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  • Rob Caron

    Distributed System Designers Poster

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    Willy-Peter Schaub , a Team System MVP from South Africa, blogs about a new Team System poster from his company that describes the flow between the various Distributed System Designers (Application Designer, System Designer, Logical Datacenter Designer...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Answer to the most recent T-SQL challenge

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    The simplest rule-compliant solution to the employee-mentor challenge I recently posted is to change the loop such that it iterates through the relationships at more than one speed. Making no other changes to clean up the code, something like this would...
  • The All TECHNICAL Blog

    Rules are ignored by the DCM Solution when a Setting does not exist!!!

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    In the current version of the DCM Solution, when a Setting is not found, all the rules under that Setting are ignored. Let us take a scenario. Let’s say you are creating a rule to check the anti virus version. So you would create a data source, setting...
  • Monad

    Write-Progress

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    Tony has a very cool series of Monad-oriented blog entries at: http://mshforfun.blogspot.com/ . I was fascinated by this one: http://mshforfun.blogspot.com/2005/12/ncbi-blastn-under-msh-command-line.html which exposes the NCBI BLAST tool via a command...
  • go ahead, mac my day

    Your Senator needs an iPod

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    iPac , a political action committee that is 'dedicated to preserving individual freedom through balanced intellectual property policy' , is running a campaign to buy video iPods for legislators who work on technology-related technology. Lawrence Lessig...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Half Life 2 Rube Goldberg Device Contest

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    There's a Half Life 2 contest using Garry's Mod to create Rube Goldberg devices (an incredibly complex device designed to accomplish a very simple task). This video shows a hilarious one Source: Digg.com
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    The Myth of "It Should Be Simple"

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    I've spent a lot of time over the past few years reading forum posts and submissions to tell_fs@microsoft.com . One thing that consistently catches my attention is the assertion that whatever is being requested "should be simple" to do. I considered providing...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    How do Windows NT System Calls REALLY work?

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    Found a terrific article published by John Gulbrandsen called " How do Windows NT System Calls REALLY work? ". John is the founder and president of Summit Soft Consulting . He walks you through a few Windows Internals basics, Intel architecture basics...
  • SQL 2005

    SQL 2005 - TSQL Enhancements

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    This sample shows the new TSQL features in SQL 2005, including Error Handling, new Datatypes, Common Table Expressions (CTEs), Ranking Functions, PIVOT function, OUTPUT enhancement and new TOP enhancement...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    Loading XML Documents into SQL Server 2005 - Part 1

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    One of the new scenarios enabled by SQL Server 2005 is the ability to store and search XML documents. This series of posts will describe techniques for loading the XML documents into the database. To start with, we will simply load the document from...
  • LUTI @ Microsoft

    Fragmentação (cont...) - Extent switches

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    Continuando a análise do DBCC SHOWCONTIG, pretendo mostrar como a organização das páginas fisicamente pode gerar uma baixa densidade no item scan density. Para uma tabela pequena em que todas as páginas estão no cache de dados, isso não é problema, mas...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Retrieve and Interpret ISAPI Filter Status

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    Question: Is there way to script a check on the success or failure of the Filter, ie a vbscript object that contains the state of loaded DLL's? One can get the list of filters installed from the metabase, but how would one get the state? The metabase...
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