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  • Working the Spoken Word

    Speech Recognition: the healthy alternative

    With slashdot relaying that the average PC keyboard has 250 times more bacteria than a toilet seat , the only healthy choice has got to be desktop SR. (I don't think the Swedish study compared microphone germs - has anyone done this?). But seriously...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Pass phrases instead of pass words

    Interesting idea which has been around for a while but I don't know if popular. Instead of passwords which usually are coined based on birthdays, anniversaries, other interesting dates around ones lives - and which consequently may be less secure, use...
  • Feng Yuan (袁峰)

    Optimize XPS markup

    XPS is hot, so naturally more and more applications will be generating XPS. If your application has access to the XPS Document Writer, then the easiest way to generate XPS is just print to it. But there are cases you may want to generate XPS on your own...
  • Adventures in Software Engineering

    MSF oldies

    I was talking to my good friend Andrew Delin about how the original MSF 1.0 had several concepts which today are associated with Agile methodologies. One such concept was the polemic "Why No Requirements Document?" one. The main point in this...
  • Quent Herschelman's Blog

    SQL Server Usage Grows 58% in South Florida

    According to my data, SQL Server usage has grown 58% since last year in South Florida . WOW! If you are a database administrator who is taking the time to learn SQL Server 2005, then you are making a good investment in your future - at least in South...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    REMINDER: BaltoMSDN January Meeting

    Just a quick reminder that my good friend Geoff Snowman will be at the BaltoMSDN user group tonight expounding on the wonders of BizTalk Server 2006. Those who've seen him know that Geoff's a terrific speaker, so don't miss it! The meeting starts at...
  • Adventures in Software Engineering

    Hello World

    As a new blogger (out of hundreds of thousands already out there), and as a developer, my first post had to be "Hello World". I fondly remember my first experiences with Turbo Pascal 5.0, at the time the best development tool available. You...
  • Yves Dolce

    Under Vista, help is on the way when your application crashes...

    I'm in a Windows Vista Ascend dry run event this week and was introduced to that feature: Application Recovery . Although you'll need to add some code to your software, I'm sure your users will thank you! "À demain. Si on le veut bien." comme Philippe...
  • sano the super geek

    Incorrect syntax near '[Insert Arbitrary Column Name]'

    I ran into a rather mysterious error when working with some SQL code today. Incorrect syntax near '[Insert Arbitrary Column Name]' Before I get to the nuts and bolts of the problem, we'll start with some background details. The stored procedure that...
  • Virtual Earth & MapPoint B2B

    MapPoint B2G

    For those of you MapPoint users who work in or with government agencies, Microsoft now has a page dedicated to the space complete with demos, sale items, and case studies. Check it out:
  • NathanA's Mostly Web Services Blog

    WCF and WF "Go Live"

    The latest drops of WCF (Indigo) and WF (Windows Workflow Foundation) are now available with a Go Live license . Also the Indigo community site has launched at . It's replete with all the info to get started as well...
  • amivora's WebLog

    Go Lives and

    I’m finally back, after a few weeks working harder (and more) than I can remember recently, though I'm in good company--there's been a lot of hard work happening on this campus. But now I’m pleased to announce a bunch of stuff: - http://windowscommunication...
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