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  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    Microsoft Update v6

    Microsoft Update v6 is now available. The new Microsoft Update combines the old windows update and office update together into one system. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    Longhorn, IE7 and RSS

    I'm excited by all the announcements regarding Longhorn, IE7 and RSS. "We are betting big on RSS" this will save us time and make us infinitely productive. End users will benefit; we are making it easy for all end users to benefit from RSS (not...
  • BorisJ's Blog

    VS 2005 vs. Firefox

    Thanks to Don for pointing this one out, I bet Sara will blog about this in no time too... Since Visual Studio 2005 uses tabs for managing all the different files one would edit, one can naturally apply to browsing the web. Personally, I don't see this...
  • Visual C++ Internals and Practices

    Four years and still going

    It has been a while since I have written here. Looking at the last time I wrote an article of significance, I mentioned that I had insomnia. Indeed, I wrote everything between midnight and sunrise. Fortunately for me, I haven't had insomnia for...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    The Longhorn RSS team are blogging

    Yesterday's Gnomedex demos by the Longhorn RSS team (who also chose that moment to come out of stealth mode) have predictably started a huuuge discussion. Scoble's been doing his best to link to all the reactions - see " First blog reactions on RSS news...
  • The Visual Basic Team

    New article on customizing My

    There's a new article up on MSDN by Joe Binder about customizing the My feature in VB 2005. It covers customizing existing features like My.User and My.Computer.Network. You can also learn how to extend the My namespace and add your own members. Check...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Looking for affordable and powerful mobile 64-bit computing?

    The new nx6125 laptop from hp/Compaq received some promising reviews . c|net even speculates it could turn around Dell to sell AMD based systems. A good idea anyways...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Alias' 64-bit mental ray Standalone

    " Alias is shipping mental ray® Standalone 3.4 64-bit , which is fully compatible with the Maya® 6.5 software. The 64-bit software offers faster processing times, and the ability to create and accurately render more complex scenes and images for film...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Chappell - Services as an Abstraction

    David Chappell has posted an article titled, "Services as an Explicit Abstraction" In this article, David states that the 3-tier application arch. model of Data -- Logic -- Presentation layers has evolved with the adoption of services into a 4-tier model...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    Raise the speed limit even further with AMD and Microsoft (II)

    Earlier this month I encouraged people to sign up for the AMD/Microsoft Tech Tour . Then The Register reported AMD/MS ran out of the system boards they offered. When you sign up for an event in your area, you can also sign up to buy great 64-bit boards...
  • AdamU's WebLog

    Myth Busting Testing #2

    Myth #2: Testing does not, by itself, improve software quality. I love this one! I must have heard it like a gazillion times. And taken at its most literal, it is entirely correct. Huh? Yep, it's entirely literally correct. So why am I calling it a...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    64-bit computing opens the doors for solving much larger problems on engineer’s desktop system

    Subby Rajan, Professor and Director of the Computational Mechanics Lab at Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering of Arizona State University did some performance timings on Intel 32-bit and 64-bit processors "using linear algebraic equations (called system...
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