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  • David Gristwood's Blog

    Opening The Xbox

    I have just finished reading “ Opening The Xbox ”. A very enjoyable and interesting read, especially if you have an Xbox (if you don’t have an Xbox, get one now – they are great fun). The book traces the roots of the Xbox within Microsoft – the team who...
  • Jesper snackar dynga då och då. Här är beviset.

    Loca what?

    Hi. I've been meaning to get a blog started for some time, but XP SP2 has been taking a lot of time lately. Now that's pretty much done though, so allow me to introduce myself. I'm Jesper. The Swedish Windows localizer. I work in Windows International...
  • Rob Caron

    [eWeek] Next Dev Wave: Software Factories

    eWeek has an article today in which they predict the next developer wave will be software factories , which will help bring design patterns to the developer masses and enable vertical industries to capture domain-specific knowledge. [eWeek] Next Dev Wave...
  • Objective Disclosures

    Open for Business

    I've found that it is always so difficult to document the work that we do, so I wanted to open up this channel to get out some of the things I've been working on so that I can at least point to it as a source of some documenation. Documenation of the...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Writing your own Web Browser that supports tabs and an integrated search engine link

    While there are many browsers out there that do this already like the superb Firefox and My-IE I wanted to link to a really cool article by John Kennedy (unfortunate name I know) on how to build your own version based on top of the IE rendering component...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Now where did I put that member?

    Got this Ladybug report from a customer concerned that intellisense was broken because he wasn't seeing all the valid members in a drop down list when he did this: public void DoSomethingOfRelevance() { PrintPreviewDialog ppDialog; ppDialog<dot>...
  • when setup isn't just xcopy

    Creating a Microsoft Open Source project on SourceForge.

    Imagine a blog entry where I try to capture the process for creating a new project on SourceForge from Microsoft....
  • Cyrus' Blather


    Spent friday afternoon slipstreaming XP SP2 and then installing it. It was incredibly painless and the install was the same ~45 minutes that I'm used to from an XP installation. Initial thoughts are quite positive. I really liked how after the install...
  • Richard Godfrey

    Time gentlemen please

    Just heard a lovely quote (from a TV programme that Mrs G was watching) which I can't wait to try out for myself when I next have a meeting about a project which is over-running due to scope-creep... "Time is just nature's way of making sure everything...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Soma discusses the future of VB

    Soma (whose name you may or may not recognize) is in a position to know a lot about the future of Visual Basic (in his own words, from his intro post... "My name is Somasegar and I run the Developer Division at Microsoft." ), so when he decides to post...

    Building Win32 Applications Using Visual C++ 2005 Express

    A number of people have asked about building Win32 applications using the Visual C++ 2005 Express beta. I'll take you through the basic steps here and I'll try to get a more detailed page posted early this week. Building Win32 applications with...
  • Tim Sneath

    SQL Server 2005 Event in London

    In the potentially tiny off-chance that there's an interested soul in the country who hasn't already heard me jabber on about SQL / CLR integration and Analysis Services in SQL Server 2005, I'm co-presenting a day on Yukon with a few colleagues in London...
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