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  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Need to know more about User Instancing in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition?

    Here's a good place to look .
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Confessions of a Career Fair Recruiter

    I was in Orlando last week for the SHPE Conference and career fair. The conference was tons of fun for both the attendees (students and professionals) and the corporate representatives (recruiters and engineers.) And if you were there, you couldn’t have...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog


    There is a new API available for retrieving a device id in Windows Mobile 5.0 for both Pocket PC and Smartphone. The first question: why do we need a new way of getting the device ID, what’s wrong with the old? To answer this you need to know what a device...
  • Derek Tan's Blog

    What is a Progress Dimension? What are a Progress Stage and a Progress Milestone?

    BAM introduces a new type of dimension, the Progress Dimension. It allows aggregations of data within categories of progress status of activities. For example, the valid categories of status of a purchase order activity may be evaluating, fulfilling,...
  • craigrow

    Where do I get the ASI logs?

    If you're reporting an ASI bug or other problem to Microsoft it is important that you include the ASI logs. Here are some details on how to locate the right logs... ASI.exe logs When ASI exits with an error, the location of the log file will...
  • Derek Tan's Blog

    Backup and Restore for BAM databases

    The following applies to BAM in BizTalk 2006. It would work similarly in BizTalk 2004, without SQL NS databases. Deployment and Removal To ensure consistent schema across all BAM databases, run the “Backup BizTalk Server” SQL job for each deployment...
  • Gamerscore Blog

    Xbox 360 Pricing for Hong Kong and Taiwan

    For those keeping track, Microsoft announced our pricing for Hong Kong and Taiwan. The console is planned to go on sale on March 2. The Xbox 360 will be made available in Hong Kong and Taiwan in both versions, costing from US$380 for the Xbox 360 and...
  • HealthBlog

    Microsoft XBox: Yet another great development platform for healthcare

    In today's Seattle Times there's an article about my colleague Dr. Harold Goldberg and a grant he has received from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study platform and device options for the management of chronic disease in young people. Dr. Goldberg...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Grid Cell Alignment response

    This post: Is this a bug in the Grid Cell alignment? discusses a grid cell alignment issue. When the grid is created and there is a cursor open in the current work area, a grid column will be created for each field in the cursor. The alignment for...
  • .NET Security Blog

    PrincipalPermission and Finalizers

    Nicole Calinoiu , one of our developer security MVPs, has just posted a good description of the problems that occur when using PrincipalPermission with impersonation and finalizers . The key thing to take away from this is that impersonation occurs on...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    The importance of setting good examples

    • 1 Comments Given that, I shot an email off to Soma expressing my appreciation, but I didn't necessarily expect to hear back right way, if at all. And now comes the part where I...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    CES: Arrival

    As I mentioned in an earlier post I spent a week or so with my family driving to Nebraska and back for Christmas. We got back just in time for me to do a load of laundry, catch 4 hours of sleep, and then get up for a 6:00am flight to Vegas. I arrived...
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