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  • One Louder

    Morphing your marketing career into a technical marketing career (step three)

    Figured that it was time for a new post on this. Now that you have gotten some basic understanding of the systems and applications space and have looked at some work being done around technical product management, I'd say it's a good time to pick your...
  • The Goldfish Bowl

    Hello World!

    Hi there. I've been thinking about what to use as the title for this, my first blog post, and after much internal debate I've gone with the first thing that came to mind. Welcome to the Goldfish Bowl :-) I am a developer consultant at Microsoft Consulting...
  • Brad Abrams

    Extending the screensaver in C# Express Beta1

    Note: I updated for “correct“ naming for Express... marketing folks, let me know if I got it right this time ;-) Friday was the CLR PM team’s appbuilding day. I decided to pull my head out of WinFX land and check out C# Express...
  • Santhosh Pillai

    Calling C++ Unmanaged Class from C#

    This may be a no-brainer, but I thought I'd post it anyway. If you have a C++ class in an unmanaged dll what is the best way to call it from C#? 1. You need to wrap the C++ class in a COM object or expose the class through dll exports. Managed code...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    The Importance of Transparency

    Olivier, from the MSCommunity Blog, forwarded me this comment from Scobles blog . One of the most important things I have seen over the last 1+ years is an increase in the "personal" relationships with microsoft employees. Whether this has been...
  • Santomania

    Doom 3: slated for release August 3. Woohoo!

    I haven't seen this mentioned on any of the gaming sites yet, but it seems to have leaked out in an interview with the Rock , who might be playing the "Doom Guy" in an Doom upcoming movie. Time to upgrade.... <update> It turns out that Gamespot...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    DUAScriptGen - What's new ?

    So, for those of you that want to know what's changed in the latest drop of DUAScriptGen the list of changes can be found on Aaron Stebner's Blog, here . - Mike
  • Bill O'Brien's WebLog

    Patterns in the enterprise

    TechEd Europe was good fun. This was my first time speaking at a conference of this size and its very different from being an attendee. Speakers get some perks (a speakers lounge with free massages) but most of the time is spent polishing your session...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    DUAScriptGen v1.0.0004 has been released

    There is a new version of DUAScriptGen now available at It contains the following fixes: Fixed bug where file entries were incorrectly written to the DUS file if the user specifies a full...
  • Matt Powell

    Wired Hoax

    Scott linked to this Wired article on the old chain email about Bill Gates sending money to anyone who forwarded the email. It is an interesting read about where that hoax originated. But I had a good chuckle when I read the following: On truthminers...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Calling WriteFileEx() from C# (including supporting structures, constants, etc...)

    Today I had the unfortunate and tedious task of calling the WriteFileEx API from a managed application. For you consuming pleasure I have posted the source code for a console app that creates a file called history.txt in the local directory and writes...
  • David Fries' WebLog

    Halo 2 and XBox Live

    With the release of Halo 2 on Nov. 9th, I'm looking forward to breaking out my XBox Live Communicator once again, and joining the ranks of the online warriors. (Actually, my dog chewed up my Communicator, so I've got this cell phone adapter headset that...
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