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  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    A step backwards

    The MS blogs were recently upgraded from .Text to Community Server. Unfortunately, the new Community Server has regressed some key functionality, like the ability to post certain formatted text from Word (via filtered html), Word Pad (rtf), Visual Studio...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    When boolean logic breaks down

    In a previous post i mentioned a little bit of work i was doing to create a little feature would Simplify Boolean Expressions . To refresh your memory it would allow you to transform: if ((!((Foo() && !Bar()) || (!Foo() && Bar())))...
  • Ali Alvi's WebLog

    iPod Photo 40 GB

    So my wife got me a new iPod Photo as my anniversary gift (gotta love her for knowing me so well - albeit my incessant drooling while looking at the iPods in the Apple Store in Bellevue Square might have given her an idea or two - but nevertheless it...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    If you use Regular Expressions, you need to check out this Regex Builder tool

    One of my coworkers in Visual Studio has created this really cool tool for creating and testing Regular Expressions.  I’ve just recently started using .NET Regular Expressions in my Editor testing, so take my word for it that this tool greatly helps...
  • I know the answer (it's 42)

    Visit to redmond

    Its almost a month, I'm here in Remond. I was very excited to come to the heart of things where everything of VSTS other than team build gets done. I was very excited to meet all the people and attach faces to the email aliases and caught off handed many...
  • FrontPoint

    Creating a Link using a Lookup field

    Hi, I was just asked a great question: "How do I create a hyperlink when using a Lookup field that points to the item for that lookup field..." This is not completely straightforward, so bare with me. In this example, I am using the Announcements...
  • Jesper snackar dynga då och då. Här är beviset.

    What do we actually localize?

    Oskar Johansson asked in a forum a Swedish community web site ( ) how we localize. The question was roughly: What is the current translation model? Are all...
  • markda's WebLog

    Design updates to Visual Studio 2005 beta documentation on MSDN Online

    You can read more about the changes to the MSDN Visual Studio 2005 beta documentation site at . The Visual Studio 2005 beta documentation is available at . Don...
  • PSfD: Team Blog

    Avalon Update

    If you've got some time definately consider checking out this Channel 9 Video on Avalon presented by the Avalon Product Team - it's great to see how Avalon is coming along and remember it will be supported on XP, Windows Server 2003 as well as Longhorn...
  • Rob Caron

    TechEd 2005 US Early-Bird Special Ends Today

    I just thought I’d remind anyone that might be on the fence about going to Tech·Ed 2005 US in Orlando that today is the last day for the early registration discount. After today, the price goes from US$1,695 to US$1,995. Also, Tech·Ed 2005 US is nearly...
  • Visual Studio Data

    More information on DDEX (by yag)

    One of the things that we've worked on for VS 2005 is something we call Data Designer EXtensibility (DDEX). It allows various database providers to hook into VS more cleanly. Jim Glass has a post on the topic on his blog - which was co-written by Milind...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Unix vs Windows

    Over the past few months I have had the opportunity to take an Operating Systems class at a leading University. During that time, I have been once again confronted with the whole Unix (*nix, Linux, Mac OSX) versus Windows argument. It became quite apparent...
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