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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Microsoft Offers Improved Blogging Tools to Windows Hosters

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    Netcraft reports that Microsoft has released an updated suite of tools for hosting providers, which will make it easier for Windows hosting customers to create blogs and online forums. "The Web Site Starters included in the suite ( Microsoft Solutions...
  • One Louder

    Whirlyball today

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    Today, our extended team had lunch and played whirlyball. It was great fun and I highly recommend it, especially if you have a competitive spirit (not that anyone here has that...not me, especially). Here's the team. Action shots here , here, here...
  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    Welcome !

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    Welcome to the SQL Server Engine Tips blog - hosted by the engine program management team. The purpose of the blog is to share guidelines, best practices, tips and answer questions related to implementing and deploying solutions using SQL Server. We will...
  • John's Blog

    Windows Mobile 5.0 - Emulators: copying files and ActiveSync

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    The Smartphone and Pocket PC emulators that ship with the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDKs are amazing pieces of software. Unlike previous generations which emulated the software, these emulators emulate the hardware. That's right, they are virtual ARM processors...
  • Write Ahead Blog

    Running auctions on SQL Server 2005

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    [Attachment: CommodityExchange.zip ] We studied auctions in our e-commerce and AI classes at U of M . In one of our assignments we were asked to configure an agent that played the Trading Agent Competition ( TAC ) which involved a variety of auctions...
  • mikechampion's weblog

    Is the Semantic Snowball on the roll?

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    I should probably just lie low after my last foray against Sir Tim's ivory tower , but this begs for some pushback: Berners-Lee hopes that life sciences will drive adoption of the Semantic Web , just as high-energy physics drove the early Web. ...
  • Antimail

    Puzzle: solve this problem in your head

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    This problem initially had two parts but now has three. OK, let's start with this: let's assume that we have two, trains, 100 miles apart, each going with 20 mph to the other. A fly travels between them at 50 mph, zig-zagging just before getting smashed...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    Visual Web Developer performance numbers

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    About a year ago, right before Beta 1 release, I blogged about Visual Web Developer performance numbers for Beta 1. How do we fare these days? Scenario 40512 50516 Add a new web form (cold) (s) 11.01 7.05 Cold F5 (PortalVBSDK...
  • Man vs Code

    Four books every software developer should be required to read.

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    I have decided to add Freakonomics to my list of books everyone in the industry should be required to read. The list now consists of: (In no particular order) Money Ball America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction Freakonomics...
  • Mark Colburn's WebLog

    The Art of Abstract Thought

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    A personal story: My wife was driving around with my son today, who's two-and-a-half years old. He is currently enamoured with construction equipment and tractors of all ilk. In order to keep him occupied during the drive, my wife had given him his...
  • Fabrice Meillon BLog's (Archives)

    Microsoft Update disponible en beta

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    Vous pouvez a present obtenir les mises à jour pour Windows, Office et d'autres applications Microsoft de façon centralisee. Microsoft Update est un nouveau service qui vous permet de beneficier des fonctionnalites et des avantages de Windows Update et...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Career Development at Microsoft: The Mid-Year Discussion

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    It seems most questions or topic requests I’ve received the last few weeks have revolved around Microsoft’s support of our employees’ career development. I’m not sure why it’s suddenly become a hot query, but I’m certainly happy to address is. My disclaimer...
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