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  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    OUTPUT clause in INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE statements

    Using OUTPUT clause in INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE statements...
  • Arul Kumaravel's WebLog

    Wait is Over. Monad beta available

    Time has finally arrived for people to get their hands on new Microsoft Command Shell Code named Monad. We will be releasing a beta version of Monad at our betaplace and it will be available for download on June 21st. Please see my blog Where to get...
  • One Louder

    Inside "marketing at Microsoft"

    Article here. I've been here for six years and have seen some big changes in how we "do marketing". This is the first article I've seen that really sums up those changes. Flash back to 1999 and everything was about "customer satisfaction". Six years later...
  • Antimail

    Puzzle: what is the next card?

    This is a very nice puzzle that kept me awake for a long time... :-) John and Dianne, two journalists (and experienced bridge players), are captured by some foreign government. The guardian says that he can free them, if they win the following game...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    SQL Select data from a text file

    It’s often very useful to be able to execute a SQL SELECT statement on a text file. I was debugging a multiprocess multithread Foxpro COM DLL problem in a COM+ application . To help diagnose the problem, I wanted to figure out the sequence...
  • Saurabh Pant's Weblog

    Concurrency restrictions in the ClickOnce (System.Deployment.Application) APIs

    UpdateAsync/CheckForUpdateAsync/DownloadFileGroupAsync are the Async APIs Update APIs - UpdateAsync()/CheckForUpdateAsync() CANNOT be invoked if either one of them is already in progress. Exception thrown -InvalidOperationException i.e An updateAsync...
  • Sara Williams' blog

    Goodbye Microsoft, Hello Boston!

    Big changes for me… I've made the difficult decision to leave Microsoft. My husband and I are moving to Boston, and I’m taking the move as an opportunity to experience life outside of Microsoft. My last day here will be tomorrow, June 14th. Of course...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    A Cure for CTP Madness

    Brad Abrams and Jason Sutherland have come up with a nice little site on Channel 9 which keeps track of compatible versions of CTP's . The utility uses your browser caps to see what you already have installed, and publishes an XML file that shows valid...
  • Fabrice Meillon BLog's (Archives)

    Steve Ballmer Tech-Ed US 2005 Keynote

    Delivering New Value to the Business CEO Steve Ballmer delivered the keynote address at Tech-Ed 2005, Microsoft’s largest annual technology education conference. Ballmer discussed how business change and innovation offer increased opportunities for...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Power,Equipment and other info re WESC

    This is important info. Pls read and come prepared with necessary adapters / converters since we won't be able to anticipate all the different types of adapters from different parts of the world. Thanks! Power Power in Redmond is 120V, 20 amp...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Microsoft - What do you know ?

    Last week I was at TechEd 2005 in (humid/wet) Orlando, Florida - I spent much of the week recording video interviews with speakers, attendees and people manning the booths in the expo hall - one thing struck me about spending time running around talking...
  • Riding Herd

    PDC track owners are blogging...

    I've noticed that a couple of the track owners on our virtual content team have started blogging about PDC. Mike Fitzmaurice is one of the track owners for our Office 12 and Sharepoint content. He talked a bit about why he's excited to have a signifcant...
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