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  • Srinath Vasireddy

    RELEASE: Smart Client Architecture and Design guide (SCAG)...

    Our Smart Client Architecture and Design guide went live from staging to MSDN on Friday 11th. Here is a short description: Smart client applications are a powerful alternative to thin client applications. They can provide users with a rich and responsive...
  • digitalnetbizz's WebLog

    Try not to get towed away for parking violation ...

    This can happen to anyone. At least it happened to 2 of my collegues recently. Since it's more and more frequent these days, I thought I need to write something about it. If you are interest, click here .
  • Cyrus' Blather

    TV quality issues

    Unsurprisingly I've been watching a lot of my new Samsung Hln437w TV recently :-) It's a pretty looking TV: and it's 43 inches which makes it superior to all those 42 inch wannabees out there! It started out looking pretty awful but after borrowing...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Ach... my reading list is growing too fast...

    Just today, I've added the new "Smart Client Offline Application Block" (from PAG), FotoVision , these articles by Cliff Atkinson about PowerPoint ... and I brought home Murach's "ASP.NET Web Programming with VB.NET" to start reading in my spare time...
  • Ben Waldron

    Comment on Security Analysis

    I have heard and read the following statement quite a bit lately: “If a malicious app or hacker has already obtained access to the file system (or some other entity) then you have bigger problems to worry about.” What this reallys says is...
  • Tony Schreiner's Blog

    Internet Explorer in XP SP2 RC2

    First, I'll join everybody else in announcing that XP SP2 RC2 is available for download ! If you've put off installing it, now's the time to give it a shot and test all of your favorite applications and web sites. Most of the work recently has been on...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Nullable syntax

    Had a long talk with Renaud today about nullable types and the interesting ideas they've been pushing through the language. Specifically we've added a few nicities in teh compiler to make using nullable value types as easy as using the actual value type...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Application Developer or O/S Developer ?

    Just bringing a set of comments up to the main blog... There's an interesting discussion going on against the "Is Linux Fat" post, someone (no-name) posted the following... Microsoft solutions empower Microsoft. Opensource solutions empower the developer...
  • Point2Share

    Building Custom Alert Result Channels in SharePoint Portal Server 2003

    Learn about offering users extra channels to receive notifications on, and explore the Quick Alerts notification channel example. Source:
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Grand Challenges for software development

    Professor C.A.R. Hoare and other researchers have put together a list of challenges to computer science research for the years to come: Computing needs a Grand Challenge http...
  • .NET4Office

    Where do you want F5 to go today

    VSTO 2.0 has an interesting feature that lets you decide whether Visual Studio or Excel/Word handle accelerator keys you press (like F5). Because of VSTO 2.0's feature where the Excel document opens inside of the Visual Studio frame, there is some...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 Release Candidate 2 Preview

    And I quote: “To aid IT professionals in planning and testing for the deployment of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft is making available this preview, based on Release Candidate 2 (RC2) of SP2.“ I've been running Release Candidate...
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