Closed Betas for Windows Live Folder and Windows Live Photo Gallery

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Microsoft has started offering limited beta testing of Windows Live Folder and Windows Live Photo Gallery. Windows Live Folder is designed to allow file sharing without relying on email, external USB devices, or public sharing sites. The Live Folder service uses email to share a link to the folder, but... Read more

Introduction to Coding Standards

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Style is an often overlooked but very critical attribute of writing. The style of writing directly impacts the readability and understandability of the end product. [1] This statement is true not just for prose writing, but also for the style of programming in the writing of source code in a... Read more

Visual Studio 2008

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Now that Visual Studio “Orcas” finally has an official name, it’s time to clear up the new confusion surrounding the different versions of the .NET Framework that will be available. Daniel Moth has an excellent post describing what he calls the Visual Studio 2008 stack that includes this graphic.... Read more

Understanding the .NET Framework 3.5

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Daniel Moth has an excellent post that explains what makes up the .NET Framework 3.5. This post also sparked a very good discussion on The Code Project. There are two elements that make up version 3.5 of the Framework: the “green bits” and the “red bits”. This... Read more

Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab

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Earlier this year Microsoft created the Microsoft/Novell Interoperability Lab. A few days ago they quietly hired Tom Hanrahan, the former Director of Engineering for the Linux Foundation, to become their Director of Linux Interoperability. According to Sam Ramji, Microsoft’s Director of Platform Technology Strategy, the Interoperability Lab “will focus on interoperable... Read more