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  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    How important is T-SQL portability?

    This came up on a newsgroup recently. I weighed in with my .02 worth and decided to blog about it as well. Question: how important is it to write T-SQL such that it strictly follows the ANSI/ISO standard and will run on other DBMSs unmodified? My answer...
  • The Healthcare IT Blog

    PDC 2005

    This is going to be an awesome event for everyone attending. Unfortunately I will not be there because of the HL7 Plenary Working Group Meeting that happens in San Diego, CA at the same time. For those of you lucky enough, don't miss session COM423: Windows...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Political stuff

    For those who enjoy reading such things, a couple of new political ramblings over on my personal blog: . I'll post these from time to time over there and may drop notes about them here for those...
  • Rob Caron

    Agile Programmers Turning to New Tools (Computerworld)

    As this article in Computerworld shows, agile methods can benefit from agile tools. Irrespective of your chosen methodology, a tool such as Team System that can automate work and improve communication is always a welcome addition Agile Programmers...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Word XML Document Protection

    Document Protection in Word's XML file format: it's not the kind of thing that inspires poets, but it's great stuff nonetheless. On a recent discussion alias within Microsoft, a project manager asked how to make a document unalterable, except for certain...
  • Gaurav Seth's WebLog

    JLCA - The Source Converter Tool

    Ah! I wish that the Java Language Conversion Assistant should have been a tool so powerful that one just needs to provide the project files/solution to it, do some settings and BINGO... you have a solution available, up and running, which is completely...
  • JasonMcC's WebLog

    New mice and keyboards announced

    I particularly like the raised front of the new ergo-keyboard. Check out some photos here and the info here .
  • IEBlog

    Powering up with Internet Explorer Extensibility

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 I’ve been keenly interested in extending Internet Explorer since long before I joined the team last fall. MSDN provides some...
  • One Louder

    Microsoft's Linux/Open Source Lab

    Here's some info about our Linux/Open Source Lab . Why? In a nutshell, interop. Bill made a big splash at Linuxworld recently. Call me shameless but his team is hiring ; ) Seriously, if anyone wants me to get their resume in front of Bill's team, I'd...
  • Map Bazaar

    My first Virtual Earth Demo

    So, my first VE demo is finally up on the Via Virtual Earth portal at the following URL: Any feedback you have on this demo can be added as comments to this blog and will be valued.
  • graceworld

    PDC and MISC :-)

    PDC If you're at PDC next week, stop by and check out the Compuware and Sourcegear booths - they're both doing great integrations with VSTS worth taking a gander at. I'll also be at PDC - but will be much more difficult to find :-) - look for a petite...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Ivy League and Minimum Wage

    I was quiet all last week, partly because I doing a rash of interviews and partly because I was absorbed by my two new favorite books: “Freakonomics” by Steven Levitt and “Nickel and Dimed” by Barbara Ehrenreich. Both deal with modern day economics and...
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