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  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    RANU: smarter CPL and MSC

    I wish that .CPLs and .MSCs were smarter about normal users. I want to be a normal user, open a Control Panel applet , and have it prompt me for credentials if needed. Same thing for the administrative tools. Here's what I do instead. I create a...
  • Visual Studio Data

    An Ancient VFP Error Code of Doom (by John Koziol)

    Not too long ago, I wrote a program that cycled through all of VFP's errors by error number. See, we have several new errors for VFP 9 and we're also making some existing error messages more enumerative, for example, Error 15 (Not a table) will now tell...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    RANU: Give me another TS session

    If you want to user Windows Terminal Services, Microsoft says you need a server OS . Seems like overkill. I don't need my Windows XP-based email machine to support 500 concurrent users. I shouldn't need a licensing server & a $1500 OS. Here...
  • Me, Myself and My Blog.

    What's new in Smart Device Development in VS 2005

    I wrote up a small document which highlights some of the enhancements and and new features in Smart devices development in Visual Studio 2005. You can view this on Would love to...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Want Gmail? Five accounts for support of MSBaseball Challenge charities

    I have Gmail invites to give out to the next five people who donate $10 or more to the MSBaseball Challenge charities through me. Jeremy , in addition to his own monetary donation and suggestion to post to the Channel9 forums, has donated these to the...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Update to a webcast

    This just in... The presentation: Delivering Rich-Client Features with Thin-Client Delivery that was originally scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2004 from 1:00PM-2:30PM will now be held on Friday July 16, 2004, at 11am. TTFN - Kent
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Authors, presentations and an apology

    Sorry I haven't been updating this as often as I should, I've been preternaturally busy [1]. I just posted author's pages for two of my favourite ASP.NET authors: Stephen Walther : author of far too many great ASP.NET books to list here. some...
  • Mark Bower

    Post #1…

    I am a developer consultant in the Solutions group of Microsoft Consulting Services in the UK . I have been with Microsoft for four years, initially as a developer in the Solutions Development Centre where I worked on the Government Gateway project. Since...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    RANT: Run as Normal User

    AKA “Run as non-admin”. We call it “RANU” around here, or sometimes “why would you do that?” I have a Linux background . There it seemed obvious to run as 'jbazuzi' sometimes and 'root' other times. But making it...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    No castes!

    Actually I mean “no casts”. Cyrus says : I hate casts. They usually indicate to me that something is being wrong. However, in this case I need them because the language won't allow me to express this completely safe concept. Me too...
  • LauraJ's Weblog

    Free online training: SPS Managing Portals

    There's a new web-based training module for Managing Portals online! This Web-based training course tells you how to set up, customize, and manage a SharePoint Portal site using SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services. (It requires...
  • James Newkirk's Blog

    Unit Testing with a Database

    I ran across a couple of articles over the weekend that I think are really helpful with regard to this difficult and mildly controversial topic. Roy Osherove ( ) Steve Eichert ( http...
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