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    DataTable.Select()

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    I am building a simple photo gallery application with ASP.NET as a hobby and as part of that excercise I wanted to find out what is the max and min value of certain column in a DataTable that I have stored in memory. So, I thought I would use the Select...
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    Visual Web Developer Express, Windows Vista Beta 1, Acrylic Beta and MS Paint at Assembly '05

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    Ok, Assembly is over now. Here's how Microsoft was involved: I presented two sessions at the ARTtech seminar series We had a stand at the exhibition area with 4 beds that were free for all participants to sleep in (sleep is something you typically...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 live on MSDN subscriber downloads

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    Beta 2 version of Visual Studio 2005 is now live in MSDN for all subscribers! ISO images for these products are available: Visual SourceSafe Visual Studio 2005 Standard Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition Test Load Agent Visual Studio 2005...
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    No Windows XP x64 drivers for Canon EOS 350D

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    I ran into problems trying to attach my new Canon EOS 350D camera to my laptop running Windows XP x64 Edition. Naturally the problem is that there were no x64 drivers for the camera in the accompanying cd set (old 32-bit drivers won't work). I sent a...
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    Fingerprint Reader

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    I have been playing with Microsoft Fingerprint Reader lately. I was surprised how extremely convenient it is for storing web site logon credentials and activating them just by showing your finger to the reader. It also allows logging on to Windows with...
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    GPS, Windows Mobile and .NET Compact Framework 2.0

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    I bought recently a bluetooth GPS device to accompany the QTEK 9100 Pocket PC Phone that I use. I have been thinking for a long time to write an app that does something useful while I am on the road and now I have started the first experiments. There...
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    Developing software for Windows without being an admin

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    I have been a long-time advocate of running as a regular user (=member of the local Users group, NOT Administrators or Power users). I think it is my fourth year as a plain user. In addition to the standard reasons (lower attack surface for viruses etc...
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    Raising the level of software development abstraction

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    Have you ever wondered how it is possible that we as an industry perform so poorly? According to The Standish Group, the majority of all IT projects fail to complete within budget and on time. This of course comes as no surprise to anyone who has been...
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    Windows Mobile 5.0 sample project (SMSNotifier)

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    I built a sample of how to use the basic Windows Mobile 5.0 managed APIs for a lecture that I gave at Mobiilipäivä and at Mobiiliohjelmointi courses at Tampere University of Technology . You can get all the details plus executable and source code here...
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    At Teched Europe with a car

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    As I mentioned earlier, we were at Amsterdam together with my family by car. Family means my wife and our two daughters (2 and 5 years). Here's a brief overview of the trip. This is roughly the route we followed in central europe (excluding Finland and...
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    Is OOP dead?

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    While listening to DNR the other day, I was inspired by Carl 's and Rory 's discussion about this article about OOP . It is an interesting take on object orientation in programming, and while I don't agree with most of the opinions presented in it I have...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 kiertue ja Codezone starttibileet

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    Brian Goldfarb (Web Platforms and Tools Product Manager) tulee pitämään päivän session ASP.NET 2.0:sta Suomeen 2.3.2005 (pvm korjattu!). Iltaohjelmana on huimat Codezone.fi -starttibileet joista et halua olla poissa! Ilmoittautuminen tilaisuuteen täällä...
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    Mika is here -- learning to fly!

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    A good friend of mine and a heavyweight expert on Windows-based infrastructure, Mika Seitsonen has started his blog . Welcome Mika! I am looking forward to his dicoveries (like this one). Mika is also the coauthor of the best-selling book Inside Active...
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    Help for installing the Dec CTP

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    Rob Caron has some links to updated installation advice for VSTS December CTP in his blog. I suggest you browse through them if you intend to install the recent CTP. I'll leave reading them to a later date, because Santa is visiting us any moment now...
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    Cool projects from Microsoft Research

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    I already mentioned Wallop earlier, but there were a couple of other cool research projects presented at the Nordic Microsoft Academic Days conference this week: SenseCam SenseCam is a badge-sized wearable camera that captures up to 2000 VGA images per...
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    Microsoft-seminaarit huhtikuussa (Oulu, Jyväskylä, Kuopio)

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    Microsoft järjestää seminaaritilaisuudet huhtikuun aikana seuraavilla paikkakunnilla: Oulu 5.4. Jyväskylä 13.4. Kuopio 14.4. Sisältö jakautuu kahtia sovelluskehittäjien ja muiden IT-ammattilaisten osioihin. Kehittäjäosuudessa keskitytään erityisesti tuleviin...
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    Architecture day tomorrow with DSLs, VSTS et al

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    I am looking forward for tomorrow, as we have an architecture seminar with a full room of registered participants. It should be an interesting day for all who are interested in software architecture, especially from a modeling perspective. We have Juha...
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    PDC05 remarks

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    I am sitting here at LAX and waiting for my plane to depart (flying via Frankfurt to Helsinki). Since the services in LAX are almost nonexistent, I'll try to wrap up the most important learnings from the week while charging up my laptop for the flight...
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    Teuvo

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    Työkaveri edellisestä firmasta, Teuvo Väisänen, on näköjään aktiivinen bloggaamisen sarallakin . Voisit kyllä Teuvo vaihtaa blogimoottorin joko .TEXT iin tai dasBlogiin ;)
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    Visual Studio Team System and Tieturi Software

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    Ok, my two talks at Tieturi Software are now officially over. I presented on "Software development process with Microsoft tools" and on "Modeling with DSLs" (rough translations of the Finnish titles) to a crowd of Finnish software professionals at Tieturi...
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    Is building DSLs fast, cheap and easy?

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    Steven wonders if building DSLs with Visual Studio DSL Tools is fast, cheap and easy (as they should be if they were to be of good value). First of all, the current versions (DSL Tools March release + VS Beta 1) are a very early look of things to come...
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    Lappeenranta

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    Täällä ollaan Ilijan kanssa istumassa ja odottelemassa Lappeenrannan teknillisen yliopiston kahvilassa iltapäiväsession alkua. Tervetuloa kaikki Lappeenrannan opiskelijat Skinnarila-saliin klo 14-17! Tilaisuus pidetään yhtenä ohjelmoinnin peruskurssin...
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    Entertainment for the road

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    I have been a loyal listener of .NET Rocks audio show ever since Carl started it back in 2002. I just downloaded and burned a set of recent .NET Rocks episodes to a CD (I have a constant backlog of several episodes waiting on my hard drive). This time...
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    VS Beta 1, DSL Tools and VS Beta 2

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    Steven is struggling with DSL Tools installation . While it's true that the actual DSL Tools download is very small it is equally true that the current version requires Visual Studio Beta 1, which is indeed not so small. In the near future there will...
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    New nonadmin community site

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    Jonathan Hardwick has put up a new community site devoted to running Windows as a plain user, which is always welcome. Go and take a look at it here . I am especially looking forward the content geared towards developers, who are the key for producing...
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