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  • Microsoft and Oracle Applications and Technology Platform

    SQL Server 2005 Now Supported for Siebel.

    Release SQL 2005 MDAC 2.8 Native Connect SNAC “8.0” Mode “9.0” Mode [18306] × × × [19217] × × × × 8.0 × ...
  • notes and rants

    Yet another bookshelf post (part 1)

    For “part 1” of this post, I’m not going to mention focus on great engineering books and leave books specific to testing for the next post. These are books that I think every engineer should read and re-read (In fact, I’ve read every book on this list...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    WINFX Code Jam Wrap Up

    Thanks to all that attended the WINFX code jam the other week. We had some technical issues that were unfortunate that affected the recording of many of the sessions. However, I have posted the materials that we have here . <<View the WINFX...
  • Agile Database Development

    PowerToys Site

    We have a, currently blank, PowerToys site now where will publish lots of fun stuff over the coming months. So book mark the page for future reference:
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Harvesting some LINQ links

    This post summarizes some things we've noted in tracking the reaction to XLinq in the press and blogosphere, and points to some resources we've discovered along the way. One thing we've noted in the LINQ forum and elsewhere is that people seem to think...
  • Test Guide

    My New Toy

    My birthday present to myself this year was a Trikke : Trikkes (that's a long "I" and just one syllable - "trike", not "trik-eee") are three-wheeled cambering vehicles, which is fancy speak for "lean side-to-side and turn the handlebars and they...
  • I know the answer (it's 42)

    Sometimes the tool becomes more important than the work

    Question: Which microsoft product did the Canadian Customs official quarantine.? Answer: Microsoft mouse!!!! This is a true story. The obvious thing I did after coming to Redmond is to rush down to the company store. I was looking for a wireless mouse...
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    What the Da Vinci Code and the Bible have in common

    After holding out for a long time, I finally went out and read The Da Vinci Code . I'm generally too busy doing other stuff to read a lot of books, but I guess I was specifically holding out on this because I figured that with so much hype around it,...
  • James Manning's blog

    deciding team project granularity

    On an internal mailing list, a customer question came up for how to set up their team projects. There have been previous discussions about Team Project granularity in the past, but Doug Neumann gave a great response that I wanted to repost here: In this...
  • David Dehghan's blog


    During the past 1.5 years that I have been working for Microsoft India Development Center I have had the opportunity to visit India and China a number of times. Each time I go there on a business trip I try to visit some schools over the weekends and...
  • David's Blog

    ASP.NET 2.0 Hidden Files and Assemblies (1)

    Partial Class is a new feature in ASP.NET 2.0, which allow developer to write cleaner source code, If you ever wrote web application with ASP.NET 1.x code behind option, you should be familiar with those auto generated code in code behind file. If...
  • notes and rants

    Finally, a blog editor I really like

    Since I started this blog a few years ago, I’ve gone through a few phases where I took some time to try to find a blog editor that fit my needs. My needs are pretty simple – all I really want is an editor where it’s easy to do any text formatting I want...
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