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  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    Top 5 features you would like to see in the next version of SQL Server

    Here is an opportunity to discuss about the top 5 features that you would like to see in the next version of SQL Server. It would be nice if you can include a sentence for each feature explaining why it is required. Please use features of SQL Server 2005...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    .NET Rocks! coming to Reston, VA (Microsoft office)

    .NET Rocks! are doing a roadtrip and will be at the Microsoft office in Reston, VA on Oct 19. You'll need to register at --Darryl
  • Jürgen writes...

    What does "elegance" mean for software?

    This Thursday evening I had a business meeting with Damir Tomicic and during that we also had some fun chat. I explained him some thoughts I'm carrying with me for a long time now about what "elegance" means when we talk about software. He seemed to find...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    New Hampshire User Group

    This month at New Hampshire Dot Net www.NHDN.Co m we’ve got Jesse Liberty Creating Personalized Sites with ASP.NET 2.0 and C# 6 -8:30 PM Boston University Corporate Education Center 72 Tyng Road Tyngsboro , MA 01879 Should be a...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    beta Google RSS feed reader ?

    Just seen this referrer from what looks like a beta Google RSS feed reader ...! Not seen or heard of it before...the url is: Update: here's a pic in case it magically dissapears: Steve Butler saw the referrer...
  • Nagaraju Palla's WebLog

    Improvements from Beta2 to Beta3 in TeamBuild

    1. We have now included a command line utility to manage builds. It is called TfsBuild.exe can be located at %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE. It is available in Build Machine SKU and Team Foundation Client SKU. Here is the screenshot...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Pseudo-processes... [Fernando Vicaria]

    The .NET Framework Process class let's you access various aspects (or properties) of a system process. Among these properties are things like the process id (or pid), the process name and the modules (.dll or .exe) it loads. This blog entry, my first...
  • BCL Team Blog

    How long will it wait? [Fernando Vicaria]

    This posting will touch once again the Process class and the WaitForInputIdle method. This method contains 2 overloads, one that takes no parameters and another one that will take an int as its single parameter. The confusion will start exactly here...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    ReadDirectoryChangesW is evil

    I have some code that uses ReadDirectoryChangesW() to monitor when files are modified, renamed, or deleted. I've gotten a few bugs from our testers saying that the right thing isn't happening, but I've been unable to repro them. Today, I finally got...
  • Musings on Data

    How to trigger a subscription in Reporting Services 2000

    RS 2000 doees not support custom events. What this means is you cannot, on the face of it, trigger a subscription on demand. Luckly, we thought of this. The method of doing this is not particularly pretty, but it does work. Eventing in Reporting...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Countdown to Launch!

    Visual Studio 2005! SQL Server 2005! BizTalk 2006! One of these things is not like the others ;-) Although the year seems a little off on BizTalk, the date is not - all three products are scheduled to launch in less than one month at Moscone West Convention...
  • Chris Rathjen

    My God, it's full of Edge Cases

    I've posted on resolve before , but I figured it'd be nice to come back and see where things stand in the Beta3->RTM timeframe. When you run get, checkin, or merge, the system can’t always do what you want it to. There are some basic cases – you...
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