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  • Brad Abrams

    Software Engineering 101: Cutting a feature sooner is better

    Isn’t it funny how we need to be reminded of the basic principles of software engineering on a fairly regular basis ? Here is a simple test that I think 100% of you will get right, but we tend to fail it in the real world 9 times out of 10. Which...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Did you know that OS/2 wasn't Microsoft's first non Unix multi-tasking operating system?

    Most people know about Microsoft’s official timeline for its operating-system like products 1. Xenix - Microsoft’s first operating system, which was a version of UNIX that we did for microprocessors. 2. MS-DOS/PC-DOS, a 16 bit operating...
  • Paddy Srinivasan's WebLog

    CRM Scenario #1

    Persona: Sales executive working on a sales proposal for a large enterprise cusotmer. Scenario: Opportunity management in a CRM system for a large enterprise customer. The life cycle of this project spans many weeks and typically involves many people...
  • JoeN's Blog

    TechEd 2004 (May 23-28)

    Anson and I are sharing a session at Tech Ed 2004 . We'll be talking about some of the IDE features in Whidbey for C# developers. A number of members of the C# team will be presenting as well, you can search for session information at: http://www.msteched...
  • Brad Abrams

    Discussion on GC in Whidbey

    Justin started a good discussion on some updates to the GC… Kit George (who owns the features) responded…
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Running on Auto Pilot

    I had something special to do this morning. It was a vital mission. I had memorized the instructions, our watches were synchronized. I was geared up and ready to go. Mentally, I was on target. I was well rested, well fed and well into the start of a glorious...
  • Beat Schwegler's 2 Cents

    MSDN Webcast: .NET CodeDOM Demystified

    I’m doing a MSDN Webcast on 29 th April: MSDN Webcast: .NET CodeDOM Demystified The CodeDOM namespace provides the .NET programmer a runtime infrastructure for generating and compiling source code (C#, VB .NET , ...) on-the-fly...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Writing an RSS feed

    An email request flew through my inbox from a local developer wanting to create an RSS feed from one of his sites. He is using ASP.NET and C# (although VB.NET samples are cool) and needs to create the RSS on the fly as he doesn't have access to the file...
  • Jason He's WebLog

    MUI and UICulture

    My parents are going to stay with us this coming summer. Besides all the preparations for their visit, I need to reconfigure my PC. They cannot operate my English XP and I don’t like to format my hard disk and reinstall a Chinese XP for them. Essentially...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    What should be on your Start Page?

    In the grand Microsoft tradition of “if you complain about or suggest something you own it” I’ve been asked to organize actual updates to the VS 2002 and 2003 start page. We have the ability to prop new content to the “What’s...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    ObjectSpaces: The Matrix is not Enough

    In response to my earlier post, “ Spanning the Matrix “, Ralfs Sudelbücher has something to say about building O-R mapping engines in “ Spans in ObjectSpaces are not Enough .“ He is making the point that it is not enough...
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    Where I'd Rather Be

    Sometimes, information at your fingertips is a bad thing. For example, from my desktop at work, I can view the current weather conditions on Seattle’s Elliott Bay. When you have the means to go play on the water, yet have lots of work to do, you...
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