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  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    Betsy Blogs World Tour: chapter 2

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    Ok, so a rounding sound of appreciation for the patient UK user group folks who had to put up with my Webcast today - the phones didn't work at first, my laptop cut out of live meeting and then Eileen's would and she'd use mine - and I'm just enough of...
  • Engine Watch

    SQL 2005 security resources

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    A useful article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/06/SQLServerSecurity/default.aspx And this webcast: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032263279&EventCategory=5&culture=en-us&CountryCode...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Using MsiInv to gather information about what is installed on a computer

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    As I was reading one of the posts on Quan To's new blog , I noticed that someone posted a link to a tool named msiinv.exe on their tools page. This tool (which stands for MSI Inventory) wraps some of the publicly documented MSI APIs to provide information...
  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    Creating an InfoPath Custom Control using C# and .NET

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    A while ago, I helped write an article for the InfoPath team on how to write InfoPath Custom Controls using C#. http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/archive/2005/04/15/408728.aspx Warning, there isn't really full support for C# Controls in InfoPath, so...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Simple debugging of Office XML files

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    Those previous two posts were meant to help people unfamiliar with Office XML get a taste of how you would go about building your own spreadsheets. The power of doing this with XML is that you can read and generate these files anywhere you want. You don...
  • Chris Smith's completely unique view

    Windows Installer, The .NET Framework, The Bootstrapper, and You

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    The history of Bootstrapper manifest adjustments as the .NET FX changed its Darwin dependency...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    VS SDK Tech Preview Now Available

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    Been wondering what I've been up to for the last few months? Well, reengineering the development process for the VSIP SDK. It is now called the VS SDK. In the future it will be the one place to get all of the SDK's for Visual Studio related platforms...
  • Antimail

    Puzzle: When everything goes wrong

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    During war, two spies (Jack and Arnold) are being parachuted in a hostile country. But during their landing, their plane gets intercepted by the special forces. Things started to go out of control: they both lose all their equipment, and Ann, the person...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    Sprint 6 winding down

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    Well, we finally kicked off sprint 6 in June, and it finishes up next week. Being summer, there have been a lot of vacations plus a Microsoft-wide forum that ate up a lot of time. I expect that sprint 7 will have fewer randomizations, esp. since the core...
  • Antimail

    New feature in Windows Server 2003 R2: directory-level quotas

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    If you are an IT administrator that has to manage file servers, you are probably familiar with Windows Server 2003 code-name R2. It's not shipped yet, but you can already download the Beta2 trial version from this location. A new feature in this release...
  • To the tune of James

    Want to win a chopper?!?

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    Head over to this URL: http://www.sqlserverchopper.com/home.aspx Now I don't know who's making the chopper, it looks as though it may be OCC. I have to admit one of they very few shows I watch on television that is not animated would be their show...
  • Antimail

    Be careful with that keyboard!

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    OMG. This is by far the most expensive typo in history... http://news.com.com/Bad+keystroke+leads+to+251+million+stock+buy/2100-1030_3-5772264.html?tag=nefd.top A Taiwan stock trader mistakenly bought $251 million worth of shares with a misstroke...
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