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  • Mark Bower

    Post #1…

    I am a developer consultant in the Solutions group of Microsoft Consulting Services in the UK . I have been with Microsoft for four years, initially as a developer in the Solutions Development Centre where I worked on the Government Gateway project. Since...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    RANT: Run as Normal User

    AKA “Run as non-admin”. We call it “RANU” around here, or sometimes “why would you do that?” I have a Linux background . There it seemed obvious to run as 'jbazuzi' sometimes and 'root' other times. But making it...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    No castes!

    Actually I mean “no casts”. Cyrus says : I hate casts. They usually indicate to me that something is being wrong. However, in this case I need them because the language won't allow me to express this completely safe concept. Me too...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Free online training: SPS Managing Portals

    There's a new web-based training module for Managing Portals online! This Web-based training course tells you how to set up, customize, and manage a SharePoint Portal site using SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services. (It requires...
  • James Newkirk's Blog

    Unit Testing with a Database

    I ran across a couple of articles over the weekend that I think are really helpful with regard to this difficult and mildly controversial topic. Roy Osherove ( ) Steve Eichert ( http...
  • Andrew May's WebLog

    Animating Shapes in PowerPoint 2000 and 97 (Part 3 of 4)

    Today, we talking about build effects. If you’re just joining us, you can find the first two parts of this series here and here . Creating Build Animation Effects for Text and Charts As mentioned earlier, you can create a special type of animation...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Going Dark

    Hey all, at the end of this week I'm heading off on vacation for two weeks, I've got a metric boatload of work to get finished before I go, and (thankfully) there are no computers where I'm going. Therefore the blog is probably going to go dark until...
  • Craig Flannagan, MSDN Canada's WebLog

    Canadian Developer Update - Coding contest ideas!

    Wow - lesson learned. Prizes offered = blog wild fire Thanks to everyone who responded! I see Ottawa is in the house, as are our friends out east! I'll keep everyone informed as we go forward with getting some of these contests off the ground. ...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Database Unit Testing

    We’ve struggled with database unit testing on our NxOpinion project, if only because we’re using a third-party object-relational mapping tool that doesn’t normally expose its transaction. Fortunately, we were able to make some slight...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    VS Editor team blog

    My wife and other members of the VS editor team are now blogging . If you use VS, you might end up discovering a boatload of things you didn't know existed from reading what these folks have to say.
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Risk, Filtering, and what you love.

    A good friend of mine wrote in response to my recent post : Every person that I have ever known that has had a motorcycle has been in an accident, and I would hate to see that happen to anyone else. I've had numerous people say the same thing to...
  • The Old New Thing

    The evolution of dialog templates - 32-bit Classic Templates

    The classic 32-bit dialog template....
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