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  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How the Miscellaneous Files project works

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    Under Tools – Options – Environment – Document, there are the following options Show Miscellaneous files in Solution Explorer <n> items saved in the Miscellaneous Files project Show Miscellaneous files in Solution Explorer This option allows you...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Travel - TechEd Europe and WWPC

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    So... I'm going to be jumping around the world (again), this time paying a flying (literally) visit to TechEd Europe (Amsterdam), and the WWPC (World Wide Partner Conference) - I'm going to be delivering keynote demos at both events, the trouble is that...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Seeing Mitch @ Indigo Ascend

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    Mitch Denny was one of the attendees of a recent training session we ran in Sydney . He has written up his experiences, and it's a nice read - Day 1 , Day 2 I couldn't resist so I took a photo of him sitting amongst the boxes in the office. ...
  • Theo's Musings

    "Value" and "Reference" Confusion

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    While talking to someone yesterday, I witnessed yet another instance of "value" versus "reference" confusion. What do I mean? This is particularly confusing in .NET, because of some probably mistaken jargon choices on Microsoft's behalf. Commonly in ...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Transparent and non-rectangular windows

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    I get a lot of questions about how to do transparent top-level windows in Avalon, or nonrectangular windows, or layered windows, or other variations on the same theme. The short answer is you can do most of these things, but it’s really a Win32 feature...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Gizmodo disgust

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    I really like the RSS feed of Gizmodo . As some sort of geek, I like the short and to the point listings of gadgets and tools. I also like to diverse comments and sometimes "challenging" remarks. The images added to a post are something I personally like...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Video On Text In Avalon

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    True to the notion of convergence, video is just another element in Avalon. So, can one paint video on text? Why not? Check out Chris Han's Sample: http://www.xamlshare.com/default.aspx/Text.Video%20clipped%20with%20text
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Outlined Text -- Approximating Stroke on Text in Avalon

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    Chris Han from the Avalon team posted a sample that approximates doing stroke on text in Avalon: http://www.xamlshare.com/default.aspx/Text.Custom%20control%20for%20outlined%20text Nice!
  • Live Search

    New Operators Explained

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    As we mentioned earlier, in the latest version of MSN Search we’ve added a number of new advanced query operators. These make it easier to find things using MSN Search, and in some cases capture some of the zeitgeist of the Internet. Filetype: One...
  • IEBlog

    Longhorn loves RSS!

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    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 12 September 2012 Earlier today, I went to downtown Seattle to Gnomedex 5.0, and stood up in front of 300 tech influentials, enthusiasts...
  • Michiel Wories' WebLog

    SQL Server: Table Partitioning in SQL Server 2005

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    Table and Index partitioning is one if the new SQL Server 2005 features that willl improve life for the DBA and application developer quite a bit. It allows Indexes and Tables to be partitioned across multiple file groups. Partitioned tables and indexes...
  • notes and rants

    More on EE

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    As others have mentioned, many Microsoft engineers have spent the last three days attending talks and panels sharing best practices in software engineering. I think events like this become extremely important as a company grows to this size. It's hard...
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