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  • Engine Watch

    Q & A: what to do with third party tables in master db

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    Q: > "Niles" < Niles@discussions.microsoft.com > wrote in message > news:48E0BCCD-78CA-4C4D-8F32-26D4D62857A2@microsoft.com ... >>A couple of vendor installations of systems installed additional tables >> within the master database...
  • notes and rants

    Now Tasting…

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    I think everyone has seen blog postings that have a little “what am I listening to?” p.s. statement.  Although I’m sure someone somewhere would be interested in my love of gangster folk, I thought it would be more interesting to tell you what I’m drinking...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    Get a good laugh on how people viewed blogging three years ago

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    I'm posting this again as for some reason my last two posts dissappeared from blogs.msdn.com. Anyway, I found this article posted to a Internal Microsoft disribution list and got a good laugh out of it. It shows how much viewpoints on blogging has changed...
  • Beat Schwegler's 2 Cents

    Link to the XSD Object Generator download site

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    For all who attended my Web Services Competency Workshop in Madrid : Here’s a link to the XSDObjectGen.exe tool.
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    MSDN Webcasts in China

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    Check out what the MDSN Webcasts team in China is up to. It was offically launched in August 2004 by Microsoft - China. Hats off to Christina Yue Wang for driving this program. http://www.microsoft.com/china/msdn/events/webcasts/shared/webcast/episode...
  • notes and rants

    Don’t Live With Broken Windows

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    Pragmatic programming says “Don’t Live with Broken Windows”.  The hopefully non-copyright infringement summary of this idea is that if a broken window in a building is left un-repaired for too long of a time, that it leads toward more breakdowns in the...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Quiz about Object.Equals()

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    I posted a quiz about C# equality here . It focused on equality via operator== and had questions like “what does this evaluate to: ((float) (int) x == (int) (float) x)”. The key takeaway from the quiz was that after you account for reference vs. value...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Microsoft Shared Source Blog

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    Jason Matusow director of shared source at Microsoft is now blogging – The whole discussion around shared vs open source is pretty interesting, I listened to a discussion of open vs shared source given by Jason on a flight to SFO last week (here’s...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Your added value in an embedded system is...

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    There’s been a major shift away from home grown operating systems in the last 10 years, approximately 50% of embedded devices were built from home grown operating systems, now the figure is closer to 10% – the reason is obvious, developers don’t want...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Another great hire

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    Brad Wilson (aka The .NET Guy) has decided to join Microsoft . It is definitely our gain, and I look forward to seeing him in Redmond.
  • notes and rants

    Update

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    I’ve noticed a few things about blogs lately. One is that just about every time I say I’m going to post an article or series of articles, my life goes into overdrive, and I don’t post for a week or two. Chances are that if you’re reading this, I don’t...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    VB 6.0 Support Clarification

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    Two points from my previous blog that I was not totally clear on in my previous post so I wanted to highlight them. First, during the Extended support period (April 1st on) if you have an MSDN subscriber or have a Premier or Alliance support contract...
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