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  • Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

    My new media center...

    So, I had an extra machine about, and thought I would try to install Media Center in order to see what the hullabaloo is all about. It went something like this. Purchase remote control and video tuner ( NVTV dual tuner ) no more than 200$ invested...
  • BizTalkLATAM's Blog

    Vengo regresando de la Guerrilla BTS 2006!!!

    Tuve la oportunidad de asistir a la guerrilla de BTS 2006 que impartió Developmentor en el campus de MS en Redmond. Duro 5 días de 9am a 9 pm aunque definitivamente apenas logre llegar al viernes parcialmente conciente!!!. Uno de los instructores fue...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Code Snippet Channel 9 Video

    The VB team has posted a new video on Channel9 about Code Snippets in VS2005. Click here to check out the 38min show. Here are some of the exciting topics that you can look forward to hearing about: What code snippets are and why they were...
  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    Dynamic XQuery Expressions

    We have had several requests through our message boards for details on how to execute dynamic XQuery expressions. A dynamic XQuery expression is one whose exact details are not know at the time when the query is written. For example, consider the following...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Test Key Signing

    One feature that will start to show up on the latest CTP of Whidbey is test key signing -- basically delay signing++. Lets do a quick review of what delay signing is , and then see where test key signing takes over. Recall a delay signed assembly is one...
  • Jim Galasyn's Learning Curve

    WMP Redux

    You may recall an earlier post in which I was trying to mate WPF with the Windows Media Player ( Playing with the WMPSDK ). My original thought was to export the time series and spectrum data from WMP to a WPF client app. That didn't work very well...
  • DevDiv Servicing Team Blog

    What's Next...?

    Every Christmas Day we cook a rib roast on our BBQ - and even as much as we look forward to the result, it can be a frustrating experience. Not because cooking outside on Christmas is often cold and rainy in Seattle, but rather because after five to six...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    .NET 2.0 ReflectionOnly context

    I am preparing a new series of talks on What's New in .NET 2.0 for several customers. One of the topics that a customer requested is "What's New in Reflection". I pulled up Joel Pobar's post on What's new in System.Reflection (and friends) , and the ReflectionOnly...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    Great Schools

    Last Friday Steve Ballmer , CEO of Microsoft, visited the O’Bryant School of Math and Science. I was fortunate enough to be there for the event. Also there was Mayor Menino of the city of Boston. The mayor is running for reelection BTW and I have not...
  • James Manning's blog

    Using the tf.exe command-line as a quick-and-dirty way of complementing the VS experience

    One of the things I find myself wanting to do fairly often while working in VS is to see the changes I've made in the current file since pending the edit. VS itself has support for this during the current editing session, but sometimes it's been weeks...
  • James Manning's blog

    I have a 1.1 app - what's going to break as I migrate up to 2.0?

    I've had 2 of my ISV buddies ask me this, so I'll provide the link here that I have to them: On a fully-unrelated note, as Buck mentioned , the TFS Beta3 VPC image ...
  • Hirlpoo West


    Pretty stale posts here, if I don't say so myself. Can't say I've really been inspired by anything as of late - mainly plugging away supporting customers. I can breifly say this much, after finally getting a chance to kick the tires on Visual Studio...
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