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  • Powertoys WebLog

    DevMetrics 2.0 Released: Software Metrics for C#

    Dan, from Anticipating Minds, let me know that they have recently released version 2.0 of the tool we covered in June . For a bit of shameless self promotion I've included his mail in this post: "In May 2004, Anticipating Minds released devMetrics a free...
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    Кодовые имена продуктов - Visual Studio 2005 "Whidbey"

    Натолкнулся на вот этот пост John'a Evdemon с занятной фотографией деревушки Whitehorse, Yukon, давшей название графическому дизайнеру в Visual Studio 2005 . Мне пришло в голову, что происхождение названия "Whidbey" также неизвестно широкой публике в...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Issues with Console APIs when stdout is redirected to a file [Ravi Krishnaswamy]

    When you redirect stdout of your consoleapp to a file, you can expect that a number of Console APIs won't work quite right. For ex, MoveBufferArea is an obvious candidate of something that can't be supported. In this situation you will get an IOException...
  • Windows CE Networking Team WebLog

    MSMQ on the PocketPC

    I was asked last week to say a few words about MSMQ on PocketPC's, and especially MSMQ over HTTP. I'm happy I got the request. I've been struggling to come up with *good* stuff to blog about. Emphasis on good stuff. I'm not quite enough of a loser to...
  • Chris Johnson

    Orbital Voting using MS products...

    Sometimes it blows my mind how our software is used ... this rocks: NASA Astronaut Votes from Space Using Microsoft Outlook 2003 On Election Day, NASA Astronaut Leroy Chiao cast his ballot from the most remote location to date: aboard the...
  • Tim Sneath


    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the US, a day of commemoration of the first Pilgrims giving thanks to God for their successful harvest and settlement and the fact that they hadn't been eaten by the natives. 383 years later we're celebrating our first...
  • Tim Sneath

    Speeding up Adobe Acrobat Startup

    I'm very fond of the concept of Adobe Acrobat - being able to share a single PDF file that contains a non-volatile representation of a document, that you can view on-screen or via a printer without worrying about formatting issues caused by different...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    What isn't marketing?

    Scoble talks about Channel 9, and describes it as disintermediated marketing . Interesting. I'll go one step further though. Not only is Channel 9 a marketing site, but so is (in a way). The PDC is also a huge marketing event. Just...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Check out the Daily Grind

    I can't agree more with Scott's comments. Mike G. has been a great colleague to work with in the past, and I hope to have the chance to work with him in the future. If you haven't already, you should definitely check out the Daily Grind. Mike is an excellent...
  • MS.COM Operations Tools Team WebLog

    Unheard of temperatures

    I was recently working on a thermometer control and decided to write a temperature class to go along with it. What I found interesting is that there are temperature systems that I had never even heard of let alone used (namely Reaumer and Rankine). I...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Amusing thoughts before the holidays [Kit George]

    We happened to discuss the new naming guideline for generics today, and for whatever reason, or discussion turned to some of the more interesting, and amusing names that could be designed around the decision to use a named generic argument, preceeded...
  • David Hill's WebLog

    Smart Client Developer Center: Rebooted

    Winding down for the holiday weekend and mooching about. Looks like the smart client developer center on MSDN has been revamped: And jolly nice it looks too. And check out the excellent...
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