June 2004 - Posts

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Disclaimers, Stability, and Released Products by Ken Cox [MVP]

The standard disclaimer for beta software goes like this, “It is important to understand that the beta release of any product will not display the stability of a shipped Microsoft product.” True enough, but this is stating the obvious. Heck...
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No Scatalogical Connotation for Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition by Ken Cox [MVP]

The release of Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition recalls a good laugh we had at one of the very earliest previews given by the ASP.NET team to Microsoft's Most Valuable Professionals . Scott Guthrie was describing the product that would follow...
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'So' Is 'Actually' not 'Performant' but Do We Need it for 'Hygiene'? by Ken Cox [MVP]

Kirk notes the pervasive use of “So“ as the first word out of the mouths of Microsoft speakers. Another biggie in MS parlance is “actually” which is sprinkled randomly throughout sentences. It is almost always redundant. A few...
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Software release dates are a "no-win" situation by Ken Cox [MVP]

Software release dates are a "no-win" situation, and Microsoft is going through one right now. Everyone wanted to know when Windows XP Service Pack 2 would be released. For a long time, the standard reply was "when it is ready”. (Of course "ready...
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