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  • Ben Armstrong

    Why I hate drag and drop in Virtual PC...

    I guess I'll start with why I love drag and drop in Virtual PC. Firstly - Virtual PC is the most drag and drop friendly application I know. Want to mount a CD .ISO? Drag and drop it on to the CD icon. Want to change the .VHD? Drag and drop the new .VHD...
  • Engine Watch

    isolation level

    Isolation level is always an interesting topic to me. I read this paper " A Read-Only Transaction Anomaly Under Snapshot Isolation " yesterday. -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Steve Cook's WebLog

    Software Factories and Packages

    I read Alan Wills’ blog about his domain-specific languages tutorial at UML 2004, and it reminded me of some thoughts I had about the difference between a Software Factory and a Package. A Package is a chunk of software that is designed to encompass a...
  • Paul Andrew

    Windows Media Center Edition 2005

    I'm running Windows Media Center Edition 2005 at home and is't very cool. Sometimes it's not though. I was just sitting on the couch watching the start of Everybody Loves Raymond. My wife walks in and rewinds it back to the start so I get to watch all...
  • Andy Pennell's Blog

    C# Edit and Continue is here!

    Finally we have announced C# Edit and Continue, the 2nd most requested feature in all of VS (according to the Ladybug tool). The whole team across all the disciplines really pulled together to get it done. As a point of history you can read my original...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Word Processor for Windows CE ?

    Windows CE 5.0 ships with Office (and PDF) file viewers, but what about creating content on a Windows CE based device - Pocket PC devices ship with "Pocket" versions of office applications - if you're a device developer and want to give your customers...
  • Dave Massy's Blog

    Bad HTML

    I just posted about the Internet Explorer focus on backwards compatibility over on the IE team blog There's plenty of bad HTML on the web today, and by that I mean a lack of closing tags, overlapping...
  • Blog :: CharlieO

    Media Center Version Detection in HTML

    My name is Charlie Owen and I am a Program Manager with the Windows eHome team (a compatriot of Ethan Zoller ( ) and Michael Creasy ( ). This is my first ever blog, so be gentle with me. :-) I...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    Making the ValidatePath HTTP Module easier to deploy

    We have been working very hard to make it as easy as possible for customers to respond to the reported ASP.NET security issue. The first steps were to quickly provide guidance for Web site administrators and developers to help protect their apps. Since...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Adam Barr on Stupid Interview Tricks

    Interesting post on interview questions and assumptions by Adam Barr . (And thanks for the copy of the NYT , Adam!) By the way, I plan to finish How Would you Move Mount Fuji this weekend. Full book report to follow soon. :) gretchen
  • Keith Richie

    Sample code to either Calculate size of all files or Export Files from a web

    I wrote the following code awhile back to export files from a corrupt site. I also found it handy to calculate the size of a web (And see where the biggest web is in a site collection) to get around the following : (Error Messages When You Delete or...
  • IEBlog

    Compatibility, or “Just Don’t Break My Site!”

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 We’ve had more than a few comments suggesting that IE works too hard at backwards compatibility, and we cater to those people...
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