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  • Visual Studio

    Video: Craig Neable talks about the new features in the .NET Compact Framework 2.0

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  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    BizTalk Platform Installation

    Luke's article about configuring the BizTalk platform in preparation for a BizTalk Server installation is required material to have close at hand for those of you installing BizTalk. The interaction (integration?) with IIS, WSS, SQL Server, VS.Net, and...
  • Rakesh's Blog


    I have heard this a lot of times… 75-80% of the C++ code out there doesn’t use namespaces. A lot of C++ developers do not use namespaces. Is this a valid assumption? I would appreciate if you could share your opinion about this. If we were to believe...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    Smartphone = Smart Sandy

    When I first got a cell phone six years ago, I was skeptical about using them. Like many people, I was pretty much lured in by the free minutes. Of course, I soon became dependent on a freedom and flexibility of a mobile phone and enjoyed the rapidly...
  • Visual Studio

    Intel Video Case Study: Smart Client vs Thin Client?

    "This video discusses the benefits of smart computing and includes comments from Diny Golder of Jes and Co, Tom Brock (principal of Whitney High), Joe Kitchens (superintendent of Western Heights School District - Oklahoma City), and others." Smart Client...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Ultimate list of Visual Studio AddIns

    Are you using Visual Studio .Net 2003 to write desktop or Windows CE applications? - if so, you may be interested in some of the productivity tools and AddIns for Visual Studio listed on Scott's blog - I've just installed the CopySourceAsHtml add in,...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Christmas is coming - Part II - USB Snowman.

    I bet you've seen a ton of "useful" devices that plug into your USB port, ranging from USB electric toothbrushes , reading lamps etc... Since Christmas is coming perhaps it's time to update your desk with a USB powered glowing snowman . - Mike
  • Rob Caron

    Write Less, Write Better

    From: mike's web log Peter Cooper has some tips for reducing the size of your text by about two-thirds to substantially improve it and "make it shine." Apropo of our previous discussion of Strunk & White's The Elements of Style .
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Shish has a blog!

    The Office, Project, InfoPath, and SharePoint (SPS and WSS) guru on my team finally has a blog. Visit The ShiSh List to see what things he is working on and what sailing races he has been in recently.
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    PDA's - Microsoft overtakes Palm.

    From CNN Money Microsoft is now shipping 48.1% of worldwide PDA shipments compared with 29.8% for Palm, 19% for Blackberry, and Linux accounts for 0.9% of handheld devices. Worldwide shipments of personal digital assistants (PDAs) increased 13.6 percent...
  • Live Search

    Google, Microsoft no longer 'more evil than satan'

    As mentioned in a previous post on this blog, we recently received our first few MSN Bombs. One of these was the phrase “ more evil than satan ”, which brought up both Google and Microsoft in the top 10 results. A number of you sent us feedback on this...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    The Final Hours of Half-Life 2

    GameSpot has posted an excellent, 25-page, in-depth article titled The Final Hours of Half-Life 2 . The report covers: The choice by Valve Software to develop their own game engine The inclusion of realistic physics and articulate characters...
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