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  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: use gssutil.exe to set up team project permissions

    If you're having trouble setting up Team Project user permissions through the Beta 2 UI, try dropping to the command line and using gssutil.exe, it has a bunch of command line help that should get you mostly on your way, the /g+ option will let you add...
  • Rob Copeland's Blog

    Meetings, meetings

    I just came from the VSLT meeting (Visual Studio Leadership Team). This is essentially Craig Symond's staff meeting where all of his direct reports get together weekly to discuss the state of the Visual Studio world. We had a couple of good topics today...
  • IEBlog

    Netscape 8 and Internet Explorer's XML Rendering

    We’ve just confirmed an issue that has started to be reported on newsgroups and forums that after installing Netscape 8 the XML rendering capabilities of Internet Explorer no longer work. That means that if you navigate in IE to an XML file such as an...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    Windows CE eHow-tos and Tutorials! WOW!!

    I saw a blip of this at MEDC, and just checked it out myself. How cool! It's like a DevCon for all to share! Most of it is pretty basic stuff, but if you're new to Windows...
  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    Is Visual Studio Team System for Me?

    I’ve been asked this many times over the last few weeks and I though I would put a little flesh around it and tell you what I think. Disclaimer – I’ve not done the products justice here, please don’t take any of these comments as even a partial...
  • Rob Copeland's Blog

    Old Habits Die Slowly...

    I've checked email three times this morning (even after my 8:30 email reading time ). Boy, this whole idea about reading email at certain times is going to be hard for me to stick to. I can see the benefit. Yesterday was a good example. I did several...
  • Rob Copeland's Blog

    Wednesday Morning

    I did well on my first "email" period of the day. I got through it all which feels good. I attended a weekly "G7" meeting this morning. This meeting is made up of Soma , Craig Symonds (GM for VS), David Treadwell (VP of .NET developer platform) and...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    How do you know what a particular error code means?

    So you're debugging your program, and all of a sudden you get this wierd error code - say error 0x00000011. How do you know what that message means? Well, one way is to memorize the entire Win32 error return code set, but that's got some issues. ...
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    PGP and the law

    Today I read an article about the existence of PGP on a machine can show criminal intent. ( ) Now granted this person was doing something VERY bad (kiddy porn...
  • Sharp Things

    Hack the Build: Use the Whole Test-First Whale

    Jomo Fisher--Writing code with Test-Driven-Development (TDD) takes about 30% longer than writing code without it. This was my experience on MSBuild. Still, as I noted here and here, I’m a fan of TDD. Code quality tip #2 explains why......
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Volksonomy: tags for the people

    In the context of social software applications like blogs, there are two kinds of tags: categories/in line keywords and collaborative tags. Josh Ledgard seems to be talking about the former, owner-controlled tagging , in his recent post. The latter, reader...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Magic Trick: RPC Debugging Excercise

    What you need for this exercise: An out of proc COM server A client attempting to call the exe in #1 #2 is getting the below hr returned by a call to #1 // From WinError.h // MessageId: RPC_E_DISCONNECTED // // MessageText...
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