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  • Laurentiu Cristofor's blog

    SQL Server 2005: procedure signing demo

    The ability to sign procedures is my favorite cryptographic feature in SQL Server 2005. If we want to write a procedure that requires permission P, and we want Alice to be able to execute the procedure but we do not want to grant her the permission...
  • Gaurav Seth's WebLog

    Here's one to JLCA

    I am a believer in the fact that it's never too late to get started. It's more to do with the zeal and the enthusiasm to carry one forward along way which really matters. So here I go… I work as a Program Manager for the Java Migration Team at Microsoft...
  • Tiho's blog

    New BAM Management Utility (bm.exe) Commands

    I’m really exited about all the great new features that we’ve put in BAM in BizTalk Server 2006 but I figured out that we’ve made some changes to the bm.exe commands and you need to get familiar with those changes before everything else. The information...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Farter of Web 2.0 asks that be referred to as Father of Web 2.0

    The Father of Web 2.0 has asked that all who refer to Him , refer to Him as the Farter of Web 2.0... Or is it the other way around...? Anyhow, seems perfectly reasonable to me.
  • AdamU's WebLog

    Test Automation, plus what is it like to be in Test at Microsoft?

    It's not sexy, but it sure is fun. Santosh recently had a great post on what it's like being in test at microsoft. For those who read my posts from last year on campus and industry recruiting at microsoft, I would encourage you to also read this to...
  • AdamU's WebLog

    Does quality really matter?

    We talk alot about trade-offs in getting a product out the door. We draw a triangle, the triangle of pain as I call it. One side of the triangle represents quality, another side scope of features, and the third side is time, time to market. The idea is...
  • Gilles' WebLog

    BizTalk BAM Portal 2006: Activity Search

    In a previous post , I described the home page of the new BAM Portal. Today, let's take a look at the Instance Search feature. The instance search allows you to search BAM data for a particular activity instance: You can add / remove clauses using...
  • Antimail

    Microchip could be used in World Cup soccer balls

    You might ask what's next? FIFA will consider using an electronic microchip inside soccer balls at the 2006 World Cup finals if the technology proves successful. The microchip, intended to confirm whether or not a ball has crossed the goal line...
  • AllenD's WebLog

    What is IVsThreadPool?

    Got a question from VSIP partner Patrick today and wanted to pass it along. Before I do that though, let me once again apologize for not blogging like you want me to. I will strive to do better. I promise. So, here's the question: What's the deal with...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    IBM running 3600 internal blogs

    James Robertson points to a post by CorporateBlogging.Info claiming IBM is running 3600 internal blogs: "Through the central blog dashboard at the intranet W3, IBMers now can find more than 3,600 blogs written by their co-workers. As of June 13...
  • Steven Pratschner's .Net CF WebLog

    Update on “Using POOM with .Net Compact Framework Whidbey”

    Last summer I wrote a post about how to access the PocketOutlook Object Model (POOM) using the Beta1 build of the .Net Compact Framework ( ). A few things have changed since then that make...
  • mohanb's WebLog

    Getting Undo to work in custom control designers

    If you are authoring a custom ASP.NET control, and need to programatically set the value of a property on your control (say, in response to a designer action or verb), it is important that you use PropertyDescriptor.SetValue to do this. If, instead, you...
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