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  • Exchange Pre-Deployment Testing

    Article: Jetstress will not load performance counters after applying an SP or hotfix

    Jetstress will not load performance counters after applying a service pack or hotfix There is another issue that Database Performance counters can be broken for Exchange after using JetstressUI . In certain cases when Exchange Server was installed...
  • IEBlog

    Go Seahawks!

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 22 August 2012 Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks on their awesome win yesterday and their first NFC championship! (The Seahawks are our local American football team...
  • Brian McMaster's Blog on QA, .NET, and VS

    PInvoke Declarations for My Sample Code

    Thanks to Ed from Comcast for pointing out that my 1/17/06 post regarding Windows Forms ID's was missing the NativeMethods.cs file. Sorry for the inconvenience, Ed. Here's the NativeMethods.cs file that will help you get the code up and running. using...
  • Inside Architecture

    Agile definition: Chickens and Pigs

    In agile project management, you have frequent meetings of the project team (usually daily). The goal of these meetings is twofold: team members come together to present any "obstacles" that the group coordinator is charged with clearing and ...
  • The App Compat Guy

    Designing the User Experience

    So far, I have covered two important aspects of software design that will impact how this software will evolve into the future. A brief recap: Evolvability. When developing software, you are fighting a battle against the combinatorial mathematics that...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    How to: Creating an Appointment with the Pocket Outlook Object Model

    Question: Using Window Mobile 5 I understand that I can access the Outlook Object model using managed code. One of the requirements for the application that we are writing is that we need to create appointments as part of the application. Do you have...
  • IEBlog

    Native XMLHTTPRequest object

    Hello, I’m Sunava Dutta and I am a Program Manager in the Internet Explorer team. I’m excited to mention that IE7 will support a scriptable native version of XMLHTTP. This can be instantiated using the same syntax across different browsers and decouples...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Goodbye, My Friend

    I guess the other shoe has finally dropped at Borland. Chief Scientist Danny Thorpe has left. He jumped ship for Google in December . I received the news with mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s a terrible, perhaps fatal, loss for Borland. On the other...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Are you a Master Coder?

    Some detail-oriented JobsBlog readers noticed that in a previous post I mentioned a “coding exercise” I use in place of a technical phone interview. I have gotten quite a lot of emails asking for this exercise. So all of you got me thinking … Are you...
  • Brian Keller

    XNA: Enabling studios and publishers to develop better games

    The past few months have been keeping me pretty busy, as you might discern from the lack of blog entries. That's because after we shipped Visual Studio 2005 on November 7th I transferred into a new role at Microsoft. My new job is on the XNA team, which...
  • Tony Schreiner's Blog

    The Risk of Micro-optimizations

    A lot of things have been said over the years about premature optimization, and after running into the following bug I thought it served as a good example of a type of premature optimization that I call "micro-optimization". That is, doing something quirky...
  • Visio 12 - Eric Rockey

    Visio Conference Recap

    Wow, what a couple of days it's been at the Visio Partner Conference! The level of excitement has been fantastic, and the new data features have been received very well. Steve Ballmer started things off with the typical Ballmer enthusiasm Thursday morning...
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