LOL! Teach me to assume!
I just assumed you had been reading MS recommended practices from 10 or more years ago. MS was very strongly into the so-called Hungarian Notation until .NET came along, at which time they eased up quite a bit.
As for why "Hungarian": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_notation
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