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  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    Beta MSN Shopping site (Part II)

    Months ago , I wrote up a tiny blog entry about a preview of our upcoming MSN Shopping website. Today, as the msn shopping team blog says, we get one step closer to that actual release with a refreshed beta site. There are quite a few changes between...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    Write Once, Run Anywhere or just on your target device?

    • 2 Comments ran an interesting article yesterday . It looks at the promise of "Write Once, Run Anywhere" on the J2ME platform. My takeaway...
  • A SQL Server Blog

    SQL: Performance of incremental bulk insert

    Bulk loading into a table that already has records is a common scenario. A lot of folks ask how can they optimize this, and besides the standard 'it depends' answer, there's a BOL topic that gives useful information on what to do depending on how large...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    Should I go MP3?

    After going through hoops to get my music from iTunes into my Media Center UI it got me thinking about music formats. When I started with my iPod, I chose M4A because it enabled me to save space on my iPod. iTunes now has a facility to transcode songs...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    Syncing Windows Media Player and iTunes

    Syncing Windows Media Player and iTunes We've talked about me being an iPod owner and we talked about me building a Media Center PC - we did talk about that right? Maybe not! Well that's the topic for another post but for now let's take a step forward...
  • MSN Shopping Insider

    Pssst.....Silent beta launch this weekend

    We will be officially launching our new beta site on Monday, but you can check it out this weekend at We'll provide much more information next week, so stay tuned. In the meantime, please let us know what you think...
  • drwill's bailiwick

    The Perfect Bug

  • Michael Koltachev's blog


    My name is Michael Koltachev, I’m a developer in Visual Studio Team System at Microsoft. Inside VSTS my team (here’s our team’s blog ) works on Testing Tools and I own the internals of test execution. I could tell you a lot about VSTS and but I’d just...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Work around SendRawData quirk of httpd.dll on Windows CE

    This is actually a question about the HTTP Server in Windows CE , which actually has nothing to do with IIS because it is not even the same code base. So, the server's behavior can be different from IIS (and in this case, I would say that it is very different...
  • Rob Caron

    Roy Osherove's Interview of Steve Cook Available Online

    As I mentioned in this post , Roy Osherove interviewed Steve Cook at TechEd Europe. The MP3 audio recording is now available online. Steve Cook's WebLog : Interviewed about SFs and DSLs Roy Osherove has published an interview that he did with...
  • A SQL Server Blog

    SSIS: Logging in pipeline components

    Ethan from AMB Dataminers had a great question about how to do logging through his pipeline component. One way to do it is to call the Fire* methods that's on the IDTSComponentMetadata90. However, that does incur the cost of basically firing an...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Ferrari 4000 test drive (after one week)

    Almost a week that I run Windows XP Professional x64 Edition on the Ferrari 4000 now. So far I do not have any complaints. The fan never stops even though it is only moving cold air. And I gave up on the Bluetooth mouse. It does not respond well to movements...
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