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  • Yasser Shohoud

    FAQ: VS Whidbey is not giving me <insert your favorite WS feature here>

    Becky pointed out Simon's comment on her blog. Unfortunately the new proxy generation features didn't make it into VS for Beta 1. They're currently only accessible through wsdl.exe. So if you use Beta 1's wsdl.exe to generate a proxy class you'll get...
  • Yasser Shohoud

    Nullable and XxxSpecified

    Just read this on Simon Fell's site. We've added support for xs:nillable=”true” by mapping such elements to System.Nullable<T>. However if you give us this element declaration: <xs:element name=”foo” type=”xs...
  • Stephen Toub


    My folks emailed me this morning questioning the nickname given to me by Kent , so I felt it deserved a little clarification... Brian previously mentioned the MSDN Peacock award when it was presented to Duncan . As the next recipient of the bird, I wanted...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    2 [ExtremeTech, JupiterResearch] A couple of PMC reviews

    ExtremeTech did a not-so-favorable review of PMC:,1558,1624206,00.asp And an analyst from Jupiter Research analyzed the ExtremeTech article in some depth on his blog:
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    SourceSafe PowerToy: VSS User Management

    [ CheckItOut ] “A while ago the SourceSafe product team had a focus week on creating sample applications that solved common community issues. We call them “PowerToys”. The goal for these sample applications is to address frequently asked...

    Kang Su Gatlin Interviews

    This is the list of Channel 9 interviews with Kang Su Gatlin. Kang, one of the program managers on the C++ compiler team, spent some time with Channel 9 talking about C++.: Kang Su Gatlin - The power of C++ in the managed code world Kang Su Gatlin...
  • Angel Saenz-Badillos

    Whidbey ADO.NET 2.0 User Defined Types (UDTs) and Visual Studio

    User Defined Types are a complicated feature, but it is hard to tell when you are using Visual Studio. All you need to do is create a Database project, connect to a Sql Server 2005 server, add a User Defined Type to your project and then click on Deploy...
  • aaron's weblog

    Those Little '?' Buttons

    Thanks to everyone who has logged bugs in the MSDN Product Feedback Center on inconsistencies in the use of dialog help buttons (those little '?' buttons) in Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1! I really appreciate all the help everyone has provided so far; you...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Parallel Polarity

    Sometimes scientific discoveries are not made in the lab, sometimes they are born out of conjecture and backed up by observation alone. Thank goodness for that or I'd have never discovered the truth. I suppose many of you have thoughts on occasion that...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Visit the Microsoft Community Blogs Portal to learn more about career paths

    If you are a frequent reader of Microsoft blogs, you probably already know about the Microsoft Community Blogs portal which enables you to search registered Microsoft blogs by keyword or category. This portal is also a great tool to learn...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Compact Framework application - how to include in the O/S ?

    There are a few folks at Microsoft that are following along with building their own Windows CE based electronic picture frame - it's been interesting talking to these folks because they all seem to be having problems in the same areas... speciically,...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MSDN Channel 9 Videos...

    I've been roaming around the embedded groups at Microsoft with my handy mini-DV camcorder, look out for the following videos coming to MSDN Channel 9 over the next week... Windows Automotive (2 videos) - Peter Wengert SPOT (2 videos) Rich Davies Windows...
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