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  • PeteL's Blog

    Origami Project?

    You know, it's frustrating when you don't know what something is even when you work at the company making/doing/owning the website about it. Damn, this thing has me curious!
  • Alan Faulkner's Forefront Security Blog

    Commerce Server 2006 Beta: Datawarehouse and SQL Server 2005 Setup

    SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 have a totally different Datawarehouse story that will require a different steps to setup Commerce Server 2006 Beta DW, depending on which type of Sql Server you have running. For Sql Server 2000, the documented...
  • Microsoft Small Business Applications

    The 3 Users

    Envisioning and building out the small business application suite over the last four years represents one of the purest forms of software development. I really state that without bias. Any effort that begins with only open ended questions (and a totally...
  • simon.says

    5 Tips for running Windows Vista 5270 on a Virtual PC

    I’ve recently setup Vista 5270 as a VPC on my Toshiba Tecra M4 Tablet. I was going to install it on a separate partition, but discovered that the Vista LDDM drivers for the M4 are still under development (which at this time makes switching to an external...
  • PeteL's Blog

    Some Great ASP.NET References

    Like Scott Guthrie (our GM) I spend a bit of time every day reading blogs, and surfing forums. I usually surf the MSDN forums and find ASP.NET related posts, and redirect these people over to the ASP.NET fourms. While doing that, I try to give them a...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    OpenOffice ads and suggestions for future Sun ads

    I’m sitting on the bus right now and I see a bunch of ads for OpenOffice,org. I suppose putting ads on the route that runs from Redmond to Seattle is pretty clever as they’re sure to get throngs of Microsoft employees looking at it and surely having a...
  • Johan Lindfors

    Orkar du med en dokusåpa till?

    Channel9 ligger bakom produktionen av The Code Room, ett 30 minuter långt program om säkerhet och kod. Den här gången försöker sig hackers att bryta sig in i ett casino i Las Vegas samtidigt som några av USA's bästa säkerhetstekniker försöker att motstå...
  • Andy Simonds Blog

    Annotations and XPS

    We've finally created a post on the annotations story for XPS. It's over on the XPS blog site. Take a look here: - Andy
  • A Hole In My Head

    How should I handle symbolic links and IRP_MN_SURPRISE_REMOVAL

    For my final entry in surprise removal week (did anyone sense a theme :) ?), let's talk about symbolic links and surprise remove. The DDK docs state that you should not use a symbolic link with a PnP device, but I understand that practically speaking...
  • Field Notes

    Running GCRoot against all objects in a MethodTable

    When troubleshooting memory related issues you will run GCRoot against objects in a given MethodTable. The process of GCRoot'ing each of the objects individually to chase down a root can be hit and miss. Use the command below to run GCRoot against a given...
  • Windows Small Business Server Documentation

    CEICW is my friend!

    The Configure Email and Internet Connection Wizard (CEICW) configures settings for your network, firewall, secure Web site, and e-mail services that are used when connecting the local network to the Internet. When do I run CEICW? Running CEICW...
  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    Conditional Formatting Trick 1 – Multi-Coloured Data Bars

    A few months ago, I described the new features we have added to Excel 2007 in the area of conditional formatting. One of the new formats we added is called a “data bar” … check out this earlier post for a refresher , but the basic idea is that Excel draws...
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