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  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005

    Adding a Style-sheet Declaration to your XML Output

    A common requirement for formatting XML output from XQuery expressions, is to be able to add a style-sheet declaration. Style-sheet declarations consist of a standard processing-instruction node that appears at the top-level of the XML. In the following...
  • I'm not a Klingon ( )

    Encoding/Decoding/Crypting and buffer lengths

    This code snippet has a somewhat common bug. I've seen this bug in all sorts of buffer manipulation code, not just cryptography, so I thought I'd share this. CryptoStream cs = new CryptoStream(myStream, myTransform, CryptoStreamMode.Read); byte[] fromEncrypt...
  • Randy Miller's Blog

    Agile Software Development for Projects Large and Small

    Agile software development is generally regarded as an activity geared for small projects. In fact, many see larger project size as a boundary condition for most agile software processes. These boundary conditions are the conditions under which a given...
  • Daryll McDade

    New vocabulary term - community informatics

    Came across an interview with Mark Warschauer on Technology for Social Inclusion. I was expecting some commentary on social computing but found something very different. He talks about the notion of " community informatics "--the idea that a community...
  • Fabio Santini

    Prima giornata alla MEDC

    Sta quasi finendo la prima giornata alla MEDC (manca solo una sessione dal titolo interessante Power Triks and Tips for Windows Mobile Developers). Ho seguito queste sessioni: How Microsoft Ships Mobile Software Sessione interessante per capire come progettare...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    MEDC - 20 minutes to showtime

    I'm sat backstage at the keynote with 20 minutes to go until showtime. We rehearsed last night with Bill which seemed to go well. We just finished our final rehearsal and doors are now open so me and the demo team are sat backstage getting ready to get...
  • Adam Singer

    /map marks the spot

    Now that you've had a bit of time to play around with Beta 2, I'm curious what people think of the mapping and cloaking funcitonality of Team Foundation source control. Do you set up multiple maps? Have you cloaked anything? How do you think the average...
  • PaulY's Weblog

    Lost and found

    You may have noticed that some of our posts like "Adventures in Local Data ..." disappeared from the site last Friday. From what I understand the MSDN blogs server was in a bad "pre-update" state when I posted. I don't have an ETA for that to be restored...
  • Stephen Toub

    June 2005 MSDN Magazine now online

    The June 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at . For those of you on the go, a downloadable CHM file of the entire issue is available at
  • PaulY's Weblog

    Adventures in Local Data – Episode III

    This week I’m kicking off a series of posts dedicated to learning programmers, enthusiasts and professionals who want to adventure in the land of local data using Visual Basic and SQL Express. My goal is to explain new concepts in local data and to pass...
  • Dr. International

    Hello World / Testing localized product on English OS vs localized OS

    So today, the Dr. steps into the brave new world of blogging (ok, so blogging isn’t that new anymore). I want to use this forum to address some thoughts I have on better international computing, give tips on ways to develop for and use Microsoft products...
  • David Kline

    Live from MEDC 2005 I

    Hello from Las Vegas! I'm typing this from one of the communications kiosks here at MEDC 2005. So far, I've met some great people and am looking forward to meeting more. It's about 25 minutes until the keynote and things will really start rolling....
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