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  • SPal's WebLog

    XQuery implementation in SQL Server 2005

    I made at presentation on September 1st on our XQuery implementation at the International Conference on Very Large Databases at Trondheim, Norway. The paper contains a lot of useful information, which, I hope, you will enjoy. The link is: http://www.vldb2005...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    Tracing APIs in .NET Framework 2.0

    I found a very encouraging post about the new tracing APIs that we added to .NET Framework 2.0. Kathleen Dollard wrote : “ Sometimes Microsoft absolutely amazes me. I know .NET is big, and I know that the 2.0 release is rather overwhelming even to Softies...
  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Office 2004 SP2 released with more Exchange support

    Mac Office 2004 SP2 has been released. It looks like they addressed a bunch of the top Exchange feature requests: Gain full access to your organization’s Global Address List information. Provide delegate access to your Mail folders, Calendar and...
  • Getting the word out!

    Tracing Guidance - Think about security

    There is a lot of information out there about application tracing, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Secure what you trace. Make sure your trace log can not be used against you in an attack. In other words be careful what information you put...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to modify the default install path in an MSI-based setup based on a registry value

    I got a question from a customer this week asking how they could modify the default installation path in their MSI-based setup package based on a value they wanted to retrieve from the registry. Typically this kind of modification is desired if your setup...
  • Somasegar's blog

    World-ready Visual Studio

    Recently, I got asked by a number of people about what we do to enable our products to be world-ready. We had two areas of focus for globalization and localization support in Visual Studio 2005. The first area is what I refer to as “worldwide enabling...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Shared Bytes vs. Private Bytes

    I mentioned the Whidbey improvements in this area, and their importance, in both of my talks but I only spoke briefly on those two notions at that time so several people approached me afterwards for more details. Jim Nakashima was one of them and he's...
  • Krzysztof Cwalina

    PDC 2005 Summary

    I just wanted to post something to summarize the PDC 2005. PDC started for me on Monday. Brad and I were presenting at a precon on Designing Reusable APIs. 6 hours total. The slides can be downloaded here . We were tweaking slides till midnight...
  • One Louder

    Best Positions to Post on Blogs: Technical Evangelist

    I've developed this opinion over the last year or so: blogs are actually a good place to post Technical Evangelist positions (Developer Evangelist, IT Pro Evangelist, Academic Evangelist, etc.). Reason(s) being: 1) lots of Microsoft evangelists blog...
  • One Louder

    Microsoft Reorg

    Well, you may have already heard by now about our reorg announcement today . As of now, I don't think I'll be affected directly since I don't sit in a business division, but have to say that a little change makes things interesting. Though I couldn't...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Solar OS under Virtual PC

    It is always nice to get some time to play around with a completlely new operating system. Recently a friend of mine pointed me toward Solar OS . This is an interesting little OS completely written in assembly and designed to be simple yet elegant. ...
  • Man vs Code

    Shareholder value

    Apparently – I went public, or at least my blog did . And let me tell you, I didn’t make a cent off it. I guess that all went to the investment bankers. Bryant Likes , our SQLXML MVP from a couple of years ago, bought up all the shares of my blog...
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