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  • Paul Stubbs

    VSTA: What is an Add-in?

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    This is an excellent question posed by TQ, one of our architects, on his blog . The definition of an add-in is: An “Add-in” is any component that is dynamically discovered and loaded by its host. It usually is compiled separately from the host and...
  • Brad Abrams

    PDC2005 WinFX Namespace Poster

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    The MSDN folks keep giving this morning… They just posted a highres version of the namespace poster we gave out here at the PDC. Enjoy! I’d still love to hear you feedback …
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    SQL Express 2005 September CTP

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    The SQL Server 2005 September CTP is now available; if you’re interested in checking out the latest versions of SQL Express, here are some resources to help you out when you’re installing the build. Make sure to follow all the instructions on the download...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Gas and the unemployed jobseeker...

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    Unless you live in a plastic bubble, secluded from the outside world, you are no doubt feeling pain at the pump. When I took this picture two weeks ago (below), unleaded was coasting at $2.81 in my neighborhood. Thanks to a concerted effort to squash...
  • BizTalkLATAM's Blog

    Continuando con WF

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    Viendo como WF un framework de desarrollo: Uso de actividades. Son elementos similares a un FileSystem object (en si cualquier objeto dentro del framework) pero lo interesante es la funcionalidad que proporciona y que en si facilitará la vida algo...
  • Rob's Rhapsody

    Bill Gates on Speech Recognition

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    There's an interesting interview on zdnet from yesterday where Bill Gates talks about many things. Speech is one of them. Here's what he had to say: This morning, you were speaking about some of the tough problems that software hasn't solved--speech...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    PDC Day 3 - Domain Specific Languages - the future of Modeling

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    Bob Muglia's General Session - Windows Server... I just got out of Bob Muglia's keynote and it was great to see so many cool things happening in the Windows Server product. In particular I was impressed with IIS7 and it's capabilities. They designed...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC05: Tips and Tricks for the PDC Bits

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    I've been collating a few notes on installing the PDC05 "The Goods" discs that were distributed to attendees. Hopefully these tips will help get you started. I'll be updating this list based on reader comments or as new issues are discovered. [UPDATE...
  • Outside The Cube

    Virtual Server 2005 R2: Download

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    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/evaluation/sp1beta.mspx Virtual Server 2003 R2 provides support for 64-bit host operating systems including 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, performance enhancements,...
  • Diary of a modern typographer

    Az Office új ruhája és néhány pillanatkép

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    Úgy hallom rengeteg hír kering az O12 új felületével kapcsolatban, szeretnék hát én is csatlakozni a tudósítókhoz, ezért feltettem néhány képet a SharePoint webemre . A PDC-n egyébként egy kétrészes előadást szenteltek a UI-nak, amint meglesz az első...
  • Matusow's Blog

    The Role of the OSI

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    Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols expressed his desire to see fewer OSI-approved licenses a couple of days ago. He applauds the decisions of Intel and Sun to retire certain licenses and then chastises CA, IBM, Lucent, and Nokia for not getting rid of their "vanity...
  • Okoboji: a lake, a mythical university, Kevin Moore's blog

    Custom Panel: TreeMapPanel

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    TreeMaps have been all the rage. I figured it would be cool to see how easy it would be to build such a thing in WPF. It turns out that getting started in pretty easy. There are a number of implementations of TreeMaps around. I found a Java one that...
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