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  • Tim Sneath

    New Windows XP Theme (Energy Blue) Available...

    It's a slightly strange way to release it, admittedly, but if you're bored with the standard blue, silver and green variants of the Luna theme that ships with Windows XP, you can now download the Royale / Energy Blue theme. This theme originally shipped...
  • One Louder

    Gates on reduction in entrants into computer science

    In the Seattle PI today, Bill talks about declining university enrollments is CS . I don't recruit for CS directly, but many/some of the people that we hire into product strategy roles do get their undergrad degree in a technical major. Plus I think there...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Have you had your fingerprints taken?

    Quite a few customers have been trying to use the Microsoft Fingerprint Reader with their Embedded runtimes, or create a componentized version of the driver. Componentizing this driver is quite a challenge – one we have hopefully alleviated for you. ...
  • SecureIT

    A little quiet around here

    More to come soon!
  • Developing Windows Applications by Mykola Dudar

    Avalon and Win32

    Nick Kramer has posted a draft of his paper on integration of Win32 and Avalon. Great read. Take a look if you are interested in your application ready for Longhorn. Here is the link to the paper
  • Lisa Wollin

    Blog Comments

    I usually always try to respond to comments to my blog, but lately, we've had some disconnects with comments being sent in email, so I thought I would respond to a few recent comments. If I've missed your comment, please forgive me and feel free to send...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Working with Access databases that live outside of a Web site

    We had a customer recently, who needed to access an Access database from both a classic ASP page and from another Access database. To prevent the database from being locked by IIS, the customer wanted to know if they could move the database out of the...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    BBQ-ing with BillG

    Over on Heather's blog, Microsoft HR intern Sakun recounts her journey to Chez Bill ! gretchen
  • Steven Sinofsky's Microsoft TechTalk

    Welcome to TechTalk!

    Welcome! One day in graduate school I decided that more school in computer science wasn’t really for me so I sent pulled together my resume and sent it in to the address on a copy of Microsoft Word for the Macintosh. A few weeks later I found myself...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    Localizing CTC

    A great partner recently asked me about a newsgroup post mentioning Unicode CTC files. The post mentioned that Unicode CTC files could be compiled and used in a package satellite dll in order to accomplish localizing the dll. This is not true. The CTC...
  • David Kline

    How to Stop on First Chance Exceptions - Visual Studio 2005

    Yesterday, I talked about how to enable stopping in the debugger on first chance exceptions when using Visual Studio .NET 2003. Today, I'm going to cover the same topic using Visual Studio 2005. Note: Today's post is based on the beta 2 release of Visual...
  • SourceSafe Team's WebLog

    Been quiet here !

    Hey folks, A few days ago someone sent this comment through the blog: Have not seen you guys post here in awhile. Just wondering how things are going and if there were any new tidbits or updates you could post. As a source control product I really...
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