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  • Ben Armstrong

    Using 5.25'' floppy disks with Virtual PC

    Over the weekend I decided to peruse my collection of software to see if there was anything I had not tried running inside of Virtual PC yet - and I spied some very old software that was on 5.25" floppy disks. Much to my surprise I was able to find a...
  • One Louder

    Enough about "passive candidates" already!

    Howard Adamsky gets it right about so-called "passive candidates". I've been similarly frustrated with the staffing industry's focus on recruiting these folks as well as the insistence that they are somehow "better". They are in fact harder to close and...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Feedback on MEDC 2005

    Hey, We’re really, really interested in your feedback on MEDC 2005 – what were the highlights, lowlights, what could have been better, what should we do more of next time around ? Send your feedback either as comments to this post, or, if you prefer...
  • Rob Caron

    New Team System Stuff - 2005-05-16

    Visual Studio Team System The big news around Team System at the moment is the announcement on Rick LaPlante’s blog [ listening to customers ] and elsewhere about changes to the pricing and licensing of Team Foundation Server, and Team Suite upgrade...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How to use Visual Studio to open a file via the command line

    Make sure the VS install location is a part of your path.  For example, “program files\microsoft visual Studio 8\common7\IDE” should be in your path environment variable.  Then, it’s just Devenv.exe foo.txt Note this will open the file using...
  • One Louder

    Blogging as cost-cutting measure?

    I'm not sure that's a good idea. From Silicon Valley Watcher , via Neville Hobson , IBM is encouraging employees to blog to evangelize products to increase revenues to reduce lay-offs. Boy, that's kind of setting the bar high. No pressure though, IBM...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Introducing Login Controls

    Question: During the recent Beta 2 Events that I attended, you mentioned the Login Controls within ASP 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. I took a look at them and don’t quite understand how they work. It seems that they can be hooked up but, I can’t figure...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Follow-up after Milwaukee MSDN Event 5/12

    For those seeking to dive even deeper into the content you saw last week at the MSDN Event in Milwaukee, I have compiled some additional resources to assist you in your learning. 1) Granular security with Reporting Services "Authorization is invoked...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Events in Belfast, Dublin, Cork, and Tralee

    [UPDATE: The WinFX event in Tralee is on Thursday (as always) , not Friday as indicated here! My apologies for any inconvenience may have caused.] There have been some great events this week: yesterday we had members of the Windows Forms and C# teams...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    BizTalk Server 2006 Rolling Thunder #1: Setup and Migration

    Two weeks late, after stunning rolling silence and a few people questioning directly and through my blog whether I would actually get this done - we are finally ready to go! Between now and the big TechEd unveiling I'm going to regularly post BizTalk...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    5 User License of Team Foundation Server Included

    For those of you working in smaller shops (under 5 developers) check out Rick LaPlante's blog entry about including a 5 seat license for Team Foundation Server with each of the Team Editions of Visual Studio 2005. This makes the great advantages of...
  • Eric Jarvi

    Security and the Software Development Lifecycle

    Not breaking news or anything, this document is prominently dated "April 1, 2005" on the front page so it's been out for a while, but for anyone else interested in security and the software development lifecycle, this could make for some interesting reading...
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