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  • Chris Pratley's Office Labs and OneNote Blog

    Setting up your OneNote notebook

    A discussion I had today reminded me of a design conundrum we went through with OneNote when we were preparing it for first release. A guy I was talking to today said that he thought (for his web site storage product) it would be lame to put example folders...
  • Dev Notes

    Important notes for developers on IE 7

    Many of the web developers whom I met recently expressed thier main concern on Internet Exporer 7 as "Change in User Agent String"...If you wonder what the heck is that.. Read more about " User Agent String " IE 7 team is proactively collecting very...
  • Anil Dhawan's Blog

    What does Bluetooth mean to you?

    Bluetooth! Did I just remind you of that dentist appointment you've been putting off? [:)] I hope not, because my dentist rarely has good news for me. So, what do you think about Bluetooth? How do you use it today? What are interesting things you...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Provision ASP.Net AppDomains and IIS6 Application Pools

    This is a frequent source of confusion - how ASP.Net and IIS does application isolation. The key point to remember is that IIS runs native code and thus relies on NT user identity (and thus NT process) for isolation, while ASP.Net runs managed code with...
  • Ryan Donovan's Commerce Server WebLog

    Summer is almost over & CS2006 is getting closer...

    Well, it has been an eventful and interesting summer. My time has been filled with tradeshows, research, and futures planning - all while still staying focused on CS2006 to get it into customer's hands as soon as possible. I admit that I have taken a...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Heading down to Dixie’s

    This summer we have had a Program Management Intern, Pat Mauro, working on the virtual machine team (on top secret stuff of course). Given that tomorrow is Pat's last day on the team before he heads back to the joys of college education we decided to...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Tips on troubleshooting why the patch install requires to resolve the source?

    Question Tips on troubleshooting why the patch install requires to resolve the source? Answer In your vebose log, examine the REINSTALLMODE property. If REINSTALLMODE is set to “amus” it means always overwrite existing files. This will definitely require...
  • Brad Abrams

    PDC Prep: Talk on how to give a talk

    As we are in full-swing in talk preparation for the PDC, I thought I’d reference a great talk on, well, how to give a talk .. Simon Peyton Jones is a senior researcher at Microsoft Research and he gave this talk a few years ago, but it is equally valuable...
  • Mark M's WebLog


    Insignificant given the hardships being endured in the south, but I've added Lifehacker to my RSSBandit feed list. Not sure if I agree with their tagline though: "Don't live to geek; geek to live."
  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    And Windows Movie Maker was called?

    Mediapad. If you used notepad to edit notes, wouldn't you use Mediapad to edit media? This was just our internal name until the name Windows Movie Maker was decided upon. Frankly, I'm glad we changed the name. I'll try to see if I can dig out a screenshot...
  • Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog

    hurricane katrina

    I just want to add my voice to those offering heartfealt sorrow for everyone who was victimized by Hurricane Katrina or its aftermath. Sometimes the world of software seems very trivial next to real-life tragedy.
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    Radiobuttons and groupname in 2.0 RC0

    So after I ported an internal site of my teams from 1.1 to 2.0 I found an issue. We have a page that is a hacked together wizard. This wizard uses one page for all the steps, it has a handful of controls on it (from labels to textboxes). At each step...
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