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  • Eugenio Pace

    Good articles on CAB CTP2 changes that might affect you

    Brad Wilson and Ed Jezierski have posted good articles drilling down on specific changes on CAB. This one is about WorkItemExtensions , a mechanism to extend WorkItems without changing the original code. Brad covers here three topics that you are very...
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    Add a user to a local group

    This scripts shows how to add a user to a local group on a machine. VBScript Example function add_to_local_group( machine, account, local_group_name ) set object_to_add = GetObject("WinNT://" & account ) set local_group = GetObject("WinNT...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    More on XAML mini-languages

    Another problem with the gradient and transform mini-languages is that they are redundant. Anything you can express in them can also be done in the long version. You thus have to support both. Worse...much worse if you are trying to do source preservation...
  • Ravi Rao's Blog

    Peer to Peer Whitepapers suggestions?

    Any suggestions on the kinds of whitepapers you would like to see on the peer to peer collaboration space? We have technologies for serverless name resolution, multiparty communication meshes, people near me and application invite, amongst others. ...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Will Blogs Kill Traditional Press, Part XXVII

    Dan Gillmor has a piece on the changes that blogs wreak on PR. I worked in the computer trade press for a long time. I can remember having a hard time believing that readers would want anything more than a monthly magazine. PC Week proved me wrong. I...
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    Enumerating members of a Local Group

    This code shows to find all members of a local group on a computer. It uses the NetLocalGroupGetMembers() from the win32net module. Python Example: # ---------------------------------------- #requires win32 extensions for pythoon import os ...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    I'm Glad He Said It, Not Me

    Dave Winer had an unpositive reaction to Google's latest try at understanding blogs, mentioning that it " appears not to have been touched by human beings before it was introduced to the world ." Ouch.
  • IEBlog

    The orange icon...

    We are currently working on the icon for feeds and have some designs to share. It’s orange. It’s rectangular. Check it out on the RSS blog . - Jane
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    GAT documentation in a wiki

    Here in the patterns & practices team, people are inclined to go wiki-mad from time to time. We use them extensively internally for brainstorming and quick content creation, plus we have a bunch hosted on Channel 9 and elsewhere . A lot of this is...
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    New CTP of the Composite UI Application Block released - and introducing ObjectBuilder.

    Our partners in crime over in the p&p smart client program have just released the October Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the Composite UI Application Block. For those EntLib fans in the audience (especially those who like to get "down and dirty...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    Billboard bug is fixed in MSI Vista

    We've got a couple of pings on a billboard bug that I thought I'd share in case others are seeing this problem. Problem In Windows Installer 2 billboards showed one after another smoothly during InstallFiles action. With Windows Installer version...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    XAML is for tools

    There is quite a bit of discussion internally and externally about the role of XAML in WinFX development. One of the main questions is "Why would I use XAML instead of C# or VB?" Simply put, "Sparkle", "Cider" and other design tools provide the main...
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