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  • Your Data in the Cloud

    Algorithmic Trading

    I recently started reading about Algorithmic Trading. There is a huge potential here for computer science. According to this presentation by Carl Carrie - JPMorgan & Scott Atwell - Manager of FIX Trading and Connectivity: (
  • Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager - Eric Ligman

    Why would I order part# T72-00020? (SBS 2003 Server Retail Box)

    Earlier today I was asked a question by a channel partner that I thought I would share with all of you in case you have found yourself in the same scenario (and those of you who sell SBS will). This topic has come up many times before and applies in many...
  • daclark's WebLog

    Comparing machines in SMS

    Here's a query for comparing Services on two machines. Just Clone the "Compare software inventory on two computers" report and replace the SQL with below. select (case when inv1.Name0 is not null then @name1 else @name2 end) as Netbios_Name0, (case...
  • Antimail

    Blogging for kids?

    I can imagine the following conversation with my daugher four years from now: Hey dad, can you help me with today's homework?... Our teacher told us that now we are in sixth grade each of us have to create a "blog" and write there one essay about...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Status: 5/11/2005

    Last week we rocked on bugs. The dev team kicked it up a notch and started fixing bugs to hit their goals. Along with that we fixed all our bugs that were marked Pri1 and opened greater than 48 hours than Friday. It was pretty cool. On the downside...
  • Michael Rys

    Recursion and FOR XML

    Kent just published an example on how to get recursive XML structures (think employee-manager). The new version of the FOR XML whitepaper actually contains a section with such a sample (I need to get the MSDN team to publish it). I don't want to spoil...
  • Rob Caron

    New Readme Item for the Team Foundation Server Readme

    Later today, I’ll be posting this new item in the online version of the Team Foundation Server Readme : 2.10. Team Foundation Server installation fails if the server was promoted to domain controller after installing any Team Foundation Server prerequisites...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    XInclude and schema validation

    A lot of people are excited about XInclude and want to start using it in their projects. However, there is an issue with using both XInclude and xsd validation at the same time. The issue is that XInclude adds xml:* attributes to the instance documents...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Self-replicating robots a reality

    According to the BBC , self-replicating robots are now a reality. "By turning and moving, the cubes can pick up new units, decide where they belong, and stack them alongside each other to make new devices. In a little more than a minute, a...
  • SQL Server 2005: CLR Integration

    An Enigmatic Error while Returning UDT Results

    Let's say we have a very simple (and silly) CLR UDT defined and loaded into SQL Server named CLRInt, which exists solely to wrap a .NET integer and provide a ToString() method. We can now try to perform a very basic manipulation of this type: declare...
  • Direct Reports

    Pinkerton (ReportViewer Starter Kit)

    Another great resource for those of you who want to try out the new report controls in Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2. Check out the Web Log Analyzer Starter Kit at .
  • Daryll McDade

    EA Game Programming Camp Scholarships for female students

    Came across an article on IGN that EA is sponsoring scholarships for female students to USC's Interactive Entertainment Summer Camp . Curious to know what kind of response they've gotten to this. Gender equity in computer science is one of the things...
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