C# Tea Time

Random ramblings on C#, life at Microsoft, and other technology facets I find interesting.

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    Whidbey is over... What are you doing now?

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    Recently I have been asked by many family and friends what I am doing at work now that we have shipped Whidbey. Some speculate that we are diving into Orcas, some think Orcas is complete and we are working on Hawaii, while others seem to think we are...
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    DevDiv Source Control

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    A question that I was recently asked on a trip was what source control system we use and what it looks like. I've spent quite a bit of time in this space for our team and will try to answer the question with this post. What source control provider does...
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    MQ... did I hear service pack?

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    The answer in short is that MQ is not about servicing Whidbey. The MQ milestone is about changing processes and making improvements on these processes. It is NOT about code churn, adding features, or fixing known bugs in VS2005. We are extremely happy...
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    UPDATE: C# IDE Chat Room Changed

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    We are currently experiencing issues with the MSDN Chat Room. If you are trying to connect to the C# IDE Chat please use this URL: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/chats/chatrooms/beta.aspx Thanks and I hope to see you in there.
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    Hockey Challenge 2006

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    Mark your calendars and grab your skates! Join us March 11th and 12th at Key for the 2006 Hockey Challenge! Fundraising My goal is to raise over $10,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Seattle! Your donations are tax-deductible and I will begin tracking...
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    Windows Hockey Jersey Pictures

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    Sorry this took a little longer then expected, but here is a picture of the Windows Hockey jersey's. One thing to note is that the jersey's we are selling will not have the XBOX patch on them.
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    Disposing Your Finalizers

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    Yesterday I was bitten by a bug in our test infrastructure where the code was attempting to dispose of an object in the finalize method. It took me a bit longer then I had hoped to track down the issues, but in the end I did track it down and fixed it...
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    Detroit VS2005 Launch a Success!

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    I just returned from the Visual Studio 2005 Launch in Detroit , MI and I must say that it was an amazing turn out. The last number I heard was approximately 1,800 attendees.
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    Windows Hockey Jersey Questions

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    The Windows hockey jersey will be the dark Vancouver Canucks jersey manufactured by Kobe Sportswear. Check out Kobe Sportswear for sizing. Pictures coming soon...
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    CHAT: C# IDE, November 17th @ 1:00 PM PST

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    "Expansions, enhanced intellisense, type colorization, refactoring, improved code navigation, metadata as source, Edit and Continue! So many new features, you'll want to make sure you can hit the ground running. Or perhaps you have a question about what...
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    Environment Agnostic Tests

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    What is an environment agnostic test? This is a test which will execute successfully no matter how the environment is configured assuming that the product which you intend to test is available on the machine. What are some possible environment variables...
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    Off Recruiting!

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    Well I am off on my first recruiting trip while at Microsoft. Ever since I joined the company I’ve wanted to be involved in our recruiting, interviewing and hiring process. I know the kind of impact an individual can have that is involved in these processes...
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    Orcas Beta 2 Automation Planning

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    I am in the process of finalizing the C# automation matrix for Beta 2. One of the scenarios that I feel receives very little coverage today, and that I would like some help with, is the interaction of Visual Studio with other software or machine configurations...
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    My First Review

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    Well it's that time of year at Microsoft and all employees were supposed to have the annual review completed by the end of today. I was getting a little worried there at first that I might not get my review completed in time because the C# team is pressing...
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    C# Orcas Bug Bash

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    Today at work I participated in my first bug bash after being at Microsoft for a little over 18 months. It was a lot of fun though one thing I have noticed was that due to my role in driving the automation there are a lot of things that I have become...
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    Port 25

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    I was just walking through the hall here at MS an notice a poster with a penguin on it. The first (and correct) thing that crossed my mind what Open Source and Linux. The poster was an advertisment for Port 25 which is a community that offers a look into...
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    Soon To Be Recruiting

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    Today I booked my recruiting trip to Michigan Tech and the University of Chicago. It was actually quite painful booking the trip since there are only 3 flights in and out of Houghton each day. I actually was not able to get a flight in or out of the Houghton...
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    2006 Imagine Cup is LIVE!

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    Check out the 2006 Imagine Cup ! If you are a student register, compete and make a difference.
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    C# Language Service QA Exposed

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    We recently had a “pep” talk on the Visual C# QA team to talk about what our mission is and what some of our goals our. The mission hasn’t been fully baked so I won’t post it the specifics about this today, but expect to see something on this very soon...
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    CHAT: The C# IDE

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    "Expansions, enhanced intellisense, type colorization, refactoring, improved code navigation, metadata as source, Edit and Continue! So many new features, you'll want to make sure you can hit the ground running. Or perhaps you have a question about what...
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    Community! It's all about community!

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    This week there are 3 great summits taking place in and around Microsoft’s Redmond Campus. They are the MVP Summit , Student Ambassador Summit , and One Note Rep. Summit.
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