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  • Michael Rys

    The innards of our XQuery implementation

    Our VLDB 2005 paper on the innards of our XQuery implementation is now available online . Shankar gave the presentation in Trondheim. As the previous conference papers, this paper gives an in-depth look into how we implement our XML and XQuery support...
  • Michael Rys

    The PDC F5 Network Interview is now online

    The friendly folks of the F5 Networks Dev Central team interviewed me at PDC 2005. The 5 minute interview is now online (please accept my apologies for the rambling, but I seem to be recovering from the attendee party :-)).
  • Tim Sneath

    Loose XAML is Back!

    One of the most exciting features that we slipped back into Windows Presentation Foundation ("Avalon") with the PDC release is Loose XAML. Loose XAML was cut back in March of this year, and its loss was greatly lamented (well, I'm exaggerating a bit,...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    Did I mention that I love my MSN Space?

    Did I mention that I love my MSN Space? ... check it out if you're interested in what my desk in the office looks like! I blog here from my Windows Mobile Phone... also I tend to be a little more informal on...
  • Vinayak's WebLog

    Deploying a Secure Commerce Server Site

    Recently there were a few posts in the newsgroups where users were not able to connect to sql server especially when it was configured on a different machine. If you start seeing connection failure errors like GlobalConfig:Initialize : Login failed...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Install issues with various products given out at PDC (Vista, WinFX September CTP, .NET Framework 2.0, VS 2005, Max)

    Starting approximately this past weekend, I've started hearing from a few folks who have had questions or problems installing some of the various versions of the products given out to attendees at PDC 2005 last week. Rob Relyea did a really nice job of...
  • Tim Sneath

    What's The Point of XAML?

    I recently answered a question something like the one above for an Australian developer mailing list, but I know this question isn't unique to Australian developers, so I figured I'd post my take here for a broader audience. Hopefully this is interesting...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    More More More Tech.Ed MediaCasts

    The TPN Boys have continued to pump out mediacasts from Tech.Ed 2005 . A new batch is now online. Some of the sessions are now online, as is a recap of some of the fun activities at the party. I feature in the Scooby-Doo Spooky Coaster bit. Keynote...
  • Jeff Beehler's Blog

    Team Foundation Beta3 released

    Today, at 2pm, after reviewing the test pass results and the status of other exit criteria, the Team Foundation shiproom signed off on the Beta3 bits. We released them to the MSDN operations team who are busily uploading them to the MSDN download center...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    If you've done any AJAX development, you'll find this one interesting

    Channel 9 has a video interview with one of the inventors of DHTML, Scott's Isaacs : " ...He is one of Microsoft's smartest Web developers and built a framework that's being used on, the future Hotmail, and other places like the new gadgets...
  • Buck Hodges

    Team Foundation Beta 3 has been released!

    Today we signed off on Team Foundation Beta 3! If you used beta 2, beta 3 is a vast improvement. Beta 3 should hopefully show up on MSDN in about two days. You may remember that beta 3 has the go-live license and will be supported for migration to the...
  • Antimail

    Virtual disease affecting World of Warcraft characters

    We are living in interesting times. First, WoW created the possibility of virtual economies. Now we have virtual diseases... Players of Blizzard's incredibly popular World of Warcraft are reporting the outbreak of a virtual plague that is spreading...
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