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  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Looking for guidance on exceptions

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    Are there any books or other media that have good guidance on the use of exceptions in code? I'd like to get really deep here, so we can get a good understanding of how & when to use exceptions correctly. What's your favorite?
  • .NET4Office

    It's all about the beta baby!

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    Well, we did it--we finished beta 1 of VSTO 2.0 (aka VSTO 2005). And it can now be yours for the price of shipping and handling. What's in the Beta To quote Andrew Whitechapel who is presenting on VSTO 2005 at Tech Ed Europe this week, “There...
  • John's Blog

    C# Express: Refactorwhating?

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    If you haven’t seen Visual Studio Whidbey beta releases, you might not have heard of “refactoring”. Refactoring is cool, and once you see it, you’re going to use it a lot. Here’s a brief explanation. In the past, source...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Visual Studio .NET 2005 Beta 1 Available for Download

    • 7 Comments
    Visual Studio .NET 2005 Beta 1 and related tools have been posted for download at MSDN Subscriber Downloads . The downloads are available for the following subscriber levels : MSDN Universal, MSDN Enterprise, MSDN Professional, MSDN Academic Alliance...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Express Feature Set

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    I've seen a number of posts by people asking what features are/arent in Express. You can get the dirt at Luke's blog here .
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Pc Magazine reviews HP's newest Media Center PC

    • 4 Comments
    PC Magazine have a review up of HP's newest Media Center PC, the m1000 series. The cool thing about this new model is not that it comes with a 3.6GHz CPU, but that the PC has a slot in the front of the case to insert a removable drive - a 160GB removable...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    Licensing and Pricing for SQL Server Express

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    We just received a great question requesting information on the pricing and licensing for SQL Server Express when it RTMs. SQL Server Express will be free to use and redistribute. The only requirement that we have is that you register to redistribute...
  • Brad Abrams

    Breaking Changes from V1.1 to Whidbey Beta1

    • 10 Comments
    The team has worked incredibly hard to ensure that every V1.1 application works great on Whidbey, but there are a handful of issues mostly related to security and correctness that we felt like we had to fix. Kit just got this list published . We also...
  • Visual Studio Express Team WebLog

    We're looking at the setup issues

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    Hi-- This is a quick note to let you know that we've heard all your feedback about the Web download & setup and we're looking into what improvements/fixes we can make. Thanks for all your feedback and patience here. We'll keep you informed. ...
  • JRoxe's WebLog

    Some more on Express

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    If you haven't already checked it out, take a look at the Express blog You should also go download the bits at the Express download center . More later....
  • .NET Security Blog

    New Debugger Features for Whidbey

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    Andy blogs about the new features in the Visual Studio 2005 debugger. Of all these, tracepoints seems the most exciting to me, although life will be made much easier with visualizers and the STL data display.
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    Difference between SQL Server Express and MSDE

    • 19 Comments
    Hi, I'm attending Teched Europe where we announced the Express Products earlier this week. Several people here have asked me the difference between MSDE and SQL Server Express. I thought that that I'd include a quick high level summary here: ...
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