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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Picture Frame Project - Live at Devcon...

    I now have all the code for the second stage of the picture frame project complete (thanks to some remote UI code from Chris Gray)... I was asked to provide a demo of how to build the Picture Frame using Windows CE 5.0 and Visual Studio .NET 2003 during...
  • Yves Dolce

    Whole Program Optimization pratical example...

    I wrote those couple lines of code today as a short example of what Whole Program Optimization gives you with VC++ 7.x (although I used 8.0 Beta 1): Main.cpp: #include <iostream> extern void FunctionInOtherSource( int * ) ; ...
  • Chris Garty's Weblog

    Presentation: Agile .Net Development - Part 1 - Tools and Basics

    Last night I gave a presentation at the Melbourne Agile Developer Group (MXPEG) about agile .Net development. The group has a higher proportion of Java developers, so I had volunteered to give a view of agile from a .Net perspective. I only got through...
  • .NET Security Blog

    What's in a Name

    With the beta 1 release of Whidbey, you'll start to see that many of the ClickOnce APIs require an application name. This application name isn't a simple name, like “Microsoft Word” or “HelloWorld”. Instead it is made up of three...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    Whidbey Beta tip #1: Express SKU starter kits

    One of the items we worked on for the C# Express SKU, was the Screensaver Starter Kit. To start it goto File->New Project and select Screen Saver. Once the project is open, we specifically open up a simple HTML file that will help out people who want...
  • ronpih's weblog

    A new marketing ploy?

    A reply to a thread on slashdot points to my previous post and says that it sounds like “a new marketing ploy.” This really makes me sad because it isn't at all. Before I came to Microsoft, my favorite software application was Visual C++ ...
  • Jeromy Carriere's WebLog

    Cool (and important) new stuff to read

    Must reads: · The Service Oriented Architecture section of the MSDN Architecture Center . o Specifically, the whitepaper “ Service Orientation and Its Role in Your Connected Systems Strategy ”. · Smart Client Architecture and...
  • MSBuild Explorers Team WebLog

    MSBuild: The new build system for the .NET framework

    We've yet to give a comprehensive description of MSBuild, and I realize that many people reading this blog haven't heard of it, so here's a very good overview that I found on MSDN: Historically, developers have struggled when trying to map a complicated...
  • Scott Seely's WebLog

    Origins of the Bill Gates e-mail hoax

    !Warning. Pointless entry follows! Jonathon Keats at managed to track down the person who started the “Forward this e-mail and Bill Gates will send you money” hoax. I think everyone in my family has, at one point or another, asked...
  • Luke Nyswonger

    MSDN Product Feedback Center

    There's a cool new tool that just launched on MSDN: the MSDN Product Feedback Center ( ) which is a public site for customers to file and track suggestions and bug reports for Visual Studio 2005, the .NET Framework...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Long time without a post

    Well I've been really busy and haven't had much time to write anything new. I've added a new category to my blog - books , which if I get right won't be included in my main feed or on the page. I'm going to post updates on what I'm currently...
  • JeremyK's [MSFT] WebLog

    The Effects of Message Looping

    I have seen this problem several times in the last few weeks and figured it was worth a quick blog entry. Here is what happens: A Unix host with a running daemon sends some sort of email message a User reporting on the status of processing a request....
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