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  • Adam Singer

    On sheep and goldfish

    Here's an old story readjusted for the modern world: A project manager, a developer, and a tester are riding on a train in Scotland. Along the way, they pass a black sheep. The project manager says, "Hey look! The sheep in Scotland are black." The...
  • View from the Cube

    Denver Launch:Smart Client Slides and Demo

    Demos and Slide from the Denver Launch Event : Smart Client Session Hi Gang! On behalf of all of us who worked on the Denver Launch Event, we really appreciate your support. It was great to see so many of you out in spite of the weather. Several...
  • Making Speech Ubiquitous... and Less Annoying!

    What's An Eggcorn?

    An eggcorn is a new label for a spontaneously reshaped known expression. Huh? It's when a common expression like "free rein" is semantically re-analyzed and then re-written to reflect the new analysis, like "free reign". Eggcorns aren't just misspellings...
  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    PivotTables part 2: Creating summary reports made easy

    One of the goals we had for our PivotTable work in Excel 12 was to make creating PivotTables a much more approachable task. In this post, I would like to walk through an example of creating a PivotTable in order to highlight the changes we have made in...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Extreme CODE Makeover Contest

    Working with the great folks at Brooktrout on a fantastic Speech Server Contest! Can you show the code? Speech enabled applications are quickly becoming an essential component of all application development. Visual Studio.NET 2003 combined with...
  • Managed CodeGen

    I am moving onto Exchange Team

    I am going to program in the Server world using managed code! Maybe after some time, I will start a new blog for IT professionals about Clustering in Exchange. But currently this blog is not likely to have new contents about the most updated CLR technology...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    GetEnv Environment Variable question

    I received a question: Can you explain me the internal behavior of VFP's GetEnv() function. It's seems to me that VFP during startup make a copy of environment block and GetEnv() works with this internal buffer. So using WinAPI's SetEnvironmentVariable...
  • Andy Simonds Blog

    A few blogs to read...

    I was in one of the Microsoft cafeterias earlier this week and saw a guy with a plain black t-shirt that had white lettering that simply said: "no one reads my blog". I thought it was hilarious. Once you start a blog, that clearly defines the anxiety...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    Create an RSS Add-in for Outlook using VSTO

    Looking for a free add-in for outlook that allows you to read all your favorite feeds using Outlook? Check David Hill's article on Creating an Outlook My.Blogs Managed Code Add-in . You'll get more than just an add-in. You'll learn how to: Build...
  • Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog

    v1 Applications not Referencing '' are not Working

    Just quick but important reminder note: Now that Windows Live Local has launched, if you are referencing the v1 of the standard control on the old URL: You should update this to http://dev.virtualearth...
  • Managed CodeGen

    Sample Code to invoke managed code inside profiling API

    ProfilerCallback.cpp // This is the function that will invoke the managed code through COM interop on another thread // this function creates the CCW object // [in] this pointer DWORD WINAPI CreateManagedStub(LPVOID lpParam) { _ManagedStub *...
  • One Louder

    Signs that Recruiters get Blogging

    Back in July of 2004, I asked the question: "Where are all the Recruiting Blogs?". I guess the sign that they are officially here is's 2005 Best Blog Awards. The fact that there are enough recruiting-related blogs to award the "best" in...
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