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  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Management Tip: The Upwardly Global MBA

    I ran across a good article in strategy+business called The Upwardly Global MBA . While the article mostly focuses on how business schools need to change to prepare MBA students for today’s business world, I got some good tips on leadership from the article...
  • Tim Sneath

    Differentiating Avalon, XAML and Aero

    One of the areas that I've seen cause a bit of confusion in the newsgroups and on blogs is the difference between three technologies that will ship with Longhorn: Avalon, XAML and Aero. I wanted to address this quickly in the hope that it helps us all...
  • Chris Johnson

    SharePoint Explorer

    Very cool tool for SharePoint .... " free tool for exploring the object model of a SharePoint Portal 2003 installation. It allows you to view and modify all the properties, including the...
  • Antimail

    Another puzzle: Self-extracting EXE

    The rules are the following: 1) Before starting the test, you choose the computer + OS you want, etc. 2) Then, I give you a certain file. 3) You need to create a self-extracting EXE for it, that is always smaller than the original file. You can use any...
  • Rob Caron


    A few months ago I created an identity on Wallop , a research project from the Social Computing Group at Microsoft Research : Here's the HTML version of it:

    Halo 2 Recent Games

    So I've added my recent Halo 2 games to my blog page . It's pretty cool that you can acually get an RSS feed of your Halo 2 stats, and it's even more interesting that you can use something like Newsgator to get them to show up on your blog page. Greg...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    NotifyIcon and My Manager

    Last week, my manager sent me a mail expressing his annoyance that sometimes his laptop (which has a dent in the cover, I might add) does not retain his KeyboardDelay setting. Basically, it's that setting in Control Panel | Keyboard that lets you specify...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Some updated FAQs available on our website

    Anthony Moore has updated the Numeric Types FAQ, and the Date and Time FAQ on our webiste. Check out the new FAQs at . Note also that if you'd like to see questions answered in these FAQs, just...
  • jeff's WebLog

    Index.dat Part III - How do I delete index.dat?

    These data files are used by Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer. You cannot delete a file that is in use by a running program. If you feel you need to delete the file, you will have to shutdown all instances of Explorer and IE. This includes applications...
  • Action Jackson

    My boss wants to know if you look at my blog.

    Please click the link. Thanks.
  • Lisa Wollin

    Creating an RSS Feed

    I've had several people ask me lately and have seen questions on Office Online about how to create an RSS feed. For those of you who don't know what an RSS feed is, it's something that people can use to keep up to date with the content on a site. Generally...
  • JasonMcC's WebLog

    Windows Server and an overdue update

    Well I was shocked to find I hadn’t posted to my blog for aaaages – bad me. The Australian DPE team in conjunction with some of our MVP’s, RD’s and partners delivered the Whidbey (VS 2005) Ascend (early adopter stage 2) training (I think you know what...
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