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  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Are you a good enough developer to be a Microsoft SDET?

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    So, as I was writing this post my computer totally crashed and I lost everything. Maybe this one will be better then the first – one can only hope the crash was a sign that my original post stunk up the place. This is the third time that my laptop...
  • simon.says

    WIN325 - Microsoft and Interoperability

    I'm exhausted. I have just completed WIN325 - Microsoft and Interoperability, which was great fun, but two sessions in one day is tiring. The session was well attended, and David's demo was a hit (from the initial evaluations). I'm currently sitting...
  • Hirlpoo West

    Why we are fat

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    A fascinating and intellectual take on why we (especially Americans) are fat in Harvard Magazine . I’ve been following a low carb regime for over a year now, and am 50lbs lighter because of it. I have several collogues who have had similar benefits...
  • C# Frequently Asked Questions

    How are return values from a delegate handled?

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    Q: How are multiple return values from a delegate handled? In C#, it's possible to write a delegate such as: delegate double GetResult(params double p); If there is more than one method on this delegate, there are multiple return values. A...
  • Software Test Engineering @ Microsoft

    Looking For A Job?

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    I'm going to take a break from talking about testing and put on my recruiting hat. I've done a lot of work with Microsoft College Recruiting but I haven't done any industry recruiting, so now I'm going to pirate this space to give it a try. My team...
  • shawn's blog

    The funnest .NET application I've seen

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    So I’m waiting to see if I made the standby list for the flight to Seattle yesterday, reading the latest copy of Esquire. A guy comes up and says, “Excuse me, do you work at Microsoft? I’d like to show you something cool.” Matt...
  • shawn's blog

    A Gathering of VS05 Team System Info

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    Yep, the Burton stuff is catching on… Here’s a bunch of links Chris put together… I’m tellin’ ya – this is the cool stuff… I find that in the process of learning about something, I often dig through a lot of...
  • JoeN's Blog

    My Tech Ed Presentation is over!

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    Well my presentation at TechEd is over and it all went well. All the demos worked (perhaps a bit slowly at times) but I think people got a feel for the C# IDE enhancements that we are doing. As soon as we can I’ll post the demos and slides to the...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Customers Overrun VS Core Team Hallway

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    Chad asked for your picture and some details about how you use the product we build every day. Last week he took what he has received so far, printed the results, and tacked them to one of the walls on the 5th floor. Today he figured out how to use an...
  • shawn's blog

    TechEd Tuesday

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    OK, that was weird… I would have sworn I told NG to hold on to this one, since I wasn’t done with it… Then I saw Betsy’s comment , and realized it had posted a draft… Whoopsie! What I meant to say was… There’s...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    High Praise for Tech-Ed Community from a Java Guy

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    So I didn't make the trip to Tech-Ed this year, but I do get to read everything about it. Via Eking I found this entry from a Java developer ( N. Alex Rupp ) attending Tech-Ed. I've included some choice quotes. TechEd 2004, Day 01 I must admit...
  • Angry Richard's WebLog

    C'mon, all your Friends are Doing it

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    A bunch of the guys on the team I work for have been starting up blogs. I started feeling left out, which made me very angry. It appears all blogs start with "Hi, I'm a developer who does X and I'm going to talk about Y and maybe Z." It's all part...
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