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  • David L's Blog

    Pedals and Pizza! The devils goad!

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    I’ve been a bit allusive these past few days, and although I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been busy, the truth is far more sad… The weekend just passed saw me get myself into some mischief, that resulted in a sore...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

    Back from vacation

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    I had taken my paternity break recently and spent a lot of quality time with my daughter. It was a little difficult to come back to work, but i think i am finally back in the thick of things. I apologize for not updating my blog in the meantime, but i...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    Two new Blog/RSS newsletters to keep you up to date

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    Brian Goldfarb just blogged about the ClientFX and ServerFX newsletters. I just read both newsletters. They talk about Acropolis, Crossbow, Occasionally Connected Smart Clients, Atlas, and the ASP.NET "How do I?' series. Don't know what those are? Well...
  • CSD Customer Experience Team's Blog

    BizTalk Server 2006: Understanding Application Deployment

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    We have received a lot of questions about the deployment enhancements in BizTalk Server 2006. Accordingly, I’ve decided to blog about it to help clear some things up but also to call attention to specific features which should be especially helpful to...
  • SQL Server 2005: CLR Integration

    Who says tough guys never yield?

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    Perhaps you've seen the following note in BOL advising SQLCLR users to explicitly yield in their long-running CLR functions: "Long-running managed code that accesses data or allocates enough memory to trigger garbage collection will yield automatically...
  • jrjBlog

    Update: Cingular 8125, the REAL test

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    Today, I forgot my tablet PC at home. Normally, this would be completely crippeling-- I would have either run home to pick it up, or I would have called my wife to bring it to me. (Most likely the latter... my wife is a saint.) However, I decided to...
  • Backstage @ Robotics

    MEDC Dry runs begin today!

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    We've finished with our first day of Dry-runs today and we've observed something really interesting. We only had 4 speakers. While we have allocated 3 large rooms. When we took a look at the schedule, it was bottom heavy as expected. Everybody wanted...
  • Satisfy Me

    ABC will soon offer biggest TV hits online for free

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    Now this is great for people who might miss there favorite shows: ABC will offer free hit shows on the web . Starting next month, ABC will offer some of their top shows -- including Desperate Housewives, Lost, Commander in Chief and the entire season...
  • System Integrity Team Blog

    Finding a Secure PIN

    BitLocker Drive Encryption offers users a number of different modes to protect the key used in encrypting/decrypting data. One of these modes requires a PIN be entered at boot time, which is used as authorization data to the TPM, and allows the key to...
  • Joe Davies

    Appendices A, B, and C of "TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows" published

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    The following appendices of the TCP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows online book have been published: Appendix A, "IP Multicast" http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/network/evaluate/technol/tcpipfund/tcpipfund_appa.mspx . This appendix...
  • All About Interop

    VS2005 Images

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    I did not know this, but VS2005 ships a library of re-usable and re-distributable images. http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms246582(VS.80).aspx . You can use them in your own applications, to make them look and feel like VS. Normally you...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Today's Quiz. How many times is a user function called?

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    Run the code below. How many times is the function FOO called? Why? The first SELECT is a single table query. The next is a 2 table self-join with no join condition. PUBLIC nCount nCount= 0 CREATE CURSOR test ( name c( 10 )) nRecs...
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