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  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    Three Years and Counting...

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    Today is my three-year anniversary at Microsoft. It’s hard to believe. I love telling the story about how I had no intention of coming here—I had a cool job lined up in management consulting and was ready to live the life of airplanes and...
  • George Nelson [MSFT]

    Divide and Conquer

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    I was watching History channel last night and they were discuss the Napoleonic wars. One of the main strategies used was “divide and conquer”, and it is normally a strategy that I talk about when doing BizTalk development. One of the main...
  • Rajmohan's real-time web...

    Office - LCS 2005 (Enterprise IM product) can talk with MSN, Yahoo and AOL contacts

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    Just a quick post about this breaking news that came out from our group. Microsoft Office - LCS 2005 will have the connection pack that will allow linking MSN, Yahoo and AOL users to Enterprise IM. It turns out that, this will give access to about 400...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Renaming STDOUT?

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    Microsoft has made its living building software applications that are more self-documenting and otherwise easier to use than its competitors. Thus, I was unsurprised to learn that my feature team wants to gather customer ideas for alternatives to the...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    A way to do named indexers.

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    In this entry on Ladybug , a customer asked for named indexers in C#. Here’s one way to get it: class Car { object [] wheels; public WheelsHelper Wheels { get { return new WheelsHelper ( this ); } } public class...
  • Matt Powell

    WSE 2.0 SP1 Plans

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    Hervey posts information on the changes in SP1 of WSE 2.0. WSE users will want to check it out. -Matt
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Off the cuff, off the top

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    Looking over the top-10 lists on Ladybug , I realized there's an excuse to speak up. So, here goes: Suggestions #1 - C# Edit and continue. Dude. Yeah. Totally. We've been saying for a while that this is our #1 customer request. Now you're...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Naming generic type parameters...

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    There's been quite a discussion going on on the MSDN feedback site over the naming of generic type parameters. If you look at the definition of the generic collections classes, you'll see things like: List<T> Dictionary<K, V> What...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Dear postal resident

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    When you enter an issue in Ladybug you should always get a response from us. We have a goal of responding to every issue you report. When I write my response, I identify myself clearly, so you can come complain if you don't like what I say. I also...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Job Boards - our take

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    It appears as if the bee in our bonnet the past few days has been figuring out a way to reach you through various career focused internet sites. Gretchen is all about our main career site and a couple days ago I asked you about job boards . Your responses...
  • Brad Abrams

    The Exception.GetType() mystery

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    Spelunking through the Framework one day, I noticed that, new in Whidbey, System.Exception has this method: public new Type GetType(){ return base.GetType(); } Wow, how odd I thought. Adding a newslot to re-define Object’s GetType method then...
  • Chris Rathjen

    "Laugh it up, fuzzball..."

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    So, James admitted yesterday that he's only seen Empire Strikes Back once. ONCE! His geek credentials are being reviewed for any other lapses. He probably doesn't even know the serial numbers on the torpedoes Luke shot into the first Death Star...
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