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  • Eric Jarvi

    The Choice Between Sampling and Instrumentation

    I know, I know, this is the canonical starting point topic everyone has already covered with the Whidbey profiler. I just needed something easy to psyche myself up before launching off into the more technical issues we've come across while working on...
  • Hirlpoo West

    The lengths spammers go to

    I got an ad from Time Warner Cable in my road runner account asking me to switch to their phone service for "as low as $39.95 a month!" Given Vonage is around a sawbuck cheaper adn Lingo is half of that price, I though it should read "as low as twice...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Alignment (part 1)

    I got an email the other day from someone (who will remain nameless) complaining about the fact that some of the NT structures had to be declared with #pragma pack: Consider file WinBase.h from the Platform SDK, containing the following declaration...
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    Initiating a remote desktop console session as NonAdmin

    On of the problems I've encountered running with an LUA account is the inability to initiate a remote desktop console session. It's possible to connect to a console session that is already started though if it is with the same account. For those of...
  • ReuvenLax

    What nobody thinks about

    When people develop software, there are three things that aren't thought about until the final stages of development. Security Backup Performance As a corollary, some might add Manageability. Now all of these topics will probably have...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Store Excel Formulas in SQL Server DB

    Two of my colleagues, Sergei Gundorov and Clark Hamilton, have been busy, busy, busy. They did a three-part series of articles on Excel, and the third one is perhaps their best: Part 3: Replicating Excel 2003 Formulas to SQL Server The basic gist is using...
  • BorisJ's Blog

    New Visual C++ Focused Blog

    Hey everyone! I am a fairly new Program Manager for the Visual C++ IDE. I am starting this blog to push exposure of cool features that exist in Visual C++ as well as promote discussion of other areas that I find interesting. These span distributed...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Transcript from yesterday's chat

    Thanks to everybody for participating in yesterday's chat. We hope you found the answers useful. I am attaching the transcript below. Chat Topic: Windows Embedded Student Challenge Date: Thursday, April 07, 2005 James Z (Moderator): We are pleased...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    Overall Champion Webcast Presenter for the Microsoft ASP.NET Webcast Series - Fritz Onion

    Last October we had a webcast series on ASP.NET. It was a huge success. We have over 240,000 registrations. We had a whopping 40 webcasts structured across Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced webcasts. If you’ve ever tried to explain a technology...
  • Brad McCabe's WebLog

    Using the Serial and USB ports with VB.NET

    I was playing around with my USB GPS receiver the other day and started to wonder how hard it would be to integrate it into my applications (more on this in the future). The first challenge I had was to be able to talk with it via the USB port and gather...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    How to download MSDN Webcasts in Live Meeting 2005

    Our new live meeting conference center lets you download the webcasts for offline viewing. So if your company doesn't allow streaming media, you can download them and view the offline. If you're on an airplane or waiting someplace, you can whip our your...
  • Eric Jarvi

    LUA making it into dinner table conversation

    OK, so maybe that's a stretch but it's nice to see the pros and cons of this basic idea being discussed more broadly: "Fewer permissions are key to Longhorn security"
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