Author Archives: Jeff Braaten

I Believe: A Management Credo

[Note: This list represents many of my core beliefs about management and leadership.  I wrote it quickly – in about 15 minutes – to capture my raw, unedited thoughts.  It is a work in progress.] I believe that our beliefs drive our actions. It’s difficult to adopt behaviors that conflict with our beliefs. I believe […]

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Add WordPress header image to Thematic child theme

How do I spruce up my WordPress blog with a clickable header image when I’m using the Thematic theme framework?  In answering that question, I’ve cobbled together guidance from a variety of websites and documentation sources.  Here’s what I’ve learned… I have some specific goals for my header image implementation.  I want to: Add a header image that […]

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Debug Visual Studio F1 Help

What can you do if Visual Studio F1 Help is broken or not working?  Behind the scenes, Visual Studio maintains a help context that it passes to the help system when you press F1.  The help system then displays the topic that best matches your context.  A good first step in debugging F1 problems is […]

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Introducing Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0

Microsoft Help Viewer 2.0 is now available as part of Visual Studio 2012. With this release of the Help Viewer, our goal was to deliver a fast, simple and highly productive reference experience while making it easier to discover and manage local help content. If you are a current/former Document Explorer user, you’ll find that […]

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Guide to MSDN Library Icons

“What is the meaning of MSDN Library icons?”  When referencing the .NET Class Library in MSDN, you’ll see a variety of icons in the leftmost column of member lists.  What do these MSDN icons mean? Icon Meaning Public Class Public Field Public Method Protected Method Private Method Public Property Protected Property Private Property Public Event […]

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Check out our new MSDN home page

This morning, our MSDN home page changed from: to The new MSDN home page has two value propositions: For developers who are new to Microsoft, the home page guides them to the best resources for getting started with Microsoft platforms and developer tools. For developers already using Microsoft products, the home page delivers timely and […]

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