End of an era for Tech humor columnists

I have been reading several websites’ coverage of Bill Gates’ announcement to step down from the Chief Software Architect role in 2008.  Most have focused on its impact on Microsoft, the technology industry, Wall Street and global health care (which stands to gain from the Gates Foundation). But there is another segment for whom the…

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Code Center Premium integration into Visual Studio

Microsoft provides source access to some customers via its Code Center Premium (CCP) program.  Not many people are aware that Visual Studio 2005 has integrated CCP support. It is true!  While debugging applications in VS you can download sources for system files from the code premium website provided you have CCP access.  The prompting for…