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  • One Louder

    Picking a social networking service

    Good article today on MSN: Online Social Networks Go To Work . Most of the articles I've read so far have really only introduced the idea of social networking and highlighted its "coolness". In this article Xeni does a good job of peeling back the onion...
  • Mark Bower

    Article: InfoPath Viewer Sample Application

    Recently I have heard a number of people (Chris Kunicki and LauraJ for instance) musing why there isn't an InfoPath viewer application available to allow people without InfoPath installed to be able to see a read-only view of the data from a filled-in form. With a bit of free time last week I decided to see how easy it would be to put together a little app that would enable InfoPath forms to be viewed without any design-time modifications....
  • Achim Ruopp

    Localization of command line applications

    The command prompt in Windows has a number of limitations when it comes to dealing with Unicode – it does not support complex scripts (like Arabic, Hebrew, Indic languages), the raster font selected by default depends on the system locale and only supports...
  • Rob Caron

    Now Blogging: Josh Christie & Ishai Ben Aroya

    Josh Christie [ RSS ], a developer on Visual Studio Team System 's load testing tools, has launched his blog: Welcome to the world of Visual Studio Team System web and load testing I'd like to start this blog by introducing myself. I'm a Software Design...
  • Dare Obasanjo's WebLog

    New and Upcoming articles on the MSDN XML Developer Center

    I have been remiss about talking about the ongoing and upcoming content on the MSDN XML Developer Center . The most interesting recent article has been Priya's Generating XML Documents from XML Schemas . In this article she provides a tool that allows...
  • Test Guide

    Test Hooks == Happy Customers

    Test hooks don't have to be special code written specifically for your tester's needs. Oftentimes, just spending a little more time and a bit more effort on your APIs is more than enough. Think about an application like Microsoft Excel. Sitting behind...
  • James Newkirk's Blog

    I am searching for a new TDD example

    I am looking for a new example to demonstrate Test Driven Development. In the TDD book that Alexei and I wrote we demonstrated TDD using a Stack. For a copy of the chapter see . We felt that this was a good example...
  • VSIDE's WebLog

    Visual Studio 2005 Import/Export Settings Chat Transcript

    Hi All, We had a chat on MSDN about the new Import/Export Settings last week. You can find the complete transcript at the following URL. If you have any more feedback about this feature, please...
  • Matt Powell

    WS-Addressing goes to W3C

    I'm back from vacation and a lot of things have happened during my absence, for instance, SP1 for WSE 2.0 is now available. One of the bigger things that happened is that the WS-Addressing specification was formally submitted to the W3C . Authors on this...
  • One Louder

    How do you work reading into your daily/weekly/monthly routine?

    I have a basket in my office that I dump articles, business magazines, long e-mails into. I don't want my desk to get all cluttered up with stuff and there doesn't seem to be an obvious time to tackle the reading I need to do. Once or twice, I've grabbed...
  • MS.COM Operations Tools Team WebLog

    Trip to Seattle Museum of Flight

    Since my parents are in town this week, I decided to take a few days off and play tour guide. As we were taking in the sites and attractions, it occurred to me that I really hadn't been to many of the "tourist-y" locations around the area (and I've been...
  • One Louder

    Research and open doors

    I've always loved doing research. OK, well, not always, but ever since I became a grown-up. One of the things that I like most about my job is that I am often given a problem to solve, the resources to solve it and the autonomy to get it done. There's...
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