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  • dangriff's WebLog

    64-bit Media Center PC Problems

    I recently bought components to build my own media center PC. The primary purpose is to be able to conveniently rip my CDs to mp3 and listen to them on my stereo. The secondary purpose is to be a Personal Video Recorder, since we don't already have a...
  • Jeremy Kuhne's Blog

    Acrylic Automation: Crossing the Barrier

    Ok, so I really was chomping at the bit to blog. Now that we've gone beta I can get a lot of things off of my chest. Just too awkward to blog much before the product was announced, you know? In this post I'm going to give a bit of info on how to write...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Comparing strings in Whidbey

    There are new guidelines for comparing strings in Whidbey . The summary has the main points: Summary: Code owners previously using the InvariantCulture for string comparison, casing, and sorting should strongly consider using a new set of String...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

    Web browser standards support - good article

    This might be old news to most people, but I just found a cool site that compares the major browsers for standards support. This is very useful for anyone designing a website and having to died with a browser matrix. -Venkat
  • load of tosh

    Opinions on Blogging Two Years Later

    I noticed today as I was trying to work out why I was unable to log in to my work blog, that this day two years ago was when I made my first blog entry. After one year I made an entry about what I thought of the blogging phenomenon after a year of trying...
  • Gianpaolo's blog

    Developer - Architect divide?

    Here are 2 sample feedbacks I received from my session at TechEd 2 days ago. 8 8 8 9 8 This was a good architecture talk. I wish some of my firm's enterprise architects had been there to see it. The concepts...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Warlords II under Virtual PC 2004

    In my opinion - Warlords II is probably one of the greatest turn based warfare strategy games of all time. Warlords II took the Warlords I concepts and extended them in many significant ways. Warlords II saw the introduction of: Randomly generated...
  • Laurentiu Cristofor's blog

    SQL Server 2005: column encryption demo part 2

    I modified the last column encryption demo by protecting the encryption key with a certificate instead of using a password. The advantage to this approach is that a password is no longer needed when opening the key. The advantage of the password approach...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    TechEd 2005 - Final Videos...

    Here’s the final set of videos from TechEd 2005 – we have 98 videos up on the TechEd 2005 RSS/XML feed , I will break these into categories next week to make it easier for you to look at the videos that might interest you TechEd 2005 - Review (A look...
  • Somasegar's blog


    I have recently been getting some questions about MFC - particularly in terms of what is new w/MFC in Visual Studio 2005 and our future plans. The team posted some information on the C++ developer center in MSDN. Click here for more information on this...
  • Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

    2003 SP1 Digital Identity Management Service - DIMS continued.

    So when we left off, we were talking about DIMS as a new feature for 2003 SP1. The overview was brief , so here are some details. DIMS takes advantage of another new feature in SP1 for confidential attributes, actually this attribute feature was...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Anders Hejlsberg interview on support for XML and SQL in C#

    Anders Hejlsberg, the MS Distinguished Engineer who has pioneered several important programming languages including Turbo Pascal and C#, has an interview in InfoWorld that is well worth reading for anyone interested in how .NET is evolving to support...
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