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  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Update for Media Center Extender for Xbox now available

    There's an update for MCX for Xbox available on Xbox Live now that will allow you to play back CGMS-A content (HBO etc...). You should get prompted about the update next time you log into Live. If you don't have Xbox Live you can request the update here...
  • The Wonderful World of Lars

    Come work on new developer tools!

    Nautilus is a team working on new software development tools in managed code, taking advantage of WinFX. We're hiring! You can come work for me on compilers or Avalon user interfaces , or on ensuring the quality of a new C# editor . Heck, you can even...
  • Michaeljon Miller

    More fun with CRM web services

    I’ve received a dozen or so requests for the sample WSDL wrappers for CRM. I haven’t forgotten about sending these, I’ve been working on cleaning up and extending the sample code so it’s slightly more useful and includes some missing functionality that...
  • 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...
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