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  • mgrier's WebLog

    The NT DLL Loader: DLL_PROCESS_ATTACH reentrancy - step 3 - quality requirements

    Now we're loaded for bear! We understand how PEs which are either launched via CreateProcess() or loaded via LoadLibrary() are the roots of directed cyclic graphs. Each new graph is turned into a linear initialization-order list where nodes further from...
  • Lisa Wollin

    New FrontPage Developer Portal ... Sort Of

    During the past several months (about eighteen, to be exact!), we've been working to redesign the FrontPage Developer Portal on MSDN. If you've ever designed (or redesigned) a Web site, you understand the challenges that can arise. After several starts...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    This week's questions (actually last week's): More on HTML and add-ins

    How are HTML apps and add-ins associated with each other? (Can HTML apps trigger add-ins to be launched?) HTML and add-ins can both be part of the same application, that is each is a different entrypoint of the application. The association takes place...
  • Michiel Wories' WebLog

    SQL Server 2005 Easter Egg

    In an interview with Gert Drapers , SQLCMD was mentioned as SQL Server 2005's Easter Egg (Gert: "one of the biggest productivity gains for DBA’s in terms of automation"). I hope that I can pull this feature somewhat out of obscurity :-) Watch the SQL...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Office's methods for parsing XML

    As you know, there are many tools available today for parsing XML. If you want to work with the MS Office XML files, you have a ton of options to choose from. There are a couple alternatives provided by Microsoft, but you can use whatever you want. The...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Password Protecting Web Pages

    John Jansen, one of the FrontPage testers, sent me these three different ways to password protect pages in FrontPage. Using a FrontPage site template and ASP Using Code Snippets Using ASP.NET To password protect pages using a FrontPage site template...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Want to be an Evangelist?

    Are you looking for a new challenge? Want to get one of the best jobs around? Well my team is looking for a Developer Evangelist in New York. See the full description If you have a love for technology and a passion for helping people...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Why is the DOS path character "\"?

    Many, many months ago, Declan Eardly asked why the \ character was chosen as the path separator. The answer's from before my time, but I do remember the original reasons. It all stems from Microsoft's relationship with IBM. For DOS 1.0, DOS only...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How the Miscellaneous Files project works

    Under Tools – Options – Environment – Document, there are the following options Show Miscellaneous files in Solution Explorer <n> items saved in the Miscellaneous Files project Show Miscellaneous files in Solution Explorer This option allows you...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Travel - TechEd Europe and WWPC

    So... I'm going to be jumping around the world (again), this time paying a flying (literally) visit to TechEd Europe (Amsterdam), and the WWPC (World Wide Partner Conference) - I'm going to be delivering keynote demos at both events, the trouble is that...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Seeing Mitch @ Indigo Ascend

    Mitch Denny was one of the attendees of a recent training session we ran in Sydney . He has written up his experiences, and it's a nice read - Day 1 , Day 2 I couldn't resist so I took a photo of him sitting amongst the boxes in the office. ...
  • Theo's Musings

    "Value" and "Reference" Confusion

    While talking to someone yesterday, I witnessed yet another instance of "value" versus "reference" confusion. What do I mean? This is particularly confusing in .NET, because of some probably mistaken jargon choices on Microsoft's behalf. Commonly in ...
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