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  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Presentation Tips

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    Recently Eric Lippert wrote about some presentation tips . I started to write a comment, but (as usual) the comment got so long that I decided to make it a post instead. You should read his first though. My additional tips: Turn up early to...
  • Inside Architecture

    Coding Dojo suggestion: the decorator kata

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    I ran across a posting by Robert Martin on the Coding Dojo and I admit to being intrigued. I'm running a low-priority thread, in the back of my mind, looking for good examples of kata to use in a coding dojo. Here's one that I ran across in a programming...
  • Chris Pratley's Office Labs and OneNote Blog

    Anticipation....

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    It's a funny time of year. We're approaching our first beta of Office12 and OneNote12 in the next few months (no news here - just standard procedure). My mind is all full of this new release of software, but I am not able to speak about it publicly. That...
  • Arpan Shah's Blog

    SPS Reports

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    I've been meaning to blog about this for some time, but just getting around to do so. Recently, we released a report pack for SPS that leverages SQL Reporting Services. You can download this at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    Static fields in generic classes

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    One of today's questions had to do with how static fields work in generic types in the upcoming C# 2.0 . For example, what would the output be from the following code? using System; class Gen<T> { public static int X = 0; } class Test ...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    How do I detect that the installer is doing a repair?

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    Question How do I detect that the installer is doing a repair? Answer You can check if the REINSTALL property is set. If you want to detect if a patch operation is happening (which also sets the REINSTALL property), you can check if the PATCH property...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    SyncToy for Windows XP

    • 143 Comments
    If you're like me, you probably have thousands of digital photos and documents that you want to backup or copy to external media. In my case, I copy everything to an external 160GB XIMETA NetDisk for safe keeping. I have used the free version of Allway...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Interesting form paint behavior

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    A customer sent us a repro scenario of a problem. There was a fairly complicated form with a PageFrame tab control with several pages, each with grids and other controls on it. Sometimes, the form did not paint completely, even though the grid did. It...
  • One Billion Users: Emerging Trends in Emerging Markets

    Obligatory test post

    • 74 Comments
    You knew it was coming, why do you try to hide?
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    Warning CS1668: Invalid search path...

    • 3 Comments
    We once again saw a few reports of folks running into the CS1668 warning every time they used the C# compiler when we released Beta 2. For those who use the /warnaserror+ compiler option, it blocks compilation as it gets promoted to an error. To some...
  • SmartCard Infrastructure

    Introduction

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    This blog is about Smart Card infrastructure in Windows. The objective of this blog is to educate everyone about Smart Card infrastructure in Windows - clarifications on the workings (see MSDN for workings), comments on scenarios that we support well...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    I think I can...I think I can...

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    Today, I realized it had been a lot longer than I thought since I last posted on this blog. It's actually been over three months which just isn't all that cool. I haven't even been posting much on my personal blog which I used to keep at least somewhat...
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