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  • TS Tidbits

    Get All of Your Support Benefits

    Take advantage of the exclusive technical support options we've created for Microsoft Certified Partners, including pre-sales technical support. From field sales to deployment and ongoing maintenance, Microsoft Partner Program Technical Support helps...
  • Tom Krueger

    Determining the Unique ID of a device

    If you ever find yourself needing to identify one device from another the following links should prove useful. Retrieving the Windows CE Device ID with the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework Get Device ID using Platform Invoke These links can also be found...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Commerce Server 2006 Overview

    A brief Overview of Commerce Server 2006 has been published on The most significant thing behind this article is that (hopefully) it will put to bed the exaggerated rumors of the demise of Commerce Server as a product. Yes, I know it has...
  • Share Points

    SharePoint User Manager (Version: X1.0)

    Not sure about other people, but I find it quite time consuming when trying to manage users inside of Windows SharePoint Services sites, especially when the sites in the hierarchy have their security inheritance broken. A number of customers end up breaking...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Using CLR Integration in SQL Server 2005 (Mairead)

    Quite a few of the SQL folks have written a whitepaper on using CLR integration in SQL Server 2005. Check it out on MSDN.
  • .:blog.iainmcdonald


    Not tracking some metrics It’s easy to get carried away with tracking bug counts, lines of code, person-hours per bug fixed, and on and on, but that’s not a big risk here at Microsoft. We tend to be so anti-bureaucracy, that we shun this kind of process...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Commerce Server Pipeline for Diners Club and MasterCard

    MasterCard and Diners Club have recently merged. Diners Club cards will be issued as MasterCard cards. Commerce Server 2002 and 2000 ship a credit card number validation pipeline component that needs to be updated to reflect the new numbers issued to...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Commerce Server 2002 Starter Site

    The Commerce Server 2002 Starter Site is a Microsoft tested, ASP.NET based accelerator site to be used as the starting point for scalable, mission critical commerce enabled sites. The site is designed and tested as a production quality site to jump start...
  • MS.COM Operations Tools Team WebLog

    Easing the Digital Photo File Storage Crisis

    After owning a digtial camera for a year and a half, I now have about 6000 photo files , which have swamped my old home computer's 16GB harddisk. So on the day after Thanksgiving, popular for shopping, I considered going to Fry's to buy an external harddisk...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Next Generation Hardware Speculation

    Yesterday there were a couple of announcements that seem to impact the next generation of video game consoles. First, IBM, Sony and Toshiba announced that they will be making an announcement about the details of the Cell chip early next year. Not too...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Mexican Weddings, Medieval Warfare and Being Digital

    I'm back! My Mexican soon-to-be-in-laws are fabulous hosts; we had a great time while we were there. Unfortunately, today I feel like I've been eating burritos for the last ten days. Unsurprisingly, they eat a lot of Mexican food in Mexico! I'm going...
  • Visual Studio Data

    What would you like to hear about from the VS DATA Team blog? (by Mairead)

    The VS DATA team has been blogging on articles such as our extensibility component DDEX, the new and innovating technology of SQLCLR, SQL Server Express, Microsoft and .Net etc. We had some very great postings from one of our developers Ming on the Results...
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