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  • AppDev: Something You Should Know by Irena Kennedy

    SYSK 89: Hashing Explained...

    So, you hear all the time – Hashtable, hash value, etc. You’ve seen GetHashCode method in Object type. But what is hashing? Hashing is a process of applying one of many hash algorithms. It’s frequently used to create/use hash tables, which significantly...
  • jpelak's blog

    RSS Everywhere

    Another theme that's emerged from cross-country conference junket I've been on of late is that Microsoft has embraced RSS and will soon make it pervasive in its productivity tools and operating systems. This is great news for both developers and users...
  • Nicholas Allen's Indigo Blog

    What's the Difference Between Close and Abort?

    It's not uncommon to hear people wonder how calling Abort() is different from calling Close(). The purpose of Close is to request that an object go through a graceful shutdown process. The purpose of Abort is to demand that an object have an immediate...
  • OfficeRocker!

    dev con coverage

    I'm looking for bloggers at devcon and came across this one at Matthew Cosiers blog who's doing a good summary by the look of it. If you know of others, please comment.
  • Akira Onishi's weblog


    ブログを使って読者の方に意見をもらってみようかと思い投稿します。 ソフトウェア技術者として仕事をしている場合、所属している企業やプロジェクトの中で積極的な情報交換が行われているケースもあれば、そうでないケースもあるかと思います。また業務が忙しいために、カンファレンスなどのイベントに参加したくても参加できなかったり、予算の都合で時間があっても有償イベントには参加できないような場合も多いかと思います。そんなこんなで、なかなか外部の人から話を聞く機会というのは少ないかと思います。特に私たちのようなソフトウェアベンダーで働いている人たちとの交流というのは...
  • The Old New Thing

    Before you develop a solution, make sure you really understand the problem

    What people ask for and what they want are not always the same thing....
  • Code Analysis Team Blog

    FAQ: Why does FxCop ignore my in-code (SuppressMessageAttribute) suppressions? [David Kean]

    FxCop 1.35 brings with it the ability to suppress messages in code via the use of the SuppressMessage attribute. This allows you to do the following: public class PublicKey { private byte [] _Token; [...] [SuppressMessage( "Microsoft.Performance" ...
  • OfficeRocker!

    The Groove Virus

    OK relax, this is not a post about some new STD you need to protect yourself from. Although while I'm on the subject, was it really necessary for the Microsoft Well Being centre to advertise their free clamidia screening service by sticking rough paper...
  • MSN Search (España)

    Windows Live Search Beta

    Hace unos días se presentó en España la versión Beta de Windows Live Search Este nuevo servicio ofrece un diseño innovador y una integración con que permite, por ejemplo, añadir una búsqueda a tu página personalizada de . Si realizamos...
  • Microsoft Access

    New Office UI in Access 12

    At long last, I can show and discuss the new Ribbon UI in Access 12. There have been a few comments asking about this in the blog, and I haven't been able to show the whole thing yet (anyone that has seen the Beta 1 version of Access will find this layout...
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    Dyson clean up with Windows Mobile!

    Dyson vacuum cleaners are maintained and serviced by 177 field engineers in the United Kingdom Until recently, the engineers relied on paper schedules and forms, which required administration each evening. Dyson worked with Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner...
  • Dynamics NAV Business Intelligence & Reporting

    Off to Convergence

    Convergence is just around the corner and I'm preparing my presentation (NAV05: NAV -- Reporting & Analysis). It will be a powerpacked tour of how to integrate from Navision to the Microsoft BI and reporting stack. There will be lots of demos in Reporting...
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