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  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    The E-vils of E-mail

    A Microsoft executive once had the greatest answer for what he does for a living: “Delete E-Mail”. It’s good to know that I am doing executive-level work. Now, let me preface this by saying I truly believe e-mail is a wonderful medium. It is still how...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… how to access a tool window’s toolbars from the keyboard

    A few tool windows include access to their toolbars in their tab order (so you can press Tab and reach it), like the Properties Window, but most do not.  Most of our tool windows use the MSOCommandBars for the toolbars which don’t allow you to tab...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    MEDC 2005: Pictures

    These are what I got from the event - you may spot that I'm not renowned for my photographic ability! Day 1 - registration in progress. Dave Goon from the UK Laura from the UK. Chill out area. Keynote room filling up fast. Bill in full...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Completely Rethinking the Web

    Dirk Knemeyer has written an intriguing article over at Digital Web Magazine, 'Completely Rethinking the Web' . Dirk's view is that the purist web-only interface approach is a design constraint that needs to be removed when designing e-commerce interfaces...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… How to stop a background Find?

    On the Find Results tool windows, there’s a toolbar icon called “Stops a background Find”, in case you need to cancel the find (or you’ve already found what you are looking for). Happy Visual Studio’ing!
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    It is time...Execute Order Sixty-Six.

    Saw 'Revenge of the Spliff' this the best of the new 3, imho. But nothing beats ESB.
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Microsoft Offers Improved Blogging Tools to Windows Hosters

    Netcraft reports that Microsoft has released an updated suite of tools for hosting providers, which will make it easier for Windows hosting customers to create blogs and online forums. "The Web Site Starters included in the suite ( Microsoft Solutions...
  • One Louder

    Whirlyball today

    Today, our extended team had lunch and played whirlyball. It was great fun and I highly recommend it, especially if you have a competitive spirit (not that anyone here has that...not me, especially). Here's the team. Action shots here , here, here...
  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    Welcome !

    Welcome to the SQL Server Engine Tips blog - hosted by the engine program management team. The purpose of the blog is to share guidelines, best practices, tips and answer questions related to implementing and deploying solutions using SQL Server. We will...
  • John's Blog

    Windows Mobile 5.0 - Emulators: copying files and ActiveSync

    The Smartphone and Pocket PC emulators that ship with the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDKs are amazing pieces of software. Unlike previous generations which emulated the software, these emulators emulate the hardware. That's right, they are virtual ARM processors...
  • Write Ahead Blog

    Running auctions on SQL Server 2005

    [Attachment: ] We studied auctions in our e-commerce and AI classes at U of M . In one of our assignments we were asked to configure an agent that played the Trading Agent Competition ( TAC ) which involved a variety of auctions...
  • mikechampion's weblog

    Is the Semantic Snowball on the roll?

    I should probably just lie low after my last foray against Sir Tim's ivory tower , but this begs for some pushback: Berners-Lee hopes that life sciences will drive adoption of the Semantic Web , just as high-energy physics drove the early Web. ...
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