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  • !Dan Vallejo's WebLog!

    C# 2.0 Generics

    Visual Studio 2005 also introduces the next version of C#. C# 2.0 introduces generics, iterators, partial class definitions, nullable types, anonymous methods, the :: operator, static classes, accessor accessibility, fixed sized buffers (unsafe), friend...
  • !Dan Vallejo's WebLog!

    Test Driven Development

    If you go up to it takes you to the beta versions of the Express skus. It has some cool features that help out in doing Test Driven development. For example, when you have an open file of a project a refactor menu option shows...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Shipping Software & Broken Windows

    Micky Gousset added these comments in his Team System blog One thing I have found though, is that appearance is everything. I can have all the functionality working perfectly, and it does everything the customer wants, but if I have not prettied up the...
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    VB Newbies, Unite!

    Whoohoo! So I finished my first official programming class ("Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic.NET"). I'd had some scripting classes but nothing where objects, classes and such were thrown around with such abandon. I'd actually experimented...
  • Out in the Street

    New Microsoft Learning Products: October 15, 2004

    Microsoft Official Courses: 2157, Developing E-Business Solutions Using Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2004 2158, Deploying and Managing E-Business Solutions Using Microsoft® BizTalk® Server 2004 2851, Deploying and Administering Microsoft® Windows® XP Service...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Refashioning Software

    In our never ending quest to provide you with better, faster, more powerful products and tools, we some time find it necessary to redo a little of what was done before, to revamp it so-to-speak, to spruce it up, to splash on a new coat of paint and add...
  • IEBlog

    A fresh IE security update

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date. —IEBlog Editor, 20 August 2012 Earlier this week we released the latest security update for IE, MS04-038 . We’ve been working on this since XPSP2 shipped, and it’s nice to see it made available...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    The first Managed DirectX game..

    To my knowledge, the first 'retail' game written in Managed DirectX has been released.. It's called " Tin Soliders: Alexander the Great ", and you can read more about it here . It seems to be a turned based strategy game. I've never played it, I really...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    The Google Desktop

    A beta version of the Google Desktop is available for download that enables you to search through all of your Outlook/Outlook Express, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, text, and AOL Instant Messenger files and data. It even searches through your Internet Explorer...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Virtual PC 2004 SP1 is now available...

    You can grab it from: It has a bunch of bug fixes - most notable mentions include: Improved performance for XP SP2 as a guest Bug fixes for...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Windows Clipboard Tools

    Yesterday I was helping a friend find a good way to extend the Windows clipboard , especially at the command line. I am happy to say that 5 people quickly responded with 4 different suggestions. These all look like great utilities too! However, nobody...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Dev Luv: Using the Double-click Event in Visio

    The double-click event in Visio is driven by the Shapesheet. To prototype how this works, drop a shape onto a Visio page and go into that shape’s Shapesheet. Scroll down to the Event section in the Shapesheet (it’s towards the bottom) and look for the...
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