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  • Steve Kirk's WebLog

    Tech Ed Architecture Session Details Now Live

    The TechEd session listings with abstracts and speakers just went live on . In addition to these breakout sessions there will be (at least) one architecture pre-conference session, small group sessions...
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Musing on an iPod

    I gave into temptation last week and ordered an iPod. It arrived yesterday much to my delight. I went with the middle of the road model, the 20GB one, with all the accessories, it's actually not that much more expensive than the mini iPod, plus it looks...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    Tommorrow's web cast on Orchestration

    Every wondered what a Convoy was? We will cover it tommorrow but here is a slide deck with additional details to help you (thanks Paul). Look for me to cover correlation/listen, compensations/transactions/bpel/convoys and role links in a jam packed hour...
  • Paul Andrew

    .NET User Group Tour of New Zealand

    I'm travelling around New Zealand currently with Adam Cogan Microsoft Regional Director from Australia. He's presenting on SQL Reporting Services and we were in Auckland last night (50 people) and Wellington city today at lunch time (53 People). Tonight...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Sometimes it's all in the numbers

    Here's a little story about a problem I diagnosed back when I was working on that I thought was interesting to share. It turned out that when we released the Yellow Pages features of Sidewalk we had this weird thing going on where about...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Cargo Cultists, Part Three: Is Mort A Cargo Cultist?

    My colleague Mike , in a comment in yesterday's entry , mentions "Mort". Who is this Mort guy? At Microsoft, we do a lot of market research, and frequently discover that large segments of our customers have characteristics in common. It's a...
  • Brad Abrams

    One Year of Blogging Already?

    Wow… It was one year ago today that I started to blog publicly . 299 posts later and (more importantly 1406 comments later) I can say that blogging has been well worth the investment. I have been able to use this blog as a quick sounding board for...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Some Great VS 2003 Tips

    If you haven’t already been reading them you should subscribe to Shaykatc’s series of useful tips for VS 2003 . I would suggest everyone with a large project in VS leverage this option.
  • The Wayward WebLog

    Spammed to death

    I like most people that use the internet detest spam. I hate it. I want it to go away. And that's just the meat product. Email spam, now that's just plain criminal. There's just no innocent motive behind that one. Spammers try to make a quick buck by...
  • jeff's WebLog

    closed on sunday

    It seems as if everything in Redmond closes on sunday. Even the “Brooklyn” bagel place . I do not remember seeing any closed bagel places in Brooklyn on sunday. This annoys my roommate a lot.
  • Michael Creasy's blog

    Hello World - Media Center Dialogs

    The Media Center API has a function to displays dialogs, similar to the ones Media Center uses itself. An HTML application can take advantage of these to ask the user a question, or simply display a notification. Here's a simple example of how to create...
  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Cargo Cultists, Part Two

    Thanks all for your kind words and cogent thoughts on yesterday's post. I'd like to sum up some of the wisdom in the comments: My advice for novice programmers was Don't be a cargo cultist -- understand the meaning and purpose...
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