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  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Slow Team Foundation Project Creation or operation? Check your NIC settings

    We had a minor firestorm today as we saw major performance degredation trying to create new Team Projects on pretty speedy server configuration. We all panicked for a while until a few folks remembered we'd seen something like it before and checked the...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Visual Studio 2005 RTM

    After a very long product cycle, Visual Studio 2005 released to manufacturing today. This is an awesome release that includes a lot of great new functionality. Great job, Developer Division! The ISO files can be downloaded via MSDN Subscriber Downloads...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    the Blogosphere in 2010

    Dave Pollard crunched the numbers : "1. By 2010, the blogosphere will be read in aggregate as much as the American press. 2. We will have to produce 30 times as much as the American press, to get the same readership . 3. Even if current growth...
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    What's with .42?

    In one of my previous blogs, I mentioned the final build number for Visual Studio 2005 was 8.0.50727.42. The way it worked in the past was our build numbers were 8.0.YMMDD.00. When we came close to shipping, we froze the first three digits and then...
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    Visual Studio 2005 Shipped!

    It's official! For those with MSDN subscriptions, you can now download Visual Studio 2005! For those without MSDN subscriptions, the Express Products will be available on November 7th for download and the box products will be available in the stores...
  • Darwin's Idle Times...

    Kerberos Authentication with IIS

    So you have decided to go with the delegation security model for your application. You have been developing all of the tiers of your application on your single development box where everything worked according to expectations. You have now separated all...
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Wiring a Kiln or "So That's What 200 Amps Smells Like"

    Recently, my wife found a great deal on a Skutt 41" oval kiln that a school had to get rid of. It had never been used, and they were offering it for $1200 (a great deal). So we borrowed a friend and a pickup truck and retrieved it. The next task was to...
  • Head in the Clouds

    Are Arrays OK in Contracts?

    I know its been a while, but I've been busy coding lately. That code will become public fairly soon, so I'll talk about it then. I'm still working on the promised Proxies and Adapters post, it will be coming, I promise. But in the meantime, the subject...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Detecting Microsoft virtual machines

    From time to time it is handy to be able to detect that you are running inside of a virtual machine (for instance - you may have maintenance scripts that you want to run on all of your computers - but have them behave differently inside of your virtual...
  • Keith Richie

    SharePoint Portal 2003 SP2 deployment issue

    A s SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP2 has recently released, and I have seen at least two cases where the deployment is unsuccessful due to a Database Schema Upgrade failure, I thought I would share this KEEP IN MIND THAT THE KB IS IN THE PROCESS...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Introducing Scott

    Hi, I'm Scott Yost. I'm a SDE/T on Windows Mobile, and I test several of our security features. My areas include code signing, security policies, revocation and certificates. I'll be doing a few posts to demystify the security architecure of our platform...
  • Jeu George's Blogs

    Bit Fiddling - 4

    Pre-Computing Pre Computing is a technique normally used to speed up algorithms and by actually computing results of a smaller problem and using interpolation or other techniques to solve a larger problem. You trade-off memory/accuracy for speed...
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