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  • One Louder

    Hot Job: Social Networking Marketing Manager

    Oh, I secretly want this job but I don't think I can have it ; ) (shhhhh...don't tell my manager). Anyway, I figured if you know about blogging and social networking and are a marketer, there's a decent chance you have been here (my blog) before (I may...
  • Mike Ormond's Blog

    VB6 Support Lifecycle - What happens on 31st March?

    There seems to be some confusion about what's happening to VB6 on 31st March. Let me start by clarifying that support is not ending . After just over 6 years of "mainstream support" * , on 31st March VB6 enters the "extended support phase" * . In essence...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Impressions from ESC West (San Francisco)

    I know Andy has been posting like a fiend to our new Embedded team blog so I am going to jump in while I can. Last week I attended the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) West in San Francisco. I shared the duty of manning the XP Embedded desk in the...
  • Rob Caron

    Who is the ScrumMaster?

    One area where we have deviated from Scrum is in terms of how we apply the role of ScrumMaster. According to Scrum, one person takes on the role of ScrumMaster to facilitate the team on a day to day basis. The ScrumMaster doesn't do anything else because...
  • Rob Caron

    How We Apply Scrum to UE

    Making Scrum work with UE has been an interesting task. Scrum was not designed with UE in mind. We have been taking each Scrum concept and then trying to figure out how it applies to what we do. For example, we had to think about backlog. What is our...
  • Scott Wiltamuth's Visual Studio blog

    Transcript for today's chat with Eric Rudder

    As previously mentioned , I participated in a chat today with Eric Rudder and 200+ customers. The transcript has been posted on Channel9 . Besides the fact that I accidentally posted my bio in response to a question (rather than standalone, as an introduction...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Methodology & Observation

    I haven't talked about methodology in a long time (at least not on here). I was recently in a conversation with someone about doing some research using a remote screen capture tool on a PC. The person (who shall remain nameless -- but you know who you...
  • Rob Caron

    Using Scrum to Manage Documentation Projects

    I work with David Chesnut on Team Foundation documentation. Recently, he started blogging within Microsoft about our use of Scrum to manage our documentation development. With his permission, I’ll be cross-posting his internal posts (as appropriate...
  • Sampy's Blog

    Day 4 and 5 - Back to fixing

    Sorry I missed you guys yesterday, we had a St. Patty's day party in the afternoon (my usual blog time). I spent most of yesterday and today just fixing away at some bugs. I only have 2 right now that are marked as fixed available (I've got the code but...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Linux/Java Camp - Comments.

    I presented a session on Windows Embedded operating systems at today’s Linux/Java Camp – I didn’t want to present slides so only had one slide which had my name, job title, e-mail address and blog/podcast address. The session started...
  • Ken Levy's Blog

    Power and reach of RSS and blogs help Visual FoxPro 9.0 marketing

    This week resulted in a good amount of coverage online from the Microsoft PressPass article released Monday morning called Developers Report on Power, Productivity and Extensibility of New Visual FoxPro 9.0 . I was recently asked by a Microsoft executive...
  • I'm not a Klingon ( )

    Neutral Cultures and CreateSpecificCulture()

    Many of you have observed that some things don't work with neutral cultures. Some fields require culture specific data to behave correctly. For example, in en-US, you might expect M/d/yyyy for a date pattern, however en-GB has dd/MM/yyyy and en-ZA has...
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