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  • Hirlpoo West

    Milwaukee area mobile carriers

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    I’m moving from Madison to Milwaukee later this month and will be taking the opportunity to switch mobile carriers. I currently have Sprint PCS, but when I was at the new house for the inspection I noticed I got no signal. I’m really leaning...
  • GrantRi's WebLog [MS]

    NIH Syndrome

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    NIH = Not Invented Here So here at Microsoft we have a lot of really smart people. Unfortunately that seems to lead to a lot of NIH syndrome. That really wouldn't be so bad if we had a broad enough definition of 'here'. For me as an individual developer...
  • Rob Caron

    There's a Lot of Work to Do

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    "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." - Henry Ford With Tech·Ed USA 2004 rapidly receding in the rearview mirror, Visual Studio Team System is finally starting to feel like a real product to me. Prior to Tech·Ed...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    CE or XPE - Do you know how to Decide ?

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    So here's a question for you... do you really understand the differences between Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded ? How do you make a decision about the operating system to use in your embedded device, which comes first, hardware/processsor decision...
  • Dare Obasanjo's WebLog

    Would You Like to Work for the XML Team at Microsoft?

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    We have a few open developer and program manager positions on the WebData XML team at Microsoft. Are you interested in working on implementing XML technologies that will impact not only significant aspects of Microsoft but the software industry at large...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Devcon - Hands on labs...

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    Devcon is inching (or centermeting [if there is such a word]) closer, which means there's a ton of work going on building and testing hands on lab content, we get the “Master PC's” tomorrow to start testing lab content, one of the PC's is...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Amazon.com is TEh EvAL

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    I just stopped over at Amazon to order the dvd collection of Sports Night based on the feedback I was getting after talking about West Wing. I was about to add it to my shopping cart when what did I notive below? The option to get this and the first season...
  • Software Test Engineering @ Microsoft

    The Limitations and Purpose of Testing

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    I was walking around the hallways yesterday and walked by the office of one of the test leads on my team. He has a piece of paper in his window that says: Trying to improve software quality by increasing the amount of testing is like trying to lose...
  • Test Guide

    Kill those warts!

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    Rory is one of my favorite bloggers. Earlier this week he posted Die, Hungarian notation... Just *die* , which sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly. Jim Hyslop and Herb Sutter's (three years earlier) article Hungarian wartHogs is also a great read. ...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Future of the query designer (by Milind Lele)

    • 4 Comments
    The VS Data team is working with other teams across the company for defining the future of the Query Designer. Do you write data access code? Do you write/build queries, reports, stored procedures, views, etc? Help us improve the user experience by...
  • Rob Caron

    Team System OPML List

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    Thanks to Christopher Bowen for assembling an OPML listing of all of the Team System bloggers.
  • Yasser Shohoud

    TechEd 2004 Whidbey Talk

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    Matt Tavis and I presented a talk oulining some of the Whidbey features in Web services, XML serialization, and Networking. I had a lot of fun working with Matt and building the awesome “NetTunes“ demo. Giving the talk itself was also a blast...
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