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  • Rob's Rhapsody

    Bill says speech is for commercial companies ... not the free software types

    Here's another interview with Bill Gates. He's been busy lately. :-) In this one, Bill is discussing the benefits of commercial software and how that compares with free software. Bill is basically sayhing that the free software can't do some of the...
  • Brad Abrams

    Getting ready for the PDC Panel: Looking Ahead to the Future of the CLR

    By far the thing I like most about the PDC is hearing from customers… that means the Q&A part of any presentation is what I find most interesting. So it is no wonder that panels are my favorite format at the PDC… because they are nothing but Q&A...
  • Canadian User Experience

    New Launch Blogger Added - Jerome Carron

    Jerome's blog is now active at
  • Head in the Clouds

    MAF vs. COM

    OK, I know I said my next post would be an in depth treatment of IContract, but I remembered I wanted to fininsh something I started with my earlied post Addins in .NET . I noted there that .NET currently was still analogous to the LoadLibrary\GetProcAddress...
  • FrankFi's view of the world

    Security in depth is like cheese…

    Hi… While two of my team can attend the PDC (jalousie… ) I have to work here back in Germany . Tomorrow I will be doing a presentation on developer security during an event we are doing together with SAP here in Germany . Thinking about...
  • IEBlog

    The <?xml> prolog, strict mode, and XHTML in IE

    I realized as I read through the comments to my last blog post that I forgot to mention one important item that was in my presentation. We have fixed the DOCTYPE switch so it will skip an XML prolog, so that valid XHTML can be handled in strict compliance...
  • Antimail

    A new Hotmail interface

    The new Hotmail interface was presented at PDC - and here is already an ArsTechnica review . The UI seems clean and nice, and BTW it uses the Atlas framework under the cover. Speaking of e-mail, I just noticed that Yahoo also has its new Y! Mail interface...
  • Anthony Bloesch's Web Log

    Uppercase or lowercase T-SQL keywords

    I have been rethinking using uppercase letters for T-SQL keywords. Readability research shows that uppercase keywords are harder to read and experience shows they are harder to type. Is it just tradition that keeps T-SQL developers uppercasing keywords?...
  • Dino's Blog

    Fiber mode is gone...

    Well, now that our RTM and RC-esque builds are starting to make it out into the wild it seems like a good time to discuss a feature we had to make go away... That feature which most readers of my blog are probably now familiar with is fiber mode. So...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Attend the PDC05 Show Off Event Tonight!

    If you're in Los Angeles at the PDC, be sure to attend the Show Off event tonight in room 411 (the theater) from 9:00pm - 11:00pm. We have two hours of community-submitted content that we hope you're going to love. We also have a very limited set of cool...
  • Windows CE Base Team Blog

    Persisting PIM data

    Posted by: Sue Loh I'm posting this information because for some reason it falls out of my head like a sieve. I've had to ask our PIM team about it multiple times and every time I forget again. (Sigh) The Personal Information Manager (contacts,...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    How to listen to MSDN Webcasts on MP3 players - by Jeff Palermo

    I'm getting caught up on my blog reading here at PDC and I found this one by Jeff Palermo . Jeff Palermo writes, " For a while, MSDN Live Meeting webcasts had to be captured manually by something like NetTransport 2 . Now, Microsoft is offering a ...
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