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  • GerardoDada

    Security Resource Kit for developers

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    As a developer, writing secure applications is not an option- it is paramount. We are putting together a new Microsoft Developer Security Resource Kit that brings together a host of valuable references and resources for developing more secure applications...
  • Andrew Delin's WebLog

    Agile in the beginning: the Microsoft Solutions Framework circa 1993

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    I recently presented MSF v4.0 (alpha) at TechReady 2, Microsoft's internal technical training event in Seattle. This is the first time I've shared a stage with Bill - but not at the same time ;o) Microsoft has a long history with the Microsoft Solutions...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    Managed DirectX - It's not just games..

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    So here at Microsoft, we have this thing called a 'buddy program' which you can read more about at http://msdn.microsoft.com/isv/isvbuddy/ . I'm signed up for this program and have a 'buddy' who works for a company (I assume in Germany) doing Managed...
  • Mark Rideout's Blog

    Media player like rating DataGridView column

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    One request that I've seen a few times is to have a column in the DataGridView display a rating like stars similar to what you would find in Media Player. I've posted this over at the MSDN forums, but I thought having it in the blog would also be good...
  • Adventures In SoftwareLand

    New Channel9 Podcast Show: The MicroISV Show

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    Welcome to a new podcast show I'm doing on Channel9, The MicroISV Show . First off, what is a MicroISV? We, at Microsoft, consider a small software company, typically numbering one to three people, a MicroISV. The largest majority of MicroISVs also...
  • Mark Rideout's Blog

    New link for TreeGridView

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    Some people reported problems actually running the TreeGridView sample, so I've recompiled it on an RTM build machine (previously I was using the latest internal VS build). You can get the new version (that also includes release & debug binaries prebuilt...
  • All things tech

    Interested in free MSN Services for Windows Mobile devices?

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    One of the ways we here at Microsoft internally communicate a lot across groups is through email distribution lists (DL's for short). Recently Michael Smuga a Program Manager here at Microsoft posted a very good brief summary of what we offer currently...
  • John's Blog

    Instant Messenger Etiquette

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    Every so often, the managers of the Mobile and Embedded Devices division go away on an off-site. This is a big mistake, as it means I feel compelled to do things like write the following: Instant Messenger Etiquette Instant Messaging has...
  • Windows Core Networking

    What is the problem with 802.1p?

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    With 802.1q and 802.1p (see the introduction for background), we have a means to color traffic on Ethernet. Hopefully, there's a network element (such as a switch) that can use this information to prioritize our traffic appropriately. So what can go wrong...
  • El Blog de Windows en América Latina

    Otra Vista de mi colección de música

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    Hoy estaba jugando con el build de Windows Vista del CTP de Diciembre y la manera en la que la búsqueda esta integrada en las funciones del sistema operativo es impresionante. Encontrar una canción en mi librería de música (de poco más de 6,000 canciones...
  • Mark Brown's Blog

    Alternative to <td nowrap>

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    This may seem trivial but interesting. In the world of compliance with XHTML 1.0 the best approach I have found to the nowrap attribute is in CSS white-space attribute, examples ... <td style="white-space: nowrap;"> <a style="white-space:...
  • UACBlog

    New Name, Same Vision

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    Even though the name has been changing, from LUA to UAP, and now finally User Account Control (UAC), the underlying goal has not changed. Our goal is to help protect individuals and organizations by enabling Windows Vista users to run their computers...
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