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Ben is leaving the building...

Well - it was bound to happen sooner or later - I am going on holidays!  In fact - I will be gone for the entire of December.  This means that it is time for you to stop reading my blog, and start speaking to your family more. Alternatively...

posted @ 3 hours, 17 minutes ago by Virtual PC Guy

Excel Services part 12: Unsupported features

In the second article I wrote about Excel Services, I discussed the scenarios that we are targeting with this initial release and also a few scenarios that we will not support.  Today I wanted to provide further detail on the latter – specifically,...

posted @ 3 hours, 52 minutes ago by David Gainer

Microsoft Get Serious About 'The Apprentice'

Tonight's episode of "The Apprentice" will feature Microsoft's own Live Meeting product team, part of our Real Time Collaboration Group. As reported in the Seattle PI, Microsoft took this opportunity very seriously. Can I just say how proud I am when...

posted @ 4 hours, 1 minutes ago by HeatherLeigh

Small visual test: what does it represent?

Hello everybody [:)] before re-heating up the discussion on SO, I thought I could use a little help here: in your opinion 1) what is represented in the three pictures below?2) which one of the three you like best?3) do you think there's too much...

posted @ 4 hours, 4 minutes ago by vibro

New version of Max is available!

A new version of Max is now available at http://www.microsoft.com/max. One of the main new features is support for ink annotations on photos. This is best on a Tablet PC, but you can also use the mouse on a non-Tablet PC. It's pretty fun! It's a feature...

posted @ 4 hours, 17 minutes ago by dancre

開発者セキュリティのリスク

今月のMSDNマガジンは、開発者セキュリティの特集です。http://www.microsoft.com/japan/msdn/msdnmag/ 報道などで氷山の一角が見え隠れしていますが、水面化では、Webアプリケーション セキュリティが深刻な問題になっています。今月の日経システム構築でも特集がありましたね。 明らかなのは、世の中のWebにはすでにリスクがあり、いつ事件が発生してもおかしくない状況です。大きな事件が連続すると対応しようかという機運になるかと思いますが、今からの備えは本当に大事です。...

posted @ -42 minute ago by 北川 裕康

Access 12 and Developers

Let me start by writing about two customer visits I made early in the development of Access 12 that proved to be a good representation of some of our developer customers.     The first, a large enterprise organization in the health industry...

posted @ 4 hours, 18 minutes ago by Clint Covington

Simple File Handler for ASP.NET 2.0

Over the last couple of weeks, I've been looking at ways of distributing files to users in a somewhat secure method.  I want to be able to say user X can download file Y, but user Z cannot.  I wanted to do to this in a somewhat roles based method,...

posted @ 4 hours, 34 minutes ago by PeteL

Shop anytime – we’re open late

Around this time of year, we see a big jump in the number of shopping related searches.  More and more people are using a web search engine to kick off the shopping process, and we are always trying to improve the experience.  To help you find...

posted @ 1 hour, 45 minutes ago by msnsearch

New Paint.NET v2.5 Language Packs: Spanish and Chinese Traditional

Unofficial, as usual. No warranties, and provided as-is. They're available on the download page for our language packs. This post is made "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights....

posted @ 4 hours, 50 minutes ago by rickbrew

We're updating Max today!

Say it with ink -- we’re excited to show you our new Annotate feature, which lets you draw on your photos without altering the originals. We’ve been having a great time adding notes and sketches, and now you can too!Better setup experience --...

posted @ -8 minute ago by The Max Team

How to resolve TV glitching in Media Center 2005 on dual core AMD computers

Some customers have been reporting TV glitching issues in Media Center 2005, and Dave Fleischman has narrowed down one of the root causes to be an issue with dual core AMD systems.  He got a hold of one of these machines and was able to easily reproduce...

posted @ 4 hours, 55 minutes ago by astebner

KB910393 has been removed from Windows Update

As I described in this blog post, we found an issue with a Windows Media Player hotfix (KB910393) if it is installed after KB908250 for Media Center 2005 and there is not a reboot in between them.  We have heard from a lot of people impacted by this...

posted @ 5 hours, 0 minutes ago by astebner

WinFX November CTP available... but how much do I have to download again?

