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  • MSBuild Team Blog

    How To: Reference the project file as a target input

    I was messing around today with my latest custom task (more on that later, as soon as I can find somewhere to post it), and needed to find a way to tell the target that it depended on the actual project file. I wanted to force the target, and by extension...
  • Jeff Papiez - SQL Server Test Developer

    Passing a DataSet to a SQLCLR Stored Procedure

    Is it possible to pass a DataSet to SQL and process the data in a SQLCLR stored procedure? This is the question I set out to answer.   The .NET Framework 2.0 adds some features to the DataSet that make this scenario possible (WriteXml, ReadXml). I...
  • UACBlog

    Welcome to the User Account Control Weblog

    Hi, and welcome to our team User Account Control (UAC) blog. We will use this space to keep you updated on our development, inform you about how our feature works, and to answer your questions (hopefully!). UAC is the name for a core security feature...
  • Buck Hodges

    The 10,000th Changeset

    Back on July 13, I wrote about the dates of changeset "milestones" in our dogfood system . Today we hit changeset 10,000. The time between 9000 and 10000 was longer than usual because of check-in restrictions in place leading up to beta 3 (bug fixes had...
  • Brad Abrams

    Thanks Miguel...

    Sorry for the belated thanks.. I am OOF for a few weeks. But thanks Miguel for the book plug for the FDG … I am certainly glad you found it valuable. Oh, and it was good to have lunch with you and your team Friday at the PDC.
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    It's a Palm! Microsoft's homepage...

    Hey, this is cool! Check out Microsoft's homepage : And the Genie said: "you have two wishes left" Yes, it's a Palm.
  • Marcelo's WebLog

    Virtualizing a Data Object

    This is going to be a long post, so get yourself some coffee or your development beverage of choice before you start. This is something that was brought up during the PDC, and so I'm following up with one of the solutions suggested. The problem is...
  • Ben Riga's Deep Shift

    Pigs do Fly!

    Well, it looks like the rumors about Palm releasing a Windows Mobile Treo were true. This morning they announced that they are “ bringing the Palm experience to Windows Mobile. ” This was probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry. There’s...
  • What's in Store

    WinFS Backup/Restore at VSS Plugfest

    On Tuesday morning, I presented at VSS Plugfest, an event hosted by Microsoft where around 100 backup/restore application developers come together at our Redmond campus. The goal of my presentation was to describe the infrastructure that we are building...
  • JRoxe's WebLog

    Show your pride: Visual Basic 2005 Case Studies

    Have you done some really cool development with Visual Basic 2005 that you've already rolled into production? I'm continuously excited when I talk to many of you about the great work that you're doing with VB 2005 and the great solutions that you've...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    Community Sample: SSB Adapter

    Jesus Rodriguez has created a super cool adapter for BizTalk Server 2006 that talks to SQL Service Broker in SQL Server 2005 so that you can use SSB as a transport for SQL to SQL communications within a broader BizTalk Server ecosystem. His adapter is...
  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    Webcast: Implementing Security for Windows Mobile Solutions begins in 30 Minutes

    Well... I'm getting ready to do another Mobile Security webcast. You can sign up for hit right here:
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