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  • The Old New Thing

    When is a window visible yet not visible?

    When its parent is not visible....
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Will the real R2D2 please stand up... (and walk...)

    This is kinda cool, and timed just right with the launch of Star Wars Episode III – The University of Pisa (no, it’s not a training ground for Dominos!) have been working on a prototype of R2D2. This will be presented in Livorno on May 19th during the...
  • Write Ahead Blog

    Managing scheduled async SQL Server tasks

    DBAs often struggle with setting up automated tasks for managing databases such as taking backups, maintaining warehouses, re-building indexes and generating scheduled reports just to mention a few. While Service Broker is seen mostly as a framework for...
  • Rob Caron

    Today in History

    “Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.” – Oscar Wilde 1506: Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain. 1861: North Carolina...
  • Glen's old blog

    Defending the republic

    At the MSDN Event in Atlanta yesterday, we had an intruder so I had to defend the Microsoft Across America blockade runner...
  • Sean McBreen's WebLog

    Class Designer Updates

    There are some cool updates to the class designer in Beta2. Auto layout of elements: Power Toys for the design surface:
  • Brad Abrams

    PDC Lunch sessions

    As you Euan said, we are deep into session planning now… I gotta say, I LOVE the PDC . It is by far my favorite conference. As a product team member at MS, the quality of the feedback from customers at the PDC is amazing. As someone occasionally involved...
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    WORKAROUND - VS2005 Beta2 Keyboard Stops Responding

    I was presenting to the Canberra Avanade .NET developers last Wednesday and was bitten (again) by the Keyboard Stops Responding issue that Peter (note his new blog URL) reported. I've never been able to repro it consistently, but it's bitten me a number...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Star Wars this afternoon

    There is still some room left for the private Star Wars showing this afternoon. Should be a great way to wind down the week. <Register for Private Movie Showing here> For today we will start the Pageant at 1PM with the movie starting...
  • Yves Kerwyn's Web Log

    Creating an IBF Compliant Web Service for Navision

    Since my previous blog entry was about how to build an IBF compliant Web service for Axapta, it would not have made sense if I did not do the same for Navision. So that's exactly what this entry all about: Creating an IBF compliant Web service for Navision...
  • Direct Reports

    Perfect From Now On (Custom Chart Legends)

    While the legend built into Reporting Services charts is relatively easy to use, it lacks some of the flexibility that you might like to have. One issue is that it takes up space within the chart boundaries, making the plot area smaller as the number...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Imagine Cup 2005

    Anyone who knows me understands how passionate I am about encouraging student interest in science and technology, especially, of course, in the Computer Sciences. Students represent the next generation of technology leaders, and it is the responsibility...
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