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  • BCL Team Blog

    ResourceReader.GetResourceData and ResourceTypeCodes [Mike Rousos]

    Intro ResourceReader is a useful type for quickly enumerating through resources in a resources file, but it has trouble if it cannot deserialize one of the resources. This limitation is compensated for, in v2.0 of the framework, with the GetResourceData...
  • Fabrice Meillon BLog's (Archives)

    Windows Server Update Services est disponible en version finale

    Ca y est, le produit est enfin disponible en version finale (RTM), annoncé hier au TechED US le produit est disponible en téléchargement sur Now Available...
  • Because we can

    Apple on Intel?

    At the moment, I'm finding it really hard to concentrate on work, so I thought I'd share my thoughts with you. Readers of this blog will recall that I have an iMac, that I've done a fair bit of Apple development prior to moving to MS, and those...
  • One Louder

    I don't want to be a dream squasher

    This is the hard part of my job. I have to, very often, tell people what they don't want to hear. Well, I don't absolutely have to but I feel like I have to. And I personally have to because I think it's important to be honest with people. So I really...
  • Sumit Amar

    Selecting XML nodes defined with namespaces

    While isolating nodes with custom namespace definition, it might be problematic to retrieve the nodes using XPath (SelectSingleNode or SelectNodes methods). Because if the target XML document contains a URN prefix in the node, that has to be defined and...
  • IEBlog

    HTTP Performance

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 Before I joined the Internet Explorer team, I worked on the Microsoft Office Online website.  Handling massive amounts...
  • Sumit Amar

    HTA (HyperText Applications): Caveats and Features

    Caveats: 1. Security: HTAs bypass the Internet Explorer's advanced settings to disable/enable active scripting, which leads to vulnerability in system to malfunction. However, since the HTAs interact with local system (using ActiveXObjects) for file/DB...
  • TabBlogger

    TechEd05 day 1: Learn-Solve-Grow

    What a day! First, we get to see the new IBM Thinkpad Tablet PC (woohoo!) at the keynote. Then, I amble on down to the pavilion booth, only to hear "We have Thinkpads for the labs!" Using the Thinkpads is pretty cool. They're light, and the keyboard...
  • Aaron Marten

    IVsMonitorSelection Article

    I've posted the Interface of the Week article on IVsMonitorSelection . Enjoy! I'd be interested in your feedback, especially if you think short articles like this would be helpful to continue with.
  • David Wang

    TechEd 2005 Day 1

    TechEd 2005 Day 1...
  • Johan Lindfors

    WSE 3.0 CTP (for Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2) available for download

    Another release of the appreciated Web Services Enhancements package to create secure XML Web Services on the .NET Framework and Microsoft platform is now available in a CTP (Community Technology Preview) for the Visual Studio 2005 suite. Download it...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    High-Dimensional Spaces Are Counterintuitive, Part Three

    My next book project is ready for copyediting, the wedding invitations are sent out, my bug count is under control, I've got a layer of levelling compound poured in the basement, there's no more ivy on my roof, and I’m rigging my sailboat some time this...
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