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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Microsoft's blogging history

    Korby Parnell writes up a version of Microsoft's blogging history : "In the beginning, back in 2002 and 2003, no formal code of blogging conduct existed for Microsoft bloggers. There were few, if any, other companies that allowed its employees to...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Analyze your netflix rental statistics

    There is a Netflix rental analysis tool available here . It has instructions on how to get your rental history emailed to you. You then save it to a text file and submit it in a form. It shows you a bunch of interesting statistics. It's interesting (but...
  • Direct Reports

    Last Splash (Reporting Services Scripter)

    Jasper Smith has created a cool tool called Reporting Services Scripter that creates scripts from an existing Reporting Services server that you can use to apply to a new server. We have some new scripting functionality in the release of SQL Server 2005...
  • Darien's Dialog..

    Looking to shape the next version of Windows Server?

    Often people ask me, "Why didn't Microsoft include this or that?", or "I'd like a feature that did this" and so on. Well, we are always gathering customer feedback for the next release, whether that's a service pack or a full release like Longhorn . ...
  • Visual Studio Data

    So Much for Jeopardy! ... For Now

    I went to the audition in SF last Thursday. I needed to answer 35 or 50 questions correct; I got 32. At least I'm pretty sure of that as they don't tell you the answers nor do they give you your score. The night after the testing, I decided to write...
  • Trish Putnam's BabbleBox

    Studying for MCAD Exams

    Microsoft certifications can be rather tough sometimes, even when you're dealing with subject matter that you use every day. In the current instance, I'm reviewing for exam 70-315, which is "Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft...
  • Trish Putnam's BabbleBox

    Wow, it's been a long time!

    I hadn't intended to totally abandon blogging, but it's certainly been a long time, after a rather busy year and a half, and a major organizational shift last year. The change in groups resulted in me continuing to test the same product I was testing...
  • David L's Blog

    Demo of Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2

    If you're: A) Based in Melbourne, Australia B) Interested in VSTS 2005 B2 C) Are free on the 8th of June @ 12pm D) All of the above Then please join me for a lap around the latest Beta 2 of VSTS 2005. I'll be taking everyone through a sample...

    Finally saw a cool Windows XP commercial...

    I've seen Star Wars twice already, so tonight I'm watching The Science of Star Wars on the Discovery Channel. This commercial comes on and I think to myself, man I wish we would do an ad like that. It was about a girl making an album after a breakup....
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Using GAC

    I still get questions about whether to use GAC or not. People point to me Chris Sells's article Avoid the GAC . Chris' article does not represent Microsoft's official stand. We recommend people to put assemblies to GAC whenever make sense.
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    Self-righteous only works if you are the only one who is right

    So I will admit my Blog Queen dander is up. Mostly because I haven't had a sane work week since last year, and some of that's been Gotdotnet, but of late it's been blog work, working with Telligent on bugfixes and features that Microsoft employee bloggers...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Defining an Imagine Cup region

    In case you read the Regional results below and wondered how Boston U could end up in the Northwest Region, or University of Hawaii Manoa in the Mid-Atlantic reason, here's the answer: The names are just a fun way to break up the competition into smaller...
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