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  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    My Dream App : the dream continues

    If Greg Low can dare to dream , dammit, so will I! Almost a year ago, I wrote a post about My Dream App . This generated a few comments and some emails from different folks, links to sites . I even got a screen shot of a sample which got me very...
  • BizTalk Core Engine's WebLog


    Okay, peridiodically the marketing team / other teams ask me to post things to make sure the word is getting out about events. My guess is that all of you are reading scott woodgate's blog (see my links) and if you are not you should, so these will probably...
  • Rob Caron

    Robin & Liangxiao Demonstrate the Application Designer (Part 1)

    [via Josh Ledgard ] “Robin and Liangxiao are both SDETs on the Whitehorse Team. In part one of this two part video talk about life on the VSTS team and kick off a demonstration of how the Application Designer can be used in a team environment...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    "Ideal line" plotted on scrum burndown chart

    Hi all - One new thing we're doing with this sprint is adding an "ideal line" to our scrum burndown chart. This helps us see where we're at with respect to our plans, and is nicer than using an imaginary line. Because in Scrum we use 30 calendar days...
  • Chris Johnson

    Multiple document library event handlers on a library

    Ever wanted to do this? ... Me too! Unfortunately there is not a nice way to do this... however if you are able to modify the code there is a way to string a few of them together. Take the first document library event handler, inherit from the second...
  • Adarsh's blog

    Use NetworkInformation classes to get the list of listening ports on your machine

    .Net frameworks 2.0 have new addition of Namespace, System.Net.NetworkInformation, it provide a number of interesting classes to extract the network related statistics and state of the machine, it pretty much provide most of the functionality which is...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Clearly Document Object Lifespans

    I’ve started commenting on API design lessons we’ve learned from mistakes in ICorDebug. I previously blogged about dangers of doing complicated work in IUnknown::Release or C++ destructors. Another API design point is [update: include 2nd half of sentence...
  • Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

    Manage and Monitor users logins to the Active Directry - LimitLogon.exe

    Just released to the web is LimiLogon LimitLogin capabilities include: - Limiting the number of logins per user from any machine in the domain, including...
  • distilled

    Show Indigo the door...

    Ever wanted to build something fundamental and get it out to millions of folks? I worked for years as an enterprise consultant and that was a very valuable experience, getting insight into a ton of LOB implementations, but nothing beats building the core...
  • Sampy's Blog

    Gauntlet - Measuring success one checkin at a time

    On the VB team, we don't checkin to our source control system (Source Depot or sd) ourselves like mere mortals, we use the automated checkin system called Gauntlet. Gauntlet runs as an .hta app that collects your unsubmitted changelist, asks for some...
  • Hirlpoo West

    Sadly, my town is on the map

    I'm surprised to see my town in international news now, especially for such a sad reason.  My wife and I were actually watching the Big Ten tournament when the local CBS affiliate ran a scroller with the news during the game.  I remember us both uttering...
  • Sampy's Blog

    Going Dark (almost)

    This week VB dev is "going dark" to fix bugs. This means we shut our doors, turn off Outloook, and get some real work done. We've peeled off Beta 2 and are working hard to drive down RTM bugs. By this point in the paragraph, you're probably thinking that...
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