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  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    MOBIFORM's Aurora Running in Visual Studio 2005

    This is cool! Wouldn't it be great to have an Avalon design tool that runs within Visual Studio 2005? Unless you love hand-editing XAML files (and I do, but only up to a certain size), you should try MOBIFORM 's updated version of Aurora . This release...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    ZAM 3D for Avalon Beta 1 RC

    Electric Rain has updated their excellent ZAM 3D modeling and animation tool to support the recently released Avalon Beta 1 RC . Download it here .
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    VS Codenames

    Visual Studio 2003 = Everett Visual Studio 2005 = Whidbey Next version = Orcas Next Next version = Hawaii Everett is a city north of Seattle where the new Boeing 787 is being built. Whidbey and Orcas are Islands in the Pacific Northwest...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Running the checked version of Windows under Virtual PC

    When I was working at Connectix it was occasionally reported that the checked version of Windows XP would not run under Virtual PC (Driver developers use the checked build of Microsoft Windows to identify and diagnose operating-system-level problems ...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    XBOX 360 software may be licensed to 3rd parties.

    How very timely, in the news today is BillG giving a presentation in Japan where he mentions that the xbox 360 software may be licensed to 3rd parties to build multimedia and consumer electronics devices. It just so happens that I chatted with Major...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    String Suggestions for Speed and Security

    Dave Fetterman has put together an excellent set of recommendations for string comparision practices . Now I am really pleased by this because: these recommendations are going to help you to avoid some nasty security weaknesses that might otherwise...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Happy New Year

    Where's the champagne? It's a new fiscal year! I guess everyone is getting ready for the 4th. Getting ready to call in sick on Friday 7/1 and Tuesday 7/5 because it doesn't get dark until like 10p here in the summer which will make fireworks show start...
  • edjez's WebLog

    5 years of guidance groups at Microsoft! - What's your story?

    5 years ago Microsoft executives approved the existence of a group focused on guidance - understanding enterprise customer scenarios, creating a dedicated engineering team to producing guidance in the form of code,patterns, frameworks and guides, and...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Podcast Interview : Windows Embedded for Point of Service

    Yesterday I met with two members of the Windows Embedded for Point of Service ( WEPOS ) team, Jeff Albertson and Jason Demeny. We discussed WEPOS, how this differs from Windows XP, and Windows XP Embedded, how to configure/install, deployment, management...
  • Brad Abrams

    The truth about string comparisons

    Dave Fetterman – A dev on the BCL team wrote a very good MSDN article on strings.. Worth a read: New Recommendations for Using Strings in Microsoft .NET 2.0 As you can probably tell by reading this bit, Dave did not cook to meet some column inches...
  • edjez's WebLog


    The release day is the final battle with entropy. It's when the work of months seems to be put at risk and "die the death of a thousand paper cuts"...Xenon's paradox kicks in and every little task breaks up into some smaller tasks and it suddenly feels...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    What shall i eat tonight? You decide, please.

    Right. Family is away, I'm not going to cook. I need to eat, so a take-out is in order. The options are: Chinese: Spring rolls, Sweet & Sour Pork, Rice. Indian: Lamb Jalfrezi or chicken korma, rice, nam bread. Wendy's: Burger &...
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