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  • Michaeljon Miller

    Dealing with broken XSD

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    I'm bringing this over to MSDN from its original home. Ok, I've been dealing with this broken XSD issue for so long now that I just can't stand it. The platform has ways to give you back XSD, but it's not really XSD, and it's not really friendly about...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    Setting Host Policy in appdomain

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    Due to popular demand, I am posting an example how to set host policy in appdomain. (If you don't know what host policy is, please refer to the following two blogs: Aspnet.Config http://blogs.msdn.com/junfeng/archive/2004/10/07/239317.aspx Assembly Binding...
  • Live Search

    Search Beta Extensions

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    We’ve found quite a few people have added on extensions to the beta. It’s great to see more people playing with the new engine. Here’s a tool from DEVPPL that can be used to evaluate your rank on the Beta . Martin created an MSN Search Beta desktop widget...
  • Michaeljon Miller

    Web services aren’t distributed objects

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    Why do we continue to try forcing a distributed object model into the world of web services? Nowhere in the name is there any hint that web service architecture has anything to do with distributed objects. Nowhere is there an implication that there are...
  • Adarsh's blog

    Resuming broken file download with FtpWebRequest class

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    This post is valid for .Netframeworks 2.0 When we are downloading a large file from ftp site and connection got broken in between, on next attempt you would be interested in downloading the rest of the file content instead of full file. FtpWebRequest...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Putting those Halo 2 RSS Feeds to Use

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    I've been subscribed to my own Halo 2 RSS feed for a while now. At first I thought it was super cool, but recently I've struggled to find a good use for it other than noting "Wow, I played over 100 games of halo this weekend" by the new post count. Well...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Giving the PC the finger

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    Biometrics just seem cool to me. I’ve watched far too many films where access to a computer or a room was controlled with some sort of biometric access control, from retina scanners to palm readers it all just looks cool. Well now my humble home PC has...
  • James Murfin's Blog

    Hosting Break-out at the Microsoft Partner Programme day yesterday

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    Alison Whitehead, Marketing Manager at MS UK, and I were very pleased to present to a small group of Partners at our event yesterday - the purpose really to put Hosting on the agenda and give a glimpse of how we are providing Solutions, Programs, Licensing...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    A cornucopia of topics!

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    It's been a while since I've written anything here, but a few other posts today have gotten me to change that now. First David Weller tries answering the question "Does Managed DirectX discriminate against VB.NET Developers".. Since he put me on the spot...
  • Being a new PM at Microsoft

    The Redmond PM

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    Henry Longfellow inspired me to write a whole poem on Microsoft PM, borrowing from his lovely composition. The Village Blacksmith . Disclaimer - this is purely for creative purposes and no money is being made. So here it is - In the evergreen state of...
  • James Murfin's Blog

    UK Hosting Technical Seminar - midday report

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    Over 100 Partners registered for today's Hosting Technical Seminar at the Microsoft Campus in Reading - a resounding confirmation of the growing popluarity of Hosted services and manged/outsourced offerings in the UK. I kicked the day off by presenting...
  • Being a new PM at Microsoft

    Best part about being a PM @ Microsoft

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    Program management is the most talked and the least understood position in Microsoft from an outsiders perspective. A number of blogs about PMs talk about this art (and science) and they make a fascinating reading Joel on Software , KC Lemson , Vernal...
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