opportunities *not* to appear...
  • Miguel Campos Blog

    New edition of the Microsoft Architect Journal

    Last week a new edition of the Architect Journal was posted at: = I still had no time to read it all, but some articles look promising...
  • Miguel Campos Blog

    Free SQL Server 2005 Training

    I just found some material on SQL Server 2005 at You can download it now for free, it will work for 90 days
  • BorisJ's Blog

    Blogging from Meltdown

    I'm presenting my Visual C++ productivity tips talk at the Windows Gaming conference, also known as Meltdown 2005 . As you can see from the picture, it's got quite the super hero theme going for it this year. For those that are curious, each of those...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Virtual Earth - Locate Me...

    Now this is super cool - go to - click on the "locate me" button and see what happens... - you can then do a local search of the area for gas, food etc... I'm sat in a team meeting in building 117 on Microsoft Campus, here...
  • Sharp Things

    Code Quality Tip #3: Switch Gears, Eat your Dogfood

    Jomo Fisher --Recently, the whole C# product unit took a week off from our regular work to do some App Building . We split up into teams and competed to see who could build the coolest application and find the most bugs in VS 2005. Given where we are...
  • DDITDev

    What do the logs say? (posted by Aaron)

    A few years ago when I started in my current job my group ran into a situation on an internal system (that we had written) where it wasn’t entirely clear what had actually happened. We had data in the database that just didn’t seem to match up with what...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Branching Source Code

    Here are a few things about branching source code in VSTS via the IDE that I've learned the hard way: First, don't try to branch the top most level node of the Team Project. Branch subfolders . At least in the beta, the root itself of the Team Project...
  • The Edalatpourtal

    Why we didn't upgrade to Visual Studio 2005 back then

    I am leading a development team for a customer that is developing a large distributed system composed of numerous web services, two web applications, and a smart client application, all built originally in Visual Studio.NET 2003. The apps and services...
  • craigrow

    Vis-tah or vee-stah

    Therefore, I was both surprised and amused to find that, of all the hundreds, or thousands of blogs that must have been reporting the news of the new name for Windows Longhorn, the Seattle P-I Microsoft Blog decided to link to craigrow. Apparently it was the suggestion that the “correct” pronunciation of Windows Vista is “vee-stah” that piqued their interest....
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Off and running at Oshkosk

    Well the team arrived safely and got the booth in order. Early reports are that this year's show is every busier than last. One of our guys reported that the aircraft parking areas seemed to fill up on the first day--something pretty unusual. One thing...
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