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  • Data Access blog


    Welcome to the DataWorks team blog. If you’re a regular on our MSDN site , the public newsgroups or follow Angel’s or Sushil’s blogs you’ve already run across some of the folks from this team. We wanted to create this team...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    URL Case Sensitivity and Assembly Loading

    URL is case sensitive. In Windows file names are case insensitive. When these two meet, you can sense some inconsistence here. When an http assembly is requested, it has to be copied into download cache, before it is returned to you. Download cache is...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Microsoft Embedded operating systems and the minivan

    First read this blog post from Seth Godin – did everyone somewhere along the line believe that Windows CE and Windows XP Embedded were unreliable, not real-time, big footprint, hard to develop against ? – if so, where and when did this happen...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Irony, thy name is C#

    Intro: So i was having a conversation with the team about a small change I'd like to make to C#. Right now, C# has the concept of "contextual keywords". I.e. identifiers that can have special meaning when used in special locations, but which are otherwise...
  • Dave Massy's Blog

    Ajax == DHTML + XMLHttp

    I'm curious to see the industry attention about something called Ajax lately. Mary Jo Foley writes about it at,1995,1777009,00.asp?kc=MWRSS02129TX1K0000535 and many people are talking about it. It's exciting to...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Dataworks team blog (by yag)

    One of the teams we work really closely with is Dataworks - they're the ones behind ADO.NET. They just started a team blog . First post is by their PUM, Alyssa. Welcome!
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Teh state of spelling in today's phast paste whirled

    So i got this message from a friend on the east coast: until ahe skight thunders torm And it was one of the first times that i've ever had to do a double take when reading an IM from a friend. The problem is that it's soooo close to english that my mind...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Eideh Shoma Mobarak!

    The weather here is awful, and i did most o fmy celebrating last night since it was more conducive than a Sunday night, but still: Happy New Year to all!
  • A View from Elsewhere

    Workshop Work

    If only I had actual woodworking talent......
  • Sushil's WebLog

    Our team blog is Online

    The team in which I work is called DataWorks. I am excited to announce that we as a team have our own Web Log at . Check out the message from our PUM (Product Unit Manager) - Alyssa. Via this blog, we look forward to get...
  • Sajee's WebLog

    Phalanger: PHP on .NET

    First there was IronPython and now, Phalanger . And contrary to conventional wisdom, both seem to run faster [in most cases] on the CLR than their native implementations. I'm already pretty quite impressed with the CLR but when I see stuff like this,...
  • Sajee's WebLog

    Upcoming ISV Community Days

    Mark your calendars. The next ISV Community Days session focusing on Smart Client development will be on May 19th at Grand Hyatt. I'll post registration information when it becomes available.
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