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November, 2005

  • Somasegar's blog

    What's next for us?

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    Now that the launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 is over – or should I say the worldwide series of launch events has just begun, because we literally are covering over 240 cities spanning 90 countries touching hundreds...
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    What do I look for in Microsoft hires?

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    I have often been asked by professionals and students – “What do you look for when you interview a candidate for a job at Microsoft ? ” There is abundant information on the internet regarding Microsoft interview questions . Regardless of the questions...
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    MSDN Forums

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    Have you checked out the MSDN Forums lately? Customers continually tell me the most important community feature is being able to find quick, accurate answers to technical questions - using online communities as a way to stay connected and leverage...
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    MSDN Search

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    If you have ever used MSDN , you would agree when I say that the #1 request, by a huge margin, from our customers is improved search. The MSDN team at Microsoft has been working on improving search. Recently, the team launched a new MSDN Search...
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    'Avalanche' of information/bits

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    The frequent Community Technology Previews (CTPs), Betas and other kinds of information across the different products often end up causing a virtual ‘avalanche’ of information flow for our customers. These information 'avalanches’ pose problems related...
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    The journey

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    Without going into any details, I can tell you that this whole week has been quite an interesting, learning and humbling experience for me. Thankfully, it has nothing to do with Visual Studio 2005 or .NET Framework 2.0, but nonetheless work related. ...
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    Beginner's luck

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    A few days ago, I had the opportunity to join my colleagues – Ted Kummert , Paul Flessner , Andy Lees, Steven Guggenheimer and Ilya Bukshteyn for a friendly game of Blackjack on ‘ Microsoft After Dark: The Launch Show ’. In addition, we also had Kate...
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    Chat w/Ken Levy on VB.Net

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    Ken Levy recently came and chatted with me about VB.NET in Visual Studio 2005 for a channel 9 posting. Ken, as you probably know, has been a long term fan, advocate, customer, product planner and a team member of the Visual Fox Pro team in the Developer...
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    Multi-targeting of .NET FX in Visual Studio

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    I have been asked by a number of people as to why Visual Studio 2005 targets only one version of the .NET Framework, specifically in this case, .NET FX 2.0. John Rivard, in the Visual Studio team, recently wrote a good blog that explains this in...
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