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  • Euan Garden's BLOG

    ISV Community Days with SQL Server 2005 and VS 2005 (Pt2)

    Answers to some more of the questions:   What parser is used when manipulating XML inside SQL Server Engine,. XMLRW which is the new small stream based parser for native code.   Are XML Schemas stored in the database or referred to externally...
  • frankred's WebLog

    The Designing .NET Class Libraries: API Usability chat is today! (Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time)

    Please join us today (February 23, 2005) at 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time for the Designing .NET Class Libraries: API Usability chat . Today’s chat is the follow-up chat for the API Usability presentation that was published on the .NET Framework Developer Center...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    Connected Systems Kit Available for Order

    The kit includes "Generico" which is a sample implementation using a bunch of connected system technologies including of course BizTalk Server. Also includes are some connected system powerpoints and customer evidence. Go here .
  • .NET Security Blog

    Public Key Tokens

    Time for another visit to the managed strong name API; this time lets take a look at public key tokens. If we want to calculate a token, the strong name API provides two functions that we can use. We've already covered the first, StrongNameTokenFromAssemblyEx...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog


    Hello, my name is Brad McCabe and I will be taking over the Visual Basic Developer Center from Duncan Mackenzie and continuing the great work that he started. I have always hated introductions, I always preferred to jump and and get to work on the challenge...
  • Test Guide

    Slow And Steady Wins The Race

    When I was a fresh-faced programmer I was the fastest codeslinger around. I could spew code out like nobody's business. I didn't need to bother with design or spec'ing. You want a program to do what? Bam! Here it is. Something not quite right? Bam! Here...
  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    Demo: Visual Studio 2005 IDE

    So given that I had about 15 minutes I tried to touch on a number of areas. Point I wanted to make was that we have made a wide set of changes designed to make life easier… Fast IDE loading The IDE loads much, much quicker which in itself is nice. Improved...
  • tjlau's WebLog

    ms admired according to fortune...

    Considering the amount of perceived dissatisfaction with Microsoft, Fortune still has Microsoft Ranked Among Most Admired Companies . Perhaps it's because I generally hear more about things that go badly than about things that go well.
  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    Object Relational Mapping Tools for .NET

    With ObjectSpaces being delayed I still get many customers asking about where to get ORM tools for .NET. Well I sent this link to a customer yesterday as it has a wide variety of them listed.
  • shawn's blog

    Great new MSPress title

    One of the kind folks over in MSPress just dropped off an advance copy of, “ Practical Guidelines and Best Practices for VB and C# Developers ”, and I’m having a great time reading it… I’d highly recommend at least a perusal...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MEDC 2005 - Why Attend...

    Looking at the MEDC 2005 Web Site there appear to be a number of reasons given to attend the conference… Including… BillG giving the keynote ! – last years keynote transcript is here and includes links to the keynote video Be Entertained by the Blue Man...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    FCC Broadcast Flag has a bad day

    In 2003 the FCC ruled that digital television signals could carry a flag which, when set, required specific protections be in place in all hardware/software that handled the signal. This flag has become known as the broadcast flag. Recently, several members...
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