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  • Ben Armstrong

    Best 'light wieght' OS for Virtual PC

    From time to time people ask me to identify the best 'light weight' operating system to run under Virtual PC - with the basic requirements of TCP/IP connectivity. The answer is usually not what they expect. If you are solely interested in something that...
  • Euan Garden's BLOG

    Blogging a fresh

    As with a load of other folks from MS and SQL I am gravitating towards this new blog on MSDN, my old one can be found over here , I might move some of the more fun posts over but I suspect I'll forget/run out of time/come up with a really bad excuse.
  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    Ya Gotta Larf

    A nasty set of security bug fixes by Mandrake in xorg-x11 had the funniest text I've seen in a security bulletin. Ever! I have highlighted the funny part in red. Problem Description:...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    New Webcast: Patterns for SOA

    I did a webcast this morning with Ron Jacobs ( PAG ), Alex Weinert ( Indigo ) and Ted Neward (Author, Speaker, All Around Geek). The topic was "Patterns for SOA" and used an informal "talk show" format. Here is the description of the session: "Service...
  • Luke Nyswonger

    How to setup WMI Namespace Security for BizTalk Server 2004

    The following steps describe how to allow members of the BizTalk Server Administrators group to access remote WMI. Click Start , click Run , type wmimgmt.msc in the Open box, and then click OK . Right-click WMI Control, and then click Properties . Click...
  • Rob Caron

    Chris Sells - How do you become an MSDN author?

    Chris Sells - How do you become an MSDN author? Chris Sells, program manager at MSDN and the guy who runs the Longhorn Developer Center on MSDN, talks about how you too can write for MSDN.
  • Luke Nyswonger

    The OLAP service must run under a domain account that has access to the DTA DB in order to successfully process the cubes

    Problem In Health and Activity Tracking for BizTalk Server 2004, the following errors may occur when you process the cubes: The DTA DB doesn't have any data to process Log in failed for user <Domain>\<OLAPMachineName>$\ Cause This can occur...
  • Roberdan

    Office Server Salvo

    Microsoft to refresh Office System with InfoPath, other servers By Barbara Darrow CRN 12:01 AM EDT Sun. Oct. 10, 2004 From the October 11, 2004 CRN Stay tuned for more Microsoft Office servers. The Office System lineup, which includes mostly client offerings...
  • Luke Nyswonger

    HttpAdapter sample: HTTP.NET Send fails with 0x8000FFFF

    Problem In BizTalk Server 2004, the HTTP.NET Sample adapter fails when trying to send (one-way or two-way) via HTTP. The following will be logged in the event viewer: Event Type: Error Event Source: BizTalk Server 2004 Event ID: 5680 Description: The...
  • Maoni's WebLog

    Clearing up some confusion over finalization and other areas in GC

    In the WinDev conference that I just went to, there seems to be some confusion over finalization (such as why it even exists and etc) and other areas. I hope the following will clear up that confusion. If not, let me know. Finalization 1) Why we have...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Microsoft 10-year party

    I went to a dinner/party tonight for anyone who has been a Microsoft employee for 10 years. It was a good opportunity to meet up with some folks I used to work with back in PSS and swap some old stories: 24x7 support for LAN Manager, dialing into customer...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Mini-ITX Windows XP "PC"

    Now this is pretty cool... building a mini-itx PC that fits inside a Windows XP product box ... The mini-itx site has a number of interesting PC designs... go check it out. But wait! - there's more... Imagine what you could do with the Nanode (see below...
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