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  • Arul Kumaravel's WebLog

    Announicing public availability of Monad Beta

    Folks, Monad beta is now publicly available as part of WinFx beta release. You can get this beta at the following location
  • Ben Armstrong

    Master of Orion II under Virtual PC

    Master of Orion II has clearly fallen into the trap that so many strategy sequels struggle with.  This is that they have a successful original game, and then release a sequel which essentially the same game but with nicer graphics and more complexity...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Office 12 Sessions at PDC

    It's really amazing how quickly this summer is going by. The Seahawks are starting up training camp out in Cheney, and we are now just a little over a month away from PDC where we'll be introducing a lot more of the new functionality for Office 12. A...
  • vs2005news's WebLog

    What to Expect When Filing VS 2005 Feedback

    The product feedback center team has an important note for anyone reporting issues and suggestions with VS 2005 at this stage in the product cycle. Check it out here . ( )
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Bite of Advice: Tables, icons, and fonts ... oh my!

    The Suggestion Kitty says .... The Suggestion Kitty tells me that she's seen a surge of very formatted resumes lately. (That makes her want to sharpen her claws, and trust me, you don't want Suggestion Kitty doing that!) Remember, Suggestion Kitty...
  • Data Access blog

    Getting started with SQL Native Client [Chris Lee]

    As Acey Bunch explained in April , SQL Native Client meets the needs of developers wanting to take advantage of new features in SQL Server 2005 from ADO, ODBC and OLE DB applications. For those of you who haven’t looked at SQL Native Client yet we now...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Linux the dove? Microsoft the hawk? Whatever. We just want dinner.

    As recently as last year I would occasionally do searches on the Internet looking for news items that took an honest look at the Linux "panacea" or that were at least not so preducial. Internally, I knew the deals we were winning against Linux, but I...
  • John Gallardo's Weblog

    See you at TechReady...

    I'm helping to proctor a lab session on the new XML features in SQL Server 2005 on Tuesday from 12:00-4:00. This is my first time at one of these events on the "staff" side. I went to PDC when a lot of the CLR stuff was gearing up a few years ago when...
  • Nigel Watling

    Least privileged user access for developers

    OK, the last entry was a teaser for a blog entry or two on what developers can and IMHO should do regarding least privilege and least privileged user access (LUA) on Windows. A lot of this information can be already found scattered around but I wanted...
  • Peter Hallam's WebLog

    Many Questions: Generics Variance

    One of the main benefits of the addition of generics to C# is the ability to easily create strongly typed collections using types in the System.Collections.Generics namespace. For example, you can create a variable of type List<int>, and the compiler...
  • Sampy's Blog

    Pluck + IE7 = Joy

    I just installed IE 7 for XP onto my work laptop and fired up Pluck , my RSS reader, half expecting it to crash or break. Thankfully, the only thing busted is launching Pluck from the systray. If you load IE manually, everthing works just fine. Not only...
  • Rob Caron

    Roy Osherove's Interview with Randy Miller Now Available

    I mentioned earlier this month that Roy Osherove interviewed Randy Miller at TechEd 2005 in Amsterdam. The audio of that interview is now available for download from Roy’s site. See his blog post for more info: [Audio Interview] Randy Miller on...
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