Darren Jefford

Solution Architect, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft UK

August, 2003

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    Call Dispose on your ServicedComponent's (please)

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    My last blog entry pointed at a Enterprise Services FAQ which mentions that you should call .Dispose on your ServicedComponent proxies. Now this "recommendation" isn't documented very well, hence most people don't do it and you won't hit problems...
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    Getting the paths for "Special Folders"

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    I've been cutting some code today (for once!) and I needed to find out the location of the users "My Documents" folder.  A bit of a dig and I stumbed across System.Envrionment.SpecialFolder.Personal, I'd never come across this before (probably...
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    Microsoft Virtual PC and Virtual Server

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    Information on Microsoft's "Virtual Machine" technology seems to be appearing now, we've got some builds internally and they look really good. The ability to base a new VM on another and only store the changes is really good, saves loads of disk...
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    Enterprise Services FAQ

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    Mike just pointed me at this superb Enterprise Services FAQ, it's a really good collection of some of the common problems people hit.
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    Going to be a father again...

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    Looks like Lucy is going to have a baby brother or sister soon!  God it's going to be mad with two young children!!, Even less time to read this stack of really interesting books I've got on my bookshelf!! :-)
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    Off to the PDC

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    Looking forward to the PDC already, lots of interesting stuff will be unveiled for the first time - Longhorn, Yukon, Web Services Roadmap, etc.  Even more new stuff to learn :-) Tracks and Agendas available here: http://msdn.microsoft.com...
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    Back blogging

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    Been really busy recently, but never fear I'm back blogging again...
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