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  • Chris Johnson

    Orbital Voting using MS products...

    Sometimes it blows my mind how our software is used ... this rocks: NASA Astronaut Votes from Space Using Microsoft Outlook 2003 On Election Day, NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao cast his ballot from the most remote location to date: aboard the...
  • Tim Sneath


    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US, a day of commemoration of the first Pilgrims giving thanks to God for their successful harvest and settlement and the fact that they hadn't been eaten by the natives. 383 years later we're celebrating our first...
  • Tim Sneath

    Speeding up Adobe Acrobat Startup

    I'm very fond of the concept of Adobe Acrobat - being able to share a single PDF file that contains a non-volatile representation of a document, that you can view on-screen or via a printer without worrying about formatting issues caused by different...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    What isn't marketing?

    Scoble talks about Channel 9, and describes it as disintermediated marketing . Interesting. I'll go one step further though. Not only is Channel 9 a marketing site, but so is (in a way). The PDC is also a huge marketing event. Just...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Check out the Daily Grind

    I can't agree more with Scott's comments. Mike G. has been a great colleague to work with in the past, and I hope to have the chance to work with him in the future. If you haven't already, you should definitely check out the Daily Grind. Mike is an excellent...
  • MS.COM Operations Tools Team WebLog

    Unheard of temperatures

    I was recently working on a thermometer control and decided to write a temperature class to go along with it. What I found interesting is that there are temperature systems that I had never even heard of let alone used (namely Reaumer and Rankine). I...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Amusing thoughts before the holidays [Kit George]

    We happened to discuss the new naming guideline for generics today, and for whatever reason, or discussion turned to some of the more interesting, and amusing names that could be designed around the decision to use a named generic argument, preceeded...
  • David Hill's WebLog

    Smart Client Developer Center: Rebooted

    Winding down for the holiday weekend and mooching about. Looks like the smart client developer center on MSDN has been revamped: And jolly nice it looks too. And check out the excellent...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    SMS & MOM news from IT Forum 2004

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted any SMS & MOM news, so it’s time to catch up on all of our announcements from IT Forum 2004 in Copenhagen last week. All of these downloads are free! The SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack is...
  • .NET Security Blog

    What's the FullTrust List For Anyway?

    Time for a quick break from managed hosting. I've been asked several times on this blog and in the newsgroups about the FullTrust list that the CLR keeps. What is it, and why does it exist? The reason for the list is due to a problem that exists when...
  • Roberdan

    Welcome to the MSDN Smart Client Developer Center: Rebooted

    • 2 Comments Smart client technology is becoming increasingly important as more capability appears in Windows and business users and consumers need more capable software to help them manage their...
  • jfo's coding

    All About Handles in Windows Forms

    (Repost from JFo's Talkin) Handle Creation What is a Handle? A handle (HWND) is the return value from CreateWindowEx which the Windows Operating System uses to identify a window. A "window" in win32 is a much broader concept than you may think - each...
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