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  • Sam Mullis

    Manual Merge Issue Workaround in Visual Studio Team System December CTP

    One of our CTP users reported the following in the Microsoft.Private.Whidbey.TeamSystem.Teamfoundation newsgroup : I am giving hateras a spin and am trying how the multiple checkout handles merge conflicts. So I created a merge conflict on purpose using...
  • The Web and Microsoft

    Some Good Advice From Brett Hill IIS MVP

    I spent a good part of the morning reading IIS documentation. Besides reading some docs on IIS 7 and some of the new features and improvments I also came across some other information regarding some best practices recommended by Brett Hill for setting...
  • DC's .Net Client Blogs

    Hello World!

    Have been reading blogs for some time now and finally decided to have one myself! Blogs is taking the world by storm (:-)) and I thought I should be a part of it too! I am an SDET with .Net Client team and have been in Microsoft for over 2 years now....
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Benford's Law

    While I was poking through my old numeric analysis textbooks to refresh my memory for this series on floating point arithmetic, I came across one of my favourite weird facts about math. A nonzero base-ten integer starts with some digit other than zero...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    VS Core video on MSDN Channel 9

    If you want to see what some of us VS Core and MSBuild folks look like in person, there's now a Channel 9 video of many of us. We each give a brief blurb on what we do. It's about 42min in length, so if you want to be able to skip around, here's how to...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Solar Winds under Virtual PC

    Solar Winds is a not-too-well-known game by Epic Mega. To be honest - it is not the greatest game in the world - but I enjoy playing it from time to time. It is an interesting space exploration game where you play a freelancing mercenary. However its...
  • One Louder

    Blogs...bringing people together

    I didn't do a good job of staying in touch with my college friends post-graduation. I graduated during a recession and wasn't really sure where I was going to end up. The job market in LA was pretty tough. Anyway, I do really wish I had done a better...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Mozilla Wiki suffering from Slashdot Effect

    When my colleague Joe Marini was slashdotted a few months ago, I remember a post from the peanut gallery about how Joe should switch to an open source server to get better reliability. Hmmm... who would have guessed MozillaWiki was running a crappy commercial...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Response to Mini-MSFT on cutting Microsoft sales force

    Mini-Microsoft is a blog dedicated to reducing Microsoft employee headcount: "Let's slim down Microsoft into a lean, mean, efficient customer pleasing profit making machine! Mini-Microsoft, Mini-Microsoft, lean-and-mean!" I wanted to give my personal...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    New version of Sid Meier's "Pirates!" is a winner

    Well, I got the game Pirates! for Christmas, and I have to say it’s one of the best games I’ve played in a long time. I was an addict of the original version back in the 80’s, and so I had high hopes for it. It doesn’t disappoint – it has many great components...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    IdeaBlade is part of ObjectWare

    Looking through some more papers at IdeaBlade, I found ObjectWare references. I briefly did a ObjectWare based prototype project about 10 years ago when ObjectWare was SmallTalk based. Cool technology then, if not exactly mainstream.
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Maxi-Microsoft -- How do we grow?

    As much as I would enjoy tooling around Redmond on a bulldozer , I think it is fair to say Microsoft's growth potential is limited by our ability to find great candidates, in particular ones happy to endure our rainy winter months. If Microsoft wants...
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