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  • Joe Stegman - Developing rich user interfaces with Windows Forms

    ChrisChance wrote:

    I think us channel9 boyz should all get access to the vs2005 betaplace Smiley

  • Joe Stegman - What happens to Windows Forms on Longhorn?

    Dear Microsoft,

    Love you and all but why isn't this in Vista? Seriously. I used to be a Linux geek and KDE's tabbed browsing for files is brilliantly simple, as are favorite folders (like Windows' Filebox Extender)... and this still isn't in MS's latest operating systems. Granted it's nice that IE7 and Explorer are two separate entities now in behavior and appearance but some ideas need to gel the system together.

    Hope the Yahoo thing goes well,


  • Gary Daniels and Evan Goldring - Mock whiteboard problem

    Oops, here is a quick implementation in VB.NET. I am not addressing the spaces or case sensitivity. This is in a class with Option Compare Text turned on. For those who don't speak VB, Option Compare Text will allow you to evaluate true and TrUe as equal because it compares how the string is read and not the individual characters where a != A.

    Private Function IsPalindrome(ByVal inWord As String) As Boolean
       Dim max As Integer = inWord.Length - 1
       For i As Integer = 0 To max \ 2
          If Not inWord.Substring(i, 1) = inWord.Substring(max - i, 1) Then
             Return False
          End If
       Return True
    End Function

  • Gary Daniels and Evan Goldring - Mock whiteboard problem

    If I had been asked this question I would be all smiles. Throughout college, the excercise we were asked to do with all languages except COBOL was to write a function that determined whether or not a word was a palindrome.

    This was a great video, and it excites me to see what MS Campus is like.
  • Zoe Goldring and Gretchen Ledgard - What is it like to interview at Microsoft?

    Great video there guys. It is making me think that my long time dream of working at Microsoft is possible in this life time.

    I am relatively new here (signed up a long time ago but started to participate a couple of days ago) and I must admit that I knew nothing of you blogs.Now that I do I will frequent them.

    Like someone said, I would like the sequel to this video. It was an eye opener and for someone who dreams of working there someday, it was very exciting to watch and 21 minutes is too short.

    I have one question...Do you guys consider community participation in your criteria? By community participation I am referring to online programming forums. The reason I am asking is that there is no Microsoft office near me and the only thing I can do to promote any MS technology is via a public forum.

    I would like to know what else is necessary that can be done for recognition by MS. In my country a degree is not the best solution since the curriculum is not sufficient for one to have market value. I have had to learn what I can from short courses, books, forums and the tried and trusted trial and error.
    Another thing comes to mind, how often to you make contact with non-US potentials?