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  • In the VoIP net world...

    Configuring and debugging DTMF (RFC 2833)

    Media in SIP and H.323 is transferred over RTP. It's a protocol that is quite asymmetric with respect to the sender’s and receiver’s responsibilities. Everything that sender does is splits the audio stream into packets, puts a header on top and sends...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Does __fastcall make a difference for C++ classes?

    We're running through a routine round of code reviews of the audio engine, and I noticed the following code (obscured): HRESULT __fastcall CSomeClass::SomeMethod(SomeParameters); I looked at it a couple of times, because it seemed like it was...
  • Developing for Developers

    Non-nullable types

    If you write programs in C, C++, Java, or C#, you've gotten used to having the null value around. The null value is a special reserved reference (or pointer) value indicating that a reference does not refer to any object. It's useful for constructing...
  • Rob Caron

    Managing Your Development Process with Team System

    There’s a new article on MSDN that looks at Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System's features for modeling and verifying source code. Managing Your Development Process with Visual Studio 2005 Team System The development process today is a black...
  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    Renaming logins in SQL Server 2005...

    Did you know that SQL Server 2005 supports renaming logins? This can be done via ALTER LOGIN statement. I posted a sample about renaming sa login and disabling it before. But it is probably not obvious if you can do it for all logins. Ex: ALTER LOGIN...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Remove obnoxious MSDN keyword highlighting

    Disclaimer: This is more of an ugly hack than a tip, and not even the type that would be cool enough to make it into Visual Studio Hacks , but here goes... When you search the MSDN local help it has a nasty behavior of making all your search terms indelibly...
  • Musings on Data

    Using Active Directory Groups with Reporting Services

    I have received several questions from customers, the latest in a conference call today, wondering how Reporting Services works with Active Directory groups The question goes along the lines - How do I configure Reporting Services to use Active Directory...
  • Galex's Edge Events

    Content models and complex types

    Today, I want to a little about how content models are defined in complex types. These are important concepts in not only creating schemas and instances that are valid against the schemas, but will also help in understanding static typing and static typing...
  • TS Tidbits

    We want your "Windows Server Feedback"!

    Help us improve Windows Server by providing us with your suggestions and ideas. All feedback submitted will be sent to the Windows Server Development Team for review and analysis. Your ideas can impact Windows Server in many ways, and might even be incorporated...
  • Angry Richard's WebLog

    DataCollection at the Global Level

    If you are using the DataCollection API (either from native, by linking agains VSPerf.lib, or from managed, by importing Microsoft.VisualStudio.Profiler.dll), and wish to enable or disable collection at the global level, you must pass CurrentId for the...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Job Available on the CLR Documentation Team!

    We get a lot of suggestions on how to improve our documentation. it's certainly an area we take seriously, and plan on investing a lot of time and effort in in the upcoming releases of the .NET Framework. There's an opportunity to be a part of this...
  • MSDN & TechNet Search Blog

    principles in action

    J a kob Nielson is telling me that our filtered search may cause usability problems... I am not convinced, but I think we need to take it into account and plan to simplify the UI as much as possible. Let me know what you think.
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