Andrew Ma's WebLog

TFS 2008 export to Project 2010 beta1

Last week, I was fighting with TFS 2008 export to Project for a while and was unable to find a...

Author: ajma Date: 09/21/2009

From Search to XNA

One of the great things about working for Microsoft is the variety of things that someone can work...

Author: ajma Date: 10/17/2008

Windows Live Search - Products

It's been 6 months from the last time I posted about Product Searching in Windows Live Search. Our...

Author: ajma Date: 10/02/2007

More Images, More Relevant

The Product Search team is still hard at work. Imran and Ling give some details on some relevancy...

Author: ajma Date: 04/19/2007

Product Search Grid View

Sorry for being so silent on this blog, but we've been hard at work on product search. A lot of it...

Author: ajma Date: 08/31/2006

Windows Live Shopping Beta released today

Sorry for being so quiet for such a long time, but we've been hard at work to provide a great new...

Author: ajma Date: 04/29/2006

New Window Live Shopping gadget

A small group of coworkers on my team have been working on a Windows Live gadget and today, the...

Author: ajma Date: 02/13/2006

Who loves start.com? Introducing live.com

Today, Bill Gates and Ray Ozzie announced a new strategy for Microsoft into the service space....

Author: ajma Date: 11/01/2005

Removing an offline folder share

Tonight, I remapped some of my redirected folders (my docs and desktop) and after that happened, the...

Author: ajma Date: 08/18/2005

Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Connector for the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.0

One of my tasks in the MSN Shopping group is the our test automation. I helped create our small lab...

Author: ajma Date: 08/15/2005

InfoPath C# Node binding Controls tips

I got a request earlier today to help out with writing a node-binding C# control for InfoPath and I...

Author: ajma Date: 08/01/2005

Windows Desktop Search Deskbar Shortcuts (creating one for MSN Shopping)

One of the features I like about Windows Desktop Search is the ability to create shortcuts for the...

Author: ajma Date: 07/18/2005

Beta MSN Shopping site (Part II)

Months ago, I wrote up a tiny blog entry about a preview of our upcoming MSN Shopping website....

Author: ajma Date: 07/15/2005

Creating an InfoPath Custom Control using C# and .NET

A while ago, I helped write an article for the InfoPath team on how to write InfoPath Custom...

Author: ajma Date: 07/01/2005

Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer

I'm sure there's gonna be a lot of news about this, but I think it's exciting to have this powertoy...

Author: ajma Date: 06/14/2005

MSN Shopping Team Blog

MSN Shopping's got our own team blog. There's a lot of exciting things happening for our next major...

Author: ajma Date: 06/14/2005

Windows Marketplace RSS Feeds

Windows Marketplace RSS Feeds"Coming to a Desktop Near You!Windows Marketplace can now deliver—right...

Author: ajma Date: 04/06/2005

Do you really like online shopping? Come contribute to MSN Shopping

Online shopping is a $26 billion dollar market (I didn't do much research here beyond a simple MSN...

Author: ajma Date: 03/08/2005

What do you think of this new site?

The MSN Shopping team has recently pushed out a beta version of our upcoming shopping site. The site...

Author: ajma Date: 02/17/2005

Showing images on XP-styled buttons.

The other day, I decided to enable visual styles on one of my winform apps and found out that doing...

Author: ajma Date: 01/21/2005

Custom Control webcast sample

Hello again, For those of you who went to my webcast this morning, thanks for coming. There was a...

Author: ajma Date: 11/29/2004

From InfoPath to MSN Shopping

Some of you (but probably not many of you) have noticed the little small bio on the side has changed...

Author: ajma Date: 11/19/2004

Webcast

For those of you who follow the InfoPath blog, this won't be new information. (It was posted here:...

Author: ajma Date: 11/18/2004

Pocket PC Phone Edition Ringtone scripting

So the other day, I got myself HP iPaq 6315. In the past, I had a Motorola Mpx200 and it was great,...

