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  • Heath Stewart's blog

    The Differences between Locales and Languages

    In a recent change - while we were still known as Developer Division Sustained Engineering - I addressed a functional change that relied on locales instead of languages for MUI support. I see this mistake a lot in developer forums and so I wanted to address...
  • Brian Keller

    Want to make sure your application runs great on the .NET Framework 2.0? Let us test it!

    Check out Jay's latest blog entry . I think this is a great opportunity for companies who want to make sure their application runs well on the .NET Framework 2.0. This way we can ensure we have logged any bugs that might crop up when you migrate your...
  • JRoxe's WebLog

    I need .NET Framework 2003 Applications!

    I'm working to create a library of applications that we can use for testing compatibility between .NET Framework 2003 applications and Whidbey applications. We don't need source in order to do this, all we need is the binaries for the application, instructions...
  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    What do you think of this new site?

    The MSN Shopping team has recently pushed out a beta version of our upcoming shopping site. The site can be found here: The navigation is quite noticably different than the previous version. Please let us know what you think...
  • Stawsh's WebLog

    No Tiers?

    No tiers architecture. I have been thinking about how many tiers are optimum for a primarily batch application scenario, that is for batch programs moved from an IBM Mainframe onto the Windows Sever System. I have been thinking about this question both...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trailer looking good...

    As a British geek, it's inevitable that I grew up loving Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy Series. One of the many other British geeks just sent around a link to a new Hitchhiker's Movie Trailer I must admit I was ready for a Hollywood butchering...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Mindless Link Propagation

    Rick Byers , who works on the CLR's DevServices (read: debugger) team recently started blogging. Today he writes about a topic that comes up every month or so on our internal mailing lists, covariance and contravariance of CLR generics (read: why can...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    'Linux fan concedes Microsoft is more secure'

    Via "Linux enthusiast at the RSA Conference in San Francisco has reluctantly concluded that Microsoft produces more secure code than its open source rivals. In an academic study due to be released next month Dr Richard Ford, from the Florida...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Help us test VS2005 (by yag)

    Jay Roxe posts that he's looking for a library of applications that can be used to test compatibility between VS2003 and VS2005. We don't need the source, just the binaries. If you're interested, check out his post here . Here's hoping that Jay's inbox...
  • Toffer's WebLog

    flags enum in Sql

    I've been looking for the answer to this most of the day...Books Online doesn't say anything about how to solve this... Anyone know how to make the equivilant of a "flags enum" in Sql 2000?
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    API usability talk available on MSDN from tomorrow

    The API usability portion of the Designing .NET Class Libraries class will be available from tomorrow. Apologies in advance if my Scottish accent makes it difficult to understand me! Let me know if there is anything that I need to translate...
  • Tom Krueger

    Give up your apps to help Microsoft test compatibility with Whidbey.

    This is your chance to help make Whidbey compatible with .NET Framework 2003. Jay Roxe is asking for your corporate .NET Framework 2003 applications so Microsoft can test compatiblity. Check out Jay's post I need .NET Framework 2003 Applications!
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