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  • Matt Powell


    With the Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 launch, MSDN made a few changes too... For starters, with a new product like Visual Studio 2005 we assume that most people are either going to want to download the shipping version...
  • craigrow

    HCT Retirement

    The November 24 edition of the Microsoft WHQL newsletter made an important announcement. The WDK will replace the HCT at Windows Vista RTM. It will also replace the DCT, IFS and DDK. The replacement of the HCT for downlevel, Windows XP and Server 2003...
  • A Canuck In The Machine

    Behind The Scenes At The VS/SQL Launch Press Event

    We are at the Century Room in downtown Toronto which serves as a nightclub most of the time, but today it is host to our press event. There are about 30 press here from a variety of media types. The day kicked off with David Hemler (who is the President...
  • craigrow

    DTM Content on MSDN

    DTM content is beginning to appear on MSDN. Here is the first article I'm aware of. Please let me know what content is good or bad and what additional content is needed.
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    When do you hear the beep?

    The other day, I wrote about beep.sys . It turns out that Windows will still generate calls to beep.sys under certain circumstances. The most common place you're likely to hear beep.sys is if there's a problem with your machines audio solution ...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Announcing the release of Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions

    I am proud to announce that today, November 7th 2005, we officially released the downloadable versions of Visual Studio 2005 Express on MSDN and they are free to download for one year! Download Visual Studio Express You can download Visual Studio...
  • craigrow

    WDK Hands-On Event "Sold-out"

    The on campus WDK Hands-on event next week is officially sold out. We actually had to turn away a fair number of people. This is kind of a good-news bad-news situation. I don't like that we're having to turn people away but at the same time I'm really...
  • Tripp Parks's WebLog

    Sysinternals vs Sony

    Interesting story over on Sysinternals . Sysinternals is a valuable provider of Windows utilities. Their knowledge of the Windows internal operations quite impressive. I'm fairly confident that Sony's methods wont work on x64 (currently they don’t have...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    ASP.NET Soup To Nuts - HTML Basics

    I wanted to thank everybody for attending. Click here for the demo files for that session. Bill
  • Adam Singer

    It's always darkest...

    ...just before it goes pitch black. These past three weeks, the Visual Studio Team Foundation testers have been darker than dark (we called it "dark dark"). We got tons of new automation written, analyzed numerous automated runs, and even managed to find...
  • To the tune of James

    And it all began with WIX .... MS and Open Source

    So this is a little off topic from most of my normal ISV focused posts, but I felt the need to point users over to our Shared Source site and pontificate a bit, ( btw we now have over 80 projects up) :
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    State Machine Workflow - Part 3: Client

    This is part 3 in a multi-part series. You can find the previous entries here ( part1 , part2 ). Up to this point, we have tested our simple state machine workflow using the .asmx test page. The next step is to build a simple client that can invoke...
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