Author: ajma Date: 11/07/2004

MSDN Hands-on Lab 6 ... the Visual Basic 6.0 version

On MSDN, InfoPath has hands-on labs. The ActiveX control lab was one that I was responsible for....

Author: ajma Date: 08/13/2004

Lab 6: Active X controls (with Visual Basic 6.0)

Due to popular request, this lab is the Visual Basic 6.0 version of the ActiveX lab on MSDN (with...

Author: ajma Date: 08/12/2004

Instant Messengers

It's pretty amazing to see how instant messengers have entered a lot of people's lives. Personally,...

Author: ajma Date: 08/04/2004

Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 Available!

Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 is now available! Link:...

Author: ajma Date: 07/27/2004

Random Wednesday Posts

It's still pretty early in the morning, but I found a bunch of things I'd like to post up. I have a...

Author: ajma Date: 07/21/2004

Digital Music Subscription services

Recently, I bought myself a Creative Muvo2 digital music device. It's a 4 gig device which is way...

Author: ajma Date: 07/19/2004

Media Centers and .Text Skins

Portable Media CentersI've been holding out buying an iPod because most of my music is in WMA and I...

Author: ajma Date: 07/14/2004

4th type of custom control binding

Ok, I said there were three types of custom control binding: simple binding, stream binding and node...

Author: ajma Date: 07/13/2004

InfoPath Posts

Since I work for the Microsoft Office InfoPath team, I spend the majority of my work day using...

Author: ajma Date: 07/12/2004

Why does my ActiveX control say that it needs to be marked as safe for initializing?

InfoPath custom controls can use a subset of ActiveX controls. This subset must implement...

Author: ajma Date: 07/12/2004

Custom Control support in InfoPath (Part III - Node Binding)

Continuing (from Part II) on, we will discuss the third type of binding available to ActiveX...

Author: ajma Date: 07/09/2004

Custom Control support in InfoPath (Part II - Stream Binding)

Continuing (from Part I) on, we will discuss the second type of binding available to ActiveX...

Author: ajma Date: 07/08/2004

Custom Control support in InfoPath (Part I - Simple Binding)

Over the last year and a half, the InfoPath team has been working on the SP1 release. If anyone's...

Author: ajma Date: 07/07/2004

Some great examples from the community

For those looking for InfoPath resources beyond stuff directly from Microsoft, InfoPathdev.com has...

Author: ajma Date: 06/24/2004

Xml Serialization

Object serialization is an important topic which is quite powerful if used correctly. Serialization...

Author: ajma Date: 06/23/2004

"Introducing Microsoft® Office InfoPath™ 2003" book

Recently, this book was released. It's one of the first ones to cover the additional features for...

Author: ajma Date: 06/23/2004

InfoPath newsgroups!

For those who need help with InfoPath related questions, a good place to always go to is the public...

Author: ajma Date: 05/28/2004

AUTD - Always up to date

Windows Mobile devices are great! Maybe because love gagets, but Windows Mobile has some really neat...

Author: ajma Date: 05/28/2004

XML Serialization is great

I moved this post to an article here: http://blogs.msdn.com/ajma/articles/163940.aspx

Author: ajma Date: 05/03/2004

Distribute an InfoPath Form Template to Offline Users

Distribute an InfoPath Form Template to Offline Users seems to be a pretty big scenario for a lot of...

Author: ajma Date: 05/03/2004

Busy Busy Week

Wow, this was an incredibly busy week. A lot of meetings, a lot of reviews, a lot of brainstorming,...

Author: ajma Date: 04/30/2004

A non-InfoPath post

Since most InfoPath posts would be better off in the InfoPath Team blog, I thought should blog about...

Author: ajma Date: 04/29/2004

InfoPath Custom Controls that don't fire OnPropertyChange Notifications

InfoPath has a really powerful feature to allow users to create their own custom controls for...

Author: ajma Date: 04/29/2004

Standard First Post

So this is another standard first post. Introduction: My name is Andrew Ma and I currently work in...

Author: ajma Date: 04/26/2004

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