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  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    XML Data-type Usage By Other SQL Server 2005 Features

    Several of the other features within SQL Server 2005 leverage the XML data-type to pass information around. For example, both Service Broker and triggers transfer data around the server in XML data-type instances. This means that you can easily leverage...
  • Yun Jin's WebLog

    Thread, System.Threading.Thread, and !Threads (I)

    If you use SOS’s !Threads command during debugging a lot, you should be familiar with such output: 0:003> !threads PDB symbol for mscorwks.dll not loaded Loaded Son of Strike data table version 5 from "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    How to set a string to null using the Watch Window in Visual Studio .NET 2003

    An interesting customer question came my way about how to set a string to null in the Watch Window in Visual Studio .NET 2003.  Note: this issue does not reproduce in Visual Studio 2005.  If you try to set a string to null in the Watch Window...
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    static void main() { Application.Run(); }

    [UPDATE: Depois de alguns anos no Windows Mobile, eu mudei para um group de startups dentro da Microsoft. Lá eu era responsável por ferramentas de desenvolvimento (SDK, compilador, debugger, integração com Visual Studio...
  • Adam Nathan's Old Blog

    Windows Vista: It's the little things...

    …that make all the difference in the world to me. I've been using Beta 1 a lot recently, and although " most of the stuff that we would expect that tech enthusiasts and consumers will be interested in will happen at Beta 2 ," every once in awhile come...
  • craigrow

    DTM Controller must be in the System pool

    One thing that has thrown me for a loop more than once is the fact that you see the DTM controller in Studio's Job Monitor UI. In order to work properly, the controller must be in the System pool. DTM setup puts it in the System pool automatically, well...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Intro to Excel XML Part 3: Displaying your Data

    At this point, we're getting really close to PDC and I can't wait. At PDC, I'm going to go through some examples of the new formats in all three applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). I'll continue to talk about Office 2003 as well, but there will...
  • BizTalkLATAM's Blog

    Publicando Web Services en BTS 2006

    BizTalk Server 2006 trae nuevas caracteristicas en la publicación de las orquestaciones como Web Services para facilitar este proceso al desarrollador y su posterior administración. La primera característica es la habilidad de poder crear un solo Web...
  • craigrow

    Ximage exclusions

    Ximage.exe is a rather simple interface. If you're interested in more fine grained control over your images, you can get that by using a configuration file. This is a .ini file that enables you to, among other things, define files and folders to exclude...
  • .NET4Office

    Little Changes: Excel Locale--again

    I'm not sure if people realize how significant the fixing of the Excel locale issue is that I blogged about earlier: This has been a huge adoption blocker for writing managed code against...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Decompiling .NET Assemblies

    One of the most over-looked tasks in .NET development is...obfuscation. BTW: it comes from the Latin word "to darken" (I knew my 10 years studying Latin would help me in a blog entry some day!). Obfuscation is about making it effectively impossible...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Windows Mobile Help

    Hi, I'm John Kennedy from the Mobile Embedded Division's UA team - in other words, Help files. I thought I'd do a quick post here to point you at my own blog, because I'm testing out a theory on a new way to present Help, and I'd like your opinion...
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