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  • JIMWU's WebLog

    Intro to Microsoft SQL 2005 native web service support

    I'm finally back, well more like I finally found some time to blog. As promised, I will add a little introduction to how Microsoft SQL 2005 native web service support works. Native web service support is new to Microsoft SQL 2005. In SQL 2000, web service...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Visas and degrees

    I’ve gotten a lot of questions lately about visas and university degrees. Is a university degree a requirement for a US visa? Most non-US citizens who reside outside the US and accept full-time roles with a company like Microsoft will need a H-1B visa...
  • Tim Sneath

    Esoteric .NET Language Challenge

    It's Friday afternoon, I'm bored with "conventional languages" such as C# and VB, so let's play a game! I've got four different code snippets from somewhat esoteric languages. They've only one thing in common - they can all be compiled with a .NET compiler...
  • Harsh Shah's eBlog

    How to configure Firewall in XPE SP2?

    Hi All: Windows XP Embedded SP2 is coming and one of the major feature that has changed is windows firewall. Firewall is enabled by default in SP2 and you will need to open ports used by your applications. Here is how you can configure Windows Firewall...
  • frankred's WebLog

    Coming soon to the .NET Framework Developer Center: 64-bit .NET Framework

    I’ve been working with the 64-bit CLR team and several other folks at Microsoft to add a new 64-bit .NET Framework section to the .NET Framework Developer Center . The new 64-bit .NET Framework section will include overview material, hands on labs, and...
  • frankred's WebLog

    Win-Dev Conference October 25-29 in Boston, MA

    I’ve been working with Teresa over at Boston University to help coordinate Microsoft’s involvement in this year’s Win-Dev conference . I’ve always enjoyed Win-Dev as a both a speaker and an attendee b/c of the breadth and depth of the technical content...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Management Tip: Giving Feedback

    Over the years, I have compiled a handful of tips that I try to refer to as a manager, employee, and program manager (I'm a Group Program Manager). Today's topic is on giving feedback. Sorry (doomo sumimasen) if my notes are a bit criptic, but I think...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Anthimeria weirds languages

    A little non-technical rant for a Friday. Professor Thingo, in a recent blog entry, decries the use of "Gestalt" as a verb and asks " Does the English language now allow parts of speech to be used entirely interchangeably? Did I miss a memo? " Though...
  • TS Tidbits

    Great Lakes Area - Tech Night events

    It almost Tech night time again! We’re re-launching the Tech Night events with monthly activities beginning in October and we're beginning with a webcast. Visit for details of this...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Windows Programming Notes

    October 1, China's National Day

    October 1st is China's National Day. Today, it is China's 55th anniversary. As a tradition, tens of thousands of people garther in Tiananmen Square, watching the grand national flag raising ceremony.
  • VB.Net and other things

    Why CLR is two-in-one on 64bit platform

    As I mentioned in my previous post when we install .Net framework on a 64bit machine we put both 32 bit and 64 bit runtimes on it. A reasonable question is “Why do we need 32 bit runtime on a 64 bit machine?”. The answer is “To enable your .Net app to...
  • Tales from the Smart Client

    Why Avalon?

    Brian states it very well Though I would like to know what he has against dancing hippos...
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