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  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Using the Databar feature with real data

    I received an email with some sales figures in a table. I just pasted it into a new VFP program, added about 6 lines of code (below), then pasted the code from Excel's new gradient Data Bar feature is cool: you can do it too! After a couple minor adjustments...
  • Rob Caron

    Team System Wins 3 Testers Choice Awards

    Team System won the top votes in several categories (Defect/Issue Management, SCM/Build Management and .NET Test & Performance) of this year’s Testers Choice Awards. I can’t wait to see the results for the 2006 Software Test & Performance magazine...
  • Tom Hollander's (old) blog

    Enterprise Library Update

    December is here, and I know that a lot of you are getting anxious for an update on Enterprise Library for .NET Framework 2.0. So here’s the latest: We are now code complete on all blocks (with the exception of Cryptography), including all of the designtime...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Julie Lerman at!

    Julie Lerman, one of the newest INETA speakers (and a longtime INETA volunteer), and a veteran of our first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp , will be at the user group in Newport News, VA next Tuesday, to talk about ADO.NET 2.0 and SQL Server 2005...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    Just in time for Christmas...

    I just received my Solar T62 Turbine Engine. ;-) Now... I just wish I had time to go play with it. In case you didn't see my earlier post... I purchased a BD-5 Mini Jet sans engine. The BD5 is the same plane that James Bond flew in the opening scene of...
  • mstehle: The CDOs and CDONTS of Messaging Development

    FYI: Getting Started with WebDAV

    WebDAV can be a little cumbersome to work with. To be honest I'm never thrilled to use it, but that is only because of the way you interface with Exchange using WebDAV. WebDAV is a protocol, not an API. It is an extension of HTTP and provides more request methods to allow us to get information out of Exchange and change information within it. We have a lot of technologies at our disposal for Messaging developments so it is always important to be reminded of when to use what technology. Here...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    More on friendly display names in Work Item Tracking

    Buck beat me to the punch in his blog post about our recent design change to support friendly names in Team Foundation Work Item Tracking. I've been meaning to blog about it for the last couple of weeks and hadn't found the time, so I'm glad that he has...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Example Word '12' document from Beta 1 with hyperlink and image

    I just posted another example document if any is interested. For those of you that got a copy of Beta 1, the file will be compatible with your build, so you can open it and take a look. This is an extremely...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Social Network and Relationship Finder (SNARF) for Outlook

    Microsoft Research has released a freely-downloadable version of their Social Network and Relationship Finder , more affectionately known as SNARF. I've been running an internal build for the past week or so, and I've found it to be very useful, especially...
  • TipTalk: from Microsoft At Home & At Work

    Ripping music? Tips on how to save space on your computer

    Listening to and storing music has become a popular way to use your computer. Just look at the variety of MP3 players people are using—all of them require a computer to store the music and put it on the player. We've noticed your interest in this topic...
  • Garrett Serack: Senior Open Source Engineer


    Howdy, I just wanted to introduce myself, I'm Garrett Serack, and I'm the new Infocard Community Program Manager. I figured I'd better start posting on the blog here, 'cause folks are already starting to ask questions. :) I've just moved to Redmond...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog


    In a recent blog post of mine a reader, Pradeep posted the below comment : Transparency in recruiting is a lost art. Is it an utopian dream or an actual possibility? What are the constraints that make this currently non-existent? Legal issues? or...
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