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  • Because we can

    Transactional Registry

    I confess: I'm breaking the first rule of blogging and talking about something I know nothing - literally, nothing - about. When I first started this blog, lots of people were asking about Transactional Registry support. I guess somebody in MS agreed...
  • Daryll McDade

    TechEd podcasts available

    Not sure how this slipped by me... If you can't attend, the TechEd podcast feed is a cool way to keep up with the presentations. Complete with instructions! UPDATE: The product team folks have been running around at TechEd 2005 recording interviews...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    We're hiring

    We have several open positions in the Visual Studio user experience team. One of those positions is for somebody to work with me on the API usability efforts. We've got lots of exciting ideas about research projects that we'd like to work on to provide...
  • drwill's bailiwick

    Running Tests with Code Coverage

    I posted in our team blog, with help from Dominic Hopton , about running tests with code coverage. You can view it here .
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    TechEd 2005 - Videos so far...

    Here’s the list of videos we’ve produced so far at TechEd 2005 – We’re in the middle of uploading a TON of videos including a PodAttack on Don Box right in the middle of his modelling session (hope to have that up tonight). My favorites right now are...
  • Daryll McDade

    Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 skill building tools now available

    Microsoft Learning has just launched a new set of e-Learning products on the Whidbey Developer Center . There's a total of 62 hours of in-depth online training on the newest features of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005, with hands-on virtual labs...
  • Mark Yocom's Script Tips

    Ignoring the output of a command

    Earlier , I used >nul 2>&1 to suppress the output of a command, and the question was brought up as to why this was "better" than just >nul . To understand what's going on, you need to know that there are two streams of output from any...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium


    Last summer, I got invited by one of the C# PMs to go to a "Quiz Night" at an English pub in the Wallingford area of Seattle. I thought I would do okay, since I know a fair amount of trivia. I did poorly. Today, I came across PodQuiz , a quiz podcast...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Valuable shortcut keys

    This has been valuable for me: Visual Studio .NET Default Settings Shortcut Keys For example, when studying illegible code with pages of code between pair of braces, Edit.GotoBrace o Edit.GotoBraceExtend are useful matching and selecting code between...
  • C# Tea Time

    Microsoft Student Ambassadors Announced!

    The first round of 2005-2006 Microsoft Student Ambassadors were announced today. The announcement was scheduled to debut yesterday, but due to some of life's blessings it had to be delayed. This delay had a very anxious student at Grand Valley State University...
  • Mark Ihimoyan's WebLog

    Error 0x80040154 during SQL Mobile database upgrade.

    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition (SQL Server Mobile) maintains two versions of the product side-by-side. The two versions of SQL Server Mobile can coexist on the same computer. This enables a simple and gradual upgrade process. The documentation...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    TechEd: Repeat Session for Office 12 XML File Formats

    There will be a repeat session of the Office 12 XML File Formats on Thursday @ 1:30. Here's the info: CLI393R - A Glimpse at the Direction of Microsoft Office Open XML Formats June 9, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM N 210 B Brian Jones, Joe Andreshak This session...
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