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  • Ben Armstrong

    Hacking 'Repeatable Save State Restore' into Virtual PC

    One feature that people regularly ask for in Virtual PC is the ability to have a virtual machine in a 'saved state' and to then be able to repeatedly restore the virtual machine from that saved state. This is particularly useful for training and demonstration...
  • shawn's blog

    A real live rock star

    It is so cool to see a real live rock star every now and then. I was headed to my last meeting of the evening, when a panicked Rory swung by, looking for an office to crash in. Luckily, I've got folks from my team slung out all over the green earth right...
  • MWCC's WebLog

    Introducing the Windows Technology Adoption Team

    The Windows Technology Adoption Program (TAP) team exists to drive greater and higher quality customer, ISV, and OEM input into the product development process for Windows. Our goal is to understand the entire customer eco-system where the operating system...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    VB Script to get list of services into an Excel list

    Borrowing some code from the following from the TechNet Script Repository for Office : Format a range of cells List Service Data in a Spreadsheet List Excel Color Values I was able to make a little VB Script app that lists all of the services on my Windows...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium


    Today I spent a few hours playing Halo2 - after waiting 90 minutes with 1000 of my closest friends outside the Microsoft company store. The campaign seems to be pretty good, but it has the usual problem with FPS campaigns, where it needs to strike a balance...
  • Cyrus' Blather


    So yesterday I decided to spike the FilteredCompletionList feature. Now we need to decide where to do with it. It might seem obvious, "just ship it!", but in actuality the process is a whole lot more complicated. First of all a feature never exists in...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    I spent four years prostrate to the higher mind...

    got my copy of Halo 2 and i was free. Well, i got my copy of Halo 2 and got my ass handed to me in the MS H2 tournament. But that's ok. I'll play the compaign and use my free live account to kick all of their butts soon :) Wow. It's a good thing we hit...
  • David Gristwood's Blog

    Understanding Web Services – UK event, November 30th, London

    Later this month I will be running a one day MSDN session around understanding Web Service – I hope some of you reading this blog will be able to make it. It’s a free event, aimed at developers and system designers, and really anyone interested in web...
  • Verticalware

    RFID...It's time

    Recently I read an interesting quote by Sir Issac Newton which goes somthing like "There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and it is the idea whose time has come" , that's when the title for my blog struck me...'s time...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Connections in Vegas

    I'm in Vegas this week for Connections. Connections is a 3-part conference covering ASP.NET, Visual Studio, and SQL Server. I did the demo keynote for Marie Huwe, our fearless leader, and a session on language and IDE enhancements. I'm happy to be done...
  • manish godse's Application Insights and remoting blog

    Channel priority in remoting

    Each remoting channel has a priority associated with it. If there are multiple channels registered in the same appdomain and a MarshalByRefObject is marshalled out, all available channel data will flow with the ObjRef. The order is which this channel...
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010

    Yesterday's WebCast

    Hello everyone, I want to personally thank those of you who attended yesterday’s WebCast: InfoPath in End-to-End Enterprise Solutions: Integrating InfoPath with Siebel and SAP which was presented by Hagen Green. I hope you enjoyed the talk as much as...
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