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Monthly Archives: January 2004

MSBuild on MSDN TV

MSBuild on MSDN TV Alex Kipman, a Microsoft PM, talks about changing the VS.NET Whidbey build process using it’s new build engine: MSBuild. If you’re interested in batch building or extending your own build process, MSBuild is worth your attention. … Continue reading 

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Interesting Windows XP fast user switching glitch

Has anyone noticed that if you use the Windows XP fast user switching feature that your mouse settings will be lost when you log back into your account? The only way I can seem to get them back is to … Continue reading 

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The ultimate office prank to play on your coworkers

If you work at Microsoft and ever take an extended leave, you’d better lock your office …

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The ServerSide, a popular J2EE destination, debuts .NET coverage

The ServerSide.NET debuts I have known about the ServerSide.NET for 3 months or so so it has been hard keeping it quiet-) Well, now its public and I can talk about it. I firmly believe that a resource in this … Continue reading 

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New! Introducing ClickOnce – Web Deployment for Windows Forms Applications

MSDN has released a new MSDN TV episode covering ClickOnce technology featured in VS.NET "Whidbey". Also, be sure to check out my previous coverage of ClickOnce and some of the issues surrounding smart client deployment with the .NET Framework. Introducing … Continue reading 

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Random Thought: Test Driven Development

The mindset behind someone who adopts Test Driven Development (TDD) as a standard practice for developing software is much like a driver who has learned the importance of driving defensively. The driver and the programmer both know that despite how good … Continue reading 

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Learn more about how to apply the MSF to your projects

71% of all IT projects fail, come in over budget or run past the original deadline. Every year, $75 billion is spent on failed IT projects in the U.S.Source: The Standish Group 2001 Darrell Norton posted about risk management with … Continue reading 

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SDTimes: “Language Divergence in Whidbey”

Language Divergence in Whidbey — my latest column for SDTimes [via Knowing .NET]   In v.Next of the Framework and Visual Studio .NET tools, language divergence is the theme. Read on for a high level overview.

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Not sure whether to build services today with WSE or wait for Indigo?

Indigo or WSE? Omri gives us answers Omri Gazitt covers what the relationship is between WSE and Indigo. [via The Scobleizer Weblog]   Quick takeaway – if you need a competitive advantage based on enhancements to today’s web services technologies … Continue reading 

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HeadTrax Performance Review: Improving the performance of an internal MS application

Some time ago, Tim Sneath blogged about an internal application developed at Microsoft in .NET and mentioned a report they produced that describing the performance challenges and enhancements they used to optimize the program. Recommended. In addition, the GotDotNet has a good … Continue reading 

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