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  • Yves Dolce

    Command Prompt Explorer Bar

    I've been using this tool for a while now, I love it and wonder why we do not provide it out of the box! From : This tool extends explorer with functionality of a command prompt. Implemented as a...
  • Scott Seely's WebLog

    April 1 WebService proposals

    I was just going through last night's lower priority e-mail and saw the following from the DevelopMentor SOAP mailing list. In the tradition of the April 1 RFCs, here are some for Web Services (and if someone could post a link to the April 1, 2004 prank...
  • Tim Sneath

    How do you convert a string into an enum?

    I've come across the situation on a number of occasions when coding where I've wanted to convert from a string to an enum . In the Media Catalog sample, I resorted to one giant switch statement that has a case block for each string that returns an enum...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    BizTalk Server 2004 Rollup Package 1 and SDK Updates

    In addition to the documentation updates , please note that a Rollup of product updates since the release of BizTalk Server 2004 is available, as well as an update to the SDK. BizTalk Server 2004 Rollup Package 1 . For more information about this...
  • The .NET Show

    Preparing for "Longhorn"

    In the previous post, a reader commented that they didn't see the point in “...wasting cycles on vapor that is at least 3 years out...”. At first, I was going to reply as just another comment, but I figured that my reply would probably be best elevated...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Gated Communities

    Stowe Boyd comments on gated online communities and managed growth by way of Clay Shirky and Rusty's recent posts on the subject. Gated communities like Raindrop Wiki and managed, or human pace, growth mechanisms are inevitable. I myself was recently...
  • Andrew May's WebLog

    Assigning Build Levels to Text

    So, as I may have mentioned, I’m currently writing a few articles dealing with PowerPoint animations. One of the interesting concepts here is that of the build , in which the sub-objects of a shape enter the slide, either individually or in subsets...
  • the1's WebLog

    My own solution to my programming challenge

    I posted this programming puzzle on Monday this week, and have received a solution in Fox Pro from Calvin Hsia, one in C# from Justin Rodgers, and one in C++ from Michael Scholz. So we have 3 players using 3 different languages. Cool! I promised...
  • Code Analysis Team Blog

    Analyzing "Whidbey" binaries in fxcop [Jeffrey van Gogh]

    As the “Visual Studio 2005 Community Technology Preview March 2004” of the next release of the .NET framework (codename “Whidbey”) has been made available to customers recently. We expect people to want to analyze their projects...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    March 20th to the 21st was "Alice in Puzzlehunt weekend" in Washington State

    I mentioned the Puzzlehunt before and how some puzzles invovled calling Pizza Hut and another involved the New York Times, what I didn't know until now, was the Washington State House of Representatives declared the weekend to be "Alice in Puzzlehunt...
  • GrantRi's WebLog [MS]

    It's Friday

    It's a bright beautiful Friday afternoon and all I can think about is, “I wish it would rain so I don't have to water my new lawn.” On a different note, I just want to say I love working here at Microsoft. This morning we decided last minute...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    My presentation today

    This morning I presented at a community review for my manager, my second level, my third level, and my fourth level (one of the MS VPs). The review is about how our division is doing on community overall, and I owned talking about some of the things that...
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