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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Microsoft's blogging history

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    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

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    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)

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    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!

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    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

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    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...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    Finally saw a cool Windows XP commercial...

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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