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  • VolkerW's WebLog

    It's a mobile world - Part II

    Just found an article on c|net about notebook sales. Sales of portable computers are soaring. c|net : "Notebooks accounted for 50.9 percent of personal computers bought at retail in 2005, while desktops accounted for 49.1 percent." The Americans are clearly...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    C# and VB.NET Code Snippets Parity

    If you are a C# developer and have ever mistakenly created a VB.NET project, you might have noticed the massive number of code snippets that VB folks enjoy. My good buddy Tim Haines gives us the word that the same Code Snippets available for VB...
  • UK StudentZine Blog

    How many web services does it take a blogger to change a light bulb?

    Answer : 5 Blog Engine: To post that they will change a light bulb Search Engine: To find instructions on how to change a light bulb Technorati: To see if they are the first blogger to change a light bulb Flickr / MSN Spaces: To post the pictures of...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    It's a mobile world - Part I

    When I first moved to the US, I was impressed by the mobility of the American "labor force". I am still fascinated by the mobility and geographic flexibility that Americans show when it comes to moving across the country for a good job. Very impressive...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    Choosing Between ClickOnce and Windows Installer

    One of the recurring discussions I seem to have with customers lately is "Why doesn't ClickOnce do..." It is important to understand that ClickOnce was designed for a specific set of scenarios and is not intended to be a replacement for Windows Installer...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Firewalls, a history lesson

    Recently, a rather high profile software company has been taken to task about its patching strategy. One of the comments that was made by the customers of this company was basically: "We don't have to worry, all our servers are behind a firewall"....
  • Pedro Silva's Blog

    Using My Namespace for Splash Screen

    I posted earlier about using the My namespace in VS 2005 to create a single instance application in C#. You can also do a similar thing to use the My functionality for displaying a splash screen when your .NET application is loading. Here is Tyler...
  • IEBlog

    Part 1: Hello feeds

    Hi, I'm Jane. Everyone I know spends their free time browsing the internet… whether it’s catching up on the news, reading friends’ blog, or looking for that perfect web deal, book, person. But scanning a site to see what you’ve read versus what’s new...
  • Steve Clayton

    Did you just put me in a box?

    Nobody likes to be put in a box so one of the questions I often get asked is "what does Microsoft mean by mid-market or Medium sized businesses"? It's a good question and one that I answer in this way: Our customers are very different and therefore we...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    There are 54,993,666,708,469,390,869,140,625 ways to construct a 10-machine-instruction program

    Chris Jackson is a Senior Consultant with Microsoft Services. He doesn't blog that much, but when he does, it's a must-read feed for me. His blog is called ' Evolving the Software Organism ' and focuses on genetic programming. In this post on the...
  • Thomas Dreller's Blog

    Interoperabilität mit J2EE

    Wenn man den zunehmenden Markterfolg von Microsoft .NET nutzen möchte, muss man sich dann mit Haut und Haaren Microsoft ausliefern? Natürlich nicht. Jeder vernünftige Mensch empfiehlt sowieso ein inkrementelles Vorgehen in kleinen Schritten. Die vollständige...
  • Windows CE Base Team Blog

    CEDB vs. EDB

    Posted by: Sue Loh CEDB was created as a lightweight database API for Windows CE. A long time back, before I started at Microsoft, maybe the CE 2.0 days or even earlier. It originally ONLY stored its data in the object store. But then as flash got...
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