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  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog


    Rovert asks: “ What is RTLMirroring? ” The answer comes from Marin who is responsible for Visual Studio Localization: We made a breaking change to the RTL behavior for controls inheriting from the common control, so we added this...
  • vs2005news's WebLog

    The Future of Visual SourceSafe

    Many people have asked questions about VSS in light of the Visual Studio Team System announcement. Here's the Roadmap for VSS (there will be a VSS 2005) TTFN - Kent
  • scarroll's Blog

    An Introduction

    Hello World. My name is Steve Carroll, and I'm a developer on the Visual Studio Team System team. Specifically, I work on the profiler and code coverage tools. Even MORE specifically, I work on the analysis phase of the profiler (with Simon Meachem...
  • Matt Powell

    There is only one program...and it is still being written

    I'm currently sitting in Doug Purdy's Web services versioning talk here at TechEd. The fact that we are here with Doug reminded a few of us of his earlier talk where he philosophized on the connectivity of applications. Apparently he will be talking a...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Are "Team Blogs" the "Anti-Blog"?

    I used to feel this way. If someone had asked me a few months ago if I thought their team should start a blog that represents their collective team; I probably would has told them that it wouldn't go over that well. Now, however, I'm of the opinion that...
  • Joe Stagner - Frustrated by Design !

    Developer Buzz at TechEd 2004

    I haven’t wanted to join the “Today at TechEd” blogging crowd, but we’re closing in on the end of the event and I did want to share some observations. There are two main things that I have found a bit surprising. 1...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    Creator of SourceSafe, CLR luminary, and now Team System guy Brian Harry has a new blog

    I was on the team which purchased OneTree software all those years back and had the pleasure of working for Brian Harry through several products including the formation of the CLR team back in '96 (he's the 'B' in the file format signature and I'm the...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Blog reactions to Visual Studio Team System

    Fahrid Mheir writes about his first reactions to Visual Studio Team System . He writes a neat summary about the areas of Team System that I'm part of: At its core, VSTS has a "work item" database, basically a "bug tracking" SQL database, but more...
  • My Name is Thayer. I am 3 Years Old

    In the Tub

    “Daddy, what kind of a boat is this?” “It's an ark.” “An ark?” “Yup.” “Like an ark-cordian?” “Uh....” “Or an aardv-ark-cordian?” “Uh....”...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Making Strings More Secure

    The standard System.String has never been a very secure solution for storing sensitive strings such as passwords or credit card numbers. Using a string for this purpose has numerous problems, including: It's not pinned, so the garbage collector can move...
  • Matt Powell


    There's a lot of excitement here at TechEd about the WSE release. I got to watch Keith Ballinger's WSE Messaging talk and Benjamin Mitchell 's WSE Security talk. Both talks had a full room. For some reason all the Connected Systems track presentations...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Nullable types in C#

    Nullable Types in C# One of the "late breaking" features in C# 2.0 is what is known as "Nullable Types". The details can be found in the C# 2.0 language spec . Nullable types address the scenario where you want to be able to have a primitive type...
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