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  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Autorun installation

    My first post on this blog was about deploying application and I touched briefly on autorun.exe. I have been asked several times to expand on this and go into the details so here it is! Windows Mobile supports a simple, automated way of installing...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    The Great British Venn Diagram

    I was asked the other day what the difference is between the United Kingdom and Great Britain. Sam provides the clearest explanation I've found so far. ( Via groovy mother )
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    What's going on at the Tech Tour?

    The Register tells us the Tech Tour is so famous and attracts so many attendees, that MS/AMD ran out of cheap motherboads they lured attendees with. Come on, what did you expect after we made so much noise about the importance of 64-bit ... "Due...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Design view dude going away lunch

    Today we had going away lunch with Ben (aka Design view dude ). What is that 'going away lunch' thing? It is a good Microsoft tradition to buy a lunch for the entire team when someone leaves. Have a lunch together, listen to war stories, say goodbuy...
  • Jeff Beehler's Blog

    to CTP or not to CTP

    We just recently released the June 2005 Community Tech Preview (CTP) for VSTS. It’s been an interesting process because this is the first CTP for VSTS where we simply picked up one of our daily builds, made sure it passed some build verification tests...
  • Jeremy on stuff

    For, Part 1

    Continuing from last time . The usage for the basic for loop looks like: FOR %variable IN (set) DO command [command-parameters] %variable Specifies a single letter replaceable parameter. (set) Specifies a set of one or more files. Wildcards may...
  • Eugenio Pace

    CAB Community Drop #2

    Yesterday we published the second community release of the CAB that includes almost all features planned for the Tech Preview (on Whidbey Beta 2) that we will publish during July. It includes almost all the core services (like Event Broker, Module...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Sending custom parameters into virtual machines under Virtual Server

    In a previous post ( ) - I discussed how Virtual PC / Virtual Server provide basic information about the host computer in the registry of the guest operating system. Virtual Server extends...
  • scellini's WebLog

    What makes PDC05 special?

    Listen to PDC BuzzCast #2 , hosted by Michael Lehman , a technical evangelist on Jeff Sandquist's team. Michael is working up a great series of podcasts on the way to PDC05; they're in the new PDC area on Channel 9. This time, Michael (who has a truly...
  • David Kline

    Checking for Screen Rotation Support in NetCF version 2

    A couple of months ago, I showed an example of how to P/Invoke to check if your device supports device rotation using version 1 of the .NET Compact Framework. In that post , I promised to revisit the example for NetCF v2 once Beta 2 was released. You...
  • Gaurav Seth's WebLog

    Some quick FAQ's about JLCA

    Here are some of the quick FAQs about JLCA which are not available at our website : How can one use the JLCA tool? The JLCA tool can be executed from the command line as well as from Visual Studio (VS) To execute JLCA from command line - Navigate...
  • Brad Abrams

    Cool Console Game

    You thought Space Invaders! was a cool sample, check out this one: It is a VB 2005 Console based game that rocks. It reminds me of sitting in my Dad’s lab at NCSU playing Castle on one of the consoles connected to...
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