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  • AdamU's WebLog

    Preparing for Technical Positions at MS: part 1: college campus route

    Matt asked about how to prepare for a technical position at Microsoft. Since there are two separate recruiting engines at Microsoft, I’m going to break my comments up into college candidates and industry candidates to match the paths that people typically...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Hello from Milind Lele...

    A few weeks ago I had published a survey ( ) for the future of the query designer. Many thanks to all those who responded. I just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am a Program...
  • David Kline

    "I don't want to walk him... they'll wave the chickens at me"

    Yesterday, the SF Giants began selling rubber chickens decorated with the team colors and logo. According to the article in the link below, fans are instructed to wave them at the first sign of an intentional walk. With Barry Bonds on the team, I wonder...
  • Mark Bower

    Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas

    Only just spotted that the Office 2003 Reference Schemas and associated documentation were updated in April, adding documentation for Excel, Visio and InfoPath as well as Word.
  • Mark Bower

    Help! My CommandBarButton events stop firing

    This is perhaps the most frequently asked question I hear when writing managed COM Addins or Smart Docs. You’ve wired up an event handler to catch button clicks of custom menu items. They work for the first few clicks but then mysteriously stop...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    The Chump gets Stumped AGAIN

    Answers to the latest Stump the Chump challenge! Q: Okey... Easy question... Do you belive that God is almighty? A: I'm sure that if I ever meet him, he'll be able to easily take me at arm wrestling . Q:
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    Delegate-Based APIs

    Generics and Anonymous Methods/Delegates make up a powerful pair that can be used to create elegant query APIs. Here are some that we just added to the .NET Framework’s Collection libraries. I used List<T> to illustrate the APIs but most of...
  • Andrew May's WebLog

    Animating Shapes in PowerPoint 2000 and 97 (Part 4 of 4)

    (Previous entries in this series: part one , part two , and part three .) Creating Animation Effects for Media and OLE Objects For audio and video files inserted as media objects, not only can you set the shape’s animation effect, as with...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    The Future of SourceGear Vault

    Eric Sink , who I met at TechEd recently, is truly the arctic fox of the software biz. He's also one of the nicest and most sincere guys around. In his most recent post, Eric talks about the future of SourceGear Vault in the context of recent announcements...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Looking for answers on SharePoint and WSS

    The first place that I go when I have a WSS problem or question is the WSS FAQ , which has a ton of great information. This site is a joint effort of Mike Walsh, Jim Duncan and Larry Strange, and represents the majority of the most frequently asked questions...
  • sano the super geek

    Technical Writing

    Someone forwarded me a link to one of Jean-Luc David's blog entries in which he lists a few techical writing observations . I just finished the second draft of my very first technical article which was probably one of the hardest writing pieces I've ever...
  • Al's Crazy Circus

    What the blog!?

    Hello everybody! My name is Alvin Tan (most people call me Al) and I'm a developer in the Windows Networking & Devices division. To be more specific, I'm in the Network Diagnostics group. I've only been here for 4 months, so please be gentle with...
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