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  • Jeromy Carriere's WebLog

    Cool (and important) new stuff to read

    Must reads: · The Service Oriented Architecture section of the MSDN Architecture Center . o Specifically, the whitepaper “ Service Orientation and Its Role in Your Connected Systems Strategy ”. · Smart Client Architecture and...
  • MSBuild Explorers Team WebLog

    MSBuild: The new build system for the .NET framework

    We've yet to give a comprehensive description of MSBuild, and I realize that many people reading this blog haven't heard of it, so here's a very good overview that I found on MSDN: Historically, developers have struggled when trying to map a complicated...
  • Scott Seely's WebLog

    Origins of the Bill Gates e-mail hoax

    !Warning. Pointless entry follows! Jonathon Keats at managed to track down the person who started the “Forward this e-mail and Bill Gates will send you money” hoax. I think everyone in my family has, at one point or another, asked...
  • Luke Nyswonger

    MSDN Product Feedback Center

    There's a cool new tool that just launched on MSDN: the MSDN Product Feedback Center ( ) which is a public site for customers to file and track suggestions and bug reports for Visual Studio 2005, the .NET Framework...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Long time without a post

    Well I've been really busy and haven't had much time to write anything new. I've added a new category to my blog - books , which if I get right won't be included in my main feed or on the page. I'm going to post updates on what I'm currently...
  • JeremyK's [MSFT] WebLog

    The Effects of Message Looping

    I have seen this problem several times in the last few weeks and figured it was worth a quick blog entry. Here is what happens: A Unix host with a running daemon sends some sort of email message a User reporting on the status of processing a request....
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    foreach and performance rules

    I was looking at Brad’s blog this morning and I was astounded to find that some people had chosen not to use foreach “Because Rico said so” though they probably didn’t use those exact words. I found that very troublesome for several...
  • Test Guide

    True Stories In Test Automation

    [The following is a true story. The feature has been changed to protect the unannounced, but the code and test progression is a near verbatim account of a coding session I had recently.] Say you are testing a timeline. Specifically, you are testing...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Another new article posted yesterday... "What's New In Help for VB 2005"

    What's New in Help for Visual Basic 2005 Beta 1 Find out about the newest Help features in Visual Basic 2005 Beta 1, including distinguishing Visual Basic from other languages, more task-oriented topics, and an emphasis on code examples.
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Operator Overloading in VB 2005

    Matthew Gertz, Dev Lead for the VB Compiler, Editor & Debugger team has written an article on operator overloading in Visual Basic 2005... Operator Overloading In Visual Basic 2005 Operator Overloading, new to Visual Basic 2005, simplifies the use...
  • frankred's WebLog

    .NET Framework Developer Center refresh!

    Yesterday we refreshed the .NET Framework Developer Center ! Here’s a few of the highlights… New Top Task control on the home page – Contains shortcuts to the most common tasks (e.g. Get the Framework , Getting Started ,...
  • Visual Studio Data

    ** More mind shift info **

    I should also point out that in VS Beta 1/SQL Beta 2, this Xcopy functionality is limited to those with admin rights. In the next beta, non-admins will have Xcopy capabilities as well. So, joe user that gets my app and database, that is a normal (read...
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