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  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Automation Testing versus Manual Testing Guidelines

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    I met with my team’s automation experts a few weeks back to get their input on when to automate and when to manually test. The general rule of thumb has always been to use common sense. If you’re only going to run the test one or two times or the test...
  • Eric Jarvi

    StreamReader to end of file

    Here's some code for reading through a StreamReader one line at a time until EOF (where line is a string and sr is a StreamReader): while (( line = sr.ReadLine()) != null ) { //your code here }
  • Mark Bower

    Office 12 to include Workflow Capabilities

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    After the first murmurings around Exchange 12 , a little more Office 12 info is starting to eek out. InfoWorld reports BillG's speech at the Office Dev Con last week in which he announced Office 12 is to include built-in workflow capabilities. Of course...
  • Ben Armstrong

    DR-DOS under Virtual PC

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    DR-DOS is yet another DOS distribution, and one with a rather twisted history. To quote The DR-DOS/OpenDOS Enhancement Project ( http://www.drdosprojects.de ): "DR-DOS is a popular PC operating system that was originally created and developed up to version...
  • Developing Windows Applications by Mykola Dudar

    Shipping apps using SxS assemblies

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    This came up one more time today, so I have decide to blog two links to well-done KB articles. 1) Applications that bypass globally serviced side-by-side assemblies may be vulnerable to issues that are fixed by a Microsoft software update - recommendation...
  • release_team's WebLog

    Starting Ask Mode!

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    Check off another mini-milestone for Whidbey! Beta 2 Tell Mode is over, and we started "Ask Mode" today. Over the course of the last week, we finished up a round of what we called “aggressive” integrations of the source code branches and are currently...
  • Chris Castillo's WebLog

    Visio Connector for MBSA

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    Visio 2003 continues to be an essential application in the IT professional’s toolbox. It allows you to create network diagrams, server rack diagrams, and Web site maps. Maintaining a secure network is also a top concern for IT professionals. With that...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    Some nice Biztalk Labs to try out

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    http://msdn.demoservers.com/login.aspx?group=biztalk Has 14 Hands-On-Labs. Worth the sign-in, IMHO.
  • m | power

    Pocket Informant

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    I found PocketInformant shortly after purchasing my PocketPC (Dell Axim), and have been very pleased with it since I got it. My favorite features are the saved views, category grouping, and drag-n-drop to change or add categories. I use categories extensivily...
  • Rants of a Hippie Coder

    Do you ever have one of those days?

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    Actually in this case it'd be one of those weekends. I was working this weekend (at home fortunately) on getting some changes in for an upcoming product release and I just hit roadblock after roadblock. I have a name for my pain - it is GAUNTLET! Not...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Bite of Advice: Include variations of key words on your resume

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    The Suggestion Kitty says ... Some “key words” don’t translate well from the real-world to the search engine world. Include variations on your resume. Example: C# Some engines don’t pick up the #. Recruiters know this so they’ll likely use alternate key...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Microsoft's 'MR XML' meets the Register

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    The Register's Peter Abrahams caught up with Jean Poali last week in London . Jean is an XML legend - co-creator of XML and a significant player in the worldwide XML and SGML community since 1985, now senior director of XML architecture at Microsoft....
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