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  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Not a normal Microsoft morning

    This morning (Friday), I didn't get much sleep for a few reasons that might be sort of entertaining to hear about: At 3:30am, the puppy woke us up because she needed to go out At 6:00am, the bunny woke us up with some fast hipidy hop action around the...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Watch Bill Gates unveil Windows XP Media Center 2005

    There's a pretty cool video of Bill unveiling not only Windows XP Media Center 2005 but a range of media services and devices. The Media Extender box and Media Extender for XBOX look pretty interesting... Click the image below to see the video. - Mike
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    C# Edit and Continue Support in Visual Studio 2005

    This is one of those things that I knew customers would be excited about, but I had to keep quiet. Sometimes that's tough to do with a feature that you know so many people are waiting for. Well, we announced today that C# now includes the same edit-and...
  • BenCon's WebLog

    Table editing feedback

    For lack of anything better to post, I would like to get an idea of what people think of the table editing in the HTML/ASPX designer in whidbey. I spent a lot of time trying to improve this area. After VS.NET 2003 I rewrote some parts of this code, hoping...
  • shawn's blog

    GMail Drive shell extension

    OK, this just completely rocks… A free 1000MB drive…B-) Getting things done frequently translates into the ability to access certain files, regardless of your physical location. Because IE is required...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Specification for Nullable [Kit George]

    I thought I'd make the Nullable specification available to everyone, for reference, and in order to allow you to ask any questions/issues. This is about to go through an ECMA review as well, so it should be interesting to see what their issues/comments...
  • Inside Architecture

    Workflow patterns - so much more left undone

    I have been following the progress of Dr. Wil van der Aalst in his efforts to create a patterns language for workflow processes, as you know if you've read my posts. First, the workflow patterns were described, then a comprehensive comparison of different...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Edit and Continue support coming to C# in Visual Studio 2005

    Well lots of folks gave feedback that they would like to see C# support for Edit and Continue in Whidbey , and its on the way. See Soma's blog for the announcement . Congrats to all involved.
  • Paul Andrew

    Fraud in Ministry of Health in New Zealand

    An Australian IT worker (a project manager) John Bernard Denison was sentanced today in Wellington , New Zealand. He had worked at the Ministry of Health in Wellington, New Zealand - where I live - how rude - and apparently had hacked the Ministry of...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Why I hate drag and drop in Virtual PC...

    I guess I'll start with why I love drag and drop in Virtual PC. Firstly - Virtual PC is the most drag and drop friendly application I know. Want to mount a CD .ISO? Drag and drop it on to the CD icon. Want to change the .VHD? Drag and drop the new .VHD...
  • Engine Watch

    isolation level

    Isolation level is always an interesting topic to me. I read this paper " A Read-Only Transaction Anomaly Under Snapshot Isolation " yesterday. -- This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Steve Cook's WebLog

    Software Factories and Packages

    I read Alan Wills’ blog about his domain-specific languages tutorial at UML 2004, and it reminded me of some thoughts I had about the difference between a Software Factory and a Package. A Package is a chunk of software that is designed to encompass a...
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