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  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Question answer - MCL file associations

    I was asked about the MCL files that Media Center uses and why the standard “Windows doesn't know what to do with this file” message can be displayed when trying to run one directly. This can happen when trying to open a MCL from the run dialog...
  • josh's WebLog

    feedback on Stephane's comments: activex controls, references, deployment

    Stephane has responded with some cogent observations and questions, see the feedback to my response yesterday. let's see if i can (briefly) cover the issues he brings up one at a time: first off, the handling of managed references to activex controls...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Las Vegas and Media Center

    I spent the weekend in Las Vegas and left my Media Center at home to record everything I wanted to watch while I was away. I got back last night and fired it up and saw everything had been recorded correctly while I'd been away and nothing had gone wrong...
  • Santomania

    A Windows GUI for STSADM.exe

    This .net application presents a rich client GUI for the powerful command line STSADM.exe.
  • ricksp's WebLog

    Studying the Usability of Generics in Visual C#

    Hi. Thanks for all the feedback on my last Blog entry. The C# team did a lot of work trying to understand our users, and it’s great to see where you all do and don’t agree with our conclusions. I thought it might be interesting for you all...
  • Matt Powell

    Service Oriented Architecture Tools Demo

    With all the talk of SOA and how it will make agile application development a reality, I've had a picture in my mind of a tool where you build an application by consuming a piece of a service over here and another piece over there and so forth, throw...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    XSL Transforms and WordML

    I was recently reviewing some tech comments from the product team for an article we wanted to publish on the Office Developer Center ( ). Among the comments was one about XSL transforms when a document loads in Microsoft...
  • David Hill's WebLog

    And the winner is.....

    This morning I was recorded on video as I gave a presentation on Smart Client architecture. Gripping stuff I’m sure you’ll agree and a surefire contender for next years Oscars (category: Best delivery of a PowerPoint presentation on Smart...
  • Bryan's Blog

    Code Access Security and Custom Assemblies

    I've recently published a technical article that addresses the topic of code access security in Reporting Services. It also has some helpful tips and tricks regarding using custom assemblies in your report projects. You can find the article on MSDN at...
  • Bryan's Blog


    Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm finally joining a long list of Microsoft bloggers for the purpose of passing on work-related information and general tips, tricks, and advice for developer-related issues. A little about myself: I'm a Programmer Writer...
  • Andrew May's WebLog

    Identifying wizard shapes in a publication

    I recently finished an article on how to generate publications based on pre-designed wizards in Publisher:
  • So what is a developer experience anyway?

    Using the Cognitive Dimensions - API Elaboration

    This dimension provides a measure of the extent to which developers must and can extend the API in order to accomplish a given task. As before, the first step in measuring this dimension is to do a task analysis of the main scenarios that your users will...
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