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  • Man vs Code

    Everybody's favorite topic - NULL

    In V1 of .net, value types could not be null. Since, this was contradictory to relational databases use of null, the DataSet needed to have a concept of nullable value types – hence DBNull was invented. DBNull is simple type in the System namespace. It...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Windows Mobile Application Contest

    Win $25,000 and Application Distribution. Enter Your Best Applications in the Microsoft Windows Mobile™ Application Contest Today. Start building “work” and “play” applications for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs or Smartphones, and enter them into the...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Free Mobile Application Development Toolkit (UK only)

    News for developers in the UK – this is UK only! : Take advantage of the new features in the Microsoft Mobile Application Toolkit – Order the DVD today. The Mobile Application Development Toolkit from Microsoft provides all the resources you need to start...
  • BizTalk Core Engine's WebLog

    Large messages in BizTalk 2004, what's the deal?

    The large message support story in BizTalk Server 2004 is a complex one, mainly because the definition of large message varies significantly. This, in turn, is complicated by the fact that our customers expect everything to work with all of the possible...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    Cairns User Group Meeting -March 21st

    Just got off the phone with Mike Stoodley and he confirmed a Cairns User group meeting will be March 21st. He currently is targeting 2:00pm at the Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron 42-48 Tingira St. The session I am planning is the synthesis and best of...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Status: 2/28/2005

    Sorry for the late status post - last Friday was quite a rush. We entered last week with ~50 Beta2 bugs. We've had this number for the past two weeks, so Jay and I decided to start beating the drums to get our counts down. Teams rose to the challenge...
  • BizTalk Core Engine's WebLog

    New poster on the core engine blog

    Hi, Lee's been trying for a while now to get more of us to post our knowledge to the blog, so here I am. My name is Jean-Emile Elien, and I work on the BizTalk Messaging Runtime along with Lee. I've been keeping notes on a couple of topics that I have...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    Resolving Symbols Manually on Windows CE (ADDRESS --> SYMBOL)

    You know you've been there. You are looking at a callstack, and the one function you want to know the identity of, failed to resolve symbols or has bad symbols . Dang! If only you knew what function 0x12345678 refers to, you'd find your bug. First...
  • Slava Oks's WebLog

    Be aware: FLS-Fiber Local Storage

    Problem: In the last several months there were several publications describing usage of fibers. When covering SQLOS's scheduling I will go into more details about them. Today I would like to touch on the subject on how to make your dlls/libraries more...
  • John's Blog

    Teaching your grandma to suck eggs?

    Thanks for the responses on application types (see my last post ). I’m still collecting data, so feel free to keep emailing me. The more information I have, the better! Anyway, this week I spent a part of my time looking at the sorts of questions that...
  • UK StudentZine Blog

    Coming soon the new MSDN Student Zine

    Check back in a week or two!
  • Rob Caron

    Getting Started with Visual Studio Team System

    • 2 Comments If you are new to Visual Studio Team System, it can be overwhelming to find the best information to learn how you can benefit from Microsoft’s new suite of integrated software development...
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