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  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Rob and Clare hit the road

    We're taking Dr Strangelove on tour ! Up to Belfast tomorrow and Galway Wednesday. I'll return with photos, stories and, I'm sure, lots of excitement for the Avalon CTP that's sitting on my desktop waiting for me to play with it.
  • Ben Armstrong

    Using Virtual PC for computer migration

    One cool use of Virtual PC is as a 'backup' during a physical computer migration. An example of this would be my wife's computer. Generally speaking - my wife does not let me touch her computer - as I have a tendency to break things. But every now and...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    What is a GUID and how to create one?

    Question: I am trying to create a unique identifier. I know that I want to create a GUID for this from what I have been reading. What is a GUID and how can I create one? Answer: By definition a Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) is a 128 bit integer that...
  • Mark Fussell's WebLog

    WSE 2.0 SP2 Pre-release Announcement

    Hervey has posted the details of the pre-release on his blog. The download links are: WSE 2.0 SP2 PreRelease Full Product WSE 2.0 SP2 PreRelease Runtime Product
  • Asim Jalis: Programming Notes

    Adam Bosworth on Simplicity

    Here is a talk by Adam Bosworth on software simplicity . His assertion is that simple sloppy systems with weak rules are more likely to be useful in unforeseen scenarios and therefore are more likely to succeed in unexpected ways than systems with strong...
  • All About Interop

    A Month of Interop

    Microsoft is planning a month's worth of webcasts exploring interop from numerous angles, check it out: or
  • Kintan's

    How to test like Leonardo da Vinci - Software Testing Resources

    Leonardo da Vinci had an unrelenting quest for continuous learning. A daVincian tester should continuously learn from experts, peers and all other resources he/she can find. To get started, here are a few good resources: Books: The Art of Software Testing...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Avalon CTP Release - bring on the 3D!

    If you're an MSDN subscriber (including Academic), and you're interested in graphics (including 3D), visualization, or the next version of Longhorn's presentation system -- then today is your lucky day! The November 2004 Community Technical Preview (CTP...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    SQL Server 2005 Webcasts

    The Microsoft SQL product team is hosting special week of live MSDN Webcasts to provide you a sneak peek at what Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 has in store for the future database development. SQL Server 2005 offers a new paradigm for database development...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Tidbits on video

    • 1 Comments has a video including a little interview with me that was recently posted. As usual I don't say anything profound but you might like it anyway :) The specific article is here:
  • Chris Johnson

    Extending SPS Alerts...

    Found this great article on extending some of the alerts functionality that SPS provides. It shows an example of providing a "Toast" type alert on your desktop when an SPS Alert occurs.
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    If all you have is a hammer...

    I'm covering my head. However, I know that expression is a bit hackney, but for us sad folk at MSDN, it seems like it has value. OK, maybe for just me, but it's seeming like our new hammer, RSS is becoming more and more of an important concern in our...
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