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  • Santomania

    On the MVP Issue

    It seems to me that whenever you get a group of highly motivated and competitive individuals, there is bound to be some occasional friction. And everyone agrees that the MVP issue is a touchy one, especially for people like Roy and Rory who are both of...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Your data, your trust: your control?

    George Derfamos speculates on the roles 'infomediaries' might play in the network economy. It is an attractive and stimulating idea - to have a trusted (read extremely trusted ) third party that: "you trust with your personal data and who'll guarantee...
  • Alan Cameron Wills - Domain Specific Languages

    Domain Specific Languages

    At OT2004 , I ran a workshop on domain specific languages. OT is where the UK experts in software development gather each year, and so the people attending a workshop generally know more than whoever is running it. It's a great way to get some good ideas...
  • anantd's blog

    Specifying Timeout for remoting calls

    This week while working on a case, I discovered how to set timeout values for Remoting calls which I though is pretty cool. We have missed this attribute a lot in DCOM. We can specify the timeout attribute on the HttpChannel and that sets the time an...

    Security Bulletins for April

    Three new security bulletins today: Security Update for Microsoft Windows (835732): MS04-011 Cumulative Update for Microsoft RPC/DCOM (828741): MS04-012 Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (837009): MS04-013 Vulnerability in the Microsoft...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Shout out to our new MVPs!

    Manop Agrasut Rob Borek Robert Boyd Rey Flores Mauricio Freitas Bob Katayama Pat Logsdon Welcome and congrats! [Author: Diane Curtis]
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Eric Rudder mentions the Speech Server launch on his blog

    From Eric's blog, The Developer Life I had a chance to spend much of this past week in San Francisco, meeting with customers, partners, and a few press folks at VS Live/MDC/SpeechTek. It was great to see Speech Server finally launch after so many...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RSS aggregator for Media Center

    Very nice. More sceenshots Omar!
  • One Louder

    Corporate Blogs and Wikis

    Here's a great article today on corporate blogging and how to do it well (I guess wiki-ing isn't a word, is it?). What other companies, besides Microsoft, are doing a good job of corporate blogging? I'm especially interested in marketing bloggers since...
  • Bill Wert's weblog

    How often should we be measuring?

    Testing performance is tough. As a product is being developed, you need to track the performance of what you're building. The question is how often? It turns out it's a very difficult and time consuming thing to identify the cause of failures in a...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Unsafe and reading from files

    Einar wrote (long ago), In the article you wrote on unsafe image processing, you announced a follow-up that would "cover some more unsafe scenarios, including dealing with existing structures on disk". But then I guess something came up, and that article...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    C# Whidbey Featurette #3: Static classes

    Because all functions in C# must live inside of a class, there are some clases - System.Math is a canonical example - that are merely collections of static methods. Since it's useless to create an instance of such a class, in current versions of C#, you...
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