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  • Jesse's Notes

    Sliding Window

    There have been a few partners inquiring about a common reauth scenario: "how do I force a user to re-authenticate if they haven't hit my site in X minutes, but otherwise reauth them after Y minutes?". Previously, we didn't have a good solution for them...
  • kingces's WebLog

    Do not derive from System.Type

    Do not derive from System.Type or any other types deriving from System.MemberInfo. You might infer from all those protected members on Type that we intended to have folks derive from Type and have those 3ed party Types somehow "play nice" with the rest...
  • Angry Richard's WebLog

    Off-road Profiling Windows Services

    I've just posted an article on the pitfalls of profiling services with the Visual Studio profiler. It includes a sample service with a quick walkthrough. Enjoy. Profiling Windows™ Services with the Visual Studio Profiler
  • craigrow

    Old school

    I didn't realize how old school the floppy disk had become. ...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    Our sessions at the PDC

    In case you didnt see it, Luca has posted on our PDC sessions. Lots of cool new language stuff...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    User agent strings with IE7

    There has been some interesting confusion on how to properly deal with browser sniffing scripts (bad practice for standards based design guys!) and the new IE 7 user-agent string... check out Dave's post here:
  • Rob Caron

    Team System VPC Available to More Subscribers

    Initially, the VPC download [ VPC Available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads ] was only available to MSDN Universal Subscribers. I've just learned that the Team System VPC is now available to MSDN Professional, Enterprise, and Universal Subscribers, as well...
  • Daryll McDade

    Imagine Cup TV--LIVE from Yokohama!

    Bummed that you couldn't make it to Yokohama for the finals of the Imagine Cup Software Design Invitational? No worries-- watch the Webcasts on SpokeTV . Weird camera angle but it's better than missing all of the fun. Cool pilot being tried by Mario,...
  • HoppeRx - the cure for your ailing device

    CETK vs LTK – What’s the difference?

    Understanding the nuances between test kits and what tests are appropriate for your device is very important. Since you are reading HoppeRx, I can assume Windows Mobile development, but the information given is valid for general WinCE development as well...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: making vssconverter work

    Update: MSDN documentation here:,vs.80).aspx "Your mileage may vary" on this tip - in fact I can practically guarantee it won't work for you if you are still on Beta 2 like you probably are. But for...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    It's the little things...

    • 1 Comments the proposed change in Daylight Savings Time that makes this job fun and interesting. For those who haven't heard part of the Energy Bill making it's way through the US Congress mandates a change to the current system of time shifting with the...
  • Outside The Cube

    Interview: Jim Allchin talks Windows Vista...

    • 0 Comments window into Vista/2008-1082_3-5805040.html
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