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  • Kintan's

    ipod and the design of things to come

    I religiously admire Apple for its proven ability to consistently come up with terrific designs. Desin is the sole reason as to why Apple has been able to enjoy the price premiums over competitors. Other companies that I admire for great designs include...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to silently uninstall .NET Framework hotfixes

    I heard from a customer recently who had run into the scenario described in this previous blog post - the .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 would not install because a previous hotfix was installed that blocked SP1 setup from running. In most cases, it is relatively...
  • The Electron Sculptor

    WPF Refactoring with Styles

    An issue that many WPF developers come across is the need to reuse Xaml across several different Xaml files. For example snippet 1 shows some Xaml I want to reuse in several other Xaml files. I could just cut and paste the Label and every ComboBox controls...
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    All that sticks for 2006

    Well, I've had 2 weeks off from work, one week of that spent seeing relatives, and the last week being sick, so you could argue I've been in an altered state....perhaps the perfect environment to look at the past year and the coming year, make pithy comments...
  • Technical Weblog of Eric Charran

    Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar

    If you are a developer of any kind, and develop internet applications, I would highly recommend this download. Run, don't walk to get this tool! It will slice up the current page you are on by plugging into IE and cookie informaiton, layout details, etc...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    Well Known Limitation: Dynamic items and properties not emitted until target execution completes

    Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi has written about a restriction that he ran into when using CreateProperty and CreateItem tasks to dynamically emit properties and items. The issue has to do with not being able to access items and properties that are created within...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Making the Media Center Remote Keyboard Work

    When Microsoft released their remote keyboard for Media Center, I was excited. Here was a wireless keyboard, including mouse and MCE-specific functionality. As an added benefit, it uses the Media Center IR receiver so you don't have to connect another...
  • Reid Gustin's Blog

    First Post

    It seems like everyone else out there has a blog, but I've been resisting. Partially because I feel like many blogs are just a place for the author to dump their diary, and I didn't want my blog to be that. So, when a coworker left Microsoft a little...
  • Outside The Cube

    XBOX 360 Controller for Windows, Part II...

    Just booted up to XP/x64 - detected and installed the controller driver without issue ;-) Now to figure out how to get the button mappings working...
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    Universal cradle also available

    Following my earlier post regarding the Wizard Cradle - I also spotted that Expansys is offering a rather nice cradle for the HTC Universal device - Orange 5000, O2 XDA Exec, T Mobile MDA Pro and Imate Jasjar The cradle is a bargain £13.95! http...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    MSBee CTP released

    Craig points out that the first CTP for MSBee went out early adopters last week. If you are interested, send an email to and get on the CTP! We look forward to your feedback as we continue to work on MSBee in the coming weeks...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Free VB 2005 and ASP.NET Training

    Time is starting to run out so make sure you get in on this! Via Brad McCabe Free VB 2005 and ASP.NET Training With the holiday’s coming lots of people have some extra time on their hands, with this in mind MSDN and Microsoft Learning got...
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