Googles desktop sidebar and email panel

So I downloaded the desktop sidebar and I like the email panel a lot. However I wish it had better integration with Outlook – in that it could actually delete emails from outlook and could do a multi-select delete. Anyone know how it works? I believe its using the desktop search api’s to list the…

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Our sessions at the PDC

In case you didnt see it, Luca has posted on our PDC sessions. Lots of cool new language stuff… http://blogs.msdn.com/lucabol/archive/2005/07/14/438824.aspx

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Compatibility competition!

We are holding a compatibility competition, to get the last couple of bugs out of the product before it ships! Compatibility for our customers is one of our top priorities for this release – we’d like to make sure your experience on the new runtime and toolset to be great when you use your old…

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Ipod candy

I’ve resisted the urge to get an Ipod for so long, but this nearly made me change my mind. I’m hovering dangerously on the edge here…

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Card Game Starter Kit aka "Play more Blackjack" released!

We just released the Card Game starter kit, a new starter kit for Beta2 here. Its a blackjack game…check it out! Karen on our team has been hard at work getting this out of the door and fixing bugs in it all week. The VB version will be releasing soon. Shaykat

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C# Status: 5/27/2005

Short status today… These last two weeks have been a whirlwind ride for our team. We made a huge dent in our bugs to hit our goals for last week. We incentivized the dev team with late night dinners and they pulled through magnificently, fixing a high number of bugs. We feel good about the…

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Xbox 360 interview

Engadget, a cool tech blog I’m just discovering has an interview with Steve Ballmer and Robbie Back about Xbox 360. Check it out here. Overall I think Steve kept his cards close to his chest. I’ve been fascinated by all the developing news around comparisons between the Xbox360, Nintendo Revolution and PS3. The console market…

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Whats in a name?

So my name tends to be unusual for most people. Shaykat. Its tough for people to pronounce initially (say Share-cut, then repeat but drop the r). However I’ve noticed an unusual trend recently. People in email type my name as Skaykat. Why? The keyboard keys between h and k are a little close but its…

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C# Status: 5/11/2005

Last week we rocked on bugs. The dev team kicked it up a notch and started fixing bugs to hit their goals. Along with that we fixed all our bugs that were marked Pri1 and opened greater than 48 hours than Friday. It was pretty cool. On the downside our QA team had a one…

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The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

Ever seen the error in the title…the one that happens when you rebuild your project in VS and it says: Error 1 Could not write to output file Foo.exe’ —‘The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. ‘ This is a very frustrating error that many users have complained to…

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