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  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Wow, this seems like really a bad idea

    Proprietary DNS servers anyone? Somehow this just seems wrong.
  • David L's Blog

    Joel P in the place to be!

    Joel Pobar of the CLR team is in Australia for a little while, and has kindly offered to make his way down to Melbourne for a session. My thoughts are that we put together a 2 hour session at the CITC at lunch and the Microsoft Theatre in the evening...
  • Hoop Somuah

    Back in the game

    After almost a year and a half of not posting to my web log, I'm going try and start up again. To start things out, I'll talk a bit about what I've been doing lately....
  • Buck Hodges

    Work Item Tracking will use display names for RTM

    In beta 3 (including refresh) and earlier, work items have always been assigned to user names. For some organizations, that's a real problem, as the user names do not have any relationship to the user's real name. We have fixed this for RTM. Brian Harry...
  • Bruce Prang's Blog

    SSMS Command line params

    This is something that I don't think many people are familiar with. I'm a little hesitent to mention them as it is a bit of the "use a screwdriver as a hammer" type solution. But here we go. SSMS has a number of command line options which allow you...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    New .NET Framework 2.0 features

    In the latest MSDN TV episode, Kit and Ari talk about a bunch of new and not yet well known additions to the .NET Framework 2.0 Watch it (stream) or download it from here:
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    Interesting Community BizTalk Adapter

    Just noticed a new community-developed BizTalk adapter, and thought I'd pass the word on. The BizTalk Scheduled Task Adapter on GotDotNet looks like an interesting way to use BizTalk alongside tasks that run on set occasions. Also, good comments...
  • Spot the Bug!

    Spot the Bug - November 28, 2005

    Some people commented that the last bug was too easy, and it was, but buffer overruns are still common enough that I wanted to send the point home. This one is a bit more challenging. Courtesy of Neelay Shah, Consultant, Foundstone void Socket_Setup(...
  • Kam VedBrat

    Gecko Tip correction

    The folks behind GeckoTip contacted me and pointed me to a better link for it, along with a newer version that has some important improvements. To get the right/latest one, go here:
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    Extracting Files from a .MSI package

    The Scenario One needs to retrieve a couple of files from a windows installer package (.MSI file). One could install the MSI and find the files in the *Program Files* folder but there are problesm: can take too long to perform the installation...
  • David L's Blog

    The sponsor ship sets sail!

    As a Developer Evangelist I spend a lot of time using technology and evangelising technology. And I've realised one thing, there is no substitute for hands-on product experience. For example, in the early days of VSTS, I used to speak emphatically about...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Adding assemblies to the Add References dialog in Visual Studio 2005

    I heard from a customer and a Microsoft employee asking how to register new assemblies so that they will be listed in the Add References dialog in Visual Studio 2005 . I have always done this in the past by using the Browse button and finding a copy of...
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