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  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Dogfooding VSTS

    One of the terms you'll sometimes hear from various Microsoft folk is the term "dogfooding". This is a short form of "eating our own dogfood" which means using our own products for our day-to-day work before we ask our customers to. One of the teams...
  • One Louder

    Apprentice (quote) finalist (unquote) Chris arrested

    So expected it's almost mundane, huh? Frankly, with his mouth, I'm surprised he doesn't get "popped" regularly (I'm not condoning it...just saying). Link here. (Thanks to Tracy for the link!) edit: quotation marks don't work in post title
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Wake up and drink the coffee!

    After spending the last few days working on some code for a small internal project, it has occurred to me that Microsoft and Starbucks should come up with some kind deal where you get Starbucks gift cards when you buy certain software packages. Maybe...
  • adamga's WebLog

    Join Microsoft Canada!!!

    We are currently recruiting for positions in the Developer and Platform Team at Microsoft Canada. What is the Developer and Platform Evangelism Team? Mission: Drive platform adoption through evangelism, community engagement and a vibrant partner...
  • Scott Wiltamuth's Visual Studio blog

    MSDN Forums for C#

    MSDN has a new web-based threaded discussion system in Beta called Microsoft Forums . Josh Ledgard just blogged about it and included an email he sent to the product team outlining the new features/benefits. Here are the C#-specific groups: Visual...
  • IEBlog

    Internet Explorer and Connection Limits

    From time to time, I've heard the question: "Why can IE only download two files from the same site simultaneously?" Some more savvy users observe that this limitation probably makes sense in dialup cases where bandwidth is constrained or when lots...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    How does the OS use the registry?

    Q: As an embedded programmer I am new to all windows development. And as such I am ignorant of the registry. It seems to play a crucial part in the initialization of the OS (device drivers, services, etc) Do you know of a good source of information about...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Cleanliness is important

    Cleanliness is important
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Visual Studio Tools for Office- Day 1

    Well, today marks my first day on the job in the Visual Studio Tools for Office tools team. I actually only have 24 emails in my inbox right now (should last for about 30 or 40 minutes). My old group and team gave me a huge send-off, and it was very...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Marsrovers get Life Extension

    I just read an article stating that the rovers have been guaranteed an 18 month extension to their operations: . This is good news since the Hubble space telescope has been written off:
  • Sue Loh's blog

    More CE database Q&A

    Posting some questions I received from my blog. 1. You mentioned the that the maximum size of an object store is 256MB. Which versions of Windows CE does this apply, Windows Mobile 2003, Pocket PC 2002? It applies to all versions of Windows CE....
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Google Desktop Search size

    I flattened my desktop machine last week, reinstalling all the software again. Google Desktop Search spent the weekend reindexing. Today I arrive at work and see: Google Desktop Search has reached its maximum size. New items will no longer be indexed...
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