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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    XP SP2 Craters

    So the newswires and forums are buzzing about this reported security flaw in XP SP2. Essentially they are complaining that the security center in SP2 uses WMI to store its metadata and an administrator can modify the metadata to convince the user that...
  • To the tune of James

    XP SP2 App compatibility guide and beta for Windows ACT 4.0 coming soon

    Here is the link to the newly released app compatibility guide for XP SP2: Here is the link where information on the beta for ACT 4.0 will...
  • From The Depths

    The Good and The Bad of Dogfood

    When first becoming a Microsoft employee, I was excited to get to see and use many of our products before they were released to the public. Most people love to be the one of the first at trying out brand new software. After a while, the novelty wore off...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    What require priveleged trust?

    Until a few minutes ago, I didn't know we had a list publicly available on MSDN so I'm guessing some of you didn't either. Well here it is... this elusive page in our Smartphone Adaptation kit for Mobile Operators (AMO) names which APIs and registry keys...
  • One Louder

    More cool viral advertising...

    Adrants take on the banned Corvette ad. I'm not naive enough to believe that this was accidental. So I am going to think of it as more good viral marketing.
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Museum of Flight - Personal Courage Wing

    Yesterday morning Samantha and I went over to the Museum of Flight to check out the new Personal Courage Wing . The Personal Courage wing is a new two-floor exhibit dedicated to aviation during the first two world wars. The museum of flight was able to...
  • To the tune of James

    Egads!! Visual Studio Team System bits at last!?!

    Check out Rick LaPlante's blog entry on the availability of the latest Community Tech preview. Looks like this weekend will a busy one for the MSDN download servers. Of course we've changed the name to Visual Studio Beta 1 Refresh, if you're trying to...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog


    My 7 year old daughter was playing with a toy Fisher Price dial telephone. She asked “How does this work?” I had to explain how we had to “dial” a phone. Remember slide rules? (I still use a slide rule: they’re great when you want to have a custom lookup...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    License Plate Update...

    Saw this in a parking lot yesterday... any ideas what the make and color of the vehicle were ? - Mike
  • IEBlog

    More details on Pop-Up Blocking in XPSP2

    There have been some questions about how pop-up blocking works in XPSP2 in the comments. Jeff Davis , one of the IE developers who worked on this feature in XPSP2, has put together a post (
  • Chris Garty's Weblog

    Mappoint: Do you know where you are?

    I heard about the launch of an Australian MapPoint service a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn't played with it until now. I was just using the US MapPoint to pinpoint my friend, Kamil, in New York and I was amazed at its speed and ease of use. The zooming...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MSDN Channel9 - Mappoint Location Server

    Yesterday I recorded a video with Steve Lombardi, an evangelist with the Mappoint group - Steve works with the location server - I couldn't help but notice a striking resemblance with Bob Geldof - see the two images below, can you determine who is who...
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