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  • Ben Armstrong

    Warlords BattleCry under Virtual PC

    Warlords BattleCry is an interesting spin off from the original Warlords series. It is not a turn based strategy game (like the others in the series) but is a real time strategy. As far as realtime strategy games go - it is not that bad - but to be honest...
  • Typed XML in SQL Server 2005

    Effects of the type substitution mechanism on static typing (part II)

    In this follow-up to last week’s post I’d like to look at more examples, in particular those involving the use of wildcards in XPath expressions. Let’s look at the following schema CREATE XML SCHEMA COLLECTION myCollection AS ' <schema xmlns...
  • Mikhail Arkhipov (MSFT)'s WebLog

    How to handle idle time processing: When idle is not really idle

    Did you know that on fast machine idle time processing can kick in even if from you point of view application is not really idle? Take, for example, MFC. It calls OnIdle when application message queue becomes empty. Now, imagine that you are typing something...
  • One Louder

    On my mind...

    I've been firing on all cylinders lately. Office move + fiscal year end + lots of nice weather (read: yard work)+ trying new things + mentoring our new intern (more about her later...she's fabulous). I naturally have a short attention span (did you already...
  • Andy Harjanto's InfoCard WebLog

    Wanted: InfoCard OM

    Have you created your first self-issued card yet? Please see my first posting for instruction . Would you like to create, delete a bunch of cards programmatically? I have a good news and/or a bad news. The bad (or good) news is – you can’t. There is no...
  • Dave Webster's WebLog

    Migrating to ASP.Net 2.0

    Well Janine has stepped out for a while so I can break convalesence and do some of the migration and of course blog about it. At this point Janines Gift Basket Business is as much a hobby for me as anything else - it certainly isn't making much money...
  • Dave Webster's WebLog

    Back injury (micro discectomy)

    Revovering from back surgery...
  • David Gristwood's Blog

    WSE 3.0 and Tech-Ed Europe 2005

    I’ve been looking at the recently released Technology Preview of Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 , and I’m quite impressed with it. The reason I’ve been checking it out is I am delivering a presentation at Tech-Ed Europe 2005 next month (5 th – 8...
  • Office Development is more than VBA

    Kennen Sie Vaubekien?

    Uwe Baumann , unser geschätzter Kollege mit Semikolon-Allergie, und Ralf Westphal haben sich auf eine Reise begeben, die sie in das ferne Land Vaubekien führt. Sie möchten Sie dabei mitnehmen. Sind Sie reif für die Insel? Dann schauen Sie doch mal rein...
  • Live Search

    More on Sports Instant Answers

    When we rolled out instant answers for the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament , we got a ton of great feedback. By far, your most common request was for more sports. In light of this, we just released instant answers for professional baseball...
  • This is my old blog

    Gmail is going 3GB

    Seems like GMail is doing it again: " G is for growth Storage is an important part of email, but that doesn't mean you should have to worry about it. To celebrate our one-year birthday, we're giving everyone one more gigabyte. But why stop the party...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… you can create your own How do I pages

    In Whidbey, we have a feature called How Do I.  I’ve explained it on this other post .  And there are some channel 9 videos of Scott, the original Program Manager of the feature, explaining How Do I . It’s extremely easy to create your own....
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