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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Wireless nearly everywhere

    I had a meeting at a hotel next to Munich airport yesterday and was reminded of how ubiquitous wireless LANs are becoming and how easy they are to about 3 mins, I was up and running . Soon, we'll be seeing w-LANs on the planes themselves and...
  • Gilles' WebLog

    The flat file strikes back: BizTalk 2004 parsing positional records

    In a previous entry , I outlined how flat files with delimited records can be parsed by the flat file disassembler. Another post on microsoft.public.biztalk.general attracted my attention. Let's help Norbert disassemble his file. The document to disassemble...
  • Mark Bower

    TechEd Europe: T-3 days

    I spent yesterday putting the final touches to the two sessions I will be delivering at TechEd. I am really excited about this and my only frustration is that I will have to wait until the end of the week to deliver them - but they will be well worth...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    The Anti-Blog

    I was watching the Matrix again the other day. It's full of philosophical statements and themes. One big point that the movie 'architect' made at the end of the second movie, and was sort of re-enforced by the third movie was the idea that the real world...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Build Comment Web Pages

    In VS2003, there is a feature known as “Build Comment Web Pages” that was designed to take XML doc comments from your code, and create web page documentation. If you try to find it in VS2003, you won't have much luck, and I thought I'd...
  • jeff's WebLog


    Peter and I have both been doing a bit of travelling recently. Between STL and NYC, I got Peter to make me a cup of coffee using beans I brought back from Meshuggah . Over coffee we discussed the various reactions you get when someone finds out you work...
  • Brad Abrams

    Help us extend the generic collections for the .NET Framework

    Many moons ago I got some very clear feedback on my blog that the introduction of generics to the .NET Framework was a great opportunity to extend the base set of collection classes we offer. Directly based on that (and other bits of feedback), I contact...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    On art and the interview day (cont'd)

    In my previous post , I described Dinner Table by David Kroll, but I didn’t include a picture because the only version available was found on our corporate intranet. I wasn’t sure if posting a picture here would be considered copyright infringement...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Test your knowledge of basic Web usability principles.

    A quick, fun quiz to test your usability IQ , how did you do? Via GUUUI .
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Another attempt at Functions as objects.

    One of the challenges in the Method class is that C# doesn’t let me apply generics as signatures all over the place. I would have liked to make the delegate type a type parameter, and somehow specify that Method.Invoke matched the signature of the...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Creating borderless input fields

    Here's a tip from Rich Klein about how to make borderless input fields. A good way to display data and allow input is to create an input field in a table cell that is sized to the cell and is borderless. You can then "underline" the field...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer


    The Seattle Times reports that “ Bill Gates could join the ranks of bloggers ”. I wonder what it'd take to get in on the Blogshares IPO? :-) Dan Ferndandez echoes the announcement with a list of things he'd like to see BillG blog about...
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