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  • IUpdateable from Eric Nelson (

    PINVOKE.NET - a great site - and a great tool from Adam Nathan

    A colleague just made me aware of this great site - and a neat related add-in for VS.NET. has the answer to many of your queries about invoking Win32 apis from managed code and Adam has created a great add-in at http://blogs.msdn...
  • Omar Shahine

    Portable Media Center Review

    If you've been wondering about PMC check out this excellent review by Corey Gouker . I've been dogfooding (testing) a Creative Zen device since the very early days (months ago) and love it. I just leave it plugged into my MCE over night and it sync...
  • IUpdateable from Eric Nelson (

    ISV targeting ORACLE and thinking of moving to SQL Server 2005? Read on...

    If you are an ISV which today runs against Oracle and so far has resisted producing a version for Microsoft SQL Server then I have some good news. One of the challenges you would face to make your application run well on SQL Server 2000 would be the different...
  • Stan Lippman's BLog

    A Primer on the Interior Pointer

    A value type is typically not subject to garbage collection except in two cases: (a) when it is the subject of a box operation, either explicit or implicit, such as, void f( int ix ) { // explicit placement on the CLI heap int^ result = gcnew int( -1...
  • Visual Studio Product Feedback Blog

    Recent Site Update

    Post the public launch of the Product Feedback Center with Whidbey Beta 1 on June 29 th , the team has been addressing experience issues for both customers and product teams. Some improvements you’ll notice: New Product Centers added: Visual Studio Tools...
  • Gooey Bugs

    Debugging Glossary

    During a recent UI meeting here at work, one of our PM's (Habib Heydarian) mentioned that while at Tech Ed, he was shocked at just how many developers don't have an understanding of the terms used while debugging, let alone how to use a debugger effectively...
  • deeptanshuv's WebLog

    Performance reviews take time...

    Oh boy, I wanted to fix some automation bugs today, but could not as I had to update my "commitments" for my performance review. And I need to go home and do my laundry. Reviews at MS have changed as we officially become a "large company". Earlier we...
  • janok's WebLog

    ISA Server 2004 og/eller Security Design

    Microsoft Dagene; TechNet Sesjoner er gratis for kunder og partnere: Stavanger: 31.aug - 01.sept Oslo : Partner Kick-Off 8.sept Tromsø: 13.sept Trondheim : 21. - 22.sept Bergen : 30.sept - 01.okt Se: 08.00 – 08.30: Registrering...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    MOM 2005 release: the aftermath

    For more news about the RTM of MOM 2005 , go check out Nick MacKechnie's blog . In particular: " Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Releases to Manufacturing " has dates when customers can get their hands on actual code, plus pointers to the usual marketing...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Excluding Areas

    I was recently working with a customer and they had a business requirement that required one of the SPS areas be excluded from the search. In order to exclude an area from the search perform the following steps. 1. From the SPS home page 2. Select Change...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Configuring access requests for a list or document library

    You can allow users to request access to a particular list or document library by changing the settings for that list. If access request is enabled for a site collection, by default it is enabled for all lists in that site collection. If access request...
  • Keith Rowe's WebLog

    MSF Agile preview is now available!

    So I'm back from India. It was hot. It was crowded. It was chaotic. But it was fascinating to see how quickly the technology industries are transforming the country. I met a lot of great people and I learned a lot about software practices, distributed...
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