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  • Geek Runs Through My Veins

    Developing MSBee - Trying to use NUnit in the VS IDE

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    For the upcoming MSBee shared source release, I've spent time migrating our unit tests from MSTest to NUnit since NUnit is freely available to the developer community. MSTest and NUnit have similarly named attributes and Assert methods, which helped make...
  • Windows Core Networking

    An Interview with Alireza Dabagh, NDIS development lead

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    Tell us about what you do in Windows. I’m NDIS development lead. I lead a team which works on NDIS and related components, and I also contribute to the architecture, coding and design of our components. How long have you been participating...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Who wants a Free WebCam ?

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    You've probably heard about the Windows CE GotDotNet Shared Source WebCam Project - it turns out that Nic Sagez has about 25 Logitech QuickCam Pro 5000 devices sat in his office. Nic wants to give them away to people that are interested in using/working...
  • Only Passionate People Win

    Retrieve meta data of your query using SET FMTONLY

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    Learned this neat trick today. This obviously is not well-known. I've been dealing with SQL for many years and haven't heard of this till today. MSDN article on SET FMTONLY One very useful application of this trick is to get the schema of result...
  • Steve Caravajal's Ramblings

    SharePoint 2003 and SQL2005

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    In the past month or so several customers have asked about the use of SQL 2005 with SharePoint 2003. Some of the typical questions and the corresponding answers are captured below: 1. Does SharePoint support SQL 2005? Yes, both WSS and SPS support...
  • greggm's WebLog

    A debugging tale

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    In my opinion, one of the best feelings in life is when you finally solve a great bug. I have a hyper-focus personality, so I really hate it when I have to go home with my problem unsolved. I have a really hard time not thinking about it. For six days...
  • David L's Blog

    BizTalk for Developers Session tomorrow!

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    Hey ya’ll, I’m going to be holding a BizTalk 2006 for Developers session tomorrow at the CITC in Melbourne @ 12:30pm, the registration link is: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=120468372&Culture=en-AU ...
  • We > Me: Joe Morel's Blog

    PageRank for Answers?

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    A few of the comments I've gotten about my reputation system are telling me that I'm on the right track, but I'm really not doing enough to measure answer quality , not just quantity. Recently, the community lead for the C# team told me that she had been...
  • Only Passionate People Win

    Book: Refactoring Databases

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    Refactoring Databases: Evolutionary Database Design Scott W. Ambler, Pramodkumar J. Sadalage Addison Wesley Signature Series If you know who Scott Ambler is, then you definitely want to read this latest book he wrote. If you don't know who Scott Ambler...
  • David Kline

    Programmatically Rotating the Screen using the .NET Compact Framework

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    Several months back, I wrote about how to determine whether or not a device supported screen rotation . This post prompted the question of how to programmatically rotate the device.. The snippets below check the device's current display orientation. If...
  • Rob Caron

    April Team System Dev & Test Chat

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    Got any feedback to share with the Team System Dev & Test teams? They’re holding an online chat this Wednesday, April 19th. These teams are in the process of planning vNext, so this might be a good time to be extra vocal about what you’d...
  • MADHU@MICROSOFT BLOG

    HOW TO CHANGE MSDTC SETTINGS PROGRAMMATICALLY

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    COPY FOLLOWING SCRIPT TO NOTEPAD AND SAVE IT AS .VBS FILE 'Read all settings from comamnd window 'This script takes 4 params,1 st param=networkDtc,2nd param=DtcAuthenticationMode '3rd param=EnablexaTransactions,4 th param=Restart DTC EnableNetworkDTC...
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