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  • Antimail

    Who is scared of Web services?

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    I just finished reading a fascinating interview with Henning Kargemann. The initial theme (and title) of the article is related with the now defunct merger proposal between SAP and Microsoft. But, while the merging subject was addressed just briefly,...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    System.ArgumentException when calling Bitmap.Save(Stream, ImageCodecInfo, EncoderParameters)

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    I was building this small app to that collects images and stores them within a database. To do this you need to Save the bitmap your wanting to store as a memory stream within a blob data cell in a table. As a base force source you can reference...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    It's g-g-g-g-g-g-reat!

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    Was reading /. when i came across this post : PowerDVD is by far the best DVD player for Windows I disagree. The best DVD player for Windows (and Linux) is VLC [videolan.org] It supports menus, surround sound (even DTS) and AFAIK all the other...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Does an object-oriented business layer buy you much?

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    Steve Maine posts an interesting follow up to Clemens' earlier post, Rows and Columns + Elements and Attributes is all you need . My favorite quote: "As collective industry experience has shown, handing polymorphic data with language techniques optimized...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Interesting concept...

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    More here ...
  • Brad Abrams

    Joe Duffy joins the CLR team

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    I have been negligent in announcing that Joe Duffy recently joined the CLR team to focus on bringing WinFX together. As you can see from his blog , he is starting to settle in. What would you like to see Joe take on in the WinFX, Design Guidelines, managed...
  • Alex Lowe's .NET Blog

    What's a local office to do.....

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    Roy brings up a great point that was raised in his comments - local Microsoft offices have a new challenge as the product groups become more transparent and involved in the online communities. As someone who works in a local Microsoft office in the...
  • James Newkirk's Blog

    MSDN Archictecture Webcast: Test-Driven Development in Visual Studio 2005 Team System

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    MSDN Architecture will hold a Live Meeting Webcast on patterns & practices covering Test Driven Development. The Webcast will be held on July 15, 2004, from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time (GMT-8, US & Canada). It will be led by Jim Newkirk...
  • Roberdan

    Customizing SharePoint Sites and Portals: Part 1,2 & 3

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    Summary : The first of three companion articles. Learn ways you can customize a SharePoint site and an area; manage users, sites, and templates; change the structure of pages in a site; manage user access; and optimize style sheets. Then go on in Customizing...
  • Roberdan

    Welcome Back!

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    Dove ci eravamo lasciati? ... dunque, ah! Si: eravamo su http://roberdan.blogspot.com . Benissimo, riprendiamo da lì ;) Enjoy!
  • Rakesh's Blog

    Comments in code.

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    Wow! Did we get the overload behavior of Class Designer perfect or what? No comments on that post J . Did you know that the VC will support XML comments in Whidbey? XML comments are an excellent way to document your code. Here is a link to an MSDN...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    New Poll is up and a silly mistake...

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    One of the big reasons I redesigned the poll component , was so that I could track votes over time... I did this by adding a 'dateVoted' column to my vote table, and then using an “On Insert” trigger to set that column to the current date...
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