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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MSDN Channel 9 - Balz Wyss - Windows CE and Voice over IP (VoIP)

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    A few weeks back I managed to grab some time with Balz Wyss the Product Manager in the Embedded Devices group that's responsible for Voice over IP (VoIP) and Services over IP (SoIP) - I captured the conversation on video which has now been published on...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What does style look like, part 7

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    Over the course of this series on style, I've touched on a lot of different aspects, today I want to discuss aspects C and C++ style specifically. One of the things about computer languages in general is that there are often a huge number of options available...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What comes after Quaternary?

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    Valorie asked me this question today, and I figured I'd toss it out to everyone who runs across this post. She works in a 5/6 split class, and they're working on a unit on patterns and functions. They're ordering the data into columns, each of which is...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    The Great Big Lie

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    Now I'm not one to spread conspiracy theories, but I just can't get over the feeling that the people of the USA are being lied too. And its not just by the administration this time, its by a wide body of industrialists, economists, politicians and even...
  • Test Guide

    Software Statistics Engineer?

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    I recently read an (internal, so I can't give a link, sorry) article by a developer pundit. In the article he opines that while the current practices of unit testing, etc. are having a definite impact on code quality, eventually we will reach a point...
  • Rob Caron

    PureText 2.0

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    PureText by Steve Miller Have you ever copied some text from a web page, a word document, help, etc., and wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    It's like Deja-vu

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    Many months ago I wrote a blog discussing an issue we were having with the Implement-Interface smart tag concerning what we should do when we cannot perform an action that the user has requested. Well (like most unresolved issues) the topic has reared...
  • Mark Bower

    People Finder Web Part

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    Download Sample SPS 2003 contains a search scope called People, but counter to most people's expectations this not only returns people that match the search term, but also documents, lists etc authored by those people. For very many organisations...
  • To the tune of James

    Microsoft DVR on its way

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    So today, I have Comcast coming over to install a Microsoft TV digital cable DVR receiver. I also noticed MS just cut a deal with SBC for Microsoft TV yesterday beyond its deal with Comcast so we are starting to emerge from the DOJ shadow. I'm very interested...
  • Rob Caron

    Betsy Aoki: On Writer's Guilt

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    My Text is not my own ...I am here to give you the real insider scoop on the secret agenda of technology. Disregard who invented the Internet. Ignore the man behind the curtain waving his arms wildly. The secret agenda of technology is to make writers...
  • Rob Caron

    Channel 9: Constanze Roman on Being a Programming Writer

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    Constanze Roman - Writing documentation for mobile devices Mike Hall took his camcorder over to the mobile devices team and met with Constanze Roman, a programming writer. They talk about what working as a documentation writer is like. Video length: 00...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    TIP: Least Privilege and ASP.NET Debugging

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    A best practice for developer security (and end-user security, for that matter) is to develop and run software using the least privilege necessary to get the job done, and no more (see Writing Secure Code, 2nd Edition for more information on Least Privilege...
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