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  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Off to Whistler

    I’m off to beautiful British Columbia, but I will return on Wednesday. During this time the “ Coding Master ” contest will close, but my first priority upon my return will be to determine the winner with my MSN Search team. I won’t be sending you an...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    MDbg UI Threading, round 2

    The STA/MTA threading problem is (hopefully) fixed in the latest MDbg winforms Gui . (which also has some cool new features, including an IL disassembly window ) The original solution implemented in the original GUI (described here ) had the problem...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Alas, MSN Search Champs is over

    Alas, the fourth MSN Search Champs is over. Although I'm at Microsoft, I'm not an MSN'er, so I had two reasons for being there. The first was that I was invited by Brady Forrest as he wanted my feedback on aspects of the MSN products in development...
  • .NET Security Blog

    UAC Policy Settings

    The new UAC blog (formerly LUA, formerly UAP) has up a good post on the six security policy settings that have been introduced to control how UAC works. As the Vista betas start coming out and people can start to play with UAC, knowing that some of these...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    Migrating to SQL Server 2005, UK TechNet Briefing

    I've been keeping my eye on the TechNet Briefings and there are some good SQL Server specific events appearing over the next few months. This one in particular looks useful
  • frice's WebLog

    Let Access do the work of writing SQL statements for you

    One of the views associated with creating queries in the Query designer in Access is the SQL window. The SQL window displays SQL statements that are created behind the scenes when you create a query. However, the SQL window doesn't display just SQL statements...
  • Dan's Blog

    Scrum Rocks

    This week we held our first full blown scrum planning meeting. This was a 4 hour meeting with almost the entire team (Dev, PM, Test, UE, and UX). I say almost because test wasn’t fully represented. See we now utilize a centralized test group – resources...
  • The Inner Product

    Windows Media Connect can’t see my DMR: IV

    You've been trying to get it to work but Windows Media Connect (WMC) doesn’t see your device, and neither does the UPnP Subsystem. We figured that out by running the script pasted to the blog a few entries back. What could be causing this? Let’s get past...
  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Measuring Results

    A couple of us on the UI team were having a conversation about the comments to yesterday's post . Someone pointed out that it appears we've discovered a community on the internet of people just as obsessed about UI as we are around here. :) I wanted...
  • The Old New Thing

    Waiting for all handles with MsgWaitForMultipleObjects is a bug waiting to happen

    You're waiting for a message, too....
  • NicolBlog

    CSF setup error

    For some reason setup can show this message when finish: " You did not meet all of the pre requisites. Connected service framework may or may not work until you meet those requirements. Please see Deployment guide. " You can ignore it because (1) sometime...
  • AppDev: Something You Should Know by Irena Kennedy

    SYSK 50: Beyond Vista…

    Curious about what Microsoft is up to after the Vista release this year? Here is what I got from a wiki source at (parts removed for brevity):
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