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  • Outside The Cube

    Active Directory: Schema Modification Anyone?

    If I had a dime for every time I've been asked by a rightfully nervous admin about modifying the AD schema, well... I'd have a lot of dimes ;-) Here's a good article on how Microsoft manages our AD schema... Structured Active Directory Schema Management...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Whidbey has now left the building...

    "May I have your attention please: Whidbey has now left the building." That's right folks, after much ado, Whidbey (VS2005 + .Net Framework 2.0) has finally shipped. There's allot of great stuff in this release; looking back......
  • Outside The Cube


    This should prove interesting...
  • Hartmut Maennel's Blog


    I joined Microsoft Germany in 1998, and moved to the Visual Studio Group in Redmond in 2000. The last two years I have been working in the C# product unit, currently in the DLinq team, and plan to blog about DLinq from time to time. The current web site...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Next stop ... Society of Women Engineers National Conference

    I'm headed down to Anaheim later this week for the SWE 2005 National Conference . I'll be at the Microsoft booth during the Career Fair so please be sure to stop by and say hi! A few women from Microsoft are on the agenda ... such as Shideh Shirangi...
  • Keith Short's Blog

    Software Factories at OOPSLA 2005

    OOPSLA 2005 in San Diego was a fun event. It was great to chat with lots of old friends and sit in on some interesting sessions and panels. Our team was represented at a number of events. Jack Greenfield and Steve Cook presented a one day tutorial on...
  • Microsoft Access

    Sorry for the slow response...

    Sorry but the slow response to all the comments on security. I ended up out of town for most of last week and had way less time to work on this than I expected. We're finishing up a summary answer to the questions & comments and should have that posted...
  • Mai-lan's Visio Blog

    Microsoft Visio Conference in January 2006

    Microsoft is hosting a Visio conference from January 19-20, 2006 in Seattle. It's downtown by the water in the Seattle Waterfront Marriott. The show is 70% sold out already, so if you're interested, snag tickets now. Steve Ballmer is the keynote speaker...
  • Rule's Roost

    Windows for Musicians

    Jim Owen, a Technical Account Manager at Microsoft, made a clever song using keyboards and the Windows sounds. Have a listen.
  • Satisfy Me

    Quotes, Rings and Culture: On Being Unreasonable

    I was asked by someone who reads my internal blog to post my note on an article I read just after it was announced that Kevin Turner was joining Microsoft. Part of the article referenced his interest in inspirational quotes which he uses to motivate his...
  • Ken Levy's Blog

    November letter on Visual FoxPro web site

    The November 2005 letter contains information about new content online about Visual FoxPro 9.0 and Sedna, VFP added to the MSDN Feedback center, more in-depth information about Microsoft's roadmap for Visual FoxPro, plus recent content and community news...
  • Smart Client Data

    Returning the identity column value from a TableAdapter DBDirect method

    A common scenario when using tables with an auto-increment primary key is to get the value of the identity column for the row you just inserted. Sometimes you can't, or don't want to, use DataSets, which is why we created the DBDirect methods on the TableAdapter...
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