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  • SGriffin's MAPI Internals

    Offline State Sample

    There have been questions lately on the MAPI mailing list about how to get the connection state API working. Particularly the HrOpenOfflineObj and Advise calls. Since I had a partial sample already sitting here I figured I whip it into shape and publish...
  • TexBlog

    I saw a Beatle!

    Sir Paul played the Key Arena last night. And I was there. At the risk of revealing my manifest nerdiness, I've been a huge Beatles fan since I was a kid, so this was a big deal for me. I've been looking forward to the show for months, and I'm happy...
  • MSBuild Team Blog

    How To: Escape the Percent Sign in MSBuild

    This is actually somewhat amusing, especially considering our recent set of posts on escaping properties and items. We got a question over on our forums today that amounted to "how do I escape the percent sign in an item include"? All escaping in MSBuild...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Cool illusion found on Michael Gartenberg's blog

    Michael Gartenberg pointed out this cool illusion. It's a circle of pink dots with a rotating highlight. If you stare at it long enough, the pink highlight turns green, and if you keep on looking at it, the circle of pink dots disappears. Very,...
  • Jason Barile - Testing Testing

    Upgraded your Axim x50v to Windows Mobile? A few tips...

    I upgraded my Dell Axim x50v to Windows Mobile 5 this week, and I thought I'd share a few tips & things I've learned since doing so. Navigation - After you upgrade, you'll notice 2 "softkeys" at the bottom of the screen that take the place of most...
  • Matt Powell

    Almost Monday...

    On Monday, November 7th, Microsoft will launch Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006. This is the first in long series of product launches from Microsoft over the coming year that will culminate in the release of Windows Vista. ...
  • Ben Riga's Deep Shift

    Windows Vista Overview for Developer Slides

    Last night I presented at the SDForum Windows SIG in Mountain View, CA. As usual I had a blast. The presentation went well. The demos went well and there were a lot of great questions. I’ve posted my slides those who might want to dive in a little deeper...
  • Live Search

    MSN Book Search and the British Library

    Last week, we announced MSN Book Search and our joining the OCA . Yesterday, we announced a partnership with the British Library to digitize and make available via MSN Book Search, 25 million pages (roughly 100,000 books) from the British Library’s collection...
  • XAML Chick

    What is a Developer Evangelism? (bringer of good news)

    To make life easier for developers? How about to educate and share the passion of Microsoft development tools . To help each of you learn the little things which make life of a developer easier. All of us who educate/convince our friends, family...
  • Monad

    Debugging Monad Scripts, Part 1: Teminating vs. Non-Terminating, ErrorRecord

    Did your command or script fail and/or report an error? We hope to have a proper script debugger in a future version, but until then, MSH has some handy features to help you figure out what went wrong. In this series of blog entries, I will present some...

    In the quest for more speed ...

    Always, always there is the quest for more speed from my computer. I admit it ... I'm impatient and I like to have a fast computer. What geek doesn't? So ... with that in mind, I went down the path of my yearly system upgrade. It's not as radical as...
  • PeteL's Blog

    Styling Links - Making the Mundane Somewhat More Interesting

    It's been a while since I've done a CSS style post, so I figure its about time, and today I want to touch on something pretty simple, the <a> anchor tag. Most anchors are pretty boring, some blue text that is simply underlined. Some people go a...
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