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  • I know the answer (it's 42)

    Animation and Text in System tray using C#

    Application running from the system tray is very common these days. Mostly these applications show an icon in the system tray (beside the clock) and almost always have a pop-up context menu. Adding additional features like showing text in the tray...
  • C# Tea Time

    Visual Studio 2005 RC Released!

    The title says it all! Visual Studio 2005 RC was dropped on MSDN today and will also be handed out to all of the PDC ’05 attendees! Hope you enjoy it!
  • Gooey Bugs

    Wow... it's been over a year since I last blogged.

    I'd like to think I was mildly missed! But if not, c'est la vie. In case anybody wonders, I want to just mention that the past year has been a year of radical upheaval and ultimate change for me which is basically why my blogging activities suddenly stopped...
  • Antimail

    GetVolumeInformationW warnings in VSS - what do they mean?

    I mentioned a while back a weird-looking event log entry: Event Type: Warning Event Source: VSS Event Category: None Event ID: 12290 Date: 8/30/2004 Time: 12:37:19 PM User: N/A Computer: SomeMachineName Description: Volume Shadow Copy Service warning...
  • graceworld

    Channel 9 video on Team Foundation Source Control

    Join Doug Neuman and myself in this video we shot a few weeks ago chatting about source control in Team Foundation: MSNBC - here I come! (yeah I wish! :-))
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    PDC Calling

    Last night I arrived in LA. Unfortunately too late to go to the Convention Center to check it out. This morning I got up early; couldn't wait to go to the venue. Well, in a word, it is just amazing. I love to wander the Expo Hall before all the booths...
  • .NET Banana

    MAVBUG Presentation, XQuery Samples

    Last Thursday I went to MAVBUG to do a presentation on XPath and XQuery . We implemented XQuery in SQL Server 2005 so that people could query XML stored in the database. XQuery has the same relationship to XML that SQL does to relational data. That's...
  • Mike Ormond's Blog

    On the way to PDC

    Writing this on the flight to Los Angeles contemplating how I managed to be quite so disorganised. I've finished my book (the latest Rebus novel) and the Samurai Su Doku from The Times on Saturday (I will be submitting my entry in the hope of seeing my...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Mobile Hardware Directions

    James Pratt is running a panel discussion at PDC05 discussing the future of Mobile Device hardware - James is looking for your questions over on his blog - This raises an interesting question, what is the future you would like to see? - Full windows running...
  • Heath Stewart's blog

    How Patching Works

    What patches do when being installed or uninstalled....
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Poi Shortage

    Last week, my mother informed me that there is an acute shortage of poi in the Hawaiian Islands and elsewhere. Whereas I have many things to blog about, this could very well be the most important, curious, and pressing. Are we on the brink of a poi...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog


    Welcome to the Microsoft Federal Developer Evangelism Team Blog. The purpose of this blog is to serve as an information resource for software developers using Microsoft development tools and technologies who are building solutions for the US Federal Government...
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