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  • doncampbell's weblog

    eWeek Office SharePoint Server Beta 2 Review

    "Judging by the beta version, Office SharePoint Server 2007 will be a welcome upgrade." From this review of Beta 2 from eWeek . Some highlights of the review: By default, all pages and content created in SharePoint can be delivered to mobile devices...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    What's a name scope?

    In almost all programming languages, names are not globally unique, they are unique only relative to other names in the same name scope. In C++ and C#, a name scope is roughly what goes between curly braces -- { }. And in C++ and C#, namescopes nest ...
  • The ShiSh List

    Online Calendar for Retail

    One of the key operational challenges a retail organization faces is ensuring consistent execution across stores. Today, many retailers distribute key dates for events and promotions through a manual, labor intensive process. As a result, calendar administrators...
  • Nick on Silverlight and WPF

    TechEd 2006 (Boston)

    TechEd is around the corner, and over in Redmond we're pretty psyched! We (WPF) have done two PDC's now, but this will be our first TechEd conference, as they don't let you in unless you're shipping or close to shipped. There's going to be several WPF...
  • The Next Generation Web

    Sopranos and Big Love...a tale of two tales

    Kim and I watched the season finale of both The Sopranos and Big Love last night. What a contrast! The Sopranos ended with the customary, predictable whimper despite leaving many story lines die or defer (think potential terrorist gun shipments, Paulie...
  • James World

    Book Review: Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying

    This book is destined to become a classic. Benefiting from the main author's close relationship with the product team, this text provides a distilled insight into the machinations of SQL Server that are hard to garner from elsewhere. Managing to be both...
  • SilverLite

    Avalon Hardware Acceleration & Video Driver Compat

    Hello. Seema Ramchandani here, PM of the Avalon 2d & 3D graphics team. Many people have asked me about what is this celebrated feature called “Hardware Acceleration”. In this post, “hardware acceleration” refers to harnessing the GPU to render...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Congratulations to David & Yil : Tied the Knot 3/6/6

    Over the weekend, David Lemphers tied to knot and married his true love, Yil. Berno had a sneak preview of the cake I wasn't able to get along for the wedding - I hope the karaoke went well. Dave's off on his honeymoon , but don't that...
  • One Louder

    Name that stink

    I haven't been blogging much lately and I was going to apologize but have to admit that it annoys me a bit when bloggers apologize for an absence, as if the world wouldn't spin without them spewing their words of wisdom among its inhabitants. So I won...
  • Don Syme's WebLog on F# and Related Topics

    F# for Fun: Podcasting in F#

    Dominic has trumped me again - while I'm busy writing media-savvy samples like "1+1 = 2" he goes and writes a podcasting client in F# . Other gems on his wonderfully eclectic blog are the unlikely combination of the world's shortest escalator and a Writing...
  • Xbox Engineering

    Introductions and the Spring System Update

    Hello Everyone, My name is Daryl Welsh, (GT: IndieGames). I’m the Test Manager for Xbox Console and Digital Entertainment Software. Today I am excited to talk about the next evolution of Xbox software we are releasing soon. It has been a challenge...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Application Infrastructure behind the Global Corporate Challenge Site

    I got an comment from the folks who developed the site for the Global Corporate Challenge A new Comment has been posted to In 2 weeks the Global Corporate Challenge Begins!. Author: Ross Richard / Matt Watson Glad...
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