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  • Kintan's

    Office 2003 PIA Redistributable Package Released, but what is a PIA anyway?

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    What is PIA? The acronym PIA stands for Primary Interop Assembly. An interop assembly contains the needed information that allows .NET managed code that runs under the common language runtime to call unmanaged code in Microsoft Office using the various...
  • manish godse's Application Insights and remoting blog

    Remoting Authentication Configuration changes in Beta2

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    There are config setting changes for Tcp channel authentication in .net framework 2.0 Beta2. Here is a sample server configuration, Note that secure="true" gives a setting of TokenImpersonationLevel.Identify and ProtectionLevel.EncryptAndSign: <configuration>...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Playing Audio CDs, part 3 - MCI

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    Today, I want to talk about one of the most weird and wonderful APIs in all of Windows. It's also one of the oldest - the creation date on the source file is April 25, 1990. This API is the MCI command set . It's an example of defining two separate...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Programming Languages

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    Interesting article this morning on CNet. It discusses language usage. Bjarne Stroustrup (the creator of C++) claims that C++ is not being overtaken by languages like C# and Java. He claims it is a matter of marketing. Java has marketing, C# has marketing...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    MAD Code Camp Schedule posted!

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    The schedule for the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp has been posted. You can find a link to the schedule on my main code camp article here on my blog, or if you can't wait, you can jump to it directly here .
  • hari's WebLog

    .NET Framework 2.0 SDK Beta 2 Released!

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    Wow that's a mouthful! But yes, we've released the .NET Framework SDK Beta 2, you can get all versions (32/64bit) from http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/vs2005/downloads/netframework/default.aspx Check it out, we have a ton of new samples, revamped Quickstarts...
  • Visual Studio For Devices

    FAQ:Remote Spy Error

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    If you try to use Remote Spy that shipped with Beta 2, you will get this error The specified service does not exisit as an installed service. There is a bug in Beta 2 that prevents Remote Spy from working. No workaround at this point. Thanks...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    Regex Builder Tool

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    Sara links to the Regex Builder Tool in the Powertoys Weblog . Check it out here: If you use Regular Expressions, you need to check out this Regex Builder tool One of my coworkers in Visual Studio has created this really cool tool for creating and...
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    Getting ready for MEDC

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    It's been pretty quiet on the blog lately since, between working on the next version of Windows Mobile and preparing for MEDC, everyone is super busy right now. Here are some interesting MEDC tidbits to whet your appetite (or encourage you to register...
  • Daryll McDade

    Jeramey is scared of Google

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    I think that Jeramey has some great insights for such a young guy. His post about Wired's story on Google being like WalMart is pretty interesting. I have to say that I agree about the potential for baddness given the vast amounts of data that Google...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Visual Studio Team System on Channel 9!

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    Rick Laplante talks about VSTS on Channel 9.
  • NETNew WebLog

    New on TheServerSide.net - SOA Versioning Covenant

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    New article by Rocky Lhotka on SOA governance - contracts vs. covenants and how to address the issues of service versioning in a loosely-coupled world. http://www.theserverside.net/articles/showarticle.tss?id=SOAVersioningCovenant
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