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  • jamespr's WebLog

    MEDC World Tour : Flight 11 (San Francisco to Seattle) - The Flight Home!

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    Of course Murphy's Law had to come into play here. I'm 678 miles from home. The closest I've been in 3 weeks and - yup you guessed it - the incoming flight was badly delayed so my outgoing flight was delayed. I was tired and looking forward to getting...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    MEDC World Tour : Flight 10 (Beijing to San Francisco)

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    Flight Game Plan : This is a LOOOONG flight. Get home ... just get home! Flight Number : UA888 Date : June 24th Class Travelled : Cattle In flight meal : Multiple. Rice and fish. Breakfast and another meal I think I slep through. Number of book pages...
  • Nick MacKechnie

    Microsoft Operations Framework Training Video and Video Case study available on the web

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    Below are two links to videos that demonstrate the value of MOF and will enable you to understand the application of the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). “…MOF is a collection of best practices, principles, and models that provide originations...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    SF/JavaOne, Day 2, JavaGotchas

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    Just got out of the Java-Gotchas talk being held by Google Engineers Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter. It was a whole bunch of fun, and i have to admit that even with my extensive java knowledge i was thrown by several of the questions. For those who don...
  • Antimail

    Puzzle: two cubes

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    You are given two white cubes. You are asked to draw a digit (from 0..9) on every square of these cubes, such that you will be able to represent evert day in a month using these cubes in certain position. For example, "13" would require that a face on...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Introduction to Excel XML Part 1: creating a simple table

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    I started this blog as a way of responding to news about the new formats, as well as give some insights into the goals and design decisions behind our XML support in Office. I hadn't really planned on doing any tutorial level posts, but I think it actually...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Life as a Support Engineer, circa 1994

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    For me, some of the more interesting blogs I see from Microsoft employees are about “the old days”. In that spirit, here is what my experience was in 1994, which was the year I started working at Microsoft. I was hired to support OS/2 LAN Manager...
  • BizTalkLATAM's Blog

    Cursos de e-learning casi regalados

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    Tengo disponibles 15 cursos de e-learning de BTS y quiero casi regalarlos. Son casi regalados porque lo único que tiene que hacer es participar en algunos temas donde estoy haciendo investigación y para ello emplearé ya sea un cuestionario (con pocas...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Turning ideas into reality

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    At Microsoft, we have a research organization focused on different aspects of computer science that we call MSR (Microsoft Research) . We started this effort back in 1991 and in my opinion, our research group has done a fantastic job of balancing the...
  • BizTalkLATAM's Blog

    Agregando funcionalidad a los mensajes con error

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    Las Message Context Properties son muy usadas por el Messaging Engine de BTS. Todos sabemos que es posible utilizar estas propiedades para la creación de filtros; asta acá, nada demasiado interesante ... sin embargo, cuantas veces pensamos en monitorear...
  • ...Me Unplugged...

    Programmatically adding a List with custom fields

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    When a list is created programmatically using a custom template, the custom fields do not get displayed in the UI. These fields do not become a part of the displayed fields of the default view. The Problem - A common task like uploading a file...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    The Building 19 Trash Can

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    Hi Gang – Sorry that I’ve been missing in action for the last several days. Things have been crazy around here. While trying to catch up from Tech*Ed and a few days of vacation, I’m also feeling the end-of-the-fiscal-year crunch (it’s our “ship cycle...
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