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  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    Beta MSN Shopping site (Part II)

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    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?

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    News.com ran an interesting article yesterday http://news.com.com/Write+once%2C+run+anywhere+not+working+for+phones+-+page+2/2100-1037_3-5788766-2.html?tag=st.num . 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

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    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?

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    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

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    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

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    We will be officially launching our new beta site on Monday, but you can check it out this weekend at http://beta.shopping.msn.com/ 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

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/vstsqualitytools/archive/2005/07/15/439454.aspx
  • Michael Koltachev's blog

    Hello!

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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)

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    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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