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  • Nick MacKechnie

    Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2

    This spreadsheet lists the full set of Group Policy settings described in Administrative Template (.adm) files that shipped with Windows XP SP2. This includes all policy settings supported on the following operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server™...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Scooby Snax #7 (500 Characters, Tools, Ipods, Security, and Solitaire)

    I returned to work today after a great weekend getaway to Whistler and had over 800 blog posts to read; hence a new edition of Scooby Snax. Making the first 500 Count: Upon my return I learned that we are now saving on bandwidth by only showing the first...
  • Brad Abrams

    Compat Testing for Whidbey..

    Now is a great time to make sure your managed apps on V1.0 and V1.1 will work great on V2.0 (Whidbey). Adam suggest getting a special build of Beta1 that collects data and optionally allows you to send data back to us on the APIs that use so we can be...
  • Brad Abrams

    What are the "free minutes" for the .NET Framework?

    A comment on my last post got me thinking about the issues around redisting the framework. I have known for a long time that some of our customers have trouble with the size of .NET Framework redist package. We have talked about a huge number of ways...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Off to Mobile HCI

    Lately I've been spending some time really exploring the mobile solutions that exists and how people use mobile technology. Fortunately for me there is a conference right in my field. So I'm heading to Glasgow the weekend. Never been that far north in...
  • Harsh Shah's eBlog

    EOL (End of Life) Components and Branching

    Have you ever wondered what are those "End of Life (EOL)" components in XPE database and how they work? When a new version of some application or component is available (e.g. Windows Media Player 9.0 or DirectX 9.0), old version of that component (e.g...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Personal post: What I did on my summer vacation, by Gretchen Ledgard

    Wow. I feel like I’ve hardly posted in the last few weeks, and well, I guess I haven’t. So that I can finally get back on track and start blogging about the topics most burning on your minds (don’t worry … I haven’t forgotten the Suggestion Box !), I...
  • SMSPerfGuy's WebLog

    Proxy Management Points: Part 2

    This is a follow up to the previous posting on the topic of Management Points. A number of you have asked some clarification questions which I’ll seek to answer here. Firstly there were a number of questions around when a client initiates a particular...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Adding Sound to Web Pages

    Have you ever opened a Web page that plays music? Personally, I find these incredibly annoying and usually change to another page as quickly as I can ... or turn my speakers down. Don't get me wrong: I love music, and I'm sure I've annoyed a few drivers...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Create a Bootable Windows XP CD That Includes Service Pack 2

    I had planned to post my own article about slipstreaming the recently released Service Pack 2 with your original Windows XP CD media, but it looks like Tom's Hardware beat me to it. By following the instructions in the article , you can create a single...
  • simon.says

    SOAP over UDP

    SOAP over UDP specification has been posted on MSDN. I'm a keen proponent of Web Services over other transports other than HTTP, so I'm excited to see this area develop further! For those that wish to explore further, HerveyW created a custom WSE 2.0...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Case study on effect of a blog to the bottom line

    Marketing Sherpa has published a case study on the effect of a blog to the bottom line (btw: the article is only open for public access through September 17) . The company in question is T-Shirt King . "RESULTS: Site sales tripled during 2003, and have...
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