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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    ok, try this...

    totally off topic, but... sit in a chair and lift your left leg so your foot is about 6 inches off the floor rotate your left foot in a clockwise direction (only your foot) - and keep it going... now, using your left hand try to draw the numeric...
  • Angel Saenz-Badillos

    Whidbey ADO.NET System.Transactions Distributed Transactions

    This is imo one of the best new features for ADO.NET imo and I was glad to get some feedback that expressed interest. I will blog on this feature for the rest of the week, here is how to get started. The hardest thing about this feature is without...
  • Jeremy Hance

    Now Open For Business

    My name is Jeremy Hance, and I'm an SDET on the Compact Framework team. Officially, SDET = Software Development Engineer in Test. In my position, I write code used to test the functionality of the Compact Framework. Primarily, I work with the Global Assembly...
  • Angel Saenz-Badillos

    Whidbey ADO.NET System.Transactions Distributed Transactions

    The hardest thing about this feature is without a doubt the OS setup required. Most user problems are going to come from this. You need to make sure that both your client and your Server are set up to allow distributed transactions. To give you...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    API writability and the editor

    Steve Clark talked about usability of APIs, and a snag some users hit when writing against ADO.NET, and some possible ways to help. It should come as no surprise that I think the ideal solution for this problem relies on the editor. (Because my team makes...
  • Gilles' WebLog

    Spot the defect (1/2): Custom Pipeline Component Sample "FixMsg" can fail without any apparent reason

    Part 1 Part 2 Last week, I was trying to help Matthew with his custom pipeline component (see this newsgroup thread ) . To make a long story short, Matthew started from the custom pipeline component provided with BizTalk 2004 SDK (it gets installed...
  • Chris Rathjen

    Migrating from VSS to Hatteras

    Buck posted the preliminary plan on VSS->Hatteras migration, be sure to check it out if you currently use VSS and might be looking to make the change. The comments are mainly focused on the drawbacks - you lose VSS sharing and pinning. ...
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    This scares me!

    Aleksei Guzev was scared by my last post on readability vs writability. I think what might have scared Aleksei (feel free to correct me if I am wrong Aleksei) is the thought that the results of this study would be used to make a case for adding a Count...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    Thread Lab materials are posted for EDC participants

    They've finally posted my thread lab handouts and code up on . So if you went to DevCon and need that material, you can get it now. The handout contains everything I talked about in my hands-off lab, but also has some details I didn...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    For why my tables appear like the donkey?

    So i wrote up my post on the results of the votes for new C# features and I tested out what the post would look like in a few browsers. I was pretty surprised to see how different the results were. I ended up with the table looking like this in IE: ...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    DVD ISO for Visual Studio .NET 2005 Beta 1 Now Available on MSDN

    The DVD ISO file (3.50 GB) for Visual Studio .NET 2005 Enterprise Architect Beta 1 is now available for download at MSDN Subscriber Downloads . Similar to the CD ISO releases last week, the download is available for the following subscriber levels : MSDN...

    Security Events this Week

    Here are some of the Security events taking place this week: Tuesday July 6th Chat: Programming with the Cryptography APIs 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Pacific time MSDN Webcast: Overview of XP SP2 for Developers - Level 200 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific...
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