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  • Euan Garden's BLOG

    The Integration Services Team are blogging, plus a little history

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    Donald and Kirk are becoming prolific, Kamal promises to become so :-), Ash wants to Kirks post here brings back scary memories. Let me explain... The DTS Team was always amazingly small for what it delivered (as are many teams at MS, the Reporting Services...
  • shawnt's WebLog

    Top Microsoft AD Experts online today! (12/17)

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    We've got several top Microsoft Active Directory Experts online today to help answer your questions about AD in Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003. The experts experience ranges from Product Support (troubleshooting) to Program Managers (product...
  • Darren Jefford

    MSN Deskbar Rocks!

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    In case you haven’t spotted it, Microsoft released a Beta version of MSN Deskbar this week. It’s much more than just a “Search Engine” textbox on your toolbar; it indexes your mail and Hard Drive (in a similar fashion to LookOut ) and provides lightning...
  • MikeZintel's WebLog

    Reaching Out to 'C' Developers (How I Learned to Love Garbage)

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    Growing up in Canada made me aware of the importance of bilingualism. Indeed, I can speak both 'C' and C#, although my native tongue is ‘C’, and C++/COM still seem to me like slightly odd dialects. When I started on the .NET Compact Framework project...
  • mikechampion's weblog

    Introducing myself

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    I just recently joined Microsoft as a Program Manager for XML Standards in the XML WebData team . For the last 5 years I worked for Software AG , mostly helping to support and promote their XML DBMS and web services middleware technology. You can find...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    How to sink CD sales: add CD copy-lock technology

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    IMHO... Will adding copy-lock technology to CDs will help increase CD sales? Probably not. But some apparently think so. Will it help reduce illegal downloading of music? Probably not. But some hope so. Will it cause the law-abiding music buyers to buy...
  • dangriff's WebLog

    On "The Tipping Point" and Lesser Books

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    I just finished one of the best non-fiction books I've ever read - The Tipping Point , by Malcolm Gladwell. The basic premise is that events and trends of significant importance can be triggered by relatively minor contextual changes. The book gives countless...
  • TS Tidbits

    Microsoft Acquires Anti-Spyware Leader GIANT Company

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    Microsoft Corp. today announced that it has acquired GIANT Company Software Inc., a provider of top-rated anti-spyware and Internet security products. Microsoft will use intellectual property and technology assets from the acquisition to provide Microsoft...
  • One Louder

    Blogs can get you jobs

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    Ask Christopher Hawkins...his was a consulting gig . Event though it's not a full time role, it illustrates the impact of blogs on professional networking. I'm just saying.
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Creating a combined install point with the .NET Framework and a service pack

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    Hey all, I have had a couple folks ask me if it is possible to create a package that will install the .NET Framework 1.1 and SP1 at the same time (or 1.0 and SP3 at the same time). Here are a set of steps you can follow to use Windows Installer command...
  • One Louder

    Best kept secret about working at Microsoft

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    Someone recently asked me about the best kept secret about working at Microsoft. Gosh, that is hard...there is so much on the Internet about working here. But here are the things that surprised me: First, I was truly shocked at how incredibly nice people...
  • dangriff's WebLog

    What is Cool

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    I just installed a sweet desktop image from DigitalBlasphemy . I was referred there by my buddy Gus via his informative and compelling blog . Also, check out the badass new song by Social Distortion entitled Reach for the Sky , which has been on relatively...
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