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  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    SQL Select data from a text file

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    It’s often very useful to be able to execute a SQL SELECT statement on a text file. I was debugging a multiprocess multithread Foxpro COM DLL problem in a COM+ application . To help diagnose the problem, I wanted to figure out the sequence...
  • Saurabh Pant's Weblog

    Concurrency restrictions in the ClickOnce (System.Deployment.Application) APIs

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    UpdateAsync/CheckForUpdateAsync/DownloadFileGroupAsync are the Async APIs Update APIs - UpdateAsync()/CheckForUpdateAsync() CANNOT be invoked if either one of them is already in progress. Exception thrown -InvalidOperationException i.e An updateAsync...
  • Sara Williams' blog

    Goodbye Microsoft, Hello Boston!

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    Big changes for me… I've made the difficult decision to leave Microsoft. My husband and I are moving to Boston, and I’m taking the move as an opportunity to experience life outside of Microsoft. My last day here will be tomorrow, June 14th. Of course...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    A Cure for CTP Madness

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    Brad Abrams and Jason Sutherland have come up with a nice little site on Channel 9 which keeps track of compatible versions of CTP's . The utility uses your browser caps to see what you already have installed, and publishes an XML file that shows valid...
  • Fabrice Meillon BLog's (Archives)

    Steve Ballmer Tech-Ed US 2005 Keynote

    Delivering New Value to the Business CEO Steve Ballmer delivered the keynote address at Tech-Ed 2005, Microsoft’s largest annual technology education conference. Ballmer discussed how business change and innovation offer increased opportunities for...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Power,Equipment and other info re WESC

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    This is important info. Pls read and come prepared with necessary adapters / converters since we won't be able to anticipate all the different types of adapters from different parts of the world. Thanks! Power Power in Redmond is 120V, 20 amp...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Microsoft - What do you know ?

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    Last week I was at TechEd 2005 in (humid/wet) Orlando, Florida - I spent much of the week recording video interviews with speakers, attendees and people manning the booths in the expo hall - one thing struck me about spending time running around talking...
  • Riding Herd

    PDC track owners are blogging...

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    I've noticed that a couple of the track owners on our virtual content team have started blogging about PDC. Mike Fitzmaurice is one of the track owners for our Office 12 and Sharepoint content. He talked a bit about why he's excited to have a signifcant...
  • Rob Caron

    Two Team System Chats on Wednesday

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    This Wednesday, June 15th, I will be moderating two Team System related chats in MSDN Chats : Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Architects Public Chat 8:00 - 9:00 AM PDT Add to Calendar ( Additional Time Zones ) Just back from TechEd...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    MS Office Open XML Formats and OpenDocument XML format

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    I've had a number of questions and e-mails asking if the new Office open XML formats are going to be the same as the OASIS OpenDocument format. Rather than reply to the various comments & e-mails separately I figured I'd just attempt to summarize...
  • Marcelo's WebLog

    Hibernate is your friend

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    Last week I drove up to Vancouver to get a new visa. Lovely city. I staid in the downtown area, and was able to walk everywhere - which is a good thing, because finding a place to park is hard (although not impossible). There was a bit of waiting involved...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    SQL 2005 Mirroring

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    During a presentation today I discussed the new mirroring functionality of SQL Server 2005 and was asked what editions it will be available in. There are a number (quite a few) changes in terms of replication in SQL Server 2005, including peer to peer...
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