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    User Error and "Disk Read Error" from Virtual PC

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    As I mentioned earlier this month I used VPC for the TechEd demo. Everything worked well but I had a strange problem that I couldn't quite work out. Today I took advantage of working at Microsoft and went and met some QA people from the VPC team and got...
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    So why did the C# keybindings change?

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    Andy wants my blood but on an internal email thread both Don Box and Chris Sells also want it. I was responsible for the new C# keybindings (I’ll let you have a moment to stick that pin into the Microsoft PM Voodoo doll you all have J ). It all...
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    TechEd 2004 - VS 2005 C# IDE Enhancements Walkthrough (long)

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    Some people have expressed interest in the slides and demos that I showed at TechEd 2004. The slides for my session can be downloaded here and the demos can be downloaded from MS Download (note that the demos are packaged as an MSI, the MSI simply...
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    iTunes and Microsoft MultiMedia Keyboards can live together!

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    I have an iPod and was just living with the fact that I couldn't control iTunes with the Media control keys on my wireless keyboard at work. Finally I had enough and looked for answers and thanks to this post it turns out we have updated the IntelliType...
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    So why did the C# keybindings change? (Part 2)

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    So who would have thought that keybindings would have been a contentious issue? J Thanks for all the great comments and ideas, I’ll work with our core editing team to see what we can incorporate for VS 2005. Reading through all the comments and...
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    Default Namespace and folders

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    Most of my time is spent on Whidbey and Anson and I have been working on the project templates and the add item templates for Whidbey. One of the issues we are currently looking at is the need for namespace entries in the code that gets generated when...
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    Flying High at 70!

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    It was a dark and gloomy night in Netherstorm when FJ (Rogue) and Devnul (Druid) escorted a poor wanderer on his appointed task. After a short walk, a great battle was engaged and after the dust had settled the Invasion Point Gate was finally closed....
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    XNA GSE Game: The Dishwasher : Dead Samurai

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    One of the guys on the team just forwarded a great video from a GSE game "The Dishwasher : Dead Samurai". It looks amazing and I love the visual style. It's great to see games like this popping up from the community. I think the Dream Build Play...
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    Profiles (aka .vssettings)

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    One of the things that I'm working on at the moment is the C# profile for Whidbey. Anson (another C# PM) and I are trying to complete the first cut of this this week and it's not an easy task. So whats a profile (and how does this relate to the Tools...
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    Which Visual Studio version will you use?

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    I didn't get a lot of responses to my previous XNA Game Studio Express blog entry (perhaps because I let this blog die to inactivity:-() but I thought I'd try to spice things up with a different Visual Studio focused question. As we finish up the refresh...
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    Stop the Madness - Tabify, Untabify, Uniqueify, Winningest, Undefeateds

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    OK - I've had enough of the made up words and spelling madness. Like most people I make up words sometimes but it is getting out of control - in life, on Sports Center, and in Visual Studio. I'm not the world's best speller but sometimes you need to...
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    10 Pushups for Life

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    In my first public Microsoft presentation (PDC 2000) I made a bet that I have lived to regret. At PDC 2000 we had very early bits of .NET and VS so it was a little bit of a minefield to demo. I had at least 4 demos during my 1 hour session but I was...
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    Moving to the XNA team...

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    I wanted to share some news about a fairly major decision I've made. I'm going to be joining the XNA team starting Monday, August 9. I'm incredibly proud of the C# team and the C# product. During the last five years I’ve held every PM position...
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    Maybe is just another word for no

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    My five year old told me this the other night as I was putting him to bed :-). It's amazing how many things kids understand. Hey, I asked a team for a feature the other day and they said maybe...
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    Options, Options Everywhere

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    One of the things that I have been working on lately is relay looking at Visual Studio and trying to trim down it's overall size and complexity. I can't talk a lot about what I am working on but I'm sure a lot of you can relate to the problem: ...
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    Please turn off all electronics, Nike+ shoes and...

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    I gave into temptation the other day and bought some Nike+ runners and the iPod extension thing so I could run and get feedback. I've turned into a bit of a shoe freak, so I actually ordered one of the Nike ID shoes where I could customize everything...
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    Visual Studio SP1 released

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    Visual Studio SP1 has just been released . I'd encourage anyone using XNA Game Studio Express to install it. This SP has a number of fixes in it and from personal use it unblocks some Vista related issues. Remember to install the Express version of the...
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    Your World. Your Game.

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    Relatively old news (well 12 hours to be exact) but we shipped the first version of XNA Game Studio Express today. Michael has some information about it here . Shipping always makes me a little reflective and I wanted to share the fact that I have been...
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    Experiences with Vista

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    I moved my main laptop over to Vista about two months ago and overall I'm really happy with the switch (I have been using Vista on my second machine for much longer on various builds available inside the company). I really like Vista, it has major upgrades...
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    20 seconds of pain!

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    I've been suffering from a very painful audio problem on Vista. Towards the end of all my songs the sound would suddenly start to skip and the sound would be very jittery for the last 20 seconds or so. Initially I put it down to driver issues but after...
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    XNA Game Studio Express and Visual Studio

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    Customers have used our product forums and Microsoft Connect to tell us that adding support for all versions of Visual Studio (Standard, Professional, etc) is a major feature they would like in the next major release of XNA Game Studio Express. Delving...
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    Taming Email

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    Every once and a while I look at trying to optimize how I handle email. After 10 years at Microsoft I have a few tricks but I like to the force myself out there and change things every once in a while. This time I used a number of techniques from Scott...
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    The Escapist

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    I always look forward to the Escapist , it's always well written and it has interesting topics. If you haven't seen it you should take a look.
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    Where's the content?

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    As a programmer I can understand code but I have little/no artistic talent. One of the key things we wanted to address with XNA Game Studio Express is making content a first class citizen in the IDE. A lot of people today have two completely different...
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    XNA Game Studio Express and DEMMX

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    I posted an entry on the XNA team blog about how XNA Game Studio Express won an award at the recent DEMMX awards . Boyd and I had a lot of hassles actually getting there because of a unfortunate flight time and then delays at the airport. The hotel the...
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