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  • ...Me Unplugged...

    Programmatically adding a List with custom fields

    When a list is created programmatically using a custom template, the custom fields do not get displayed in the UI. These fields do not become a part of the displayed fields of the default view. The Problem - A common task like uploading a file...
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    SQL Updategrams (Insert/Update/Delete) in BizTalk: Part I

    BizTalk natively supports using SQL Server updategrams to do inserts, updates and deletes. There are a few examples online of folks demonstrating ways to insert into multiple tables within a single updategram. What I want to show is how to update one...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    The Building 19 Trash Can

    Hi Gang – Sorry that I’ve been missing in action for the last several days. Things have been crazy around here. While trying to catch up from Tech*Ed and a few days of vacation, I’m also feeling the end-of-the-fiscal-year crunch (it’s our “ship cycle...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    MEDC World Tour : Day 21, Beijing (June 23rd) - MEDC China Day 1

    I started Day 21 a little misty eyed - figuratively speaking. After all, MEDC China was the last MEDC event for 2005. At this stage, I'd been working on the events for nearly 9 months so they're very much a part of life and it seemed a little strange...
  • IRhetoric - Karsten Januszewski

    3D Math Primer

    Living in Avalon 2D/3D means doing math -- more math than I've done in a long, long time. My trig is pretty rusty, not to mention my calculus. As a refresher, I've been reading a great book called 3D Math Primer and am loving it. Very simple, clear, incrementally...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    MEDC World Tour : Day 20, Beijing (June 22nd) MEDC China Preparation

    I had an interesting discussion with one of our leads from China when he was visiting Redmond a few months back. We were discussing cost of the event in China - which I felt was rather steep compared to other events we were holding AND of course I had...
  • One Louder

    Email management and lightening speed

    I've learned a new job skill. I may have had it before but it was dormant until I tool on such an externally visible role. It's e-mail management. I was kind of good at it before, but it had more to do with my elaborate network of folders and sub-folders...
  • Visual Studio Team Test

    NUnit converter posted to

    James Newkirk of NUnit fame has written a converter for those with NUnit tests that want to leverage those same tests using the new VSTEST unit test type. The current version is a pre-release and is available only for C# at the moment. Download the NUnit...
  • sano the super geek

    Nick Kramer on Avalon

    Nick Kramer , one of the Program Manager leads over in Windows Client (Avalon) has been blogging answers to various questions that have been asked about the Avalon infrastructure. He's also looking for some feedback on how we can make the Avalon oriented...
  • One Louder

    Trailing partners

    In the Staffing space, this is the term we use to describe a spouse or partner of a Microsoft newly relocated hire. And very often, we hire the trailing spouse/partner as well. Or the person we hire is a trailing spouse/partner of someone who works somewhere...
  • Just Coding

    Biztalk Instrumentation

    Tomorrow I have to design an instrumentation pattern to use with BTS 2004, here is a post talking about it: Getting Started with the Enterprise Library Logging and Instrumentation Application Block in BizTalk Server 2004 [
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    How many computers does it take to make a Microsoft employee happy

    Over the weekend, it seems like a mini-meme went through , "How many computers does it take to make a Microsoft employee happy". Normally I don't do meme's but enough people have asked this question privately that... What machines...
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