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  • Stuart Padley's Web Log

    Protecting the SQL Server 2005 'Service Master Key', the root of all encryption

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    Microsoft SQL Server 2005 introduces a new feature set, known internally as 'Secret Storage'. Secret Storage is the overall umbrella technology for the data encryption facilities in the SQL Server database engine, including the key management story. The...
  • jhawk's WebLog

    ASP.NET 2.0 Security papers

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    JD from the Patterns and Practices team have written some great ASP.NET 2.0 Security papers. ASP.NET 2.0 Security Guidance Index: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/ASPNET2SecurityGuidanceIndex.asp?frame=true ASP.NET 2.0 Security...
  • jhawk's WebLog

    Updated ASP.NET 'Atlas' Control quickstarts

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    Simon wrote a couple more ASP.NET 'Atlas' control quickstarts. These have been posted at: at http://atlas.asp.net/quickstart/atlas/doc/controls/default.aspx . You can find all the quickstarts at: http://atlas.asp.net/quickstart/ Please keep the great...
  • Rob Caron

    TeamPlain Web Access for Team System

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    A lot of people have asked for something like this, and DevBiz has it – Web access for Team Foundation Server. [ via Eric Jarvi ] TeamPlain Web Access for Team System TeamPlain Web Access is a web interface for Team System that provides full...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Reference component in app_code

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    There are situations when you need to refer to a component that is located in the app_code directory by using the type and assembly portions of the 5-part name (type, assembly, version, publicKeyToken, and culture). Mike Pope's scenario involves the app_code...
  • Brad Abrams

    Sudoku fun on the plane...

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    On an airplane ride recently when I ran across a Sudoku puzzle in the local newspaper…. Seemed easy enough… the first few rows and columns went easily enough, but boy it got harder at the end. The rules are very simple… Fill in the 9x9 grid so that...
  • Rick Byers

    Linq and the cost of additional language complexity

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    Uwe Keim posted a thought provoking comment in response to my entry about Linq . Here is an excerpt: I do see the benefits, but I also have a big déjà vû: The C#-language seems to go the C++-way, where I, even after 10 years of programming, don...
  • Roberdan

    What do managers do and how big should my team be?

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    The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. Butcher, in Shakespeare's King Henry VI The first thing we do, let's fire all the managers. Just about every employee at one time or another since the 1911 release of Frederick Taylor’s Principles...
  • Rob Caron

    Innovation in MSF v4.0

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    David Anderson has a post that summarizes how MSF v4 and Team System are different from what you’ve seen before, especially from previous versions of MSF, and how MSF leverages Team System: Separation of governance from capacity Lean Project...
  • Chris Smith's completely unique view

    Generic MSI package on GotDotNet

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    I uploaded a generic Bootstrapper package to wrap an MSI...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    The *real* top 10 tips for blogging anonymously

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    Tim Yang tells it how it is - the real top 10 tips for anonymous blogging: "As many of you know, Reporters without Borders released a PDF handbook about blogging for dissident bloggers . Actually a lot of it also deals with making a good blog...
  • jhawk's WebLog

    MSN Web Search API

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    At PDC05 Seth Demsey gave a great talk about the new Web Service API for MSN Search. You can get started by going to http://search.msn.com/developer to sign up for an AppID (takes 10 seconds) and download the SDK. The AppID is basically a GUID that...
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