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  • Euan Garden's BLOG

    My personal pick of PDC Days -1 to 1

    The full agenda (well as of right now) has been posted on I’m going to post my personal agenda for each day, that if I was going to PDC as an attendee I would choose to go to, obviously at the event...
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    Expansys list the HTC Universal - introducing iMate JASJAR

    Scanning Expansys today I noticed that they have listed the HTC Universal as the iMATE JASJAR! So what does JasJar mean??? Answers on a postcard please :)
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    iPOD and Phones - Samsung i300 - Convergence King?

    I was in London today for a series of meetings and venturing onto the Tube for the first time since the London Bombings I couldn't help but notice the number of people carrying Ipods and Phones. I then had a press interview with a gentlemen who reminded...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Profiling Like a Pro

    I had the chance to watch a first time profiler user go through a profiling scenario this morning. We got everything humming but there was a learning curve and some less than helpful error messages along the way. Here are the takeaways: Permissions...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    Deciding between Interfaces and Inheritance

    So often, I talk to developers who know how to do interfaces and inheritance in .NET, yet don't seem to have consistent rules around when to use which. If you're anywhere near Huntsville, Alabama on September 13th, I'll be speaking on this topic at...
  • IEBlog

    Internet Explorer turns 10

    The first Microsoft product I ever shipped, Windows 95, launched 10 years ago today. Around the same time we also launched Internet Explorer 1.0 (though with considerably less fanfare), which quickly gave way to IE 2.0 (which shipped with the Plus! Pack...
  • Rob Caron

    Eric Lee: July CTP workarounds

    If you’re using the July CTP of Team Foundation Server, Eric Lee has collected some workarounds you may want to review to resolve some of the issues in that release: Eric Lee - A Humble Blog : July CTP workarounds The July CTP release of Visual...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Why don't critical sections work cross process?

    I could have sworn this was answered in a previous blog by someone else (Raymond, Eric Lippert, etc), but... Someone sent me feedback asking: Q> Why can't critical section objects be used across processes compared to mutexes? Originally...
  • TipTalk: from Microsoft At Home & At Work

    Let's just cut to the shortcut...

    Articles about shortcuts are popular on At Home and At Work. And, judging by your feedback, a lot of you are much wiser about using them then I am. In fact, I’ve come to realize that I really only know one or two shortcuts, such as "CTL-V" for pasting...
  • Andy Pennell's Blog

    Failures on IDirect3DDevice9::ColorFill

    I am only a few months into DirectX programming, but this one just burned me so I thought I would share it: IDirect3DDevice9::ColorFill will return D3DERR_INVALIDCALL if the rectangle falls outside the surface at all. If you are expecting GDI-type...
  • Head in the Clouds

    Hello World

    Hello out there. I am, as you can see by my profile, as Software Architect at Microsoft. That title can imply many things, for me it means I get to work on complicated software and I don't have to manage anyone. Just the way I like it. I still get to...
  • Mark Schmidt's Abode

    Playing with Avalon and 3D Models

    I recently decided to hone up on some of the foundation technologies within WinFX . Being a person that is drawn to UI work, I immediately targeted Windows Presentation Foundation (previously Avalon). After installing the SDK , I opened up a build...
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