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  • Richard Godfrey

    Becoming a Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)

    I’d been involved in various discussions in the past about the certification of ‘Architects’ and, to be honest, have held quite a cynical view about the whole thing. Sitting in front of a book and then regurgitating what I’d read wasn’t appealing to me...
  • VB.Net and other things

    Example for my previous post

    So here is an example how you can create a Nullable(Of Nullable ...)) type via indirection if Nullable were allowed to be passed to an As Structure type argument: 'in ClassLibrary1.dll you have this: Public Class cls1( Of T As Structure ) Function...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Introducing the Logical Datacenter Designer

    The Logical Datacenter designer is a new feature of Visual Studio Team Architect. This designer is used to create models that describe the policies and logical structure of a datacenter. This designer is integrated with other Distributed System Designers...
  • Marty Wasznicky - The "Event Driven Business"

    New White Papers...

    We've been at it again. If you haven't seen these, check out these new white papers: BizTalk Server 2004: A Messaging Engine Overview . This document describes the architecture and internal workings of BizTalk Server 2004 as a messaging engine....
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Cool tip if you are seeing performance problems in Visual Studio 2005 Team System projects

    I found this blog post that I wanted to link to here as well. Yosi provides a good set of troubleshooting steps and a workaround if you are seeing performance problems creating team projects using Visual Studio 2005 Team System . In a nutshell - you can...
  • Aali's blog


    Finnish DevDays was a great success, I was very happy to see so many interested people together in one place. I must say that it is an experience to speak at a movie theater for 700 people! As always, Arvindra presented an excellent final keynote session...
  • A Canuck In The Machine

    Congrats To Kate!

    Kate Gregory has been named Microsoft Regional Direct Of The Year! (And she is a Canadian!) Kate earned this honor through her unwavering community spirit, never-ending positive attitude, relentless speaking schedule, deep technical knowledge, and...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    How to disable a Media Center add-in

    Jason over at Digital Media Thoughts sent me an email about his new article on The Powers and Perils of a Platform . Jason talks about the trouble he had when a Media Center "plugin" went bad and couldn't be uninstalled. It's not clear if it was an HTML...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Acrylic - for Professional Designers

    I’m really excited to tell you that today we’re making available a beta of “ Acrylic ” - the codename for a new graphics product for professional designers. A little while ago, Microsoft acquired Creature House, makers of creative design toolset Creature...
  • Tiho's blog

    BizTalk Server 2006 Community Technology Preview on TechEd 2005

    If you enjoy being a part of this year's Microsoft TechEd and if you work in the Information Worker space make sure you visit the Business Activity Monitoring (BAM) hands on lab for a glimpse on some of the new features which will be part of Biz Talk...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    I "Lost" my VISA card...

    Last weekend, my offer to pay for lunch with my VISA card was declined. A call on Monday to VISA sent me to my bank, who told me that it had been reported as lost or stolen. To which I replied "Huh?" There are two physical cards and both my wife...
  • Marty Wasznicky - The "Event Driven Business"

    Tech-Ed Announcements - BizTalk 2006 Launch

    A lot of folks heard at the Tech-Ed Keynote address on June 7 that we will have a joint launch of Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 on November 7, 2005. Please do NOT confuse this with the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) date...
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