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  • Alex Barnett's blog

    beta Google RSS feed reader ?

    Just seen this referrer from what looks like a beta Google RSS feed reader ...! Not seen or heard of it before...the url is: Update: here's a pic in case it magically dissapears: Steve Butler saw the referrer...
  • Nagaraju Palla's WebLog

    Improvements from Beta2 to Beta3 in TeamBuild

    1. We have now included a command line utility to manage builds. It is called TfsBuild.exe can be located at %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE. It is available in Build Machine SKU and Team Foundation Client SKU. Here is the screenshot...
  • BCL Team Blog

    Pseudo-processes... [Fernando Vicaria]

    The .NET Framework Process class let's you access various aspects (or properties) of a system process. Among these properties are things like the process id (or pid), the process name and the modules (.dll or .exe) it loads. This blog entry, my first...
  • BCL Team Blog

    How long will it wait? [Fernando Vicaria]

    This posting will touch once again the Process class and the WaitForInputIdle method. This method contains 2 overloads, one that takes no parameters and another one that will take an int as its single parameter. The confusion will start exactly here...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    ReadDirectoryChangesW is evil

    I have some code that uses ReadDirectoryChangesW() to monitor when files are modified, renamed, or deleted. I've gotten a few bugs from our testers saying that the right thing isn't happening, but I've been unable to repro them. Today, I finally got...
  • Musings on Data

    How to trigger a subscription in Reporting Services 2000

    RS 2000 doees not support custom events. What this means is you cannot, on the face of it, trigger a subscription on demand. Luckly, we thought of this. The method of doing this is not particularly pretty, but it does work. Eventing in Reporting...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Countdown to Launch!

    Visual Studio 2005! SQL Server 2005! BizTalk 2006! One of these things is not like the others ;-) Although the year seems a little off on BizTalk, the date is not - all three products are scheduled to launch in less than one month at Moscone West Convention...
  • Chris Rathjen

    My God, it's full of Edge Cases

    I've posted on resolve before , but I figured it'd be nice to come back and see where things stand in the Beta3->RTM timeframe. When you run get, checkin, or merge, the system can’t always do what you want it to. There are some basic cases – you...
  • Brad Abrams

    Framework Design Guidelines: Powerful and Easy

    Continuing in the series of sharing information from the Framework Design Guidelines … Expert from 2.2 Fundamental Principles of Framework Design Providing a development platform that is both powerful and easy to use is one of the main...
  • DDITDev

    Some things I learned about SQL Indexing Tuning recently (posted by Paul)

    Where to put the clustered index Last month there was a heated discussion in our group about whether to move the clustered index of a table from the primary key (int identity) to two columns that are heavily referenced in queries. Many people would...
  • Computer Science Teacher - Thoughts and Information from Alfred Thompson

    Diane Zak at ACET

    The lunch speaker for ACET today was Diane Zak , noted text book author. This was the first time I have heard her talk or met her. She gave a very interesting talk about teaching with Visual Basic .NET. Like me, she is in the process of updating a book...
  • Sharp Things

    C# 3.0 Expression Trees

    IanG gives a brilliant explanation of C# 3.0 expression trees and how they enable efficient queries in DLinq: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights...
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