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  • Richard Florance's Solution Performance blog

    The relative speed of I/O

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    It still amazes me how often I come across dev's who have no appreciation of just how slow hard disks and networks actually are, especially when you compare their latency to the speed of your average Pentium processor. As a result they often break all...
  • Don Smith

    What you can expect to find here

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    You may not know this, but the patterns & practices team is pretty amped about making stuff that architects and Web service developers actually need (or at least make them happy). I know this because that's what they pay me for ;) If you're building...
  • Jamie's Junk

    All the Data Mining Webcasts in one place

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    I found that not all of the data mining webcasts are listed under BI - some are a bit scattered. To make it easier to find them so you can have a Data Mining Webcast marathon and do your best MST 3000 imitations, I added a Webcasts section to SQLServerDataMining...
  • Jamie's Junk

    Me on "TV"

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    I just watched the MSDN TV episode I did on Data Mining and I'm less embarassed than I thought I would be... [:D] If you've watched any of the data mining webcasts it's old hat, but if you haven't it's a good teaser to get you started - after which...
  • FrankFi's view of the world

    A proposed solution of the different planets problem

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    Hi… First we should think about the problems that arise from the dilemma stated in my last blog entry (by the way read that one first to get the train of thought). When the end user is owner of the data this comes with the freedom to twist, change...
  • Okoboji: a lake, a mythical university, Kevin Moore's blog

    Cranking on PDC content

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    Sorry I’ve been MIA from my blog for a while. I’ve been cranking on getting Beta 2 locked down and scrubbing my PDC content. I'm giving the Building Custom Controls in WPF talk at the PDC this year. (WPF = Windows Presentation Foundation = the set...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Heads, or Tails?

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    Here's a nifty little problem that a friend gave me yesterday that i thought i'd share with you: You have three items (call them 'a', 'b' and 'c') that you want to choose any one from without bias. If you had a fair three sided die, you could assign...
  • Koichi Nakamura's WebLog

    MSDN はさらにつながっていきます (2)。

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    MSDN Online 本社サイト で新しいサービスが開始されましたので紹介します。 Local Highlight というサービスで、登録された国別情報に基づいて、その国に特有の開発者向け情報をその国の言葉で紹介するサービスです。 Japan(Japanese) を選択した場合には、MSDN オンライン US サイトに日本の開発者向け情報が日本語で表示されます。このデータのソースは、すでに公開済みの MSDN オンライン RSS フィード をそのまま使っています。 今後も MSDN...
  • Neeraj Agrawal

    validation pattern for allowing non-empty string in xml file

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    I was trying to validate a xml file using xsd wherein a node value should be non-empty. Means there should be atleast one non-whitespace character into that. After lots of googling, I finally wrote up a small pattern to validate that. Here is the fragment...
  • Don Smith

    Okay, I think I'm straight

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    I was dorkin' around with my workblog the other day and it dawned on me that I never posted about how I recently switched jobs ... everyone blogs about this ... cool, so let me tell you what I'm up to these days ... and why you care. I've been at Microsoft...
  • Chris Vidotto's Blog

    Integration Competency Centres and BizTalk

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    I really like the thought of an Integration Competency Centre inside an organisation. The notion of an Integration Competency Centre (ICC) has been around for quite a while… they are not a revelation as such... but over the last 18–24 months ICC’s have...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    Nullable DCR

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    Lots happened with Nullable pretty late in the game and it sure was a big effort by a bunch of people across several teams to make it happen. Check out Soma's post about the Nullable DCR and get a quick summary of how things are changing...
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