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  • Toffer's WebLog

    5 years at MS...

    Woot. My team just burst into my office and threw confettie (however that word is spelled) all over. I guess today is my 5 year marker. So far all of it has been in the Windows Division which I've been pretty happy with...although if I can find an opening...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    Expanded internal interest in Scrum

    Today Dave Froslie was visiting Redmond from the Fargo MSFT site, and gave a talk to a VS team about Scrum, which I also attended as an observer. It was a good meeting, and I'm hopeful that this team will give Scrum a try. I invited them to our team's...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    Team member "borrowed"

    Well, effective this week we had one of our Scrum team members "borrowed" by another team for 6 weeks. (My manager insists that it was purely my decision, although it was one of those "either do this or come up with a better alternative" decisions. :...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Keep up on PDC

    PDC – Professional Developers Conference – is coming up later this year, and it’s always one of the most anticipated developer conferences going. Keep up on the latest news about it via RSS here, or keep up with Microsoft employees who...
  • The .NET Show

    The .NET Show: The 50th Episode!

    It's true, we've now hit the big Five-Oh in production of the .NET Show! Yesterday, we finished filming... er... taping this special episode, and needless to say we did something a little special this time. For one thing, we had a "live" studio audience...
  • One Louder

    Jonas and my new digital camera

    Nobody can tell me that Jonas isn't the cutest doggie ever! He's a good excuse to go home at a reasonable time, too! I bought a digital camera this weekend. Unfortunately discovered the red eye reduction feature after I took this picture but he's still...
  • David Gristwood's Blog

    So, should you use web services in your own applications?

    A very simple question - should you use web services in your own application? Most professional developers are bought into the idea these days of exposing functionality in their applications via web services, for greater interoperability, but the question...
  • I'm not a Klingon ( )

    "Precomposed" and "Composite" Characters in Windows APIs

    The term Composite and Precomposed in the Windows docs give me trouble, so I suspect they give other people trouble. Basically Unicode provides 2 ways of encoding some characters. Sometimes a character can be encoded as a single character (like Ä or U...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    External customers who?

    Wow. A comment Adam Phillabaum just left on my last post totally sums up the impact corporate recruiters have on the bottom-line of the company: After I interviewed, and subsequently didn't get an offer at Google, the recruiter sent me a one line email...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    ETW Tracing: How and Why?

    Awhile ago, I wrote about examining the structure of ETW Events by look at the MOF data in CIM Studio . Having recently started ETW instrumentation of the VS2005 Profiler components, now’s a good time to talk about creating and writing your own ETW events...
  • Yves Dolce

    Power Collections for .NET

    Jeffrey just mentioned it during the class:
  • I'm not a Klingon ( )

    MultiByteToWideChar ignores MB_PRECOMPOSED behavior for UTF-8 and UTF-7

    UTF7 and UTF8 conversion by MultiByteToWideChar and WideCharToMultiByte is strictly Unicode to Unicode and none of the flags are honored except for WC_ERR_INVALID_CHARS. I've noticed a few cases where people expect MB_PRECOMPOSED behavior because the...
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