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  • Direct Reports

    Extra Width (Custom Report Items)

    At this year's TechEd, Andrew Bryan of Dundas Software presented a session on Custom Report Items (a new feature of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services). Several people have asked me to post the code that was shown in the session so I have done so here...
  • David Wang

    IIS 6 prefixing paths with \\?\

    One of the most fundamental security changes in IIS6 appends \\?\ to all filesystem access by IIS. This is supposed to be fairly transparent, but... Question: Dear comrades: I have a cgi executable program that has worked just fine under W2000...
  • Raghav

    Number of devices supported by Microsoft Fax

    On all versions of Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003 Web Server, the device limit is 1. On Windows Server 2003 Server and Windows Server 2003 Embedded, the device limit is 4. On Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Server and Windows Server 2003 Data...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Beware of the dancing bunnies.

    I saw a post the other day (I'm not sure where, otherwise I'd cite it) that proclaimed that a properly designed system didn't need any anti-virus or anti-spyware software. Forgive me, but this comment is about as intellegent as "I can see a worldwide...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    the little things in life...

    Two of my favorite three sitcoms are “ Spin City ”, and “ Scrubs ”. Little did I know that both these shows were created by the same guy, Bill Lawrence , who by the way, is now my hero. Also, remember ‘Kate’ from the Drew Carey Show ? Kate is Christa...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Check out Wednesday's webcast and learn about eCommerce with the ASP.NET 1.1 Commerce Starter Kit

    We're nearing the halfway point for my week-long series. During Tuesday's session on the ASP.NET Reports Starter Kit, I got some great feedback about the session and, to help answer an audience member's question, even about which language developers in...
  • Brian Jones: Office Solutions

    Office 12 XML Formats will support VBA (just not the default formats)

    There are two forms of the new formats, one that supports VBA and one that doesn't. I just read this article , and it sounds like there have been some misunderstandings around this fact. If you read through the whitepapers ( Microsoft Office Open XML...
  • Ulrich's SOAP Box

    An apology

    My post yesterday didn't work very well because I posted the pictures of the designer onto a web site that had download limitations. The result was that most people who tried to view the post couldn't see the pictures. Now fixed, thanks to Nigel Parker...
  • Windows Installer Team Blog

    PatchWiz v4.0 Beta is now available through the Windows Installer Beta program

    The Windows Installer Team released a new version of PatchWiz (v4.0 Beta) to the Windows Installer Beta program today. For those of you who have used the current version of PatchWiz to create patches, you are probably familiar with the fact that it is...
  • PeteL's Blog

    nGallery Migration : Day 1

    After spending a good bit of time this morning trying to figure out the whole template stuff from nGallery, I finally gave up. The templates and skins for nGallery are pretty convoluted, with pages being built from just chunks of html in individual pages...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Want a free book?

    Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Chapters Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET is is the complete technical guide to upgrading Visual Basic 6 applications to Visual Basic .NET, covering...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Big update to Aussie .NET Blogger OPML

    Inspired by my TagCloud mania , Grant Holliday created a Readify Tag Cloud which give me motivation to update the Aussie .NET Blogger list with the outstanding Readify bloggers that I had missed so far. I think I now have the whole set after adding...
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