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  • jamespr's WebLog

    Special MEDC Blog Discount Expires 4/20. Sign Up Now!

    Don't forget tthat the special MEDC Blog Discount ends a 4/20 at 11:59PM PST! To register for this special discounted price (an extra $100 of the Early Bird!) you need to : * Visit * Register using the RSVP code CAATTAR James
  • R.Ramesh's WebLog

    Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer Forum

    The class designer newsgroup is now replaced by the Class Designer Forum . This is a technical forum to ask and answer questions regarding class designer. Cheers, Ramesh.
  • John's Blog

    The Perfect Gadget?

    I know this isn’t going to get me your pity, but I’ve been suffering recently. As I work in the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, I’ve access to several rather cool gadgets that I need in order to write and test code, and use to impress members of...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    CLR team coming to Atlanta

    Wahoo! We have the honor of having Brad Abrams , Kit George , and Claudio Caldato visiting Atlanta on May 2nd. Among other things, they will be presenting at the Atlanta C# User group at our local MS office . This meeting will be at 6:30. These guys...
  • Michael Rys

    How to use base64 encoding in SQL Server 2005

    Kirk Allen Evans gives an example how to generate a base64 encoded WordML binData element . Just for kicks, here is how the same code would look like in SQL Server 2005 using FOR XML (as in his case, it is not the complete Word document): WITH XMLNAMESPACES...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Slacker Astronomy

    I've been listening to the Slacker Astronomy podcast for a few weeks now. It's really nice to have some hard science presented in an enjoyable and humorous context. Noteworthy shows: The Big Bang Rambles On ( MP3 ) If you've ever wanted to know...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    The CLR team is coming to Atlanta!

    Doug Turnure and I worked hard to convince the CLR team to come to Atlanta to visit our customers. Not only are they visiting, but the CLR team is speaking at the Atlanta C# User's Group ! See BradA's blog for more details.
  • Michael Rys

    The new WITH XMLNAMESPACES clause

    FOR XML in SQL Server 2000 puts the burden of generating and maintaining XML namespaces completely on the query writer. XML namespace declaration attributes have to be created like every other attribute with the namespace URI being the column value. Unless...
  • Michael Rys

    April CTP has been released: What are the changes in the XML area

    As many of you probably already have heard, we have publicly released the April Community Tech Preview (CTP) and have also announced that we are continuing with CTPs instead of doing a Beta3 . I agree with Adam : This is good for getting both more and...
  • Heath Stewart's blog

    Themes Fixed in .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2

    Surely by now you've seen the news on the homepage that both .NET Framework 2.0 Beta 2 and Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 (both also known as "Whidbey Beta 2") have been released , so I won't mention it. ;) I do want to share, however, after...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    DemoFall 2005 - Got a cool product/demo ?

    Hey, you’re building your product based on Windows CE or Windows XP Embedded, so it’s got to be cool, right ? – why not show the world just how cool your next generation of embedded product/technology is – register for Demo Fall 2005 Let me know if...
  • Speakers are Speaking in Code . . .

    Changes to VS Mapping of CLR Objects to Yukon Data Types under Whidbey Beta2

    I'm working on a project that makes extensive use of Yukon's CLR integration. This makes things that have traditionally been difficult to do in T-SQL (like string manipulation) a whole lot easier. If you aren't familiar with the basics of SQLCLR integration...
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