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  • shawn's blog


    This could certainly be interesting. Stats on where people are headed when they leave your blog. I’m wondering what the folks who are running this software are doing with all that traffic data… MyBlogLog
  • shawn's blog

    Thanks for Breakfast, Kent

    Kent just sent Duncan and I a wonderful idea for breakfast – a bacon cheeseburger served on a Krispy Kreme doughnut bun . The one that really disappointed me is further down in the article - the hamdog. I can’t believe there’s no pulled...
  • Captain's Blog

    The Value of Microsoft – The Microsoft Platform

    I think a platform discussion is a reasonable place to start looking at the overall value of Microsoft. I have to start by saying I really don’t like the term “platform”, it’s used to describe all manner of software systems and hence means different things...
  • The Old New Thing

    Modality, part 8: A timed MessageBox, the better version

    Keeping temporary state in a per-thread location without using TLS....
  • Office Development is more than VBA

    Coole Fotos - Coole Technik

    Ich liebe Fotografie. Mein Vater hat das Fieber in mir geweckt, als ich 7 war. Ich bekam damals eine Kompaktknipse mit Festbrennweite und 3 Blendeneinstellungen (Wettermotive) geschenkt. Damals wußte ich nicht, was Fotografie wirklich bedeutet. Mein Vater...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Q&A from Mobility MSDN TechTalk

    Tuesday evening I was speaking at an MSDN event in Reading , UK about Mobile Development and there were a number of questions raised during and after the event: From Chris Walker: "Do you know if there is any audio/multi media tutorials etc. I think...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Simulating Class Designer

    It's Thursday, and the Class Designer team is sticking to their new entry every Thursday policy. I don't want to just post a link to their blog every week, but if they keep doing stuff this cool I'll have no choice. Eugene Chigirinskiy could have just...
  • nikop's WebLog

    Setup has detected incompatible components...

    Did you just download and tried installing the Feb CTP build? Did setup complain that it found existing incompatible components? Along with your dowload package is a tool on the CD that will scan your machine and allow you to remove previous versions...
  • Joe's Blog

    Somewhat of a placeholder

    I'll do a more traditional first post next time. I'm opening up this blog for feedback though since OE is getting some attention in other blogs and I don't think anyone else on our team is actively blogging about work. Any requests?
  • Write Ahead Blog

    Routing Service Broker conversations (Part 2)

    In a previous post , I described the basic routing architecture of Service Broker. What I did not describe was a special facility that allows you to exploit external mechanisms for finding routes. For example, an enterprise may use Active Directory or...
  • James Manning's blog

    Code Snippet for ArgumentNullException

    I got a chance to see BradA give his talk at TriNUG Wednesday night, and in honor of that (specifically, the part where he explains why an API may do a disservice to its consumers if it needs an argument to be non-null and just lets null refs happen instead...
  • nikop's WebLog

    Feb CTP fails during setup with "setup could not connect to the database for server configuration"....

    With the release of Feb CTP, one of the known issues that's in this release is that setup might fail with a message that the server could not connect to the database. It's listed in the known issues section of the CTP notes, but here is the error and...
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