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  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    Kickboxing through molasses, or, the ancient curse

    First, I'd like to offer my sincere apologies as program manager for Gotdotnet - the only one left standing I might add, except for Texas Ops Ranger Clayton - for the fact that both the site and Workspaces was down today. I know that Workspaces started...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Why is Control-Alt-Delete the secure attention sequence (SAS)?

    When we were designing NT 3.1, one of the issues that came up fairly early was the secure attention sequence - we needed to have a keystroke sequence that couldn't be intercepted by any application. So the security architect for NT (Jim Kelly) went looking...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    CSS vs XSL

    Last Week posted an article by HakonWium Lie and Michael Day called "Printing XML: Why CSS is Better than XSL" . It was a pretty good read on why, for printing and web page rendering purposes, CSS is better than XSLT. The authors are careful to...
  • TS Tidbits

    Case study posted from MI company using an ISA based appliance

    This month, Cascade Die Casting in Grand Rapids, MI was published as a case study. Check it out at
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    How to Win a Cheese Contest

    Those of you who follow Robert Scoble know that I won the award for best cheese at Scoble’s 40 th birthday party this weekend. For those who just might be interested in duplicating such an envious feat, I thought I’d share a few secrets. These, then,...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    For MLE, whenever I may find her

    [Links updated after MLE's web site was dismantled 1 Feb.] A old friend, who once played a major role of my life, passed away a week ago . And what do you do when you lose a friend in Ireland? You have a wake. A wake that goes on for ages . In the warm...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    MSDN Events in Lousiville and Cincy this week.

    Don't forget to attend my MSDN Events in Lousiville, KY and Cincinnati, Ohio (Actually, Newport, KY, but who's counting.) this week. Tomorrow, I'll be down in good ole Louisville (silent 'S' in the pronounciation.) Tim Landgrave will be down there giving...
  • Live Search

    My MSN Launches RSS Reader

    The MSN Portal team had a “little” launch early last week; they added the ability to read RSS (and Atom) feeds on your My MSN page. Users can add an individual blog’s feed or an rss search feed or an MSN Search Results feed. They also launched a site...
  • One Louder

    Hot job: Developer Events Marketing Manager

    I'm not going to start posting a bunch of jobs, but I keep seeing ones pop up that are a little different and cool. Anyway, if you are interested, send me your resume and I'll get it right over to the recruiter for this role. Developer Event Marketing...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Compiler blog

    Luca is our uber cool C# compiler program manager. He gets to do cool stuff, such as sit in on language design meetings, think and plan the future of the compiler, chat with Anders Hejlsberg etc etc. He recently started blogging on various aspects of...
  • Visual Studio Team System

    KNOWN ISSUE: Cannot type certain characters in the work item query builder

    Problem : You cannot type a lowercase ‘q’ or a period ‘.’ in the work item query builder. Workaround : Use an uppercase ‘Q’. There is no workaround for typing periods. Applicability : Visual Studio 2005 Team System...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Helping the online community by closing the G ap

    I have had the great opportunity to help out a customer of ours named Mike. Mike was getting a “Class Not Registered” error when attempting to create an instance of a DCOM object using Type.GetTypeFromProgID() and Activator.CreateInstance(). Things worked...
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