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  • Dr. HardwareBlog

    Thermodynamics of Seattle Traffic

    On my way into work today, I realized that Seattle traffic is one of those human systems that visibly conform to the second law of thermodynamics… OK, that’s a gross oversimplification, but it’s still amazing to watch people intentionally...
  • Mario Esposito @ uncle Bill's house

    ServerDocument and me

    Hi there. My name is Mario , I'm an Italian that is experiencing a wonderful time in a cool m s group. What do we do? We're building Visual Studio Tool for Office 2.0, aka VSTO 2. If we continue to add more words to the name, sooner or later a Sony Plasma...
  • Suzanne Cook's .NET CLR Notes


    Calling Load(AssemblyName) is not necessarily the same as calling Load(String). If the AssemblyName.CodeBase is not set, then they do do the same thing. So, if you've set the AssemblyName.Name, CultureInfo, public key token / public key and/or Version...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Writing code is the easy part

    Having been at Microsoft for a little over four months now, I've started to get into the swing of the development process here. I've been mostly helping Something I've noticed is that writing code, performance tuning, or debugging is the easy part...
  • doncampbell's weblog

    What's interesting about Office 2003 SP1?

    Office 2003 SP1 was released on July 27, 2004 . You can download it here. In addition to bug fixes, SP1 delivers advances in several key areas: Greater support for InfoPath . Easier and faster for developers to create InfoPath based solutions...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Developing Identity-Aware ASP.NET Applications

    Now live on Technet (yes, that Technet -- they're part of the family now, so be nice). This seven chapter article is intended to: This paper provides guidelines for developing applications that use the directory and security services of the Microsoft...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?


    Brad Myers from CMU was here today giving a talk which included some details of the Whyline system, a debugger that allows programmers to ask questions about the behavior of their application in order to be able to figure out what the problem is (there...
  • shawn's blog

    Grady Booch Blogs

    There’s some pretty interesting/entertaining blogs popping up over at IBM’s DeveloperZone, showing once again that imitation is a wonderful form of flattery…B-) I’ve been a “Boochie” for several years now, and even...
  • Glen's old blog

    MSDN Events: August/September

    Well, I just got final confirmation on my MSDN Events schedule. I've listed them below. Hope to see you at one. 8/10 Richmond, VA 8/12 Raleigh, NC 8/17 Greensboro, NC 8/19 Charlotte, NC 8/31 Greenville, SC 9/2 Atlanta
  • Visual Studio Profiler Team Blog

    What is the difference between Elapsed and Application Time?!

    This is the second in my series of posts on what the heck all these numbers mean in the profiler. In instrumentation mode, we give 4 varieties of statistics for each function in the reports: - Elapsed Inclusive - Elapsed Exclusive - Application...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    PagePorter Professional 1.0 to Ease Frontpage <-> Visual Studio Migration

    Honestly, I haven't been able to try this one out since there is a restriction on the install if you have VS 2005 on the machine, but it looked to cool not to post it. Robert E. Weatherford left the following comment to the powertoys blog that describes...
  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    Instant Messengers

    It's pretty amazing to see how instant messengers have entered a lot of people's lives. Personally, I use it pretty heavily to communicate with people (esp internationally). I was having lunch with someone today and I mentioned how I think it's been so...
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