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…

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Half-Life 2 Mod Spot

And I was just showing my kids how to make a Half-Life 2 map the other day… Kent has posted a link to new information around Half-Life 2 modding on Coding4Fun. This is really cool. Update 1 for todayThe C4F item mentioned yesterday is now live. Not much now, but very cool stuff coming soon….


My PDC Schedule…

in case anybody is looking for me… Staffing Commitments Item Location Day Start Finish (Product Pavilion) MSDN Online (Product Pavilion) MSDN Online September 13 11:00 AM 3:00 PM (Track Lounges) Tools and Languages (Track Lounges) Tools and Languages September 13 5:30 PM 9:00 PM (Product Pavilion) MSDN Online (Product Pavilion) MSDN Online September 14 10:00…


Visual Studio 2005 Launch Information

DevDiv VP Somasegar has posted information about the Visual Studio 2005 launch. Check it out here: Visual Studio 2005 update We are now about 77 days from the November 7, 2005 launch of Visual Studio 2005, one of the most significant releases in the history of the Developer Division. We have been releasing Community Technology…

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Information on Win32/Zotob.A

Stepto posted information today around the Win32/Zotob.A worm. Here’s a link to his post: Guidance pages and information on Worm:Win32/Zotob.A Ok, earlier this morning we activated our Software Security Incident Reponse Process to respond to a malicious attack known as Worm:Win32/Zotob.A. Our investigation has determined that only a small number of customers have been affected…

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C++ at the PDC

Visual C++ PM Kang Su Gatlin let me know that he’s posted a listing of the offerings availble for C++ developers at this year’s PDC. Looks like there’s lots of good stuff to see and do. Get the details here. I’ll be at the MSDN booth Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, so be sure to stop…


Visual Studio 2005 SDK August CTP

Allen Denver posted a note in his blog to let us know the VSSDK 2005 August CTP is now available. Here’s a link: Visual Studio Partner Programs Downloads The August SDK adds 2 C# samples ( Package, MenusAndCommands ) that have been rewritten to our new quality level. It will work only with Visual Studio…

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SharePoint Applications

Mary Jo Foley links to some new SharePoint application templates available for download from Microsoft. Check out the full list on the download page for more information, but there’s a ton of useful stuff here: Applications for Windows SharePoint Services These application templates are tailored to address the needs and requirements for specific business processes…

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Absolute Beginner’s Series Posted

Kent has just finished posting the Absolute Beginner’s Video Series on Visual Studio 2005 Express (VB and C#). You can check them out here: Absolute Beginner’s Video Series to Visual Studio 2005 Express Editions This video series is designed specifically for individuals who are interested in learning the basics of how to create applications using…

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WinFX Beta 1 SDK Available

In my ongoing effort to link to every SDK in the world, here’s the WinFX Beta 1 SDK for your coding pleasure. Microsoft® WinFX ™ Software Development Kit for Microsoft® Pre-Release Windows Operating System Code-Named “Longhorn”, Beta 1 Web SetupThe WinFX SDK contains documentation, samples and tools designed to help you develop managed applications and…

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