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  • One Louder

    Weird weather week AKA springtime in Seattle

    Usually, weather as a topic is so mundane it doesn't bear mention. But this week has been odd. When days prior, we had been questioning our good fortune and developing our mental checklist for coping with a drought (rain catcher...check. drought resistant...
  • Ben Armstrong

    How does networking work under Virtual PC / Virtual Server?

    I regularly get asked about how networking works under Virtual PC and Virtual Server - so today I will attempt to provide generic overview of how virtual networking works. Each virtual machine is created with one emulated network adapter by default (and...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Update: WSE 2.0 Item Templates for Visual Studio .NET 2003

    There is a new release for the WSE 2.0 Item Templates for Visual Studio .NET 2003 on the GotDotNet WSETemplates workspace . Changes in this release: Includes templates for Visual Basic .NET as well as C# item templates for SoapClient, SoapReceiver, and...
  • Rob Caron

    Critical Scrum Success Factors

    Something interesting happened this last week. Ken Schwaber visited Microsoft and several Microsoft groups presented their experiences with Scrum. This event sparked a large interest in Scrum from more teams. Our own team has already been pinged several...
  • NETNew WebLog

    Just Announced - Mainframe Migration Alliance Conference 2005 - May 25-26 Chicago

    Great event focusing on migration options from an IBM mainframe to a Windows/Intel datacenter. No marketing fluff, just presentations by actual customers who have done this and the partners who support them. Event information: http://www.realtime-productions...
  • FitzBlog

    Please Stay Out Of The Database!!!

    We had a fun internal debate this week on a new tool developed in France. If you can read French, it’s documented here ; the download link for the executable (whose UI is in English) is here . The tool grabs deleted documents from the database and...
  • Rob Caron


    intraVnews by FolderGlue Last month, I started a search for a new feed reader after my trusty NewsGator committed the unforgivable sin of altering my data without permission (after using a hotel Internet service proxy, the application overwrote the...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    ASP.NET 2: DetailsView Control containing a Drop-Down List in Edit Mode?

    Among the ASP.NET questions I received was one (out in Galway) where someone asked if it's possible to customize the input controls used to enter values into a GridView or DetailsView control. Specifically, I was asked if you can present a DropDownList...
  • FitzBlog

    Why do the WSS/SPS teams seem to be so darned tight-lipped about futures?

    You may have noticed this blog’s byline,.in which I refer to myself as “sharing whatever he can get away with” about developing with SharePoint Products and Technologies. Those words were very carefully chosen. Microsoft is not a...
  • Lori Pearce's WebLog

    New From the PSDK

    Many of you have already heard that Windows Server 2003 SP1 has left the building. The finishing touches are being put on the PSDK for Windows Server 2003 SP1 right now. It will be ready for down load around mid-April. In the meantime, the latest WinFX...
  • Antimail

    COM and .NET: what's wrong with this code?

    Can you spot the mistake in this code? Here we implement a CCW-based .NET object. This COM class is exposed as from a certain process (say, a service) to other processes in the system. We implement a simple get/set accessor that receives an array of objects...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Interested in Design or Usability roles with Microsoft? Meet Julie!

    While my job is to be a central hub for all things “core tech” recruiting (development, test, and program management) at Microsoft, one of my teammates, Julie Stringham, is the main point of contact for design and usability recruiting. Julie is headed...
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