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  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    Express hangs during uninstall using the uninstall tool

    Before you uninstall an express SKU using the uninstall tool, make sure you register the product. Otherwise, uninstall will hang. The Express product is expecting a activation code, however, since we're uninstalling silently, the UI is suppressed and...
  • Buck Hodges

    Validating XML characters in SOAP messages

    I've written about using the SoapHttpClientProtocol subclasses generated by wsdl.exe several times over the last year, including handling authentication , HTTP response codes , and setting timeouts properly . Today I needed to change the code in TFS to...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Beginner's luck

    A few days ago, I had the opportunity to join my colleagues – Ted Kummert , Paul Flessner , Andy Lees, Steven Guggenheimer and Ilya Bukshteyn for a friendly game of Blackjack on ‘ Microsoft After Dark: The Launch Show ’. In addition, we also had Kate...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    After the long delay ...

    I am back from vacation and have made my way through the hundreds of emails in my inbox- thanks to everyone who wrote. After looking through all the resumes, I have noticed a few new themes; the most striking being that many of you have been sending your...
  • Jeff Abraham's WebLog

    Deploy and debug against a custom embedded device without ActiveSync

    Those of you who have been developing for devices for a few years might remember how painful it was to deploy and debug your app in eVC and VS2003 if you didn't have an ActiveSync connection to the device. I was just over in Mike Hall's office running...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Windows Live is Live

    Here is a "caught you napping" news announcment. We announced Windows Live services today. Check out the story on - this heralds a strategy shift for Microsoft. Oh - and check out the new site - looks familiar doesn't it?
  • TS Tidbits

    The transition has begun!

    Since we now have 3 Partner Technology Specialists in the Heartland area, we are migrating the blog to one where all 3 of us can contribute. New posts beginning today will be posted to . Please begin visiting that new...
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    Shell Scripting with Monad

    I spent a bit of my college days in *nix land. Much of that time was spent writing and maintaining scripts for my various shell accounts. After I switched to primarily developing on Windows, I was frustrated by the Windows CMD shell and eventually lost...
  • UACBlog

    PC Magazine: Windows Vista Beta 1 Slideshow

    PC Magazine's slideshow of Vista Beta 1 features and UI.,1205,l=&s=400&a=159919&po=8,00.asp
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    System Center Capacity Planner at Exchange Connections

    I’m helping out on the SCCP booth at Exchange Connections in San Diego this week, and we’re handing out hundreds of CDs with our beta refresh bits . To give feedback after trying it out, you should be able to pull down the help menu and see a little ...
  • PeteL's Blog

    T-7 Days: The First Of The Canadian Launch Events

    I'm super excited to announce I'll be attending 3 of the Canadian Launch events! Toronto - November 8th Ottawa - November 10th Vancouver - November 22nd These are going to be great opportunities to see what is up and coming from Visual Studio...
  • What's in Store

    Unify, Organize, Explore, and Innovate. Oh my! (Part 2)

    Today we’ll talk about “Organize”. If you haven’t yet, you should check out Shishir’s WinFS PDC Presentation . He starts talking about Organize roughly 38 minutes into the talk. There is demo of the awesome “LifeJournal” app that shows the organization...
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