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  • Matusow's Blog

    Visual Basic Power Pack - Shared Source Licensed Stuff

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    Here is the Visual Basic Power Pack which consists of seven custom controls written in Visual Basic .NET 2003 and licensed under a Shared Source license. The controls provide enhanced user interface elements and enable you to create more interesting and...
  • Matusow's Blog

    Microsoft Developer Powertoys - Shared Source Licensed Stuff

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    I've been meaning to blog this for a while. Josh Ledgard has been doing some great work with the developer community. He hosts the Developer Powertoys blog which is really worth checking out if you haven't seen it (and if you are a developer of course...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    SQL Server service fails to start

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    In some cases on a non-English OS, the SQL Server Service will fail to start. The workaround for this problem is to run the service as Local System or a Domain user account and not the Network Service Account (which is set if you do a default installation...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Commerce Server at Tech Ed 2005

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    If you are going to Tech Ed 2005 this year (mmm... can I really attend Tech Ed 2005 any other year?) and if you are interested in Microsoft Commerce Server, you will have a treat ahead of you. Some great sessions are planned and the wraps are coming off...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Beta 2 Installation Guide

    Here's a link to a link on Rob Caron's blog that has a link to an installation guide for VSTS Beta 2: http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2005/04/28/413289.aspx I know it's a roundabout path, but the joy is in the journey -- especially if you...
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    Disk Quota and .net (WMI and Microsoft.DiskQuota.1)

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    Today I had a con-call to talk about disk quota and how to automate the setting and reading of Quota. So i thought that I would post a little about Disk quota stuff. There are 2 okay options. #1 WMI (way to slow for a lot of things ( http://msdn...
  • Chris Rathjen

    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

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    So, since I saw Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith last week, and since I’m a self-respecting geek, I just have to render my opinion. I’m not a manager, but I’ll use a bullet list anyway. :) Warning: Mild spoilers may follow. The Good The...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog

    beta.asp.net launches

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    I'm happy to announce that today we are officially launching http://beta.asp.net/ , the new online community portal for ASP.NET 2.0 Beta and Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition. This is an extension of the current www.asp.net site completely focused...
  • DDITDev

    Give a hoot.. implement IDisposable (posted by Arturo)

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    One of the perils of managed code taking memory management out of developers’ hands is that we often become careless when working with large objects and resources. While the GC does its job quite well, there is still no substitute for good memory conservation...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Microsoft Office 12, RSS WebPart, stuff

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    Here's an article with public statements about Office 12: Facing 'new world of work,' Microsoft locks up Office I like to read the reactions people have to the public disclosures that occur. For my part, I never blog about non-public software initiatives...
  • Tim Sneath

    Come and Work With Me!

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    OK – perhaps not an immediately attractive proposition, but how would you like to come and work in the candy store with a focus on Longhorn and Avalon? We’ve just opened a new position for immediate hire here in Redmond as a Longhorn & Avalon Technical...
  • Tim Sneath

    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Avalon Beta 1 RC

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    Whether you’re new to Avalon with this Beta 1 RC release, or whether you’ve been working on an application since the very first PDC release of Avalon, you’ll hopefully find the following article a useful guide to the major feature areas and changes of...
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