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  • Direct Reports


    For those of you that are interested in using the new SharePoint Web Parts in Reporting Services SP2 , there is a new white paper on TechNet that has a good overview of the Web Parts as well as tips and tricks for using them.
  • Love that ASP.NET and SQL Server

    2005 Betas Unleashed - Salt Lake City

    For those around the Utah area that are interested in a 1 day dive into Visual Studio or SQL Server 2005, this event is one that you do not want to miss. Details below. Betas 2005 Unleashed Microsoft has been working hard on the next generation of...
  • The Wayward WebLog


    It was there today, again, waiting, watching, sitting idly by while I worked. Sinister. I try to ignore it, hoping it will go away, but it doesn't. It just stays there, flittering away, doing what it does, day in day out. It's anoying. I'd ask for an...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Difficulties with non-nullable types (part 4)

    So far i've discussed two interesting problems that arise when you try to add non-nullable types to C# and .Net. The first problem was that non-nullable instance fields might be accessed before being initialized, but we were able to come up with a good...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    WS-* synoptic table

    Did you ever wished to have a springboard from where you can access all the WS-* specs which are relevant to your work? I don't have anything against the specification home in MSDN , in fact I love the taxonomy with the picture which rescues you from...
  • Steve Cook's WebLog

    SPA conference DSL workshop results

    Alan Wills has blogged some results from the DSL workshop at the SPA conference, which I mentioned in my last posting.
  • Ulrich's SOAP Box

    Calling on Kiwi Ingenuity

    Scott Woodgate just announced the Connected Systems Developer Competition . If you build the best sample application that makes use of VS.NET 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk, you get to win $50,000 (US!). I'd really love this prize to go to someone...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Looks Like I'm the Blog Tsar

    Hey folks, I'll be trying to get fresh content and other goodies from the Team as I can. In the meantime, if you have an idea on what would be a good data or data designer or VFP topic, please feel free to email me at
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Flash in the Can Avalon Presentation Video

    As mentioned previously , I attended the Flash in the Can event in Toronto earlier this month with some other evangelists and members of the Avalon team. I recorded the one-hour (okay, 56-minute) presentation that was given by Karsten Januszewski . If...
  • Michael Rys

    Material for my MSDN WebCast "Making the Most of XQuery with SQL Server 2005"

    You will be able to get the WebCast recording and copies of the slides from the MSDN website (registration required). My apologies for the interruption during the WebCast. Here are the code snippets I used during my WebCast demo (please use in order...
  • IUpdateable from Eric Nelson (

    SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services SP2 is available

    This includes a number of bug fixes, new web parts for Sharepoint and client side printing. Download from (EDITED: 8th May - had the wrong...
  • Plamen Hristov's WebLog

    After Gabrovo and Svishtov

    This spring it looks like the students have spent a lot of time with the books and playing with microsoft .net. I saw big interest in web development topics and in our future products - VSTS & SQL 2005. The full rooms in these two cities show that...
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