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    What is the Microsoft Peer Networking platform?

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    The Microsoft Peer Networking Platform consists of several pieces: Graphing - This is an application layer multicast protocol. Think of a replicated database, records in this database can be enumerated,searched,added, modified and deleted. By default...
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    Peer Networking Security Model

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    Security for the Peer Networking platform is achieved through self signed x.509 certificates. This method of using self signed certificates eliminates the need of having a certificate authority issue a certificate to each user in a network. This eliminates...
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    On bald cats and small children.

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    How's that for an attention grabbing title? One of the best things about working for Microsoft is the benefits. One of the best ones is the parental leave policy. Basically, as a father, when you have a child you get a month of paid leave to bond with...
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    Slashdot gets it wrong….Again. or Debunking grand conspiracy theories.

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    For some sick reason I can't explain, I continue to read Slashdot even though I know that it is incredibly biased. Anyhow, yesterday they ran a story on yet another grand conspiracy titled " Stopping Linux Desktop Adoption Sabotage ". So, I took the bait...
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    Origami- In-car dvd player replacement?

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    So, Ive been tempted to get an In-car dvd player for my vehicles, It looks like Origami may be the better bet (especially if Im able to put DVD content on it), Now to make something so they can fit in the headrest:) Also, Imagine tethering these to...
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    FTTP: Fiber to the premises

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    Verizon has been laying fiber in my neighborhood in preparation for their FIOS rollout here. The first week was filled with subcontractors identifying the various buried utilities. After marking Gas, Electric, Sewage, Cable, Water and Phone lines the...
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    Windows Vista Internet Computer Name Service

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    Noah blogs about Internet Computer Names . Think Dynamic DNS, but Peer to Peer.
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    Symantec says BOO!

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    Symantec would like to scare you and make you buy their product. By testing on an interim (ie. not a beta) build that is over 8 months old 8贷㇝죸ԢĮĿ8죸Ԣ줐 they found bugs that were fixed by Microsoft in the build that was released 2 months ago without...
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    Linus:Specs! We don't need any stinkin' specs!

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    In the Linux™ communities continuing saga of "lets freak out our corporate users" Linus has sworn off specs  as a needless shackle of "The Man". Who needs marketing when you have quotes like this?   This is my opinion and not my employers. This...
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    With security flaws, Everybody loses

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    While surfing the blogosphere, I cam across a link to this  article on ZDnet talking about Microsoft's reaction towards security flaws found in Firefox. The reaction: When there is a security flaw, everybody looses. Microsoft is in a weird position with...
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    Windows XP x64 edition and games

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    I thought I would post a bit of information that maybe helpful. If your game seems to be running at double speed on x64, you can try adding this to your boot.ini /USEPMTIMER It has to do with processor throttling technologies causing the QueryPerformanceFrequency...
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    What's on your desk?

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    Being the hardware junkie that I am, one of the neat things about my job is the hardware I get to play with. On the Windows development side of things pretty much everyone has multiple machines. They are used for various tasks such as: ...
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    Headphones and x64 laptops

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    Here is a helpful hint for those running x64 on some laptop models If you try to use headphones and the onboard speakers don’t mute, you can turn them off by going to the audio mixer (run->sndvol32, or double clicking on the speaker) Options...
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    Microsoft Windows Vista, Pnrp and Chicken Little

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    Have you ever known something was going to happen, and the anticipation of waiting for it to occur drove you crazy? That’s what happens when you deal with the press. Recently, SANS discovered PNRP was on by default and posted an announcement for network...
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    Microsoft Acquires Teleo, Innovative VoIP Technology Company

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    http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/aug05/09-30MSNTeleoPR.mspx It appears we have acquired a VoIP provider. I wonder if employees will get a discount;)
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    I've got a secret. Wanna hear it?

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    Tomorrow, at 6 am PDT , the following Web link will go live with new information. I can’t tell you what we will actually be sharing, but you will learn something new about "Longhorn" J . http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/jul05/07-22LHMA...
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    Requiring WHQL signed drivers: Good or evil?

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    Recently Microsoft announced the requirement for Kernel mode drivers to be signed, this is diffrerent than WHQL signing, all this does is tie a driver to a publisher. It provides no testimony to the quality of the driver, in fact, it is stated in the...
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    IE 7 beta out

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    Get your IE beta here! Also, a hint if you want to revert back to ie6 make sure to click "Show Updates" in Add Remove Programs
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    The wonders of technology

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    So, I’m currently sitting in a hotel room, surfing the web at near DSL speeds over Bluetooth using my cell phone as a modem, isnt technology grand? When I first started at Microsoft, I origionally worked on Bluetooth. While it isnt the all encompasing...
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    Media Center hits the mainstream

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    Being an intense Windows Media Center user I’m glad to see this. http://www.edbott.com/weblog/archives/000973.html Media Center hits the mainstream Market research firm Current Analysis says sales of Media Center PCs have skyrocketed since...
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    A little bit of assembly goes a long way

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    What a Compiler Turns Your C Code Into Its compiled with GCC and its for the PPC chip, but its still an interesting read. Maybe I'll write up a quick article on x86 vs x64 vs ia64 vs ilasm later. Would anybody care? Tripp
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    PNRP v2 released for Microsoft Windows XP

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    Get your bits here . You will need to get this if you want PNRP to interoperate with Vista.
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    Charles Simonyi to go to space!

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    Charles Simonyi, the inventor of hungarian notation , which is the primary variable naming convention used for C/C++ code inside of Microsoft, is going to space !
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    Another Handy Microsoft Windows Vista shortcut!

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    Enjoy the XP Powertoy "Open Command Prompt Here"? Now its part of the OS: Shift+ right click on a folder in Windows Vista and see "Open Command Prompt Here"!
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    Latest EDW build of Microsoft Windows Vista posted for public download

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    This is one of the last EDW (External Developer Workstation) builds that will be posted before RTM. http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/en/do... Get your feedback in while there is still time!
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