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  • Michael Koltachev's blog

    Using VSTS to do Test Driven Development

    VSTS doesn't have a pure set of Test Driven Development features, but using the built-in refactoring support for C# you are able to get a good Test Driven Development experience in VSTS 2005. Test Driven Development is a methodology we greatly believe...
  • .NET Security Blog

    3 Years, 3 Pounds

    Today marks my 3 year anniversary on the CLR security team (not counting my internship, which I suppose would bring me to 3 years 3 months). We have a tradition on the CLR team where on the anniversary of your hire, you bring in an equivalent number of...
  • Eric Jarvi

    what makes a good intranet?

    (Update: Skip straight to a great answer to this question by Travis Owens ) I just got an email from a Microsoft customer (who will remain nameless) who is trying to improve their company's intranet. They wanted me to give them some insight into Microsoft...
  • BizTalk 2006 - Windows SharePoint Services adapter

    Wss Adapter questions

    These are some of the questions raised by early users of the WSS adapter. I assumed that people didn't want to see their names listed here, so I took the liberty and removed all the names and also rephrased some of the questions....
  • Windows CE Networking Team WebLog

    Looking up Win32 Error Codes

    Yesterday two new developers came into my office and wanted to know what some weird Win32 error code mapped to. I tried to get them to turn their heads as I looked it up because I didn't want them to know how easy this was. I just used err.exe, which...
  • Rob Earhart's WebLog


    So, after my last post way-back-when, I got busy fixing bugs for a while. Then I decided I wanted to do something other than fix bugs, and switched over to the Hypervisor team. So for those who missed the announcement a few months ago: the hypervisor...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    Associating CTC with C++ editor

    We've been thinking (for a long time) of improvig the CTC format and editing experience to make it easier to understand and use. That day is coming, but I don't know when exactly. Now, I've heard of a language service that someone has produced that...
  • A CRM Riff

    VP Chris Jones on Channel 9 talking about Windows Vista

    Chris Jones is on Channel 9 talking about the beta one release of Windows Vista beta 1. I'm still trying to get used to the Vista branding thang. I was talking to a friend yesterday about the importance of KAFTA to the IT industry and he mentioned Vista...
  • NETNew WebLog

    Microsoft's Bill Hilf - InfoWorld interview on open source interoperability

  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: ASP.NET and Team Build

    This is pretty much a brain dump of things to be aware of when combining ASP.NET and Team Build - not for the faint of heart, we are talking beta/CTP here (and I don't have the luxury of being able to go back and try all of this on Beta 2), but it can...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Now, who reports to who??

    Reader Novastuck asks : How's the corporate hierarchy structured at Microsoft - I don't understand what these titles floating around mean Group Program Manager, Sr. Program Manager, Program Manger Management, Program Manager. I work here, and...
  • IEBlog

    Toolbars in IE7 Beta 1

    Yesterday, rumors were circulating stating that the IE 7 beta 1 release causes the Google and Yahoo! toolbars to vanish. As Dean stated in Scoble’s blog , we support Google’s and Yahoo’s (and anyone else’s) toolbar in Beta 1 and will do so in the final...
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