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  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    My autobiography from a former life? – Bread Givers

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    Bread Givers – from the back cover “Sara Smolinsky was the daughter…” My maiden name is “Smolensky”, but close enough. At my UMass internship many years ago, I meet this one student in the dorm who was really taken aback by my name. She keeps asking...
  • dangriff's WebLog

    Does Google suck?

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    Try this search in both http://search.msn.com and http://www.google.com: who is the vice president of the usa? Okay, I'll spoil it - MSN returns the (correct) current VP, right at the top, based on their builtin encyclopedia lookup feature. Google...
  • Eric Jarvi

    ASP.NET 2.0

    Here's a good starting point for ramping up on ASP.NET 2.0: http://beta.asp.net/QUICKSTART/aspnet/
  • canthe's WebLog

    What does RTM/RTW mean? (part 1)

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    Since I've become a Release Manager at Microsoft, I've learned a lot about what it actually takes to "ship" software. From the development team's point of view, the big celebration is when our software is "released" (often abbrievated as RTM or RTW)....
  • dangriff's WebLog

    New MCE machine - Reversal of Fortune

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    I got my new machine up and running! In fact, I'm now listening to the Rush in Rio DVD in Dolby Digital on this machine while I write this post. And since it's in my living room (as opposed to my un-kid-friendly office), it's easy to sit here with the...
  • canthe's WebLog

    Additional release of SP1

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    While I'm here I just thought I would mention that we've now released SBS SP1 in 16 of the 18 languages. Today Czech, Polish, and Hungarian SP1 were released to the web (although I just got back an error through our web publishing tool on the Czech one...
  • Lisa Wollin

    New FrontPage Developer Portal ... Sort Of

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    During the past several months (about eighteen, to be exact!), we've been working to redesign the FrontPage Developer Portal on MSDN. If you've ever designed (or redesigned) a Web site, you understand the challenges that can arise. After several starts...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    The NT DLL Loader: DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH reentrancy - step 3 - quality requirements

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    Now we're loaded for bear! We understand how PEs which are either launched via CreateProcess() or loaded via LoadLibrary() are the roots of directed cyclic graphs. Each new graph is turned into a linear initialization-order list where nodes further from...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    This week's questions (actually last week's): More on HTML and add-ins

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    How are HTML apps and add-ins associated with each other? (Can HTML apps trigger add-ins to be launched?) HTML and add-ins can both be part of the same application, that is each is a different entrypoint of the application. The association takes place...
  • Michiel Wories' WebLog

    SQL Server 2005 Easter Egg

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    In an interview with Gert Drapers , SQLCMD was mentioned as SQL Server 2005's Easter Egg (Gert: "one of the biggest productivity gains for DBA’s in terms of automation"). I hope that I can pull this feature somewhat out of obscurity :-) Watch the SQL...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Office's methods for parsing XML

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    As you know, there are many tools available today for parsing XML. If you want to work with the MS Office XML files, you have a ton of options to choose from. There are a couple alternatives provided by Microsoft, but you can use whatever you want. The...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Password Protecting Web Pages

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    John Jansen, one of the FrontPage testers, sent me these three different ways to password protect pages in FrontPage. Using a FrontPage site template and ASP Using Code Snippets Using ASP.NET To password protect pages using a FrontPage site template...
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