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  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    Sold out! Philadelphia Code Camp at 500 registered attendees

    Okay, had you asked me a few weeks ago, I was a little nervous. I mean, here we were, several user group leaders, RD's, MVP's, and I, along with (necessary) help from my regional marketing rep, putting together an event that was targeted to bring in 500...
  • Federated Infrastructure

    Moving Printers the Easy Way

    Here's a script that I put together that allows network administrators to reconfigure client computers in a network printer migration scenario. Provided the client supports the Windows Script Host, this can be run as a logon script and the only requirement...
  • Dinesh's Cyberstation

    Unexceptional exceptions (from C# 2.0 chat)

    Earlier today, we had C# language chat which was well attended. Even a bunch of us together barely managed to answer the questions posted by C# developers about all sorts of things. Exceptions was one of the popular topics. Two questions caught my eye...
  • ReuvenLax

    Math Puzzler

    Another quick problem before I head to sleep. Let T be a rectangle in the plane, and let the rectangle T1, T2, ..., Tn tile T. By this I mean that each of the tiling rectangles is contained in T, the union of all the rectangles equals T, and the intersection...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    How is Windows Mobile related to Windows CE?

    I keep getting the question “How is Windows Mobile related to Windows CE?” To be more precise I get lots of questions that don’t make sense if you understand the relationship between CE and Windows Mobile. So for my own sanity I'm going to document it...
  • GrayCode


    HE'S BACK After spending a number of years OOM (Outside Of Microsoft) I was seduced by the promise of working on a profiler. Since I occasionally feel the need for speed, I couldn’t resist and returned to Microsoft in the fall of 2003. I was a debugger...
  • Visual Studio Team System

    KNOWN ISSUE: Some Antivirus Applications Interfere with Setup

    Problem : Some antivirus applications delete the contents of the Temporary Files folder (%temp%) as part of a reboot. Setup programs, such as Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio, may require restarting your computer during installation to complete...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    No Cowboy Haiku For You

    Everything always happens when I'm on vacation. I can't take a few weeks off to go snorkelling in the tropics without whidbey beta 2 sneaking out the door and into the eager hands of thousands of awaiting customers, end-users, pointy-haired managers and...
  • IPsec and Domain Isolation

    What the Heck is 'Domain Isolation'?

    ====================== DISCLAIMER ==================== This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. ==================================================== To answer this let me quote from the “ Introduction to Server and...
  • mszCool's thoughts and cents revealed

    IIS Debugging Quiz

    As I had some funny experience last week with IIS (on my own fault) I thought about posting this as some sort of quiz (greetings to Beat, I really like your quiz series:-) ). Actually I have done some ASP.NET / Office demos (generating Word documents...
  • Rick LaPlante's WebLog

    Microsoft and the SEI

    About a month ago while I was in Europe, the SEI held its annual SEPG conference in Seattle. At the conference we announced the second MSF template to be shipped with VSTS: MSF for CMMI Process Improvement. The MS folks who attended came back with...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Enderle: How Linux Saved Microsoft?

    Rob Enderle has published an opinion piece about the effect that Linux has had on Microsoft as an organization and a software provider. I've extracted a couple of quotes and emphasis added is mine. Think about it: For decades we have surveyed...
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