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  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    MEDC Brainstorming

    We got a bunch of people together in a room today to brainstorm topics for the Windows Mobile track of MEDC (some stuff that would fall under other tracks also came up but we tried to focus on Windows Mobile today). Below are the (mostly uncensored) notes...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Registry key to force Windows to use short filenames

    I thought this was interesting - there is a way that you can globally force Windows to use short filenames (also known as 8.3 filenames because they were limited to 8 characters for the name and 3 characters for the extension) or alternatively allow Windows...
  • Tom Krueger

    My Experience Converting IssueVision to .NET Framework 2.0

    Today I inherited a computer which I was suppose to get IssueVision up an running on Whidbey the next release of Visual Studio. Overall the process was very simple except for one problem that took more time than I would like. I wanted to pass along the...
  • Just Coding

    Contract First Tool

    While waiting to Whidbey, we need a better tool to creating proxies for Web Services. In v1.X Fx the wsdl.exe creates a class with properties to represent each of the complex types defined in the message section. This approach has a big limitation, you...
  • Chris Rathjen

    Some more merge examples

    Buck had a post awhile back on the basics of branch and merge . I wanted to give a few more examples of what you can do with the merge feature from the command line. The version control commands are in bold text, and the output from the server in italics...
  • Mark Bower

    MSDN Magazine Office Special

    The February MSDN Magazine is devoted in large part to Office development. John Durant write on creating Research Pane services to search IM logs. Alok Mehta writes on intregrating data into Excel from Web Services Maxim Karpov and Eric Schoonover discuss...
  • Mark Bower

    Choosing Between Smart Client and Thin Client Architectures

    Great new article from David Hill in the MS Architect's Journal on choosing between smart client and thin client architecture. Also discusses the advantaged of using the MS Office applications as a smart client host to your solutions.
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    G'Day World auction

    Those wacky Australian podcaster from G'day World are at it again. This time they are auctioning off sponsorship of their upcoming podcasts on eBay . Is this history in the making ? Read about it on Cameron Reilly's blog [ Currently Playing...
  • Rob Caron

    Database Diagramming in SQL Server 2005

    In an earlier post on this blog ( New Team System Stuff - 2004-12-07 ), I was asked if SQL Server 2005 would regain the diagramming capability found in SQL Server 2000. According to this recent webcast ( Management Studio Q and A ) on the SQL Server Developer...
  • Adam Singer

    Stream of conscience

    A friend out in Redmond recently passed along this link . Stan Zdonik was my advisor up at Brown , and I was fortunate enough to help out on the StreamBase project when it was called Aurora . Apparently, found out about StreamBase and wanted...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    BizTalk Server Adapter Migration Toolkit

    The Adapter Migration Toolkit is designed to simplify migration of BizTalk 2002 solutions to BizTalk Server 2004 by providing three key pieces: The generation of wrappers for BizTalk 2002 Application Integration Components (AICs) so that they can be used...
  • BizTalk Core Engine's WebLog

    SP1 has shipped

    Just want to let everyone know that it is out and it is goodness. Woodgate has posted links to it as well as some information on where to download the .Net Framework GDR on which we have a dependency just in case you miss it in our docs. Check out his...
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