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  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    SQL Server 2005 Training, Free!

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    Go here for free online learning for SQL Server 2005: https://www.microsoftelearning.com/sqlserver2005/ - not bad as a starting point...
  • sano the super geek

    Wrapping text in DataGrid cells

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    One of the most common questions I've been asked in recent weeks has been in regards to creating a data grid column style that supports text wrapping. It's really unfortunate that the DataGrid control does not provide this type of functionality, and even...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Bravo Steve Jobs!

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    I just read on Digital Media Thoughts about a kid who was killed because he had an iPod (whether this was what the attackers wanted is not clear) and - surprise! - the boys father received a consoling phone call from Steve Jobs! It guts me to think...
  • Rob Caron

    New Team System Stuff - 2005-07-14

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    Visual Studio Team System There’s a new Team System community site – TeamSystemRocks.com ! ⊕ Well, Jeff Lynch rekindled the fire around Team System pricing over on codebetter.com ⊕ , and he was quickly joined by Steve Hebert ⊕ and Brendan Tompkins...
  • Roberdan

    SharePoint Utility Suite just released

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    Overview Sample code showcasing the SharePoint Object Model Description The purpose of the SharePoint Utility Suite is to provide a packaged collection of Tools and Utilities showcasing the rich Object Model that is delivered with the SharePoint...
  • Engine Watch

    SQL 2000 and 2005: how many files to create in a database

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    The following KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328551 talks about how many files the tempdb database should have. Is there similar suggestion for regular databases? Here is my thought: It is hard to predict how many files are needed per file group...
  • john devadoss' blog

    Architecture for the vendors vs Architecture for the customer

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    I have been following the JBI spec closely for a while - and something that Eric Newcomer said recently summarized very succintly the difference between architecting for the vendors vs architecting for the customer. "JBI is entirely focused on an API...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Enumerate IIS website configuration (VBScript using ADSI)

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    A powerful but often under-utilized and misunderstood feature of IIS is its programmatic configuration APIs. On the one hand, all IIS administrative APIs allow programmatic, automated, and unattend configuration of IIS. On the other hand, it can be hard...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    The future of the C# language

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    PDC is coming up soon, and the session list has been posted. One thing i wanted to point out was the abstract for a session that the C# team will be giving on version 3.0 of the language: C#: Future Directions in Language Innovation from Anders...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Free MSN Wireless Internet Hotspot at Marymoor

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    If you are a Redmond soccer mom who is annoyed that your fellow soccer moms and kids are cracking their laptops during games to check their email or browse the Web, I did not do this. If you are a committed geek, like Josh or Gretchen Ledgard , whose...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    The NHL's back

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    Ed emailed me that the NHL owners and players have finally made peace and there will be hockey next year. The question is, will the fans come? This MSNBC article has some interesting quotes . The first two sum up my feelings, especially since I immediately...
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    Where are my VS Setup logs?

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    When installations fail, the first thing to do is to check the setup logs. The logs provide an insight as to what happened. Most of the logs are in your %temp% folder. The logs will look like: dd_netfx* dd_vsinstall80* The SQL logs are...
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