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  • Engine Watch

    SQL 2000 and 2005: how many files to create in a database

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    The following KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328551 talks about how many files the tempdb database should have. Is there similar suggestion for regular databases? Here is my thought: It is hard to predict how many files are needed per file group...
  • john devadoss' blog

    Architecture for the vendors vs Architecture for the customer

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    I have been following the JBI spec closely for a while - and something that Eric Newcomer said recently summarized very succintly the difference between architecting for the vendors vs architecting for the customer. "JBI is entirely focused on an API...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Enumerate IIS website configuration (VBScript using ADSI)

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    A powerful but often under-utilized and misunderstood feature of IIS is its programmatic configuration APIs. On the one hand, all IIS administrative APIs allow programmatic, automated, and unattend configuration of IIS. On the other hand, it can be hard...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    The future of the C# language

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    PDC is coming up soon, and the session list has been posted. One thing i wanted to point out was the abstract for a session that the C# team will be giving on version 3.0 of the language: C#: Future Directions in Language Innovation from Anders...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Free MSN Wireless Internet Hotspot at Marymoor

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    If you are a Redmond soccer mom who is annoyed that your fellow soccer moms and kids are cracking their laptops during games to check their email or browse the Web, I did not do this. If you are a committed geek, like Josh or Gretchen Ledgard , whose...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    The NHL's back

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    Ed emailed me that the NHL owners and players have finally made peace and there will be hockey next year. The question is, will the fans come? This MSNBC article has some interesting quotes . The first two sum up my feelings, especially since I immediately...
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    Where are my VS Setup logs?

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    When installations fail, the first thing to do is to check the setup logs. The logs provide an insight as to what happened. Most of the logs are in your %temp% folder. The logs will look like: dd_netfx* dd_vsinstall80* The SQL logs are...
  • Brad Abrams

    Tons of new PDC sessions just posted

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    Well folks, a ton of dedicated folks pushed through over the last couple of days and we are proud to publish the lion’s share of sessions for the 2005 PDC … A little more See the sessions list I’d love to hear what catches your eye and what...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 Session Preview!

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    This year’s hottest coming attraction now has a preview. A nearly-complete list of PDC05 sessions is now available for your viewing pleasure. Don’t forget to Register now to secure your spot. Session Preference Survey: All registered attendees...
  • David L's Blog

    Joey and the Doctor! What is the VSTSEclipse project?

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    My good friend and Readify Senior Developer, Joe Sango , has just been published in Dr. Dobb's Journal . His article discusses how the VSTSEclipse project integrates Visual Studio Team System and Eclipse . The VSTSEclipse team has been a little quiet...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure under Virtual PC

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    #### COSMO'S COSMIC ADVENTURE - APOGEE! #### ALL-NEW, Mar. 1992. SUPERB EGA/VGA graphics. Full-screen wide adventure/action game made with SUPERIOR graphics than our Duke Nukum. Show-stopping animation! FIRST EVER IBM PC GAME WITH MULTI-SCROLLING LEVELS...
  • Stephen Toub

    Having trouble viewing MSDN Magazine CHM files?

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    A few readers have commented to me that they've been having trouble recently viewing the CHM files available from the MSDN Magazine Web site . This is due to a recent security update . But not to fear, Rob has already written a blog entry demonstrating...
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