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  • Mario Hadiwinata's Blogs

    Information Bridge Framework

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    Back in 2001, I hardly understand why is Microsoft releasing Smart Tag in top of Office XP. Still, I did a small research on it and found it's really a huge improvement in unlocking the potential of Microsoft Office, not just as a productivity tools ...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    RSS - more exponential trends

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    Andrew Lampert points out more RSS exponential trends: "TechCrunch is reporting on the recently released Feedburner statistics that show the growth of Feedburner subscribers and managed feeds over the last 18 months. Both show clearly exponential...
  • Satisfy Me

    "Grumble grumble." Customers talk back to Comms Companies...

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    The Washngton Post today has an interesting online transcript of a discussion between consumers and company execs to discuss customer service in the communications industry. Included were execs from Cingular Wireless, Cox Communications and Verizon. This...
  • Anthony Bloesch's Web Log

    How should database models be persisted?

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    The conventional way to persist the semantic data in a graphical database design/modeling tool is as a single binary file. This is easy to implement but does not mesh well with the text oriented tools developers typically use (e.g. editors, source code control systems, file diff and file searching utilities). In addition, if something goes wrong recovering your data is difficult. I think a better way to persist semantic information is as a small number of T-SQL creation scripts....
  • marklon

    Exceptions should be exceptional

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    I spend a lot of time looking at systems that are not working very well. Sometimes they are unstable. Sometimes they are not scaling well. Very often, these applications will be throwing many handled exceptions and sometimes a few unhandled ones. I don...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Bite of Advice: The art of the search ... part 2

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    Suggestion Kittty says …. Yesterday, I advised you on how to expect and deal with recruiters or hiring managers searching for your name on the internet . Today, I offer you this: If you have an upcoming interview and you know the name of your interviewer...
  • Entourage Weblog

    Entourage 2004 SP2: Common GAL Issues

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    I don't seem to be able to browse the Global Address List (GAL). I can search, but I cannot browse. In order to browse the contents of the GAL (or GCL), you must be connecting to a Windows 2003 domain controller's LDAP service. Entourage utilizes an enhancement...
  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Results-Oriented Design (Galleries: Part 3 of 3)

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    Over the last few days, I've explained some of the major capabilities of the gallery control in Office 12 and shown how we use it to make formatting objects easy. Today, I want to write about how we use galleries in Office 12 to make the entire product...
  • Dev Notes

    Developer Toolbar for Internet Explorer

    http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/09/16/469686.aspx Lots of goodies are avaiable on this toolbar, Very impressive ! Download it
  • I know the answer (it's 42)

    C# 3.0: LINQ, I'm not sure I like it that much

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    This is the my sixth post in the series of posts I am making on the new features of C#3.0 . See the previous posts on var , extension method , lambda expressions , object-collection initializers and anonymous-types I think the single biggest thing...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Transparency and Member Visibility

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    Before PDC we were talking a bit about security transparency, namely what it is and how to use it . We learned the restrictions placed on transparent code which prevents it from elevating the permissions of the call stack, namely: Transparent code...
  • The Old New Thing

    Black(out) humor at the 2005 PDC

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    Trying to make light (get it? light?) of the situation....
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