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    Search API News

    There have been hints for a while that we were going to be releasing an API for Search this year, but we had hoped that it would stay quiet for just one more week. It didn't and there is no reason to cry over spilt milk. The API itself will be released...
  • John Gallardo's Weblog

    Seeking on the XML Value Index

    This might be long, so I am going to cut to the chase right now. If you are using predicates which involve non-string types in your XQuery statements, you want to use typed data. There, I said it. Now lets try to figure out why. The issue basically...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Intro to Word XML Part 6: Locking down your XML structures

    [This post has been removed due to legal concerns]
  • Impressions from within a Software Company

    My first PDC

    I am a Program Manager in MSN and next week I will be going to the Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles for the first time. My role here touches on many products that we produce, such as Hotmail, MSN Messenger, MSN Mobile, MSN Spaces, and...
  • hughpyle

    Identifying Groove Forms Tools

    The various workspace tools each have a Type, which identifies the tool: Files, Discussion, Calendar, Forms, and so on. The standard list of tool types in Groove V3 are:
  • Leading Trump - Pradeep U.N. & his Blog about Nothing.

    Money Order roommate Scam meets Travellers Check Scams!

    At first it just does not make sense. Something as mundane as getting a roommate in (it's after they come in - that the problem arises) - has a scam associated with it. I have been looking for roomies for my place for a month and advertising in the...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Shared Services

    One of the comments I made when doing my "first impressions" of the Mirra backup device was that the Windows software starts two separate services running in two different processes. I see this a lot - people architect their product into multiple services...
  • Matusow's Blog

    Linux - the embrace and extend strategy

    John Carroll had an interesting posting over at ZDNET today. He certainly hit a nerve given the talkback section. He was responding to posting by Paul Murphy , another ZDNET writer, in which the assertion was made that Linux needs to embrace its Unix...
  • Dinesh's Cyberstation

    C# 3.0 at PDC 2005

    If you are coming to PDC and are expecting something special from the C# team, you won't be disappointed. My colleague Matt has already given as much of a preview as we can (to avoid spoiling a good surprise), so I will stick to the sessions to watch...
  • Abdallah's Web Log

    The Indigo Roadshow

    Just a reminder that The Indigo Roadshow will be back on the road 9/19 starting in Chicago. Take advantage of this event.
  • One Louder

    Is it true, Donald?

    You were as unhappy with the quality of last years Apprentice contestants as I was? And that Bill Gates is going to appear on an episode of this season's The Apprentice? It gets curiouser and curiouser. Makes me wonder what the challenge will be. Please...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Creating a quick report from any cursor

    For probably more than a decade, Fox can create a “quick report” from any table or cursor. CREATE CURSOR TEST ( name c( 10 )) CREATE REPORT dummy FROM test This will create a default quick report that can be used for any purpose. It...
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