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  • Kevin Lam's WebLog

    Low-latency scenarios that use two-way (solicit-response) HTTP send ports.

    HttpOutCompleteSize This setting controls the size of the batch of messages that is returned from the HTTP send adapter. The default value for this is 5. If the buffer is not full and there are outstanding responses then the adapter will wait for 1...
  • Santomania

    More search coolness

    hm..... This is apparently more of a research prototype than real release or even beta, but still very cool (wait for the left-hand frame to populate):
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… Use Ctrl+K, Ctrl+K to toggle bookmarks

    These sets of tips are for Visual Studio .NET 2003.  In Whidbey, bookmarks have a lot more functionality, including their own Bookmarks tool window.  But, I’ll wait until Beta 2 comes out to talk about the bookmarks window. To toggle a bookmark...
  • Kevin B Smith's WebLog

    I'm back...New blog...

    I've been very busy as of late which you may have gathered from the distinct lack of activity on my blog, I have a whole load of things that I've been working on and I'll be blogging some of these very soon. In the mean time, in case you've not...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    RIP: Andre Norton

    Over the weekend, I got my most recent copy of Locus (the only magazine I read cover-to-cover :)). In it, the lede was that Andre Norton died on the 17th of March, 2005. I'm not really surprised, she'd been in poor health for quite some time, but....
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Alignment (part 3): Why bother?

    I mentioned in the last post that the C standard is agnostic w.r.t. alignment. So why on earth did Microsoft chose the default alignment to be naturally aligned? After all, the compiler would be completely within the standard if it chose to pack...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Go ahead and panic...

    I wrote earlier about some misgivings about the upcoming Hitchhiker's Movie. Okay, I blew one issue out of proportion. But today, I came across a review of a pre-screening of the film by MJ Simpson, author of the biography, "Hitchhiker". There...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    ZAM 3D: A 3D XAML Modeling Tool

    Electric Rain has released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) build of their new 3D XAML designer called ZAM 3D . Although you can always create and edit XAML files by hand (NOTEPAD anyone?), for more complex scenarios, a tool like ZAM 3D is a godsend...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Desafinado, Part Two: A Perfect Pythagorean Tuning

    Last time we talked about the Pythagorean's discovery that sounds with vibrations in the ratios 1:2 and 2:3 sound consonant to the human ear. Let's explore the consequences of that a bit. Suppose we're building a stringed instrument from scratch and...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    DO OVER! erm...2nd Shot

    The folks at MS Learning have a neat new program for folks seeking certification: Certified Do over: Get a Free Microsoft Certification Exam Retake. Your chances to pass any Microsoft certification exam have just doubled. Simply register for this...
  • Robert Green's Visual Basic Blog

    Leaving Microsoft

    After 8 ½ years at Microsoft it is time to move on to the next phase of my career. April 15 is my last full day at Microsoft. I am going to pursue the life of the independent contractor and return to something that has been a passion of mine since before...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Dogfooding VSTS

    One of the terms you'll sometimes hear from various Microsoft folk is the term "dogfooding". This is a short form of "eating our own dogfood" which means using our own products for our day-to-day work before we ask our customers to. One of the teams...
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