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  • Dan's Blog

    CD vs DVD

    When you take a look inside a software develop project it's amazing how many decisions are made on a daily basis, how many of those decisions take so long to make, and how passionate people can become about those decisions. During the development of SQL...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to resolve 1308 or 1309 errors while installing Visual Studio

    I was contacted by a customer this week who was trying to install Visual Studio .NET 2003 and was receiving 1308 or 1309 error messages during setup, which caused setup to rollback and fail. The errors appeared in the verbose MSI log file similar to the...
  • jfo's coding

    Using BackgroundWorker Effectively

    If you are not familiar with the BackgroundWorker , it is a newly released component within Windows Forms 2.0 which adds safe, easy, multithreading capabilities to your application. By using a pattern of method calls (RunWorkerAsync, ReportProgress...
  • Your Data in the Cloud

    SQL Server 2005 is out the door

    Well, many lines of code and 5 years later, SQL Server 2005 is out the door. I have been in the lab benchmarking with close partners lately and I am certainly impressed with the results. With all the added sophistication and new features, we are still...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to resolve Digital Audio Service error while playing recorded TV in Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005

    I have heard from a couple of customers who have run into a problem playing back recorded TV shows after installing Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005 . In the cases I've heard of so far, the show will display for a couple of seconds and then displays...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    SQL Server 2005 for Developers

    Thanks to everyone that attended the recent classes on SQL Server 2005 for the developer. As promised the slides can be downloaded from here . <<Download presentation>>
  • Alex Barnett's blog - I like it a lot

    I want to let you know of a brand new OPML service that's gone 'tentatively live' but is worth checking out if you are playing with OPML. Created by Bernard Flach and Peter Overbleeke the service is called and I like it a lot. I've...
  • Kari Martin's .NET Blogette

    Need a buddy?

    Our Worldwide ISV team has a great program called the ISV Buddy Program where ISVs can connect directly with Microsoft employees. The Microsoft employee becomes your point person within Microsoft. Through this 1-on-1 relationship, your Microsoft buddy...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Team System Song Translated!

    Earlier this week I posted a link to the hilarious Visual Studio Team System Song . To continue the amusement, JeffBe managed to track down the translation for me - it's fantastic. My favorite line has to be "Flower of hope ever so blossoming"... ...
  • Just Coding

    NUnit vs VSTS

    NUnit is the most popular unit tests framework for .Net. The new VSTS has a chance to replace NUnit in corporate environments, however there are some minor issues you must know before take a decission… ...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Why we've posted a beta refresh of System Center Capacity Planner

    A week ago we updated the public beta of System Center Capacity Planner. This “beta refresh” of SCCP is now dependent on the release candidate of .NET Framework 2.0, instead of being dependent on their beta 2 release. Shipping this refresh took a lot...
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    WinForms: Disabling the close button

    What is desired You do not want the user to be able to click on the Close button (the little "x" in the upper right). Method #1: The ControlBox property The WinForm ControlBox property is a good place to start, but it shows or hides the entire...
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