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  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    smart blogging

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    eating some dog food and posting on my smart phone :-) [Author: Dave Stewart]
  • shawn's blog

    Business Idea - Someone do this, please

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    I'd love to see a subscription-based service that allows me to dump a bunch of images, via a kiosk, to an Internet site, where I can download them when I get home. Starbuck's or McDonald's should do this. A quick pit stop that would allow me to save some...
  • shawn's blog

    Back to the Future

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    When I was in college, I had a part-time job as a sys-admin for our college's IBM 4361 mainframe . Man, did I love that box. We ran IBM's VM operating system on the thing, and it was connected to the ARPANET. IBM's VM was wonderful - you could bring up...
  • Jay's WebLog

    Investment for retail code debugging

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    Scenario: The OEM runs hopper, our test app to verify MTTF. The app simulates a user using the device, at a much faster rate. Hopper will uncover deadlocks, Data Aborts, Prefetch Aborts, and other nasty things. When they hit an abort, the OEM may need...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    FAQ: SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services fails after installing SQL Server 2005

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    After installing any component of SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 or Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 on a computer with an existing installation of SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services, Reporting Services may fail with the following error: The report server cannot...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    It's the platform, Silly!

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    I’ve been mulling writing this one for a while, and I ran into the comment below the other day which inspired me to go further, so here goes. Back in May, Jim Gosling was interviewed by Asia Computer Weekly . In the interview, he commented: One...
  • doncampbell's weblog

    What's new for the Tablet PC in XP SP2?

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    This video tour by Peter Loforte, GM of the Tablet PC team is well worth the 10-minutes: http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=7603 I’ve found that these enhancements have made it much more possible to use a “slate” Tablet...
  • MSDNTest's WebLog

    Doing performance code reviews..

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    So, this is a blog is from a group of testers that are responsible for MSDN & Technet. We also work the common rendering framework, http://www.microsoft.com/backstage/bkst_column_46.mspx . Hopefully we will be able to add great information about what...
  • One Louder

    Morphing your marketing career into a technical marketing career (step three)

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    Figured that it was time for a new post on this. Now that you have gotten some basic understanding of the systems and applications space and have looked at some work being done around technical product management, I'd say it's a good time to pick your...
  • The Goldfish Bowl

    Hello World!

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    Hi there. I've been thinking about what to use as the title for this, my first blog post, and after much internal debate I've gone with the first thing that came to mind. Welcome to the Goldfish Bowl :-) I am a developer consultant at Microsoft Consulting...
  • Brad Abrams

    Extending the screensaver in C# Express Beta1

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    Note: I updated for “correct“ naming for Express... marketing folks, let me know if I got it right this time ;-) Friday was the CLR PM team’s appbuilding day. I decided to pull my head out of WinFX land and check out C# Express...
  • Santhosh Pillai

    Calling C++ Unmanaged Class from C#

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    This may be a no-brainer, but I thought I'd post it anyway. If you have a C++ class in an unmanaged dll what is the best way to call it from C#? 1. You need to wrap the C++ class in a COM object or expose the class through dll exports. Managed code...
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