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  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Performance Tidbits

    (Some additional remarks on this posting can be found here -- feel free to continue comments on that chain) Here are a few things that I often look for when reviewing code or APIs for performance issues. None of these are absolutes but they’re little...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    The Hidden Keyboard Shortcuts of Visual Studio 2005

    I’m calling these keyboard shortcuts “hidden” because they are not bound to any commands, so you won’t be able to find these under Tools – Options – Keyboard. Keyboard Shortcut To Reach the Command Bar Toolbars To reach the standard toolbar that 99% of...
  • Matt Powell

    WSE Trace Tool

    Simon Guest, Mr. Web Service Interoperability, put together a tool to trace WSE messages using the built in tracing capabilities of WSE but providing a nice UI and nice way to view the results. Take it for a test drive at Simon's blog . -Matt
  • .NET Security Blog

    All About Assert Part II: What Assert Is Good For

    Now that we know what Assert does , lets figure out what it's good for. The two most common uses of Assert are: Perform high-privilege operations on behalf of untrusted code Convert one permission demand to another Yesterday's example demonstrating what...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    "SP2 and Broadband Migration"

    Microsoft Monitor from Jupiter Research is required reading for any serious Microsoft watcher. Joe Wilcox got the blogging bug early and hard, and often comes up with the story-behind-the-story - stuff about breaking Microsoft news that even I didn't...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Final installment of Channel 9 interview series is live!

    It is finally up! The much anticipated final interview video. In this session you'll have the opportunity to follow Mr. Zoe as he demostrates his whiteboarding skills. Someone already made the comment that the solution presented wasn't the most optimal...
  • Ishai's WebLog

    x64 calling convention and the disappearing process syndrome

    Raymond Chen describes the parameter passing aspect of the x64 calling convetions . But there is more than parameter passing to the calling convention. Exception handling is an important part of the calling convention. A function that calls another function...
  • Mark Schmidt's Abode

    XML to COM Object Property Mapping

    I'm copying this entry that I posted on my old personal blog so I don't lose it. Note that if you read it, convert it to past tense since I wrote it while working for HP. If I remember correctly, the code was the result of browsing through ITypeInfo docs...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    Whidbey Beta1 likes/dislikes?

    So I'm back blogging, and its been about 2 months since we released Whidbey Beta1. I got to thinking - how have you figured out what new features we have in the product? Do you feel like there is good documentation - either in the docs or online about...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    I have **0** Gmail accounts to give away

    **Make that 0 five minutes later Send requests via my contact link , first come, first serve.
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    Headhunters on the prowl

    I am so jazzed...I've been at Microsoft for 11 years, often prowling public places with my MSFT account, and yet until today I've never had an outside recruiter come after me. But, my drought is finally up. "Barbara" (do they use aliases, I wonder?) called...

    64-bit Driver Development Chat

    I've been going through the MSDN chat page today and I found another that may be of interest to C++ developers. There's a 64-Bit Driver Development Chat on Thursday, August 26th at 10:00 AM (PST). Ask the Experts Online: 64-bit Driver Development Experts...
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