Halo 2 vs. Half-Life 2

Well, it’s not really like that, but Steve posted that he’s tempted to get an Xbox simply to play Halo 2. I’m having similar pains over Half-Life 2. My beautiful wife picked up a copy of Halo 2 for me this morning at Target. On my home PC, I’ve got a ready to activate copy…


Visual C++ Toolkit 2003

Yesterday we posted the Visual C++ Toolkit 2003. This toolkit includes the full Visual C++ 2003 optimizing compiler. If you’re already using Visual Studio .NET 2003, then you don’t need to download this toolkit unless you just want to see what this is all about. The information page for the toolkit includes links to 4…


Visual C++ 6 Service Pack 6 Available

A lot of stuff went on while I was away on vacation. Visual Studio 6, Service Pack 6 is now available for download, or you can order it on CD for the price of shipping. Service Pack 6Microsoft Service Pack 6 for Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C++ 6.0 with Visual SourceSafe 6.0d addresses known issues…


Microsoft Response to Hurricane Katrina

The Microsoft Disaster Relief Page was updated tonight with a statement about Hurricane Katrina. Microsoft Response to Hurricane Katrina Published: August 31, 2005 Every one of us at Microsoft is deeply saddened by the destruction of property and personal lives in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and our hearts go out to the hundreds of…


Visual C++ FAQ

Today we updated the Visual C++ Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have any questions that you want added to the list, go ahead and ask them here and I’ll try to get them added to the list.


Best small camera?

I’ve been on vaction this week, happily snapping photos with my old Canon PowerShot S110. This is a great camera, but I bought it when it first came out a few years ago and at 2.1 megapixels, the camera is starting to show it’s age. So I think that I want to find something smaller,…


MSN Explorer 9

I’ve been using the new MSN Explorer 9 browser as part of my MSN Premium membership for a few weeks ago and it’s pretty impressive. There’s a popup blocker and the dashboard feature is really good for quick info. Most impressive to me is how much better MSN Search is. I’m actually finding good stuff…


Troubleshooting Visual C++ Issues

Yesterday, I attended a meeting where MSDN Product Manager Justin Grant went over some of the pain points that customers are having when they visit MSDN. One of these points had to do with searching for the right answer when troubleshooting a problem. I think the issue is that the documentation and papers we post…


Windows XP Service Pack 2 Chat

There’s a Windows XP SP2 chat scheduled for Wednesday, August 25th at 3:00 PM PST. Here’s link to the chats page: Windows XP Service Pack 2 Join Microsoft Experts in an online chat to discuss Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). Learn what you need to know about deploying SP2 for Windows XP Home…


Upcoming Visual C++ 2005 Chat

I wanted to get this out early enough so that people can get it on their schedules. There will be a Visual C++ 2005 chat on Thursday, May 6th at 12:00 PM (PST). You can read more about it at the chat link below. Be sure to take advantage of the Add to Outlook feature…