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  • AdamU's WebLog

    Does quality really matter?

    We talk alot about trade-offs in getting a product out the door. We draw a triangle, the triangle of pain as I call it. One side of the triangle represents quality, another side scope of features, and the third side is time, time to market. The idea is...
  • Gilles' WebLog

    BizTalk BAM Portal 2006: Activity Search

    In a previous post , I described the home page of the new BAM Portal. Today, let's take a look at the Instance Search feature. The instance search allows you to search BAM data for a particular activity instance: You can add / remove clauses using...
  • Antimail

    Microchip could be used in World Cup soccer balls

    You might ask what's next? FIFA will consider using an electronic microchip inside soccer balls at the 2006 World Cup finals if the technology proves successful. The microchip, intended to confirm whether or not a ball has crossed the goal line...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    What is IVsThreadPool?

    Got a question from VSIP partner Patrick today and wanted to pass it along. Before I do that though, let me once again apologize for not blogging like you want me to. I will strive to do better. I promise. So, here's the question: What's the deal with...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    IBM running 3600 internal blogs

    James Robertson points to a post by CorporateBlogging.Info claiming IBM is running 3600 internal blogs: "Through the central blog dashboard at the intranet W3, IBMers now can find more than 3,600 blogs written by their co-workers. As of June 13...
  • Steven Pratschner's .Net CF WebLog

    Update on “Using POOM with .Net Compact Framework Whidbey”

    Last summer I wrote a post about how to access the PocketOutlook Object Model (POOM) using the Beta1 build of the .Net Compact Framework ( ). A few things have changed since then that make...
  • mohanb's WebLog

    Getting Undo to work in custom control designers

    If you are authoring a custom ASP.NET control, and need to programatically set the value of a property on your control (say, in response to a designer action or verb), it is important that you use PropertyDescriptor.SetValue to do this. If, instead, you...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Using GZipStream for Compression in .NET [Brian Grunkemeyer]

    One of the cool new features in Whidbey is a GZipStream class, which supports GNU's zip utility (gzip). For anyone with a Unix background, you've had to come across .tar.gz or .tgz files as you deal with the tedium that accompany downloading new source...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05: What's the latest?

    This is where we'll be posting updates on PDC05, so you can subscribe to this RSS feed and stay current! As you may know (especially if you been following what Jeff , Jeremy , Vic , and yours truly have been saying), we’ve been in PDC05 planning mode...
  • ClassDesigner's WebLog

    June CTP available

    For more information about this CTP and see if you really want to install it, see this post in Rob Caron's blog: I'll add that this build should have the option to show method signatures on...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    TechEd 2005 Video Podcast now available on FeedBurner.

    Here's the complete list of TechEd 2005 videos exposed on FeedBurner - this includes notes from each of the videos. - Mike
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    C# Gets “My”, Well Sort Of

    If you have read my previous blog about the My namespace in Visual Basic you understand how much I like this. Well it seems so do C# developers. Juval Lowy has been busy creating a “That” class in C# that wraps up and exposes the My functionality (with...
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