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  • mgrier's WebLog

    Errors and a simple invariant

    Before addressing the problems with close_resource(), I want to explore another avenue which is invariant restoration. Let's amend the little function some more. I'm trying to stay away from Windows concepts but I need to update a global counter in...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Least Privilege and Explorer

    As I prepare for an upcoming talk at Tech-Ed 2005 on Least Privilege for Developers, it's worth reviewing a post from my colleague Aaron Margosis on Least Privilege and Explorer , in which he discusses some workarounds for challenges in making Windows...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Need to find license terms for a Microsoft Product?

    • 0 Comments allows you to easily locate the useage terms for a given Microsoft product. So if you want to know what the license looks like before you buy, now you can.
  • Sharp Things

    Hack the Build: Update to 1.1 targets

    Jomo Fisher – Oren pointed out that the wrong resource compilation was being done in the 1.1 targets I posted. I've corrected the problem so you may want to take another snapshot of the targets files. He also pointed out that, at debug time, the FX...
  • Windows CE Networking Team WebLog

    How do I add Platform Builder components to my CE device?

    Let's say there's some cool feature you've just read about - say the CE File Server (i.e. SMB Server) - and you want to add it to your Windows CE device's ROM. How you do this depends on who you are, what the device is, and what component you're looking...
  • David L's Blog

    Cobol.NET!!!! Woot!

    I was having a dig around some technical material the other day, and I came across a CD that discusses a technology called Cobol.NET!!! My first reaction was a short fit as I thought about my days in Uni doing Introduction to Cobol. But the more I looked...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    Corporate Responsibility

    Everyone seems to be talking about Microsoft's recent stance on the anti-discrimination bill. What seemed to start as a local story (or so I thought) grew to national proportions very quickly. I don't know if it's because the issue is so sensitive or...
  • Being Scott Densmore

    TDD Webcast on Thursday

    Brad , Peter , Brian and myself will be doing a web cast on TDD. Sign up here and share in the magic. Update – I have no idea what is ADD . Now playing: Skid Row - Rattlesnake Shake
  • Rob Caron

    Installing Team Build

    Installing Team Foundation Server installs several Web services that support Team Build. These services control build machines hosting Team Build and managing builds. However, Team Foundation Server setup does not install Team Build itself. This is by...
  • [MSFT]

    SQL Server BI Webcasts

    If you want to learn more about BI in SQL Server 2005, then tune into the webcasts at and if you meet the requirements you could even win a portable media center pre-loaded with a selection of the...
  • Todd's Blog

    Personal Data

    A little personal information about me....
  • The Old New Thing

    Watching thread messages disappear

    A sample program that loses thread messages....
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