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  • BCL Team Blog

    Path.GetDirectoryName [Ravi Krishnaswamy]

    Clarifying the behavior of Path.GetDirectoryName. This is a convenient string parsing method to get the directory path of a file path. It validates neither the given file path nor the returned directory path. This method merely removes the last element...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    XP SP2 and HTTP.sys

    hmmm, I forgot to mention that HTTP.SYS is part of Windows XP Service Pack 2!! Oppsss It's originally a part of the Windows 2003 server SKU's, but with Service Pack 2 for Windows XP it is now part of Windows XP. I guess the most obvious thing to mention...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Visual Studio 2005 October 2004 Express Editions Community Technical Preview

    Here are the direct links to download the October 2004 community tech preview: Visual Basic: Visual C++:
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools

    located at <extract> Overview The Windows Support Tools for Microsoft Windows XP are intended for use by Microsoft support personnel...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    The Advantages of Running SAP Applications on SQL Server 2000 (64-Bit)

    For further info, go to: The Advantages of Running SAP Applications on SQL Server 2000 (64-Bit) And for a central resourse on SAP running on the MS platform, have a look at the Microsoft and SAP - Customer Information Center
  • Brad Abrams

    Are bigger TV antennas better?

    I recently moved to a new house that doesn't get very good TV (or radio) reception. I have been living with an old set of "bunny ear" antenna for a while, but that is just not cutting it here. I went to RadioShack and got the biggest "indoor" antenna...
  • simon.says

    Sun release JWSDP 1.5

    Sun have released JWSDP 1.5 . New features that have a bearing on interoperability include WS-Security (now out of EA) and v1.0.4 of JAXB. I'll be creating a new version of the WS-Security interoperability article for this release in the coming weeks...
  • vincem's WebLog

    What build tools does Microsoft use?

    This is the most common question I get when talking with customers. I think it is important to point out that Microsoft does not have specific rules that every product development team has to follow. Instead we have a lot of best practices or guidelines...
  • Blog :: CharlieO

    Media Center Development: What topic(s) shall I blog about next?

    I'm interested to know what topics you might like for me to cover here regarding developing for Windows XP Media Center Edition in the coming weeks. If you read this blog and want to see a particular topic covered, please provide feedback.
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    Developer and Nuclear Fusion

    Kudos to Clare and everyone else involved in bringing together the Dublin developer community at yesterday's Dr Strangelove movie night . Dublin's Sugar Club was the swanky cool backdrop for an evening that involved developer and nuclear fusion, and once...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    MSN Search Beta - Help with homework ?

    try this out... 5x+4=30, so what is the value of x ? no idea ? - Perhaps the MSN Search Beta can help you out... pretty cool eh ! - Mike
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Comparing search results

    I wanted to find some materials to read to improve some skills, so I searched for "Improving Business Strategy Skills", without the quotes. None of the following resulted in anything useful for me, so I guess I need to refine my search. However, I figured...
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