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  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    The Myth of "It Should Be Simple"

    I've spent a lot of time over the past few years reading forum posts and submissions to . One thing that consistently catches my attention is the assertion that whatever is being requested "should be simple" to do. I considered providing...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    How do Windows NT System Calls REALLY work?

    Found a terrific article published by John Gulbrandsen called " How do Windows NT System Calls REALLY work? ". John is the founder and president of Summit Soft Consulting . He walks you through a few Windows Internals basics, Intel architecture basics...
  • SQL 2005

    SQL 2005 - TSQL Enhancements

    This sample shows the new TSQL features in SQL 2005, including Error Handling, new Datatypes, Common Table Expressions (CTEs), Ranking Functions, PIVOT function, OUTPUT enhancement and new TOP enhancement...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    Loading XML Documents into SQL Server 2005 - Part 1

    One of the new scenarios enabled by SQL Server 2005 is the ability to store and search XML documents. This series of posts will describe techniques for loading the XML documents into the database. To start with, we will simply load the document from...
  • LUTI @ Microsoft

    Fragmentação (cont...) - Extent switches

    Continuando a análise do DBCC SHOWCONTIG, pretendo mostrar como a organização das páginas fisicamente pode gerar uma baixa densidade no item scan density. Para uma tabela pequena em que todas as páginas estão no cache de dados, isso não é problema, mas...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Retrieve and Interpret ISAPI Filter Status

    Question: Is there way to script a check on the success or failure of the Filter, ie a vbscript object that contains the state of loaded DLL's? One can get the list of filters installed from the metabase, but how would one get the state? The metabase...
  • Windows @ Brasil

    Microsoft Terminology Community Forum

    No dia 30 de janeiro foi lançado o Microsoft Terminology Community Forum . O primeiro projeto do fórum enfoca a sugestão de tradução dos termos que serão usados na versão em português (Brasil) do Windows Vista. Esta é a sua oportunidade para sugerir traduções...
  • Inside Architecture

    No one will read it

    I've thought about writing a book on workflow. I have a lot to say (more below). The problem is, no one wants to read a blinkin' book on workflow. So, I'm thinking about a business novel (like Goldratt's The Goal or Who Moved My Cheese by Johnson and...
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    Going Ski-ing/Boarding....Skido

    OK so my blog is about Enterprise but work/life balance is good :) I took some time off last week after visiting our Redmond HQ to go Snowboarding in Whistler. During that time I did take along a great application written by one of our UK partners...
  • Jason Langridge's WebLog - MR Mobile!

    3GSM next week!

    Well it's that time of year again - 3GSM! This year it's being held in Barcelona as opposed to it's traditional venue in Cannes. Of course there are going to be lots of exciting announcements by Microsoft.... I'll post them as they happen :)
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Hosting Controls in Internet Explorer

    I recently tried to do a simple demo of hosting a control in IE to show how the CLR will behave when there are multiple framework versions on the machine. I just couldn't get it to work. It was a silly thing on my part (yeah, silly now... not so much...
  • Kintan's

    Segway inside Google. Can Microsoft afford it?

    I had heard stories about free lunches and onsite massage centers for Googlers, but I didn't find those stories appealing. A friend of mine had invited me to visit her at Google, so after finishing up my recruiting duties at the Stanford Computer Forum...
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