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  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    Quick detour #3: Updates we have made to XLLs

    In the past few months, I have written a couple of articles ( big grid , multi-threaded calculation ) that prompted comments and questions along the lines of “what about XLLs?” Since the email questions have actually been picking up in frequency (I guess...
  • Lev's WebLog

    Report Designer : editing reports produced by Report Bulder

    Report Designer can be used to edit/preview reports produced by Report Builder. Here is how to do it: In Report Builder, save report to file. Launch Visual Studio Create new Report Server Project Create new shared data source...
  • Somasegar's blog


    MIX is designed to be a 72-hour conversation about enhancing Web-based customer interactions. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear Bill Gates and other industry leaders talk about the new and unique experiences that can be delivered over the Web...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Decoder checkup utility for troubleshooting Media Center TV playback problems

    I found a link today to a tool that could be useful when trying to diagnose TV playback problems in Media Center 2005. It is called the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility . This utility will help you determine if an MPEG-2 (DVD) video decoder is...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Cat dancing ... in Orlando?

    Yes, I realize kitty cats have nothing to do with searching for a new job, writing a resume, or surviving an interview, but it's the new year so I thought we should kick it off with some humor. And, well, Suggestion Kitty just thought this tidbit (found...
  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    Chat: The C# IDE, January 12th @ 1pm Pacific Time

    The C# IDE "Code snippets, enhanced intellisense, type colorization, refactoring, improved code navigation, metadata as source, Edit and Continue! There are so many great new C# IDE features in Visual Studio 2005 - there's a lot to talk about! Or perhaps...
  • Kam VedBrat

    legislation to close "analog loophole"

    eHomeUpgrade has a write up about some legislation restricting the use of recorded analog brodcasts. Not sure how real this is, but sounds pretty frightening. I think this is all part of a massive conspiracy that tv and movie studios have put together...
  • search.subscribe.share in outlook 2007

    RSS Aggregation - Part 2: Our Implementation

    Problems facing RSS right now RSS presents the user with an entirely new way of retrieving, monitoring, and following up with web-based information sources. The technology is still in its infancy, as two competing standards (RSS and ATOM) compete to...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    What a cool idea?

    If the electrical power in your area is prone to outages and you own a Prius, what do you do? You set it up so you can power your house from the Prius when the power goes out.
  • Man vs Code

    Sir Tom

    Its about time:
  • Inside Architecture

    Project Management AntiPattern - PMs who write specs

    One of my favorite organizational mistakes, and I've seen this one MANY times, is asking your Project Manager to write a functional spec for the IT application you are writing. I've seen this so often, I'd consider it a Project Management anti-pattern...
  • Todd's Blog

    IIS 6 Crashing With Some Asynchronous Handlers

    When an ASP.NET application uses Asynchronous Handlers with IIS 6 the worker process (w3wp.exe) may crash or exit. This occurs if the Asynchronous Handler completes the request synchronously without setting IAsync.CompletedSynchronously accordingly. ...
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