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Do what I want, not what I ask

As I was surfing my comments, I found an interesting comment from a reader of Craig Stuntz's blog...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 10/16/2006

Being passionate about developer tools

Nick pointed out yet another "VS vs. BDS" thread on Joel on Software. For some reason, I find these...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 10/13/2006

VC++ product strategy: the next level of detail

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on my last post on VC++ product strategy. While I totally...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 10/03/2006

Your thoughts on VC++ product strategy

The Visual C++ product unit is currently in the process of refining its strategy for the post-Orcas...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/29/2006

Sleeping with the enemy

After months of kvetching, Helen finally defected from Spaces as her blog platform. Can't say I...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/29/2006

More on personal firewalls

I wrote recently about some of the challenges faced by personal firewalls and the state of desktop...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/25/2006

Should I use COM? (and would using COM require a séance?)

Reader Andre poses a great question about the use of COM for a new project: Steve, I would like to...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/22/2006

Still using VS 2003?

If you're still using VS 2003, you should pick up the service pack. We posted a few details about...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/18/2006

Welcome to the Show, Nick

After years of working in the consulting field, my good friend, Nick Hodges, recently jumped into...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/14/2006

Back from the Bay Area

I'm back in Redmond after spending last week in the Bay Area. Is it just me or does the Bay Area...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/14/2006

Dirty Little Secrets of Desktop Security

A few issues were raised in rhe great comments from Norm, Chaim, and Tim in response to my recent...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/11/2006

ZoneAlarm and DLL protection

Mark Miller over at Developer Express recently posted this interesting entry to his blog regarding...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/10/2006

Recuperating from surgery

I suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, so I had some minor surgery this week on my nose to correct...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/10/2006

Welcome Charlie

My old friend and colleague, Charlie Calvert, has recently joined the C# team as a Program Manager....

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 08/02/2006

Chat with the VC++ team

Only one day left for the VC++ team chat on the CodeGuru forums. Feel free to drop by to ask (in...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 06/22/2006

Blood on the Highway

Many folks who took a driver's training class as a teenager in the US remember a film called "Blood...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 06/06/2006

Thoughts on VC++ bug fixing

Reader Norm vents some frustration about the VC++ bug fixing policy expressed on the VC++ team blog:...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 06/05/2006

My new favorite shirt

A colleague of mine on the VC++ team (who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty) found this...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 06/02/2006

Prioritizing VC++ bug fixing

The VC++ team blog has a message regarding how MSDN Product Feedback Center bug reports will be...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 05/30/2006

New VC++ team blog

You'll find it here: http://blogs.msdn.com/vcblog/default.aspx

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 05/30/2006

Webcasts from Paris C++ day now available

I spent some time last month visiting customers in the UK and France at conferences and developer...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 05/30/2006

VC++ unit testing

Good article on CodeGuru about unit testing for C++ code in Visual Studio 2005.

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 05/08/2006

One year at Microsoft

Yesterday was my one year anniversary at Microsoft. In keeping with tradition, I left 1 pound of...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 05/03/2006

Brandon talks VC++ 2005 language features

Somehow I missed Brandon's Channel 9 video from last month on VC++ 2005 language stuff:...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 05/01/2006

Martyn talks VC++ libraries

Good Channel 9 video featuring Martyn Lovell, VC++ libraries dev lead:...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 05/01/2006

Get well, Nick!

I know a number of you readers out there are current or former Delphi folks, so I wanted to pass on...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 04/15/2006

Danny Thorpe in the hizzy

Google, Schmoogle. Danny finally came to his senses and joined the rest of the ex-Borland crowd here...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 04/14/2006

Catching up: A new role

Pardon the delay in blogging. It wasn't lack of love, I assure you, but I just had to go dark for a...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 04/13/2006

Planning for Orcas

I've been spending a lot of my time recently planning for the next version of Visual Studio,...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 03/02/2006

On my way home

I'm finally on my way home, finishing up a 9-day road trip to Cairo. The trip went really well, and...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 02/14/2006

MDC Sessions & A Naked Guy

The VC++ MDC sessions went really well yesterday, with the VC++ sessions being the biggest draws in...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 02/09/2006

En Route to MDC

I'm sitting in the departure lounge at London Heathrow's Terminal 4, waiting for my connecting...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 02/06/2006

Catching up

I think I'm all caught up now on responding to comments on the blog. Time has been in limited...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 02/02/2006

Is it wrong to love my new keyboard?

I've been a die hard MS Natural Keyboard user since the model was first released. Before the Natural...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 01/25/2006

My wife's blog gets c|net'd

"Hey, honey, you should keep a blog," I say."Your writing is entertaining," I say."It'll be fun," I...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 01/25/2006

A Practical Question of Programming Language Choice

While my last post dealt with the somewhat abstract ideas around language choice, reader Nathan...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 01/04/2006

Programming Languages and the Free Throw

Choosing a programming language tends to involve an interesting intersection of what you need (i.e.,...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 01/04/2006

Phoenix: The Future of Compilers & Tools

The VC++ team and Microsoft Research have been working for some time on a project called Phoenix,...

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 12/19/2005

What icon should we use for macros?

Note to self: need to make VC++ so cool that the very icons in the IDE are deemed newsworthy.

Author: Steve Teixeira -- MSFT Date: 12/16/2005

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