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  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Wanted, Dead or Alive!

    Ok, got your attention with the title. The Code Snippet team has started a discussion on the MSDN Forums asking folks to submit there most request code snippet. If you are not familiar with code snippets in 2005 check out the Code Snippet FAQ . ...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Having More Colors Is A Good Thing, Isn't It?

    When was the last time you saw a Windows Mobile device that couldn't do color? (It's a trick question. The last grayscale device predates the name change to "Windows Mobile.") Subtle differences in screen quality aside, all WM devices have had the same...
  • Windows Embedded Standard (Standard 7, Standard 2009, XPe...)

    The buzz on hives

    As so many of my blog posts tend to do this one will also deal with ways to tweak your image without having to use Target Designer to rebuild, in order to save some time. This post discusses how to change registry settings after your image has already...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    XML 2005 Speaking Opportunities still available

    XML 2005 still has opportunities available for late-breaking, town hall, and product presentations. This conference has been around for a long time and is a lot of fun - many people from the good ol' days will be there (e.g. Tim Bray, Bob DuCharme...
  • Dieter's ProjBlog

    Getting Started, Part Deux

    Who am I? Why should you care? I am the Group Program Manager (aka GPM) for Microsoft Project. I have been working on the Proj team since early 2000. I led the team that designed the Project EPM Solution for Project 2002. I then moved up to managing...
  • Blog de RicardoJ

    Evento Comunidad SQL Server Costa Rica - 13 Septiembre

    El grupo de Usuarios de SQL Server de Costa Rica se estará reuniendo el día Martes 13 de Septiembre para tener una sesión técnica sobre Alta Disponibilidad de SQL Server (Clustering Services) . Recuerda que puedes unirte a ésta o a cualquier otra comunidad...
  • Monad

    Adding Notes

    A while back I mentioned that there was a way of adding notes to objects in the shell. Here is one way to do it: ## Adds a note to the pipeline input. filter AddNote([string] $name, $value) { $mshObj = [System.Management.Automation.MshObject...
  • Dieter's ProjBlog

    Getting Started

    Day 0. I will be posting regularly (at least once a week) to this blog from the Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference 2005 (week of 9/12) until at least the general availability of Office 12. The bulk of this blog will be on Project 12. I will...
  • BizTalk 2006 - Windows SharePoint Services adapter

    WSS, POP3, SMTP adapters webcasts

    I will be holding a WSS Adapter Deep Dive webcast on September 14. Before that, on September 8, Erik Leaseburg will hold a POP3 and SMTP adapters webcast . See below anouncement from Doug Girard forwarded to BizTalk Beta testers. Beta...
  • Anthony Bloesch's Web Log

    Database design made easier

    Compared with the development experience for, say, C# and Visual Basic the T-SQL development experience is terrible—no intellisense, refactoring, unit testing, code coverage or even good error reporting. Yet many developers spend large amounts of time building T-SQL code. SQL Server comes with a great set of tools for DBAs and for operational management but the T-SQL development experience is not even close to what I get with C#. ...
  • Bug Babble

    What's you're favorite Infinite Loop bug?

    The best feature of my dual proc machine is the ability to kill off bad processes that attempt to spike the cpu. When a process goes crazy on the dual proc, the machine becomes slightly sluggish. Checking taskman tends to show a process hovering at exactly...
  • marklon

    Heap fragmentation - when it all goes to pieces

    Heap fragmentation is not a good thing and it happens constantly in most applications. The heap manager keeps fixing it up and the application keeps messing it up again. It is easy to concentrate on the implementation of your algorithm. Well, that...
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