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  • Being Scott Densmore

    Enterprise Library Configuration Console Module Generator

    I know the authoring experience for Enterprise Library can be better. We are already working on that for V2. ThisBytes5 has created a cool tool to help. Everyone drop by and say hi and give him (and us) how we can make this better for you. Check it out...
  • Il blog di Giulio Vian

    VPC Tip

    You can redirect the My Virtual Machines folder (usually in My Documents ) by setting the environment variable myvirtualmachines to the desired path.
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Code that's old enough to drink

    I heard a great expression today when talking with another team here: "Code that's old enough to drink." In other words, code that's been around for more than 21 years. Now if that were teens, i'd make some joke about it be temperamental and "trying to...
  • Live Search

    On RSS & RSS Bandit

    When I was at etech last week checking out all the wonderful things that people are building on the web and with machines I had a number of people ask me about our RSS feeds and what was permissible. As we said in a previous post they are for end-user...
  • FreiK's WebLog

    Native compilers in VS .Net & later...

    This guy has a rather, uh, odd perspective on what the past & future Visual Studio products were about: And what is up with the completely unrelated title? Let me spell out the facts: Visual...
  • FitzBlog

    SharePoint Sites are Data

    Next week I’m going to post something that explains the relative merits of efforts like IBuySpy Portal, DotNetNuke, etc., compared to Windows SharePoint Services and SharePoint Portal Server. We’re getting asked that question a lot. We also...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Well Rounded People... Who needs them?

    Today I sat in on a career and internship meeting for students at the university. I thought overall the meeting was very informative to these students and gave them a lot of insights into what an employer may be looking for. After the meeting a student...
  • I'm not a Klingon ( )

    UTF8 Security and Whidbey Changes

    Unicode is always in the process of evolving, and some changes have been made to UTF8 in the last few versions. The UTF-8 algorithm is fairly simple, but there are a few clarifications that are important for security reasons. Primarily there is...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Hotel / Restaurant info for MAD Code Camp

    I've posted information in an article on hotels and restaurants convenient to the Microsoft Reston office for those who may be considering attending the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp in May from out of town. I've also included a link to a document containing...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Reston Amenities

    Whether you're attending our upcoming Mid-Atlantic Code Camp on May 7th, 2005, or coming for another event, here's a list of area hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. near Microsoft's Reston, VA office: Hotels Located at Reston Town Center – 5- 10 minute...
  • Keith Short's Blog

    SD Magazine Jolt Productivity Award 2005

    Wow! We heard that our Software Factories book was awarded a “Productivity Award” in the General Books Category at the Software Development Magazine Jolt Awards last week. This is a great honor...
  • Chris Rathjen

    The Merge Wizard is Wonderful, but not of Oz

    I was going to take some advice from the comments in my last post, and do a more ViSual version of my merge examples. However, I got a little ways into it and realized it was going to be even longer and complicated (read: BORING) than the last one, even...
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