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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Virtual Earth - Locate Me...

    Now this is super cool - go to - click on the "locate me" button and see what happens... - you can then do a local search of the area for gas, food etc... I'm sat in a team meeting in building 117 on Microsoft Campus, here...
  • Sharp Things

    Code Quality Tip #3: Switch Gears, Eat your Dogfood

    Jomo Fisher --Recently, the whole C# product unit took a week off from our regular work to do some App Building . We split up into teams and competed to see who could build the coolest application and find the most bugs in VS 2005. Given where we are...
  • DDITDev

    What do the logs say? (posted by Aaron)

    A few years ago when I started in my current job my group ran into a situation on an internal system (that we had written) where it wasn’t entirely clear what had actually happened. We had data in the database that just didn’t seem to match up with what...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Branching Source Code

    Here are a few things about branching source code in VSTS via the IDE that I've learned the hard way: First, don't try to branch the top most level node of the Team Project. Branch subfolders . At least in the beta, the root itself of the Team Project...
  • The Edalatpourtal

    Why we didn't upgrade to Visual Studio 2005 back then

    I am leading a development team for a customer that is developing a large distributed system composed of numerous web services, two web applications, and a smart client application, all built originally in Visual Studio.NET 2003. The apps and services...
  • craigrow

    Vis-tah or vee-stah

    Therefore, I was both surprised and amused to find that, of all the hundreds, or thousands of blogs that must have been reporting the news of the new name for Windows Longhorn, the Seattle P-I Microsoft Blog decided to link to craigrow. Apparently it was the suggestion that the “correct” pronunciation of Windows Vista is “vee-stah” that piqued their interest....
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Off and running at Oshkosk

    Well the team arrived safely and got the booth in order. Early reports are that this year's show is every busier than last. One of our guys reported that the aircraft parking areas seemed to fill up on the first day--something pretty unusual. One thing...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Troubleshooting Guide

    I'm going to keep adding to this entry with any ideas/suggestions I have for troubleshooting various error messages, etc. It's barebones now but I hope to keep updating it. If you need help troubleshooting some VSTS problem that is not documented here...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Making time go faster

    I got the following email the other day from a reader: I cam across your post on pc time and thought you may have a quick answer. Thanks in advance. I have a program that is a reader that reads a log and sends a message to a second program that is...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    How to Ask a Question Online

    This may seem trivial, but after reading the incoming questions on I realize a good number of users could benifit from some help asking questions. Here is a support article written by Daniel Petri, an MVP who likely spends...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    AOPA Commander 112 now available

    Through a partnership between Microsoft, AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) and Flight1 Software, AOPA members can now download a simulated version of the Commander 112 sweepstakes aircraft. Someone already grabbed it and has posted screenshots...
  • Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager - Eric Ligman

    If you focus on Small Business, don't keep it a secret...

    By now you have probably heard about the Small Business Specialist Program that Microsoft unveiled at WorldWide Partner Conference earlier this month. Also, you have probably started to see the various Press Releases announcing the first Small Business...
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