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  • Robert Green's Visual Basic Blog

    Community Tech Preview for MSDN Subscribers

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    Word on the street (or at least in the hallways) is that MSDN subscribers should have access to the Tech Preview for download sometime this week. Look for it. Pass it on.
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Trolling?

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    According to InternetNews , Microsoft is "trolling" for users for Visual Studio 2005 (aka Whidbey).
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    C# Featurette #1 - Reference and Value type Constraints

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    We've spent a lot of time talking about the major features of the C# language, but there are a number of minor features that we've added that we haven't talked about. As we march towards our Beta release (and we make bits available ), I'm going to...
  • Robert Green's Visual Basic Blog

    What do you listen to?

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    When I am at work I mostly listen to Groove Salad on ITunes Radio (Occasionally gets a little too slow but generally quite good.) Thumpradio (House, Trance, Psychadelic, etc. Great for Friday afternoon. Nothing like a mix party in your office...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Great hashing info

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    Michael Giagnocavo has an interesting blog entry on hashing that explains what salt values are and why you should do multiple iterations of hashing on stored passwords.
  • Robert Green's Visual Basic Blog

    Wrox lives

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    I met with Joe Wikert, the publisher of Wrox yesterday. Wiley purchased the Wrox name and some of the Wrox titles last year. Wrox is relaunching in June. They have new versions of some existing books coming out and they are planning a series of Whidbey...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    XAML != HTML

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    Jason Olsen has an interesting blog entry how XAML != HTML . I had some similar surprises when I first played with XAML too. At first I was expecting a cross between HTML and an XML version of something like PowerPlant's PPob format. However, what you...
  • Software Test Engineering @ Microsoft

    Categories of Testing at Microsoft

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    Humans seem to have a natural tendency to categorize. Software Test Engineers are no exception, especially when it comes into breaking down our work items. Different “types” of Testing include the following: Functional Testing Specification...
  • Software Test Engineering @ Microsoft

    Comments thus far

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    Thanks for everyone's comments so far! I'm surprised at how quickly this blog has taken off. A lot of people are reading, and a lot of people are showing some great interest about Software Test Engineering at Microsoft. Another STE at Microsoft, Chris...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    Developers Are Awesome

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    Thanks to anyone who came to either of my first two sessions today. What never ceases to amaze me is how quickly our developer community process and come up with interesting scenarios and questions around our development platform. For those who couldn...
  • Tim Sneath

    Around the World in 30 Years

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    I love this site - I've been wanting to create something similar for a couple of years: Which countries in the world have you visited? Here's the link you can use to create your own "visited country" map. (Thanks to Paul Bartlett for the link.)
  • Tim Sneath

    Getting a Job with Microsoft

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    From time to time people ask me what it takes to get employed by Microsoft, usually after having been rebuffed by our recruitment consultants. It sometimes feels like no matter how many skills you have, it's impossible to get considered for a role. It...
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