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  • Brad Abrams

    New Design Guideline: Avoid Protected Static

    Here is a minor update to the design guidelines around subclassing. It is based on this quiz I did a last week . Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. As always, you can check out the base design guidelines and my incremental updates...
  • Innovación Tecnológica

    MSDN Académico

    ¿Sabías que existe una versión para escuelas del MSDN?!?! Se llama MSDN AA (Academic Alliance) y consiste en una suscripción anual para departamentos de Computación/TI o similares. Si eres estudiante de alguna carrera de tecnología y tu escuela tiene...
  • This is my old blog

    The power of .NET

    Not often do I have to explain to customers about Cross Platform and .NET, even when Eric Rudder spent 2 days in Israel last week he was asked about Microsoft's position regarding mono. Personally I love the idea that someone is taking the specification...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    End of the MSR RFP Event

    The Embedded RFP event is now over, there were over 70 attendees, and over 50 'teams' showing their work, which included robotics, o/s benchmarking tools, healthcare, IPv6 and IPSEC networking, bluetooth positioning, ad-hoc networking, sensor networks...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Redmond to Consider Providing Citywide Wi-Fi

    Tonight, the Redmond Planning Commission discussed proposed updates to the Utilities Element , or chapter, of our 20-year Comprehensive Plan. Theoretically, we get around to reviewing each chapter once every five years. The Comp Plan is a state-mandated...
  • Nick MacKechnie

    Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2

    This spreadsheet lists the full set of Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files that shipped with Windows XP SP2. This includes all policy settings supported on the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server™...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Scooby Snax #7 (500 Characters, Tools, Ipods, Security, and Solitaire)

    I returned to work today after a great weekend getaway to Whistler and had over 800 blog posts to read; hence a new edition of Scooby Snax. Making the first 500 Count: Upon my return I learned that we are now saving on bandwidth by only showing the first...
  • Brad Abrams

    Compat Testing for Whidbey..

    Now is a great time to make sure your managed apps on V1.0 and V1.1 will work great on V2.0 (Whidbey). Adam suggest getting a special build of Beta1 that collects data and optionally allows you to send data back to us on the APIs that use so we can be...
  • Brad Abrams

    What are the "free minutes" for the .NET Framework?

    A comment on my last post got me thinking about the issues around redisting the framework. I have known for a long time that some of our customers have trouble with the size of .NET Framework redist package. We have talked about a huge number of ways...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Off to Mobile HCI

    Lately I've been spending some time really exploring the mobile solutions that exists and how people use mobile technology. Fortunately for me there is a conference right in my field. So I'm heading to Glasgow the weekend. Never been that far north in...
  • Harsh Shah's eBlog

    EOL (End of Life) Components and Branching

    Have you ever wondered what are those "End of Life (EOL)" components in XPE database and how they work? When a new version of some application or component is available (e.g. Windows Media Player 9.0 or DirectX 9.0), old version of that component (e.g...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Personal post: What I did on my summer vacation, by Gretchen Ledgard

    Wow. I feel like I’ve hardly posted in the last few weeks, and well, I guess I haven’t. So that I can finally get back on track and start blogging about the topics most burning on your minds (don’t worry … I haven’t forgotten the Suggestion Box !), I...
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