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  • Mike Walker's Ramblings about Industry Architecture

    So what is Industry Architecture?

    I am often asked the question, what is Industry Architecture and why should I care? Well in very simple terms industry architecture is a way in which general technology architecture concepts are translated or applied to a specific industry to give that...
  • James Manning's blog

    ASP.NET 2.0 how-to videos - definitely worth watching!

    Dave Bost points to a series of ASP.NET videos . If you don't watch any of the others, at least see this one to check out the SQL 2K5 "broker" service where clients can get notified of updates to their queries. ASP.NET HOW DO I Video Series:...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    On XSLT and LINQ to XML...

    Yesterday Mike Champion (on XML team in Data Programmability) wrote up a post answering the question: 'Why does the world need another XML API?' The question is a summary of some the feedback we've heard regarding XLinq LINQ to XML . Mike explains...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Electronic Picture Frames - Getting there, or missing the plot ?

    I noticed the following posting on Gizmodo - the author is looking for an electronic picture frame, but doesn't like the Ceiva frames because they need to be plugged into a phone jack to download images, and can only pull images from the Ceiva server...
  • Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

    WMI is cool - when it's broken WMIDIAG is even cooler...

    Summary: "The WMI Diagnosis Utility performs a detailed examination of the WMI service and all its related components. If a problem is found, the utility not only reports on the problem and its possible causes, but also offers suggestions for repairing...
  • Brad Abrams

    Atlas in Spanish...

    Andres Sanabria, the lead PM for ASP.NET and Atlas, happens to be from glorious Colombia recently did an interview in Spanish about Atlas ... While my high school Spanish clearly fails me, knowing Anders I know this is good stuff! If you can understand...
  • Windows Presentation Foundation User Education

    Animating Traffic Map Image Data

    WPF provides a rich assortment of features that allow you to create compelling data visualization applications. This posting shows how you can take static image data and display it at defined intervals, in order to create an animation-like effect. ...
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog

    What is Scheduling Good for Anyways?

    So you think you want to use Service Scheduling in CRM 3.0 but you’re not sure that it’s up to the task? You’re not the only one. Since well before we launched CRM 3.0 last October I’ve been answering questions on how service scheduling can be applied...
  • Windows PowerShell Blog

    Windows PowerShell documentation

    I have recently noticed that a number of people have missed the fact that we have a Windows PowerShell Documenation Download (for RC1) at:
  • Steve D

    Custom Activity Binding

    Here is a sample that illustrates how to use the same "object" from multiple custom activities, based on this MSDN forum post. This is a solution with a sequential workflow and two custom activities that each have a single dependency property of type...
  • SQL Server Database Engine

    Fragmentation (part 1): What are records?

    This blogging thing sucks you in, doesn't it? Not content with having an ongoing series on disaster recovery and CHECKDB (with another 6 and 25 more posts planned respectively), I'm starting a new series on fragmentation. This will begin from first principles...
  • Marc: My Words

    More on Ruby and .NET

    Hmm, Ruby and .NET are obviously a hot topic for people... A couple of comments to the blog asked me if I'd seen Ruby.NET. I have but one of the posts on John Lam's blog points to it, so I hadn't explicitly mentioned it. But it is here if you want...
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