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A favourite application: Microsoft XML Notepad 2007
Added 040813: A quick note to respond to Judy's query: I successfully use XML Notepad 2007 on Windows 7 today – here’s the DL link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7973 . Although it's not expressly called out as compatible, there are a number of older utilities that...
5 Jan 2011
Support and Information Resources for Microsoft's .NET Framework
After getting through the initial set of current Microsoft products , we come to the true beginning of the alphabet. Actually, we'll start with punctuation: with the "dot" as in .NET. The .NET Framework to be exact . This is the software framework that provides Windows developers...
22 Mar 2010
Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Deliver Beta 2 in Final Stretch to March 22 Launch
As Mary-Jo Foley reported and (as noted on twitter ) just announced on Microsoft PressPass , Dave Mendlen discusses availability of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2, the March 22, 2010, launch date, and the simplified product lineup for Visual Studio 2010, including the Ultimate Offer....
19 Oct 2009
Going to Mix09 in Las Vegas? Check out my helpful hints on surviving tradeshows and finding restaurants in Las Vegas
As you may already know, Microsoft's Mix09 Conference begins this week in Las Vegas. Yes, it's true that researchers have determined that stress may cause the brain to become disconnected , but you don't have to be disconnected at Mix09. Once again, I was asked not once but twice today for I was asked...
16 Mar 2009
Happy Boxing Day: A few of my favourite MSDN Links for you
As I Tweeted today (I can stop any time), Happy Boxing Day. I remember from my growing up in the great white north this as a holiday unto itself, usually associated with post-Christmas sales. But ( according to the Wiki ) it's "based on the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate members...
26 Dec 2008
Just sleep in: Swedish researchers find Daylight saving time, erratic sleep schedules could affect your health
Happy November. As I tweeted this week , daylight saving time ends this weekend in much of North America. And leave it to Dr. Nancy Snyderman to tell us that the time changes brought on by daylight saving time may not be good for your health . For devs staying up late to code, consider that you...
1 Nov 2008
Windows Vista, Windows 7, conferences and other things taking up my time
Generally the lack of posts in October is directly related to the (growing) amount of work on my plate at the office. It's been very busy, as we increase efforts in advance of PDC and WinHEC, and the efforts we have currently on track. It was with interest that I read today in the Seattle Times...
26 Oct 2008
Windows 7 pre-beta bits and more for PDC 2008 attendees
Before I head off with my youngest to his guitar lessons and the skatepark, a few words on one of my favourite topics at the office: Windows 7. Maybe I can get him an opening set gig. You may've heard the hoopla that we will provide Windows 7 pre-beta bits to attendees at the Microsoft Professional...
27 Sep 2008
Another look at the year 2038 problem
I was asked last week (again) for guidance I could give (being involved in time in one way or another, in addition to my day job) on how Microsoft products may be impacted by the 2038 issue . As I noted in January , the Year 2038 problem (as defined by the Wikipedia entry) ... "The year 2038...
21 Apr 2008
Steve Ballmer and Guy Kawasaki live at Mix08, with links to the video to prove it
Of interest today from MIX '08 is this coverage in the Seattle Times of the interview with Steve Ballmer by Seattle Times technology reporter Benjamin J. Romano . The on-stage interviewer was my old friend Guy Kawasaki of Apple, Garage.com and truemors.com fame. "Kawasaki pulled no punches during an...
7 Mar 2008
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