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  • Rick LaPlante's WebLog

    join me (and Eric Rudder et al) for a chat tomorrow...

    We invite you to join us on Friday, March 18, for a candid discussion on Whidbey… Description : Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 , code named Whidbey, will radically improve developer productivity while continuing to provide full access to the Microsoft ...
  • Florin Lazar - Consistency Checkpoint

    Another preview for Indigo

    March 2005 Indigo CTP is now available to download for MSDN Subscribers at This should also be available to the broad public soon. For more information, go to the Longhorn developer center ( http...
  • amivora's WebLog

    ctp drops!

    wow, another typically crazy day. Actually, I think the past 28 hours or so were actually even crazier than usual as we tried to finish all the last-minute stuff we needed to get our bits online in addition to doing our usual crazy jobs. But now they...
  • Michiko's Blog

    Toilet-Book (a book printed on bathroom tissue)

    I like to read books in the bathtub and in a clean restroom. I think there are many people like me who enjoy reading books and magazines in the restroom and I think they would love this product. Toilet-Book at a Book store According to the publisher the...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Come check out our new capacity-planning product at MMS 2005

    Ok, so we still don’t have a name , but we did just hit feature-complete for our product’s first milestone. And we’ll be flaunting our stuff (i.e. demo’ing all our cool features) at MMS 2005 in a month’s time. In fact, if you’re a systems integrator...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    C# Language Board

    Oh, and one more thing, it's been up since October 2003 and is very much alive and kicking today mostly thanks to a few regulars (Ryan (Kardax), AlanFo, Scouser, and co.). The C# Language Board on GotDotNet has some pretty interesting discussions on C#...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    Jobs, AppWeeks, and Beta 2 in the oven...

    It's been busy but it's been worth it. Lots has been done over the last couple of months and beta 2 should be a good one. Because we've been a little shorthanded lately it's been a bit busier even but we've made some progress on that front with some new...
  • Daniel Feies

    MSN Messenger on Wikipedia

    Little blog has a post about Hotmail on Wikipedia - it's very interesting. But more interesting for me was a link to the MSN Messenger on Wikipedia article. It contains lots of useful links and facts about MSN Messenger , add-ons and competition.
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Recall class

    So in our drive to get beta2 out the door we've been continuously raising the bar on what sort of changes are allowed to the codebase. As you can well imagine there is risk with pretty much any change and at a certain point the need to keep the product...
  • Dinesh's Cyberstation

    Resources for n-tier application patterns

    Due to my involvement with data access/ object-relational technologies, I often get questions about how to build a 3-tier app and the guidelines around it. Some are specific questions in the context of an application while others are attempts to cut through...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Guh! - buh!! - wuh!!!

    bool CInclusionCriteriaMatcher::NestedTypesMatch() { CInheritance inheritanceTree; if (SUCCEEDED(inheritanceTree.Initialize(this->type, true /*fInherit*/ ))) { while (inheritanceTree.MoveNext()) { if (NestedTypesMatch(inheritanceTree.Current())) {...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Embedded Bookstore

    Woohoo, look at us! We've got our own Windows Embedded Bookstore on MSN. I used to say that there were 2 books you needed to have in your arsenal for XP Embedded development, now there are 3. To recap, if you're new to this environment, do yourself...
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