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  • jamescon's WebLog

    Monitor Your .NET Applications with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005

    My first article on MOM 2005 was finally published to MSDN a couple weeks ago. The article explains the architecture of MOM 2005 and walks through an example of building a custom management pack. Here it is:
  • Visual Studio Product Feedback Blog

    Bug of the Week

    Last Friday's Bug of the Week Award goes to MSDN Product Feedback Center user “JDM ” for the bug: Right shift of a literal int produces logical instead of arithmetic shift Thanks for helping make Visual Studio a better product and keep the great feedback...
  • Antimail

    What keeps people away from blogging?

    I was looking recently to our OPML list and I noticed that many people I know haven't started a blog. Or at least... not yet. Which got me thinking: what are the most common reasons people don't start a blog? Is it too intimidating? Or it would be too...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Update regarding chaining unattended installation of VS and MSDN

    A few months ago I posted a blog article about how to chain the unattended installations of the Visual Studio prerequisites, Visual Studio and MSDN. In the past few weeks I have been helping a customer who contacted me with some follow-up questions because...

    Remote Record Works!

    Sitting on the couch tonigh, my wife asks, "Can you record Fear Factor on that machine of yours?" I say sure and I use Remote Record to set the recording from my laptop. The show gets recorded on the Media Center and we're watching it now through the...
  • AprilR's Blog

    C++ Students and Hobbyists, Lend Me Your Opinions!

    Here is this week's net cast out for feedback: Are you a student in a program that includes a C++ programming course? Do you use Visual C++? What do you like, love, hate with whatever tool you are using? Are you a ( insert non-developer job title ) by...
  • notes and rants

    The Pragmatic Tester

    One of my favorite programming books is “the pragmatic programmer”.  I’ve toyed for a long time with writing articles or giving presentations on “the pragmatic tester” – and show how Andrew Hunt’s concepts of broken windows, tracer bullets, stone soup...
  • All About Interop

    Oracle's .NET Developer center

    Oracle has organized a bunch of content for .NET devs, in the .NET Developer Center. Nice! ...
  • shawn's blog

    Movie Review: The Saw

    Having a hyper-active 4 yr old running the house limits the amount of time I can devote to good ol’ blood-n-guts movies… Luckily, I found the time to watch “ The Saw ” this weekend. Oh my, what a great brainf---. Great premise...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Why doesn't Virtual PC use the right refresh rate in full screen mode?

    A number of people have noted that when they put a virtual machine into full screen mode under Virtual PC - it appears to use very low refresh rates (which can result in visual 'flickering' on CRT monitors). They have also noted that this happens no matter...
  • mikese's WebLog

    Gday ( World!

    First test post at: (there should be a now as well) This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. OR if you wish to include a script sample in your post please add...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    WSE 2.0 SP3 Released

    WSE 2.0 SP3 was released today. See the WSE 2.0 SP3 Readme for details on what has changed. According to Mark , it installs fine on a .NET 2.0 box but is unsupported given that .NET 2.0 is still beta.
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