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  • load of tosh

    Ads in RSS

    I've recently subscribed to Jason Calacanis' weblog and was just looking over some of his recent posts. He mentions that the feeds on his family of sites are now including ads . He also mentions that Yahoo will launch Overture ads in RSS...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    MOM gets Ladybug! (or - how to report bugs and request features in MOM)

    As reported by Larry Duncan and Rod Trent , the MOM team are one of the first to adopt the great work that MSDN have done on Product Feedback Center, aka "Ladybug". This site lets Microsoft "close the loop" on bug reporting and product suggestions. You...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    OOPSLA Welcome Reception

    I called it an early night yesterday (which explains why I'm blogging this today instead of last night) but I did go to the OOPSLA welcome reception. Ran into Martin again who pointed me in Gregor's direction. Gregor presented at TechEd last year and...
  • Brad Abrams

    Whidbey Readiness Quiz: Converting array values

    Thinking about my last little quiz , I realize there are thousands (literally) of new methods across the framework in Whidbey. How better to introduce\explain them than illustrating the problem they are intended to fix.. Let’s say you had this code: string...
  • Christopher Eck's Old Unused Blog

    Bug Triage Process

    Ever wanted to see what a Microsoft bug triage process looks like? Here is a video recorded bug triage from the MSBuild team in my division:
  • JTChris's WebLog

    New Bits!

    New bits! I haven't installed it yet - we build directly out of our source trees on our dev boxes, and there can be quite a delta between the source trees and branches used to build these sorts...
  • One Louder

    More on what we look for: Inbound Product Management

    A while back I promised that I would share more about the types of profiles we look for and explained how management consultants fit into various marketing roles here at Microsoft. I didn't mean to leave you hanging, but things have been a little busy...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What IS audio on a PC anyway?

    This may be well known, but maybe not (I didn’t understand it until I joined the Windows Audio team). Just what is digital audio, anyway? Well, at its core, all of digital audio is a “pop” sound made on the speaker. When you get right down to it, that...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Video of an Actual Bug Triage at Microsoft

    Have you ever wanted to know how product bugs (like the ones you report using Ladybug ) get triaged at Microsoft? My homies on the MSBuild team: Alex Kipman (PM), Rajeev Goel (SDE), Dan Moseley (SDETest extraordinaire), and Chad Royal (GPM) recently opened...
  • Ryan Chapman

    Windows Mobile Security

    This link and this one give a good overview of how the security model worked in past versions of Smartphone. Future versions of the Windows Mobile platform will allow OEMs to enable this feature for PocketPC as well. NETCF follows the same guidelines...
  • Ryan Chapman

    Windows Mobile Security & NETCF

    NETCF follows the Windows Mobile security model described here . The link provides a fair amount of detail, but I thought it would be useful to give the view from 10,000 feet (which in many cases should be more than enough!) Code Signing Code signing...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Identity Management Challenges

    We were presenting to, and discussing with, a customer at the MTC today about the benefits and challenges of identity management. This organization has a pretty complex environment (many environments really) and they know they need an IdentityManagement...
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