As you probably know, we've released the WinFX November CTP - this is the version that works with the release version of VS2005.  The question came up at the VDNAUG meeting the other night (which was an excellent meeting by the way, thanks to all...

posted @ -52 minute ago by shlock

My first blog entry(ltl bt abt me)

  My name is Madhu,I am member of Microsoft Distributed services critical problem resolution team,I joined Microsoft 4.5 years back,so far it is great.   in my team,we work with customers lot,last 4.5 years,I meet lot of smart customers,my...

posted @ 5 hours, 10 minutes ago by Madhu

Photos of the brain-computer interface from the Dublin Visual Studio and SQL Server launch event

At long last, I've posted the photos of some of the many participants who tried out the Mind Balance brain-computer interface at the Dublin launch event.  I previously chronicled the story of the resurrection of Cerebus, our wireless brain-computer...

posted @ -44 minute ago by robburke

Half Life2 on XPe!!

 This is cool - Taito is shipping an arcade version of the PC game Half Life 2 running on XPe. HL2 is a First Person Shooter, this arcade version will feature three modes- a single-player, a multiplayer mode for networked games with other players...

posted @ 5 hours, 20 minutes ago by Embedded

Free Mince Pies for Queued Punters

Hearing stories of the launch of Xbox 360 in Europe.  According to Owen Clay's Weon blog, Asda is offering mince pies for those standing in line.  He thinks "it's almost worth queueing for the free grub and then leaving!"  Love the artwork,...

posted @ 5 hours, 35 minutes ago by John Porcaro

Deleting ASP.NET 2.0 Application Sub-Directories Shuts Down the AppDomain

This issue seems to be coming up recently since ASP.NET 2.0 shipped; probably because this behavior has changed from previous versions. In previous versions ASP.NET did not care if you deleted sub-directories of the web application and it appears some...

posted @ 3 hours, 37 minutes ago by Toddca

DeviceEmulator and virtual battery

I'm looking at implementing a virtual battery in the next DeviceEmulator release.  How much control do you need over the virtual battery? The straightforward way to emulate a battery is to have two controls: Is the emulated device on battery...

posted @ 5 hours, 39 minutes ago by Barry Bond

Ladies and Gentlemen: Cesar Menendez...

Cesar's been on the Xbox marketing team for some time, and he'll be posting on this blog.  He's been involved in the Xbox online community for a while, and was part of the team responsible for Colony and Zero Hour.  We'll be adding others...

posted @ 5 hours, 49 minutes ago by John Porcaro

What if you could focus AFTER you shoot?

This is ludicrously cool: researchers at Stanford have developed a camera that lets you focus after you shoot.  It's certainly a research idea at this point: from what I understand, the result is a relatively low-resolution image. ...

posted @ -6 minute ago by robburke

A couple of links for submitting feedback on Microsoft products

I want to advertise a couple of sites that can be used for submitting feedback and suggestions, or for filing bug reports for Microsoft products. These are: The Microsoft Technical Forums at: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/. The SQL Server Forums are...

posted @ 6 hours, 6 minutes ago by lcris

Why and How I Chose Klingon for an Example

This isn't really a technical post, but some may be curious about why I chose Klingon for my example about making a custom culture/locale and Microsoft LDML.  I hope that other people will make their own custom cultures/locales for their own languages/countries....

posted @ 6 hours, 24 minutes ago by shawnste

CE Core Blog - Tips for Writing a File System Filter.

The Windows CE "Core" team blog has an interesting article on writing File System Filters - check it out here. - Mike...

posted @ 6 hours, 44 minutes ago by Mike Hall


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