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  • Data Access blog

    Getting started with SQL Native Client [Chris Lee]

    As Acey Bunch explained in April , SQL Native Client meets the needs of developers wanting to take advantage of new features in SQL Server 2005 from ADO, ODBC and OLE DB applications. For those of you who haven’t looked at SQL Native Client yet we now...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Linux the dove? Microsoft the hawk? Whatever. We just want dinner.

    As recently as last year I would occasionally do searches on the Internet looking for news items that took an honest look at the Linux "panacea" or that were at least not so preducial. Internally, I knew the deals we were winning against Linux, but I...
  • John Gallardo's Weblog

    See you at TechReady...

    I'm helping to proctor a lab session on the new XML features in SQL Server 2005 on Tuesday from 12:00-4:00. This is my first time at one of these events on the "staff" side. I went to PDC when a lot of the CLR stuff was gearing up a few years ago when...
  • Nigel Watling

    Least privileged user access for developers

    OK, the last entry was a teaser for a blog entry or two on what developers can and IMHO should do regarding least privilege and least privileged user access (LUA) on Windows. A lot of this information can be already found scattered around but I wanted...
  • Peter Hallam's WebLog

    Many Questions: Generics Variance

    One of the main benefits of the addition of generics to C# is the ability to easily create strongly typed collections using types in the System.Collections.Generics namespace. For example, you can create a variable of type List<int>, and the compiler...
  • Sampy's Blog

    Pluck + IE7 = Joy

    I just installed IE 7 for XP onto my work laptop and fired up Pluck , my RSS reader, half expecting it to crash or break. Thankfully, the only thing busted is launching Pluck from the systray. If you load IE manually, everthing works just fine. Not only...
  • Rob Caron

    Roy Osherove's Interview with Randy Miller Now Available

    I mentioned earlier this month that Roy Osherove interviewed Randy Miller at TechEd 2005 in Amsterdam. The audio of that interview is now available for download from Roy’s site. See his blog post for more info: [Audio Interview] Randy Miller on...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    'Female' Android Repliee Q2

    More about Repliee Q2 . Here ’s a video from Discovery Channel. Makes me feel even more like being in the opening scene of Battlestar Galactica: "The Cylons were created by Man. They Rebelled. They Evolved. They Look and Feel Human. Some are programmed...
  • Nelson Araujo's WebLog

    Converting a MBSA 2.0 report into text format (updates check)

    Before you start relying on this sample, I'd like to say that: If you still uses MBSA 1.2.1 and this script would help you keep your automation, I strongly encourage you to upgrade your scripts to support MBSA 2.0. MBSA 2.0 provides more data, in a more...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Developing Distributed Services Today

    Richard Turner has published a white paper on Developing Distributed Services Today . It hit home. I have a customer that has traditionally used other platforms to build web applications (they went the RPC - CORBA - J2EE - EJB - JSP - RMI - route)...
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    Don Box on BizTalk

    Our man Don Box recounts his experience with installing BizTalk Server 2006 and likes what he sees. He's got a fever, and the only cure is more BizTalk.
  • craigrow

    I can't find Ximage, OPK and WAIK

    Since I posted the Automated Deployment Tools Quick Start guide I have been getting a steady stream of people who can't find Ximage in the Beta 1 build of the WDK. Unfortunately Ximage did not make it into the WDK for Beta 1. In Beta 1 you will find ASI...
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