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  • JoeN's Blog

    Back from vacation and ready for TechEd 2004

    I'm back from vacation, refreshed and ready for the TechEd 2004! I'm just about to meet with Anson and talk about our presentation “Visual C# 2005: IDE Enhancements for the C# Developer”. We will be demo heavy and if there is a feature you...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    Think Red Vs Blue was funny? Well TechEd / Visual Studio meets the Real World

    Several folks decided to cook up a fun little video for TechEd that mimicks the Real World... It is a little 5 minute short, definitely worth checking out! Share the news too! http...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    We've Reached The Summit!

    Tomorrow is finally the day. We're running the first patterns & practices Summit . I'm really excited to see how this turns out. Keith Pleas has done a tremendous job as conference chair and people are really responding to both the concept as well...
  • Aaron Marten

    It's What's For Dinner

    Mmmmm.....smell those features. Some of the members of the VS Extensibility team will be at TechEd this week and will be holding a feature cook-off. Basically, they will code whatever macro, add-in, or VSIP package you'd like to see [within reason of...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Some thoughts/advice about databases and caching

    As usual, kindly allow me to speak in rough terms so that I might be brief keeping in mind that there are exceptions to what I write below. I think the most important thing to remember about serving data from a database is that, as a practical matter...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Second Best

    There is actually more to life than writing code. Some of us even have hobbies. It is certainly strange to take on a sport like scuba diving in Seattle, where the water is always dark and cold. It's even stranger to discover an abundance of like-minded...
  • One Louder


    As a recruiter, I find myself eavesdropping on conversations in public places...I swear I can't help it! I'm always thinking about the people around me and whether they would be a good hire for Microsoft. And whether they are going to mention any good...
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    The Spread of the Witty Worm

    Thanks to Joel Scambray (coauthor of the Hacking Exposed series of books) for bringing this to my attention. Not many people paid much attention to this worm, because it affected a non-Microsoft product, but the analysis is interesting nevertheless...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Cleaning up 'using' directives

    A suggestion arrived in email, and here is my response. (None of this is on the feature list for Whidbey, it’s just ideas.) 1. Fully qualify (all names / all names in namespace X / all instances of type Y / the instance under my cursor), removing...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Generate Method Stub

    Chris got his wish : We have Generate Method Stub in Whidbey. There is a command & key binding in my build. It may not have made it into the last Community Preview, but it should be in the upcoming Beta. You can edit the test that gets inserted...
  • Microsoft InfoPath 2010

    Digitally Signed Fully Trusted Form Templates

    In the InfoPath 2003 Service Pack 1 Preview you can create a fully trusted form template by signing the XSN with a code signing certificate. Here’s what you do: While in the InfoPath designer, select Tools | Form Options | Security Uncheck the “ Automatically...
  • The Unfrozen Caveman Engineer

    MBF Joins the Longhorn Wave

    Its been a busy month. We've been working furiously behind the scenes to sync up MBF with Longhorn. Our previous plan of record had MBF being released in two phases. The “business logic” portions of MBF were to release with Visual Studio 2005...
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