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  • Mark Yocom's Script Tips

    That's a pretty shifty argument...

    It's pretty easy to deal with up to 9 arguments in batch through built-in variables %1 through %9 . For example: echoargs.cmd @echo off echo %1 echo %2 echo %3 echo %4 echo %5 echo %6 echo %7 echo %8 echo %9 If you feed this A B C D E F G H I, you...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Cross Posted Top MSDN Forum Users and Forums for June

    This is cross posted from the announcement on the MSDN Forums I just made . Who's posted the most replies marked as answers from the end of May to June? Who are the domain experts? Here is the June view of top forum users! In June (5/20-6/30) Top Answerers...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    MSDN Forums Moderation: Post Editing

    Any user can edit their own posts on the MSDN Forums with the graphical “Edit” button. Moderators have the ability to edit any users post by clicking the “edit post” link in the upper right of the post. When you edit a post you are required to leave notes...
  • Toffer's WebLog

    I don't get it...

    • 4 Comments I've been a HUGE AMD fan for years because they have always provided a very high quality processor at a low cost... soooo, what do they do...the head hancho over at AMD is saying that just because high end gamers...
  • All About Interop

    JDBC for SQL2005

    Beta1 is now available for download. Checkitout.
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    VS Live Slides

    Thanks to all that attended my session today at VS Live . As promised the slides for the session - Getting the Data with Visual Studio 2003 are available for download from here . <Download Slides>
  • PeteL's Blog

    Tracking Mysterious Bugs

    The new MSDN feedback system has been a great thing for connecting our team with our user and finding some great bugs that we haven't found yet, or maybe wouldn't have found. But there is one class of bugs that usually drive me (and I file them too) a...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's wrong with this code, part 13 - the answers

    I loved this particular "What's wrong" because it was quite subtle (and real world). One of the developers on the audio team came to me the other day and complained that the assert in CFooBase::~CFooBase was firing. I looked at the source for a few...
  • Jesse's Notes

    WebSSO and Compact Ticket and DNS

    There are some differences between validating a WebSSO ticket and a Compact ticket when it comes to RPS sign in. These differences in turn affect how the RPSServer.xml can be configured and restrict the partner's returnURL when issuing an login server...
  • Engine Watch

    Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Index Defragmentation Best Practices

    This is a very good white paper on this important topic
  • Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog


    Yesterday I sat down with Paul, the Setup Dev for my group, and he walked me through the process for setup for each of the products we manage. The process is dauntingly complex, but as often seems to happen, is only as complex as it needs to be. The process...
  • Rob's Speech Stuff

    Speech grammars example

    I figured it's about time for another example. A lot of scenarios require the speech recognizer to listen for a constrained set of phrases - a "grammar". The app developer can express this with the W3C's SRGS XML format. The WinFX speech API provides...
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