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  • AdamU's WebLog

    Sparkle Video Link

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    In case you missed the Sparkle Video on Channel 9, here's the link: http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=115387 And the NorthFace Concept Video: http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=116327
  • Satisfy Me

    Windows OneCare (Status: Beta)

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    Enterprise Windows IT has a brief story this week on Windows OneCare which is in beta . Says E-W-IT: "If Windows OneCare is reasonably priced, plenty of consumers will be happy to forget all about viruses, firewalls, and file fragments and let the...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    I'm doing this for therapy.

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    Apparently I'm writing this for therapy .
  • Tim Sneath

    A Fresh New Coat of Paint.NET

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    I see that there's a new release of Paint.NET available (2.5α3). OK, so the name may be the most uninspiring since Windows Presentation Foundation (!) but this application is becoming more impressive with every release. Paint.NET is a comprehensive image...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Microsoft., 30 years old (again)

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    Microsoft is celebrating its 30th anniversary at the company’s annual meeting today (sadly I'll not be there - in Paris - but will try to view the internal webcast). Red Herring "The annual meeting at Safeco Field in Seattle is expected to draw...
  • Antimail

    How big is Hotmail?

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    Huge. Here is some data from a PDC Hotmail presentation : ~200 million active users 3.3 billion inbound emails a day 1.5 billion blocked at the router 1.0 billion deleted as spam (never hits the user's mailbox) 0.5 billion sent to the...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Language design choices and query comprehensions (by yag)

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    An interesting part of Project LINQ is the concept of Query Comprehensions. In essence, they allow you to perform a translation from a more declarative syntax to a more object based one. For instance the following internal LINQ syntax in C#: expr ...
  • Visual Studio Data

    New paper on XLinq (by yag)

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    Erik Meijer and Brian Beckman have written a paper titled "XLinq: XML Programming Refactored (The Return of the Monoids)" for the XML2005 conference . I found it very readable and a really good explanation of the XLinq API. Check it out! As an aside...
  • One Billion Users: Emerging Trends in Emerging Markets

    Chinese Gadgets

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    I just got a call to appear on CNN and to talk about cool Chinese gadgets from China. Now we all know that almost anything plastic and somewhat electronic is made or partially assembled in China. However, many of the cooler products are really not sold...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    A Shirt Tale

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    I got the following email this week from Rob Irwin . I met Rob earlier in the year when I participated in the Breakfast Bytes Panel . Anyways this was the email: From: rob irwin Sent: Wednesday, 21 September 2005 10:57 AM To: Frank Arrigo Subject...
  • MikeZintel's WebLog

    WPF/e and the .NET Compact Framework

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    I'd like to share some thoughts on integrating WPF/e, announced at the PDC, and the .NET Compact Framework. WPF/e is a C++, cross platform implementation of a subset of WPF (Avalon). It will be able to execute XAML, in addition to exposing dual mode...
  • SharePoint Apps: Alexander Malek's weblog

    I heart lists

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    During my time here on FrontPage (coming on 3.5 years!), I've spent most of my waking hours on features that help users build dynamic web applications for SharePoint. Now, it wouldn't surprise me if many of you haven't even heard of SharePoint - it's...
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