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  • Stuart Padley's Web Log

    An error starting a SQL Server 2005 User Instance when using Remote Desktop

    Late last week, I was using the new ' User Instance ' support in SQL Express 2005. I was connecting from home using Remote Desktop to my main office machine, and when trying to connect to SQL Express, I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the following...
  • Antimail

    Random Repro vs. Consistent Repro, and a surprise under the cover...

    (Continuing on my previous post on supportability) Supportability Principle # 3 - When writing code, avoid random, hard-to-diagnose, unpredictable failures at all costs. I previously mentioned that good predictability means less costs in supporting...
  • Doc Holladay

    Scoble gets interviewed

    The Scobleizer stopped by the Microsoft ISV Chalk Talk booth and had a great on camera discussion on a number of issues in and out of the blogosphere. You can check out the video interview at my new blog location: - Doc Holladay
  • Visual Studio Editor Blog

    Snippy Released!

    We have released a new powertoy Snippy . It is a Code Snippet editor that will allow you to create new code snippets or modify existing ones. Please let us know if you have any problems installing or using it. There are two versions posted, one for the...
  • Tripp Parks's WebLog

    Linus:Specs! We don't need any stinkin' specs!

    In the Linux™ communities continuing saga of "lets freak out our corporate users" Linus has sworn off specs  as a needless shackle of "The Man". Who needs marketing when you have quotes like this?   This is my opinion and not my employers. This...
  • Windows SideShow Team Blog

    What is Windows SideShow?

    The one line answer: Windows SideShow ™ enables you to view useful data from your PC on devices. This platform allows users to have data available not just on the Windows desktop but also on their devices and peripherals, where it can provide more value...
  • Larry's Project Dev Blog


    Welcome to my blog. I figured I would share little about my background, and what you should expect to find here. I've been in software development for the last 16 years and a Microsoft development consultant for the last seven years. Over the years...
  • Anthony @ MS

    First Blog

    This is my first blog either on MSDN or elsewhere so I'm going to start with the cheesy about me with some background on my work experience. I've been a Microsoft employee in Redmond for over 4 years. I have spent the majority of this tenure working...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    There is no "Spang"

    It has come to my attention that certain individuals are taunting their compatriots with something supposedly called "Spang". There is no such thing. It's all an elaborate hoax designed to annoy others. Ignore these people. UPDATE : At the risk...
  • Moj mali spletni dnevnik

    Orodja za računalnike v skupni rabi

    Shared Computer Toolkit je za skrbnike dobrodošla novost, ki prinaša zaščito računalnikov v skupni rabi pred nepooblaščenimi posegi. Orodja namenjena računalnikom v šolah, knjižnicah, internetnih kavarnah in drugih javnih mestih, so kot brezplačen...
  • Chetan Chudasama's Weblog

    About Me

    I am a member of the Visual Studio Extensibility Team and mainly responsible for the quality of the Automation Object Model in addition to Add-ins, Macros and anything else related to extensibility. Other things that interest me and I help drive in...
  • MHender Rambles On

    Hosting a WPF Control in a Windows Forms Application

    (Blogging Tunes: Screaming Headless Torsos - "1995") We've talked about hosting Windows Forms controls in WPF applications, but what about the other way? You may very well want to just keep your existing Windows Forms application and "sprinkle" in...
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