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  • The Design-Time Developer

    Answers to this week's "unanswerables" from my MSDN and User Group events

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    I was actually able to answer most of the questions at my events this week, so the Q&A this week will be a bit light, but never dry :-) Kenosha Q. Is it possible to transfer the ROM of a mobile device into an emulator? A. Before I address this...
  • Microsoft SQL Server Development Customer Advisory Team

    Partition Elimination in SQL Server 2005

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    I have shown how you can find out if SQL Server eliminates partitions in your queries. Most of the time SQL Server is doing great job in partition elimination and it is scanning or seeking only partitions that could potentially yield rows satisfying the WHERE, IN or other row eliminating clauses. In spite of that you should still check the query plans of your queries against partitioned tables if you suspect the performance may be or is an issue. You should be aware that SQL Server is employing both the static partition elimination when the query is optimized and dynamic partition elimination when the choice of scanned and skipped partitions is made at the query execution time. ...
  • Rob Caron

    Team Foundation Server RC Survey and T-Shirts

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    We found a discrepancy in the deadline for submitting survey feedback to be eligible for one of the limited edition t-shirts. The page on MSDN I wrote ( Team Foundation Server Release Candidate Survey ) mistakenly had 2/17 (today) as the final date. However...
  • barrybo

    Source code to my "Building an ARM Emulator" WE-DIG talk

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    I did a talk at the WE-DIG in January, on basics of constructing an emulator in C++. MikeHall's blog contains a pointer to the video from the presentation: http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehall/archive/2006/01/16/513380.aspx . The source code from that presentation...
  • Xbox Engineering

    The Xbox Operating System

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    Sorry it's been a while since my last post - blogging is hard to keep up with, especially when it's not your job. I'm off to Japan next week, so it will probably be another week of silence before you hear from me again. One of the first questions I get...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Richmond Code Camp coming April 22nd!

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    The next code camp in Mid-Atlantic will be in Richmond, VA on Saturday, April 22nd. Here's the event info: Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:30 AM - 6:00PM Location: ECPI Technical College 800 Moorefield Park Drive Richmond, VA 23236 Registration link coming...
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    Windows Workflow + SharePoint 2003 + BizTalk Scenario Built Out

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    So I had a use case from a customer to build a sample using BizTalk Server, Windows Workflow Foundation, and Windows SharePoint Services 2003. It was an interesting journey, and wanted to show how I got all these pieces to play nicely. Before...
  • TabBlogger

    Nintendo DS gains more capabilities

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    "Rather than using the D pad and buttons to input text, DS owners can use the stylus to write on the DS's touch screen, which features PDA-style handwriting recognition. The browser will also feature an onscreen keyboard. " link Sounds like the evolutionary...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    NoVaSQL February Meeting

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    From my friends at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group : Everyone, Good afternoon. The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its second session for 2006 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers...
  • No Spin Architecture

    Financial Services Architect Forum - Part 3/3

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    About: This is the third and last post in a series of posts about the spring session of the financial services architect forum, this post focuses on the ‘Identity management and federation’ and ‘Data center virtualization’ panel discussions by architects...
  • Joe Stagner - Frustrated by Design !

    Garmin - Kudos for Iterative Product Improvement.

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    There are a number of items in my professional life that I would really not like to try to live without. One of them is my Garmin GPS. 4 ½ years ago I purchased my Garmin StreetPilot III at a local Computer City. My wife thoughts I was NUTS...
  • Rob Caron

    MSDN Magazine - Extending Team Foundation Server to Enable Continuous Integration

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    My March 2006 issue of MSDN Magazine arrived today and it has an article by Ben Waldron on extending Team Foundation Server to support continuous integration ( Agile Development: Extend Team Foundation Server To Enable Continuous Integration ). It...
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