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  • Engine Watch

    [SQL Server 2005] TEMPDB optimization

    In SQL 2005 we have done quite a bit of internal improvements in tempdb scalability. These include: Caching of IAM and first data page for temp table and table variables. Improved allocation page latching protocol so that we use UP latch less...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Announced at PDC: The LINQ Project

    The LINQ Project On Tuesday September 13, 2005, Anders Hejlsberg did the first public demo of the LINQ Project in the Jim Allchin keynote. What is LINQ you might ask? LINQ stands for L anguage IN tegrated Q uery and in a nutshell, it makes...
  • Managed CodeGen

    HaiboLuo's blog

    Our Reflection QA definitely knows a lot and he is now having a blog of his own: A little advertisement, I know he is going to have something cool coming up soon. Just keep an eye on it.
  • TabBlogger

    Touching is Good (finale?)

    Well, for those of you who have kept up with this series of posts , I've been dropping hints as to our newest announcement. It is being announced at PDC05 that OEMs will be allowed to ship Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 (aka Lonestar) on their touch...
  • George Bullock's WebLog

    PDC 2005 - Tue, 9/13

    First official day here in LA; I ran into Chris Sells at the Westin this AM. He's one of my favorite Microsofties and I'm sorry that I won't be here for his presentation on Friday. If you're still here then be sure to catch his presentation. Bill Gates...
  • Peter Marcu's Blog

    Why does it take so long to leave a voicemail?

    Has anyone noticed that the standard greetings on voicemails are getting longer and longer? What happened to the good old days when voicemail greetings were like this: You have reached "XXX-XXX-XXXX". Please leave a message. [BEEP!] This is an example...
  • Dgoldman's WebLog

    OABInteg explained on

    Earlier today I was doing some research and came across this article on OABInteg. Henrik Walther who is an author and contributes heavliy to the, has done a great job showing some of the potential that OABInteg has for solving OAB Generation...
  • Managed CodeGen

    Reflection.Emit is not ThreadSafe

    Users are not supposed to operate on same Reflection.Emit object on multiple threads. Reflection.Emit Objects are *NOT* thread-safe. It is certainly OK to operate on different Reflection.Emit objects on different threads. We have been discovering issues...
  • Daniel Feies

    MSN Developer Center is Live

    The MSN Developer Center is live. Here you can find out how to develop applications for: MSN Search MSN Messenger MSN Virtual Earth MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search Extend with Gadgets Also the new MSN Messenger...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Get a Windows Mobile 5 device at PDC

    Jim just announced that the HTC Universal is being sold at the event at a mind boggling price of $149. And for an extra $10, attendees can get a bluetooth headset to go wth it. Attendees can log in to commnet and reserve theirs now kudos to James for...
  • Sharp Things

    Evolution of a C# Query—Step by step from C# 1.1 to LINQ

    Jomo Fisher —The future of C# was recently unveiled at PDC. Object, XML and relational data will be integrated deeply into the language. This isn’t really a new direction for C#, it’s the next step down a path that C# has always been headed. To see this...
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    PDC2005: Promoção do Universal!!!

    Jim Allchin acabou de anunciar: HTC Universal, ou i-mate JASJAR, por apenas US$ 149.00 para os participantes do PDC! O preço normal é mais de mil dolares... Para quem foi, já valeu a pena! :-)
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