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  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Whidbey Newsgroups

    While going walkabout on the web, I came across the blog of buckh . Hey the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Technology Preview Newsgroups are available to the public :) When I looked at the Visual Studio 2005 Developer Center , I guess I missed the link...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Xen: SQL in the mainstream

    The X#/Xen (newly renamed c-omega) programming language has built in facilities to query data structures and databases. I had the pleasure to work on that project, implementing all the query features. The XML query features looked a bit like OPath from...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Test-Driven Debugging

    So, you're doing TDD. You're pretty happy with the results. You have confidence. You're refactoring. You're having fun. Then someone finds a bug. In your code. Your ego deflates, you collapse in depression. Maybe this TDD thing isn't going to work...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Draft posts... what should they display for 'date posted'?

    I've been using unpublished posts as a way to create planned blog posts for later... then, when I have a chance I go back and finish them up and mark them as 'Published'... but I just noticed that when I do that, the published date is the date on which...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Test-Driven Development & Code Coverage

    On an internal email discussion, someone asked for some help applying Code Coverage tools to evaluate their Unit Tests. So, I blog: Is it really important to you to get Code Coverage on your TDD’d code? From
  • AKipman's MSBuild blog

    TechEd 2004 trip report: We went... we saw... we conquered

    Just kidding about the conquered part… but I figured this would get the blog read :-p. Internally within Microsoft we usually send out these trip reports after we go to conferences (as I’m sure do most other corporations). Instead of writing...
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Gaming Discourse

    I went to lunch with my brother today. This is a somewhat common occurrence. We are both soldiers for the Empire. We usually talk about programming or family business, but often we get deep into discourse over his recent gaming/macro-ing exploits. I have...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    Tampa Bay Lightning - Stanley Cup Champions..

    As a sports fan, I'm what you might call a “bandwagon jumper” (a cardinal sin for a 'true sports fan' i'm told). I have my favorite teams just like everyone else, but once they've lost, I have no problems with picking a new team to cheer for...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Download Windows XP SP2 Technical Preview

    So that you can test your applications before SP2 goes to RTM, Download Windows XP SP2 Technical Preview onto a test machine and see if any of the Security enchanements affect your application.
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Windows XP SP2 Newsgroups

    The newsgroups for the Technical preview of XP SP2 can be found here Just fire up your favorite newsreader, and use the following settings: Server: Account name: privatenews\sp2user Password: password Note that...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    XP SP2 and SQL Server - how to re-enable the services.

    SQL Server 7.0, SQL Server 2000, MSDE 1.0 and MSDE 2000 all run on the Windows XP OS but some of the SQL Server services will be affected by SP2. Have a look at this Webcast for the skinny. MSDN Webcast: SQL Server and Windows XP SP2 - Level 300 ...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    Webcasts on XP SP2 - Hey its free training, so have a look

    MSDN Webcast: Overview of XP SP2 for Developers - Level 200 MSDN Webcast: SQL Server and Windows XP SP2 - Level 300 Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Monthly Update from Microsoft's VP for Security: Securing the Perimeter through Best Practices...
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