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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Shared Services

    One of the comments I made when doing my "first impressions" of the Mirra backup device was that the Windows software starts two separate services running in two different processes. I see this a lot - people architect their product into multiple services...
  • Matusow's Blog

    Linux - the embrace and extend strategy

    John Carroll had an interesting posting over at ZDNET today. He certainly hit a nerve given the talkback section. He was responding to posting by Paul Murphy , another ZDNET writer, in which the assertion was made that Linux needs to embrace its Unix...
  • Dinesh's Cyberstation

    C# 3.0 at PDC 2005

    If you are coming to PDC and are expecting something special from the C# team, you won't be disappointed. My colleague Matt has already given as much of a preview as we can (to avoid spoiling a good surprise), so I will stick to the sessions to watch...
  • Abdallah's Web Log

    The Indigo Roadshow

    Just a reminder that The Indigo Roadshow will be back on the road 9/19 starting in Chicago. Take advantage of this event.
  • One Louder

    Is it true, Donald?

    You were as unhappy with the quality of last years Apprentice contestants as I was? And that Bill Gates is going to appear on an episode of this season's The Apprentice? It gets curiouser and curiouser. Makes me wonder what the challenge will be. Please...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Creating a quick report from any cursor

    For probably more than a decade, Fox can create a “quick report” from any table or cursor. CREATE CURSOR TEST ( name c( 10 )) CREATE REPORT dummy FROM test This will create a default quick report that can be used for any purpose. It...
  • Dinesh's Cyberstation

    How to identify a Nullable<T>

    Before the recent Nullable<T> changes , some of you may have used INullableValue to find a Nullable<T>. We could debate the issues with writing code that uses a "marker" interface but here I want to just provide a solution for deciding if...
  • Jason Sacks's Windows SDK blog

    meet the SDK team

    Many of us from the Windows SDK team will be at PDC next week, and we're excited to meet you. Our team will be holding a "Meet the SDK Team" gathering at the Tools and Languages Track Lounge on Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm. There will be members from all...
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    New MSDN White Paper: Redesigning an Excel VBA Solution for .NET Using Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office

    This new white paper by Dale Oberg of ArtinSoft is the third in a series of articles that discuss migration issues surrounding migrating an Excel VBA solution to Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office. This newest article, Redesigning an Excel VBA Solution...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Latest drop of DUAScriptGen

    I've been having some problems with my ISP, so I've moved to a new provider, I'm in the process of moving utilities, podcast XML file and other bits over to the new site - Someone was having trouble getting the latest drop of DUAScriptGen, the latest...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Marking Your Code Transparent

    Last week I discussed the concepts of security transparency and security critical code. Now it's time to get into the how-to's Marking an Entire Assembly Critical This is by far the easiest of the operations ... just do nothing [:D]. By default...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    I've got a fever and the only prescription is more code...

    For anyone who has seen the Saturday Night Live "Behind the Music" parody with Christopher Walken about "needing more cowbell" (possibly my favorite skit of all time), you might get that joke of the blog entry title. Now that CodeGallery is open for business...
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