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  • Kirk Evans Blog

    My son knows how to spell Microsoft

    There needs to be a traveling businessman's equivalent of Jeff Foxworthy's "You might be a redneck" jokes, something like "You are working too much when..." The first entry ought to be "You are working too much when your 4 year old knows how to spell...
  • Mark Bower

    Free software for TechEd Europe Attendees

    Nice little perk for TechEd Europe attendees. Every attendee will recieve a full copy of Virtual Server Enterprise Edition plus a voucher to recieve a free copy of SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition when it ships in November.
  • .NET4Office

    June CTP Drop: RemoveCustomization method

    Another thing that came back loud and clear in developer feedback is that there needs to be a way to cleanly remove the VSTO 2005 customization from a Word or Excel document. We have provided such a method called RemoveCustomization() that you will find...
  • Riding Herd

    What makes for a good PDC session?

    The closer the PDC track team comes to locking down our session list, the more we hear from internal Microsoft platform folks who wonder why their sessions didn't make the cut (or why out of the 10 sessions they proposed, only 1 got approved). When the...
  • Greg Schechter's Blog

    Update: Changeables have become Freezables

    Way back in December of 2003, I posted on Changeables in Avalon -- why they exist, what they're about, etc. Since that time, we received a good deal of both internal and external feedback (some of which was in response to that post -- thanks for the comments...
  • Зеркало: Воскресные байты изнутри Microsoft

    В ожидании Longhorn: API downloads

    Разбирал завалы, наткнулся на полезную ссылку для планирующих вперед компаний: бета-релизы Avalon и Indigo. Это две стратегические технологии разработки, на которых будет построен Longhorn. Avalon отвечает за presentation layer, т.е., фактически, за пользовательский...
  • MSDN Ireland News

    New Irish IT-dedicated Jobs Portal Up and Running

    IrishDev have recently launched their new jobs portal , which is the only jobs portal dedicated to publishing IT jobs in Ireland. It was built using .NET (a mixture of C# and VB.NET), with the backend built using .NET 2.0 and it's got...
  • scellini's WebLog

    PDC05 Vision (Three Different Ones)

    A couple of us ( Jeff Sandquist , Jeremy Mazner , Michael Lehman , and me) recorded a show for .NET Rocks on Friday, with PDC05 as the topic. It'll be available on Monday, 6/20. We had fun with this show. Someone (Carl?) asked us what the "vision"...
  • The Goldfish Bowl

    SPS Administrator's Guide blocked by HTML Help security update

    You may find that the downloaded compiled help file (.chm) version of the SharePoint Portal Server Administrator’s Guide (found here on will no longer open correctly after applying the latest batch of Windows XP security updates released...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    Visual Studio Team System Slide decks from Tech-ed Orlando

    The Visual Studio Team System Slide decks from Tech-ed Orlando are now available for download. Hopefully this will be just the "teaser" you need to get started on our Visual Studio Team System Competition we already have already received 5 entries...
  • Gaurav Seth's WebLog

    Some more JLCA FAQs

    Adding some more FAQs How does conversion of Java methods work in JLCA? Methods in Java classes are converted as appropriate to C#. JLCA allows the users to decide if they want properties or the getter-setter syntax. By default the getter-setter...
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    The Ecosystem Grows

    Another TechEd has come and gone - and as always it was tiring but lots of fun. For me this is one of the best opportunities to meet with lots of people and find out how everyone is using our stuff and what we can do to make it better. Thanks to everyone...
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