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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    A History of MSN

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    Paul Thurrott provides a three-part historical look at MSN : " So here is the story of MSN's rebirth as an Internet services powerhouse. In part one, I quickly examine the convoluted history of MSN, which has been repurposed and re-imagined repeatedly...
  • Dev Notes

    This July 4th : Give your friends freedom from Oracle...

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    Chop your costs by migrating from Oracle to SQL Server and tell SQL Server team about it. SQL Server Marketing is offering a Custom Designer Chopper for the best migration from Oracle to SQL Server. The award will be presented to the winner at the...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Refactoring Verification

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    I posted a blog post from JavaOne where i stated: "I did try out several of [Netbean's] refactorings, and was pleased with them for the most part. However, i tried a rename refactoring that changed the meaning of my code, and they did no verification...
  • Dev Notes

    Thank you Tech Ed 2005 !

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    This year I enjoyed Tech Ed very much (Every year, I do..but this is special) attending most of the VSTS sessions and a hot hot Linux, Open Source Session at the end of the event. There is some kind of redundancy in VSTS session slides which is unavoidable...
  • Solutions Monkey

    Indigo and Integrating

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    Mey has made a great statement about why Integration should not be an after thought, I am pretty sure you are convinced by now it is not. Now let’s try to understand how Indigo the next generation distributed programming model from Microsoft enables integration...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Java Generics Considered Harmful

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    ”I don't know how to ease into this gently. So I'll just spit it out. Generics are a mistake.” -Ken Arnold Generics Considered Harmful http://weblogs.java.net/blog/arnold/archive/2005/06/generics_consid_1.html Somehow, designers of commercial programming...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    Componentizing Winamp – PT 6 (the end at last!)

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    When we last left off in this process to componentize Winamp Lite , we had created a component with file resources, registry resources and component dependencies. We had also added the Group and Repository object dependencies as well. Now the component...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    ok, that's it - Video is a Podcast - listen to Adam Curry...

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    From Adam Curry's The Daily Source show <snip> Listen to this MP3 file </snip> and then tell me that Video isn't a Podcast... Case Closed... - Mike
  • Betsy Aoki's WebLog

    Betsy Blogs World Tour: chapter 2

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    Ok, so a rounding sound of appreciation for the patient UK user group folks who had to put up with my Webcast today - the phones didn't work at first, my laptop cut out of live meeting and then Eileen's would and she'd use mine - and I'm just enough of...
  • Engine Watch

    SQL 2005 security resources

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    A useful article: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/05/06/SQLServerSecurity/default.aspx And this webcast: http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032263279&EventCategory=5&culture=en-us&CountryCode...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Using MsiInv to gather information about what is installed on a computer

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    As I was reading one of the posts on Quan To's new blog , I noticed that someone posted a link to a tool named msiinv.exe on their tools page. This tool (which stands for MSI Inventory) wraps some of the publicly documented MSI APIs to provide information...
  • Andrew Ma's WebLog

    Creating an InfoPath Custom Control using C# and .NET

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    A while ago, I helped write an article for the InfoPath team on how to write InfoPath Custom Controls using C#. http://blogs.msdn.com/infopath/archive/2005/04/15/408728.aspx Warning, there isn't really full support for C# Controls in InfoPath, so...
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