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  • Eric Jarvi

    Security and the Software Development Lifecycle

    Not breaking news or anything, this document is prominently dated "April 1, 2005" on the front page so it's been out for a while, but for anyone else interested in security and the software development lifecycle, this could make for some interesting reading...
  • Antimail

    Read this if you plan to install Windows Server 2003 R2 Beta Eval (the web download version)

    I posted earlier an article about the newly released R2 Beta release which is available for download on the web for evaluation and preview. But here is a rule which apparently is not described properly in the download page: if you downloaded the Evaluation...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Collecting SQL Trace information on load tested web apps

    On a test app that I was load testing, I wasn't seeing any SQL trace information even though I was quite sure the web application was getting its content via a backend SQL database on the same machine. As it turns out, the default is that the SQL trace...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    BizTalk and BPI at TechEd going out in force!

    With Tech Ed less than a month away, I wanted to provide you an update on the Business Process and Integration portion of the Connected Systems Infrastructure track. I'd like to thank all of our partners for the huge amount of technical content on BizTalk...
  • Antimail

    A funny-looking trace, and a real problem

    Matt Pietrek wins my unofficial prize for the funniest call stack of the year. However, there is an insidious issue under the cover......
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Should you really care about My?

    I have to admit that My was not in the top three features of Visual Basic 2005/Visual Studio 2005 that got me excited when I first started looking at the list. In fact, dare I say, I might even ranked it toward the bottom. Let me explain, I have been...
  • notes and rants

    I love my (dying) Audiotron

    My favorite, hands down, geeky device is my turtle beach audiotron . I have instant access to every single one of my CD's, I can make custom play lists, and the sound quality is fantastic with the optical connection (there's one other huge deal-breaker...
  • John's Blog

    Windows Mobile 5.0 - where are the docs and samples?

    First things first - so you want to install and use the latest and greatest development tools for the latest and greatest mobile platform? Easy. Just go here , and follow the instructions. If you don't have a Windows Mobile 5.0 device (and, well, that...
  • Henry Hahn

    More Info About Avalon

    Hey, look, I'm on the web! Okay, well, I guess it's not that big a deal but I've finally gotten "create a blog" off my task list. I'm a program manager on the Avalon team (part of WinFX) at Microsoft. I've been on this team more or less since it started...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    MS and Sun playing nice again

    Friday's announcement about Sun and Microsoft Interoperability was interesting to me for the announcement about the Single Sign On (SSO) agreement. We've had mixed proposals (the WS-* specs from Microsoft and the Liberty specs from Sun) for a while now...
  • One Louder

    Is blogging your full-time job?

    So I just got off the phone with a reporter and we were discussing blogging (I know, shocking!) and the difference between people like me, who blog as part of their job, and people who are paid to blog as their full-time profession. So my questions are...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Bookmark Confusion in Microsoft Word

    One of my colleagues and I were messing around with Word bookmarks, doing some testing etc. We put together a case where there are multiple bookmarks, but the beginning and ending of bookmarks is unclear. Look at my screenshot: What is puzzling...
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