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  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    What Update Rollup 2 for MCE 2005 setup does behind the scenes

    After hearing a couple of questions from customers and from folks inside of Microsoft, I thought it might be interesting to describe the setup contents and packaging strategy for Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005 in a bit more detail. Most of this...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    Comparing the Cost of Web Applications and Rich Clients

    I've receieved several great comments, both online and offline, regarding my previous posts around smart clients ( 1 , 2 ). All of the comments tend to revolve around the perception that web applications are, for the scenario in question, the only affordable...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    New blogger

    Congratulations to Laura Blood on joining the blogsphere! In case you don’t know her – Laura is a local .NET developer from Vermont .
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    New Mac BU Blogger

    We have a new Mac BU blogger this month. Nadyne is a usability engineer who works down in the Silicon Valley Campus (affectionately known as "SVC"). Nadyne's latest gives a nice rundown of some recent Apple news. Stop by, and say, "Hi." Though I...
  • Outside The Cube

    XP: Security Guide Updated

    This version of the Windows XP Security Guide was updated to provide additional security guidance for: · Maintaining different levels of security and control on Windows XP client computers. · Securing Windows XP client computers that are not members...
  • Jamie's Junk

    Updated sample viewer for Sept CTP and RTM

    A couple people found that the sample plug-in viewer I posted on didn't install on the September CTP or later builds (although it continued to work if already installed). I posted a new version that installs correctly with the...
  • Tales of Windows Media Center Program Management

    What does Away Mode Do, Anyway?

    Some have asked for more detail on Away Mode and what it does: Away Mode does the following when invoked: Shuts down the video signal at the port Mutes all system audio Blocks HID and PS/2 input devices (so your cat does not walk across...
  • .NET4Office

    Scrum, Agility, and all that

    A fellow VSTO team member, Ade Miller , is blogging about Agile methods, scrum, etc. Ade has been scrummaster on our dev team as we have been experimenting recently with some of these ideas in our VSTO 3 development work. Ade is also responsible for...
  • Brad Abrams

    Framework Design Guidelines: Capitalization Rules for Identifiers

    Continuing in the series of discussing topics from the Framework Design Guidelines … Expert from 3.1.1 Capitalization Rules for Identifiers There are two appropriate ways to capitalize identifiers, depending on the use of the identifier...
  • 16.7ms in the life

    DRM Business Rules in Rollup 2

    To clarify the somewhat vague statement I made about "business rules" for DRM changing in Emerald (Rollup 2), the changes were to include the new COPP (Certified Output Protection Protocol) support in the release and to support the new version of the...
  • 16.7ms in the life

    Anonymous comments enabled

    I guess no matter how many hours I stare at a monitor every day, in some things I'm still a noob. I was *wondering* why no one was commenting on my posts! ^_^
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    R2-D2 Case Mod

    I have to get my 4-year-old son one of these R2-D2 Case Mods . (not me of course - I'm faaar too mature to want one of these).
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