My new team

Three and a half months ago I switched teams. I’m now part of the “Oslo” Modeling Languages team. If you want to know more, check out these 2 new blogs that we launched: Intellipad Team Blog MLanguage Team blog

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Justin's got one

Justin Ng has started an MSDN blog. Justin and I work together on the Zune Services team.

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Test Post

Testing a custom moniker link in community server 2.0

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Making svcutil.exe and VisualBasic.Net play nice

Ali Pasha has an interesting post about some issues you can run into when you use Visual Basic and svcutil.exe and I thought I’d write a post to shed some more light on the issue. DataContract types are uniquely identified using a namespace qualified name (namespace uri and a name). This namespace uri is used…

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How to restore the native Zip file integration in Windows

I got a copy of WinZip last week for my x64 box because I needed to unzip a gzip file. I later realized that since I’m running a 64-bit version of vista, the handy WinZip context menu shell extenstions won’t work (unless I run a 32-instance of explorer.exe). This was a bummer because I like…

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XBox Live Video Market place

“To celebrate its first birthday on November 22, Xbox 360™ becomes the first and only gaming console to provide HD and standard-definition TV shows and movies direct to you.” http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/marketplace/moviestv/default.htm Renting movies from Blockbuster was nice.Renting movies from Netflix was even better for my lazy but.Renting movies without ever having to leave the couch is…

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.Net Framework 3.0 has Shipped!

The first product I worked on here at Microsoft has shipped. http://www.netfx3.com/blogs/news_and_announcements/archive/2006/11/06/.NET-Framework-3.0-has-been-released_2100_.aspx It’s a great feeling.

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PLinq

More LINQ goodness here. I love it!

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svcutil /reference and /excludeType

I get a lot of internal feedback that the svcutil options are confusing. svcutil.exe originally started out as a fairly simple tool and over the years working towards shipping it’s evolved into a Swiss army knife. I figure even though I don’t work on WCF anymore I should post a few brain dumps here to…

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UseSynchronizationContext=false

I ran into an issue this summer while helping some interns port Terrarium to use .Net 3.0 and since I haven’t seen many posts about it I thought I’d write one in hopes of helping anyone else who runs into this. I’ll also nudge Michael Marucheck to write a bit more when he has time since he knows…

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