I’m behind…

The last few weeks have been the definition of busy for me.  Getting beta 1 out the door hasn’t exactly been a relaxed process and there’s a bunch of other stuff going on at the same time.  But the beta is finally out.  Express SKUs are finally out.  The MSDN feedback site is finally out…

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Native -> Managed?

Today, I was asked for performance data comparing between C++ and C#.  The reason they ask is the same one I’ve seen people ask for before: they’re trying to convince someone up their management chain that moving to managed code is the right thing to do.  The problem is that this has never been an…

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VS Editor team blog

My wife and other members of the VS editor team are now blogging.  If you use VS, you might end up discovering a boatload of things you didn’t know existed from reading what these folks have to say. 

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Mgmt Training at Mt. Si

I’ve been shacked up at the Rainbow Lodge Retreat with about twenty-something other MS managers this week attending one of the many management development courses available to us.  It’s been very interesting so far and have definitely picked up a few insights along the way that may help in the future.  It’s also been fun and competitive…

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Santosh has a first post…

Another member of the C# compiler QA team has started blogging recently.  Santosh is a very interesting guy.  He’s the only one on our team with an autographed artificial leg resting on his bookshelf that he brought with him from his previous work where he did research on artificial limbs at the University of Washington.  He has a…

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Power-save and me just don’t get along

I’ve got a Samsung Syncmaster 213T flat panel display at home.  I love it except for how power save seems to have a mind of its own.  At times and definitely on the rare side, a quick mouse click or key press will immediately “wake” the display.  Most of the time though, I find myself…

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Update

I haven’t posted in a while so I figured I’d post a quick update on what’s been going on (work and far from work-related): We’re definitely getting into ship mode.  Tough decisions are being made about what changes can still be made to the beta and every day they get tougher.  The good news is…

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Cyrus blogs…

Cyrus is a developer on the C# IDE team and he’s recently started blogging.  In almost two days, he’s already accumulated a ton of great entries.  Subscribed…

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C# response files

Over time I’ve answered, and I’m sure lots of other guys on the team have as well, a question along the lines of “why do I have to add a reference to assembly X but not for assembly Y?”  Lots of people assume it’s got something to do with an assembly being in the GAC.  It…

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Keeping docs in Word and not in the browser

Today, I had one of those moments of minor frustration where a ‘feature’ bugged me. So I tried to find a way to fix it and it took about 10 minutes to figure out and confirm it worked. That’s about 9.5 minutes longer than I would have liked, so I figured I’d post a quick…

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