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  • BCL Team Blog

    Intra-Whidbey (V2.0) Obsoletions: a MUST have list for people using Beta2 [Kit George]

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    A critical list for all of you who want to pick up beta2 (and let's face it, who wouldn't?) and write code which can latter still run successfully on RTM bits (or at least, be in better shape to run). We have a lot of APIs which have been introduced during...
  • FitzBlog

    Custom Forms-Based Authentication Solutions for WSS/SPS, Hand-Rolled or Partner-Supported

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    There’s a nice article on TheServerSide.NET entitled Integrating 3rd Party Single Sign On in Sharepoint Portal Server that explains how to write a custom (unsupported by Microsoft) forms authentication layer that sits in front of SPS and WSS. But...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    TechEd, will I be there?

    I haven't a clue. Last I heard I'd be able to go if I ride my bike there. Still, Scott & Rory will be there (along with a lot of other Really Smart Folk), and you'll even be able to get them to explain this in person...
  • Riding Herd

    PDC pre-conference: 1 day, or 2?

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    I’m trying to figure out how we should handle the PDC pre-conference this year, and wanted to see if anyone has input for us. At last year’s PDC, we provided a day of pre-conference content. For an extra fee, PDC attendees could register to attend one...
  • Van Kichline's WebLog

    Getting it for Free

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    Everything was going great back in 1997. I'd come into the VID project late and was finally about to ship my first product at Microsoft after earning a few "skip its" in the graphics division. (An imaginary award you get for having your project cancelled...
  • Antimail

    Good bye DCOM

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    A friend of mine who works in the Indigo team sent me a link to the latest documentation on Indigo: http://winfx.msdn.microsoft.com/library/ The how-to section on self-hosted services caught my attention. Now, it is possible to expose a secure Web service...
  • aaron's weblog

    Feedback Requested: Visual Studio 2005 Tab Design Iteration 2

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    I want to thank everyone for all of the terrific feedback we received on our first pair of tool window tab designs for Visual Studio 2005. As of right now, we've gotten 124 comments, which is really outstanding! I've been working with our designer, Corrina...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    March CTP of WinFX (Avalon, Indigo, .NET FX) now posted on MSDN

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    I'm back! I was OOF for a bit after getting pretty sick coming back from Bucharest and Tel Aviv. But I had to report that the March CTP was just posted today on MSDN . This is the first combined drop of Avalon and Indigo targeting the same CLR, as well...
  • m | power

    ActiveWords

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    Well, I took the dive into ActiveWords . There is a lot of potential here, and I think the vision that the company has is awesome. For now, it's a great way to get my stuff done a little faster. I have found that it has also inspired me to learn more...
  • BizTalk Architecture, High Availability and MSMQ Adapters

    From the mail: BizTalk and SharePoint Server on the same machine

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    From the mail: I am having problems with biztalk server 2004 sample ExposeWebService in the orchestration folder.Please tell what to do as there is great conflict when i run that on the machine which has biztalk 2004 and sharepoint portal server 2003...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    McCabes Cyclomatic Complexity

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    This is a cool concept that Steve discussed briefly today. The discussion was around how to do code coverage effectively, and Steve brought up the idea of Mccabes cyclomatic complexity. This is basically a stat that measures the complexity of a particular...
  • Roger Doherty's Windows Azure Blog

    Sourcing XML Data in SSIS 2005

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    So picking up from where I left off in my last post, I want to talk about my experience using the XML Source adapter in SSIS 2005 to load the data I extracted from SharePoint using the Data Retrieval service I blogged about in my last post. I had gotten...
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