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  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Dev Luv: Determining When a Shape is Copied versus Added

    A blog reader recently sent me mail asking how to programmatically determine if a shape has been added to the page through a cut-and-paste operation or by the user dragging and dropping the shape from the stencil. In this case, the reader wanted to call...
  • Brad Abrams

    Trend of .NET Framework installations

    Someone recently asked me for information on the trend of .NET Framework installations. Here is what I dug up… I thought you might be interested: 1. More than 120M copies of the .NET Framework were downloaded and installed (using either Microsoft downloads...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Gates explains 'communists' comment

    Gizmodo has posted the fourth part of the interview with Bill Gates , probing further on the 'communist' comment he made in a Cnet interview a day before. The interview also goes into some depth around Microsoft's role in the DRM space.
  • The Old New Thing

    Cleaner, more elegant, and harder to recognize

    It's not that exceptions are inherent bad, it's that it's hard to code to them and hard to tell that somebody did it right....
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    Interoperability Month Webcasts next week -

    That's right. This is kicking off next week. . The Microsoft webcasts team has pulled together a a month-long webcast series focusing on interoperability – why it matters to the business, tried and true strategies and...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Got a Party Coming Up?

    Daryll McDade links to a post on Engadget about the coolest piñata ever . I think I might pick up one of these for the next geek party I throw at Grand Valley. --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
  • Omar Shahine

    Programming Teaches

    Sometimes I wonder if I was supposed to be a programmer. My job at Microsoft does not require that I write any code... that's not what Program Managers do. Instead I do all sorts of other stuff, but I enjoy it a great deal. However, sometimes all the...
  • Roberdan

    Add a Recycle Bin to Windows SharePoint Services for Easy Document Recovery

    Windows SharePoinT Services (WSS), which is part of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Services, provides a long list of features that help improve both collaboration and workflow while protecting documents and intellectual property. While WSS features...
  • Roberdan

    Office 2003: XML Reference Schemas

     is download contains documentation on a number of XML schemasfor Microsoft®ffice 2003 Editions including Microsoft Office Word 2003, MicrosoftOffice Excel 2003, Microsoft Office InfoPath®003, and Microsoft Office Visio®003 schemas.It also includes...
  • Raj Pai's Blog

    What are the C# PMs up to this month?

    During the implementation stages of the product cycle, Program Managers at Microsoft are often described as the glue that holds the product team together. We are responsible for making sure that the different disciplines within the C# team are working...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Gaussian bells & lucky colleagues

    Ahh guys. After a serious post , I feel the need to compensate with a light one. And I hope you'll indulge me if I'll do that in my own language: as Hofstadter would have said, this is a message in which most information must live in the receiver's mind...
  • Mark Fussell's WebLog

    Binary XML: A Stillborn Spec.

    I read with continued dismay another article about binary XML and the bizarre Fast Infoset project . Tim Bray must be crying in bed at night over Sun's continued persistence that ASN.1 should have been the data interchange format for the world. It lost...
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