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  • The Design-Time Developer

    MSDN Events Online in September (my webcasts)

    I wanted to let you all know that I will be presenting 2 webcasts in September (and 1 at the very beginning of October). If you can't attend my live events, check out my “mirrors”. I am sneak-previewing some of the October-December MSDN Events content...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Getting the most out of

    Short post here as Gret and I are still working on our "day jobs" :-) Hopefully this tip will help us out! We regularly advocate submitting your resume to as the best way to indicate your interest in positions at Microsoft. Gretchen...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Preventing delivery of XP SP2 via Automatic Updates

    For those of you who may need time to test Windows XP Service Pack 2 in your environment before rolling it out to all your systems, Microsoft provides a tool that allows you to temporarily prevent SP2 from being installed on machines with Automatic Updates...
  • Roberdan

    Social software and emerging chaos

    I think there are many links between social software theory and chaos theory (in the area of emerging systems). Social software deal, among other things, with a sw that is able to 'change' itself in a way to follow users nees. Tha actual approach is viceversa...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Wildlife on the Microsoft campus

    I just caught some movement out of the corner of my eye, and noticed a rabbit hopping around in the bushes outside my office window . After spending a little time cleaning himself up, he found a nice spot in the sun to while away the afternoon hours.
  • Glen's old blog

    Where everybody knows your [name, face, license plate]

    I just read this interesting article about technology that anticipates fast-food customers' orders . The system takes information like sandwich promotions, vehicle types in line, historical trends, etc. and predicts what food should be prepared when....
  • Test Guide

    Yes Virginia, Developers Really *Can* Test

    I've been coding for something like twenty years, but I've only really been testing that code for about ten. Oh, sure, I would bang on my apps in ways I thought were similar to what my users would do, and I stepped through my code and stuff like that...
  • .NET Security Blog

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the GC

    Chris Lyon , the CLR's GC tester, has just started up a new MSDN blog. Working on the GC, Chris has a lot of knowledge about how the CLR works internally, and he'll be able to shed some light on one of the most misunderstood components of the runtime...
  • Chris Lyon's WebLog

    Server, Workstation and Concurrent GC

    One common question I see asked is the differences between server and workstation GC, and how Concurrent GC fits in. Server GC is only available on multi-proc machines. It creates one GC heap (and thus one GC thread) for each processor, which are collected...
  • Erik Dibbern Röser

    Windows Media Player 10 - igen!

    Flere har kommenteret at de ikke kan se Windows Media Player 10 når de følger linket fra gårdsdagens blog. Skummelt! Her er dog et direkte link som burde virke for alle: Go for it!
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Smart Tag Tools for Developing in Microsoft Office

    If you have read my blog over the past months, you will have noticed that I love smart tag technology. I recently announced that we made public a download of the Smart Tag Tools. It's got really great stuff. Today, we published an article that shows...
  • Matt Powell

    One More Step Toward Transport Independence with Web Services

    The initial SOAP spec was pretty tightly coupled with HTTP. Shortly thereafter folks realized that this SOAP thing could apply to more than the HTTP request/response world. Great steps had been made to remove the HTTP dependencies from the SOAP and other...
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