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  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    Transparent and non-rectangular windows

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    I get a lot of questions about how to do transparent top-level windows in Avalon, or nonrectangular windows, or layered windows, or other variations on the same theme. The short answer is you can do most of these things, but it’s really a Win32 feature...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Gizmodo disgust

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    I really like the RSS feed of Gizmodo . As some sort of geek, I like the short and to the point listings of gadgets and tools. I also like to diverse comments and sometimes "challenging" remarks. The images added to a post are something I personally like...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Video On Text In Avalon

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    True to the notion of convergence, video is just another element in Avalon. So, can one paint video on text? Why not? Check out Chris Han's Sample: http://www.xamlshare.com/default.aspx/Text.Video%20clipped%20with%20text
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    Outlined Text -- Approximating Stroke on Text in Avalon

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    Chris Han from the Avalon team posted a sample that approximates doing stroke on text in Avalon: http://www.xamlshare.com/default.aspx/Text.Custom%20control%20for%20outlined%20text Nice!
  • Live Search

    New Operators Explained

    • 21 Comments
    As we mentioned earlier, in the latest version of MSN Search we’ve added a number of new advanced query operators. These make it easier to find things using MSN Search, and in some cases capture some of the zeitgeist of the Internet. Filetype: One...
  • IEBlog

    Longhorn loves RSS!

    • 150 Comments
    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 12 September 2012 Earlier today, I went to downtown Seattle to Gnomedex 5.0, and stood up in front of 300 tech influentials, enthusiasts...
  • Michiel Wories' WebLog

    SQL Server: Table Partitioning in SQL Server 2005

    • 2 Comments
    Table and Index partitioning is one if the new SQL Server 2005 features that willl improve life for the DBA and application developer quite a bit. It allows Indexes and Tables to be partitioned across multiple file groups. Partitioned tables and indexes...
  • notes and rants

    More on EE

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    As others have mentioned, many Microsoft engineers have spent the last three days attending talks and panels sharing best practices in software engineering. I think events like this become extremely important as a company grows to this size. It's hard...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RSS meets Longhorn

    • 13 Comments
    A bunch of RSS news relating Longhorn news will start emerging: Robert Scoble : "I just posted the hour-long interview I had with Microsoft's Longhorn Browsing and RSS team. More shortly after the announcements get made." I'm going to update...
  • Josh Lee's Financial Services Blog

    Coming Soon...

    • 2 Comments
    Here at Microsoft, we are approaching the end of the fiscal year. This means that everyone seems to be running around (like proverbial headless chickens) wrapping up some activities and planning for the fun things they will do next year. For those that...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Watch out when you use another computer for a demo

    • 2 Comments
    Wow…. I just had a nightmare of a time using a computer. A colleague asked me if I could do a demo in a couple hours of some of the stuff I’m working on. I said sure, but I’ll need to use another notebook computer, cuz mine’s on the fritz. No problem...
  • TexBlog

    My week in CSS

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    The Server and Tools Business (STB) Group, of which Developer Division is a part, runs a program called Frontline that gives us product folks an opportunity to literally be on the front line of interaction between Microsoft and our customers. I spent...
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