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  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    Free Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta2 Training Event!

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    When: June 2nd 2005, 8:00AM - 4:00PM Where: The Summit Center on 4th Street, Fairmont Hotel, 88 South 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 Registration: Registration is free. However, seating is limited so please use the following link to secure your spot today http://www.microsofttraining.com/devonsites and enter course code: 303809 or click on http://www.microsofttraining.com/content/invitationcode.asp?txtInvitationCode=303809 Contacts: Anand Iyer aniyer@microsoft.com, Ashwin Karuhatty ashwi...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Goodbye, Seoul

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    The world's first production deployment of SQL Server 2000 on a 64-way, 64-bit machine was a success. I've had a fantastic time here in Seoul -- both working and after-hours. The food has been great, the people wonderful, and the weather Spring-like....
  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    Good Introduction to Using XML in SQL Server 2005

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    I just reviewed the web cast of a presentation given by one of our program managers here in the SQL Server XML team. It gives a good overview of the various features of our native XML data type, including insertion, indexing, DML and schema binding. If...
  • Hirlpoo West

    New customer

    I just got assigned a new customer yesterday, which is pretty cool. My account load has been less than full time as of late, so some additional work is definitely welcome these days. Since Channel 9 isn’t planning on stopping by anytime soon, I’ve...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Playing audio CDs, part 11 - Why isn't my sample ready for prime time?

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    As I mentioned in my previous post , the code I've provided will play back audio CDs. But it's not ready for prime time yet. There are four major problems with the code. First off, the error handling isn't 100% up-to-snuff. In particular, there...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Software design talk: Do you mean methods or operations?

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    Clearness and vagueness, precision and ambiguity are important concepts in software design in general; these are especially valuable when talking about computations at different levels of abstraction. The trick is to choose the concepts that match the...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Judging Update

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    Thanks for submitting your reports. The judges are VERY impressed with the high quality of submissions. We are nearing completion of the judging - we hope that by end of day today, we would have been able to identify the 30 finalists. As soon as we...
  • Rick Hoskinson's Blog

    The Ideal Game Loop (again!)

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    Well, looks like Tom 's managed to find something that works far, far better than the loop I presented in my last post. After my last couple entries, we'd had some feedback from some internal developers who have been using MDX in their own projects. One...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    CLR Team in Atlanta - Thanks Guys!

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    This week, we were fortunate enough to have Brad Abrams , Kit George , Jason Zander , and Claudio Caldato visit with us. Claudio has got to get a blog, because this guy is just flat-out smart... the more I talked with him, the more I realized that there...
  • The Old New Thing

    How to query properties of the taskbar

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    Use SHAppBarMessage...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Update your aggregators...

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    After a lot of thinking, I've decided to stop my day to day blogging on MSDN blogs. I love what Microsoft is doing here, but I think my day to day job right now is not producing very much blog-worthy material. As a result, I'm not shutting down this blog...
  • Test Guide

    Multiple Paths Of Execution Cause Duplicated Verification

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    An individual operation can usually be executed via several different user actions. For example, creating a new document can typically be done by one of the following user actions: Clicking the File menu, clicking the New submenu, then clicking...
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