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  • Rob's Rhapsody

    Commanding and Dictation - One mode or two in Windows Vista?

    A few followers of my blog have recently asked me: In Office XP, Office 2003, and in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, there are two separate modes for Commanding and for Dictation. Will this still be true in Windows Vista Speech Recognition? I'm...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Are you still using VB 6?

    Are you still using VB 6? If you are then this is something that you will want to attend. Methods and Masters: The VB Upgrade Tour Register Here Wednesday, October 05, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Microsoft Waltham Office Room: MPR A&B...
  • Rob's Rhapsody

    Thursday's Customer Presentation - A Success!!

    First, I'd like to thank those customers who took time out of their busy schedules to come up to Redmond to see our latest Beta 2 progress, and give us very important feedback on how we're doing. It was quite a tremendous day, Thursday, for the entire...
  • Jay's blog on text-to-speech (Now Defunct)

    NSF site on linguistics

    Here is a great site on a lot of issues related to language and linguistics .
  • Musings on software development


    Hi! I am Anu, a developer in the Team Build team, that is a part of the growingly popular Visual Studio Team System. This is my opening blog entry and I intend to share my thoughts about my product, my team and about other general software development...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    The Last Frontier

    Yep that’s their state nickname and it’s a good fit. But, it kind of assumes that the country will never grow again and who knows. The wonderful thing about blogging is I can just tell people to read this instead of having to have a long conversation...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: how to write the perfect bug report

    OK, so this is more performance enhancement for the tester brain than it is about wrangling the VSTS bits. So you can start practicing this advice on whatever work item tracking system you are currently using, until you can upgrade to Team System work...
  • Jay's blog on text-to-speech (Now Defunct)

    Creating a speech enabled application

    Matt Harrington has provided a great article on writing some code to enable speech . It even comes with some sample code. Perhaps most robust is how to use text to speech interface to notify a user when a particular system event has occurred. Got your...
  • Daryll McDade

    Visual Studio 2005 - One teacher's perspective

    Tom Indelicato , Computer Science teacher from New Hampshire, was kind enough to write up his impressions on the newest version of Visual Studio . Nice quick overview of the key feature updates. Just wait Tom--it's going to get even better! ;) Tags...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    Executive Blogging

    A lot has been made about Microsoft’s corporate blogging. In fact, since my team owns this site, we’ve been getting constant queries on doing studies on the motivations of our corporate bloggers (we usually politely decline). While everyone has their...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Wrapping up July

    What a great month July was. I was away with the family for the past two weeks, and a lot has happened. I missed the BizTalk Server 2006 Beta 1 release and the Windows Vista Beta 1 release. Wow. Hopefully, it won't take me too long to catch up on email...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Bugfixing mode and checkin email

    When we check in changes to our product, it's traditional to send check-in email to the people that are impacted (and, if the emails I get are any indication, a dozen people pulled randomly from the Microsoft address book as well). These emails usually...
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