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  • Tales from the Smart Client

    CodeBehind and Python

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    Rather than push on embedding Python in XAML, which Chris has made fine progress on anyway, I changed tack and quickly got Python code behind working. Separating code and markup is considered best practice anyhow...and the implementation was trivial....
  • Live Search

    Final release of the product formally known as MSN Toolbar Suite with Desktop Search

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    It now prefers to be called the “ MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search ”. Respect! Getting this release out has been a crazy 11 months for our Silicon Valley & Redmond based team. Here is what I remember (I’ll admit some of it is a...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Applying ideas from Good to Great

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    Good to Great , by Jim Collins, has been out since 2001, but I just now got around to reading it. It’s an excellent book for anyone in management, and if you are thinking of starting a business, then make sure to read this book before doing anything else...
  • Mark Bower

    Task oriented Windows

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    Interesting discussion on Ryan Dawson's blog around a task-oriented UI for Windows. http://www.longhornblogs.com/rdawson/archive/2005/05/12/14064.aspx
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Vegas and the Developer.

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    MEDC 2005 was running in Las Vegas last week (I need to write a wrap-up blog post, and capture some video demos of some of the cool new Windows Mobile 5.0 and Visual Studio 2005 and Compact Framework 2.0 features). It was really strange to see so many...
  • Visual Basic IDE Team Blog

    Interested in Learning More about the Visual Studio Debugger?

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    Please join us in an online chat this coming Thursday the 19th at 1pm (PST). We'll be answering questions from the audience about the Visual Studio 2005 Debugger. You can bring your own questions or just listen in on the discussion. Click here for more...
  • Peter Bernard's MEM Thoughts

    Embedded Idol

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    Perhaps without the level of glitz as the series on FOX, but nonetheless a dramatic milestone was reached late last week in Microsoft Windows ChallengE. This is a world wide contest to find the #1 embedded developer team in academia. This year there...
  • Peter Bernard's MEM Thoughts

    BillG promo for MEDC podcasts

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    He said "podcast". . . . There's about 500Mb more of video from MEDC here , courtesy of Mike Hall & Co.
  • Peter Bernard's MEM Thoughts

    Hey let's be careful out there

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    After the giddy excitement of MEDC last week I thought I would reiterate these recently issued words of caution from the Consumer Product Safety Commsion and the CTIA: Do not use incompatible cell-phone batteries and chargers; Do not permit...
  • Buggin' My Life Away

    C++ Function Objects

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    C++ provides us with a number of ways we can shoot ourselves in the foot. If you work as a developer on any sizeable software project, there is quite likely a set of rules about limitations as to the C++ language features you’re allowed to use: no...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Viva Las Vegas

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    While Robert Scoble and family enjoy their time in Vegas , here's some history in pictures about the first 100 years of "The Meadows" on bbc.co.uk .
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Who will identify the indentities?

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    OK, title is sort of a notation abuse but it's for euphony with the former post :-) Fact is, the Identity Pot is definitely boiling these days! Cameron's laws of Identity , live now in an official MSDN whitepaper Another whitepaper wraps up the...
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