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  • Smart Client Data

    Thank you! Steve!

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    Thanks Steve to create a new home for us. By the way, I am Zhiyong (aka John Chen), I am the developer for the DataSet designer in Whidbey. I like to blog something but I'm afread that I will ruin Steve's pretty home. So I created my own real junky...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's in an audio volume?

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    I've been talking about audio controls - volumes and mutes and the like, but one of the more confusing things I've run into here at work is the concept of "volume". First off, what IS volume? Well, roughly speaking (and I know the audiophiles out...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    eVC Upgrade Wizard for VS 2005 Beta 2 now available!

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    The eVC Upgrade Wizard (which will upgrade eVC3 and eVC4 projects to VS 2005) is now available as an addon for VS 2005 Beta 2. The Upgrade Wizard will be integrated into the final release of VS 2005. The addon can be downloaded at http://www.microsoft...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    BizTalk Assembly Checker

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    Marty Waz announced a new tool that will save time and effort when deploying those assemblies that somehow got missed or dropped when replicating between machines. This tool, the BizTalk Assembly Checker, will compare the assemblies that are registered...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

    Software I have on my computer

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    I got a shiny new tablet (Toshiba M4) and spent some time installing all the software that I usually use. I figured I should blog about all of the software I have installed. I am usually a sucker for beta and alpha software so you will find some beta...
  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    More TechEd 2005 C# Team Content: DEV340 and DEV341

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    Two powerpoint files have been posted. The first is the slides for DEV340 , a session about the enhancements to Visual C# in version 2.0. The second PPT contains the slides for DEV341 , which covers the new C# IDE features in Visual Studio 2005. Unfortunately...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Songs that go together

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    Every once in a while, I switch my music player app from "mix em up" mode to "album mode", so that it plays albums all the way through. This morning was one of those onces. (Note to the younger folks: you may have heard of something called a "record...
  • Tim Sneath

    How to Install Team Foundation Server

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    It's a shame that we have to produce an installation guide to help developers get the various required components for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server up and running, but that's one of the vagaries of beta software. It's clear that not everyone is...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    My Object functionality for C#

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    Juval Lowy delivers "My" functionality for C# (scroll down the alphbetical list). If you are new to this, here's the skinny: In VB.NET, we make it waaaaaaay easier to do common task, like access properties of my computer, the Windows principal, my...
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    New MSDN White Paper: Migrating Excel VBA Solutions to Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office

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    This new white paper by Dale Oberg of ArtinSoft , Migrating Excel VBA Solutions to Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office , analyzes many VBA solution migration issues that you may face when using the Visual Basic language to directly migrate a VBA solution...
  • Brian Keller

    How Bungie built Bungie.net

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    This is a great article detailing how Bungie built Bungie.net using the .NET Framework. Bungie.net is your one-stop shop to find out all the latest Halo 2 news, and of course to check your stats! Check it out: Bungie.net Technical Case Study
  • SQL Server 2005: CLR Integration

    Locales in SQL Server

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    Introduction Writing locale-safe external code in SQL Server has always been important due to the global nature of many businesses running on SQL Server. Doing it correctly requires a good knowledge of the different mechanisms used to store that locale...
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