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  • A CRM Riff

    Data Designer Extensibility (DDEX): An Introduction

    Visual Studio 2005 introduces a rich new environment for developing database applications against third-party data sources. While Visual Studio has always offered design-time support for SQL Server development, other data sources have posed more of a...
  • Rick LaPlante's WebLog

    A newbee mistake

    I was reading some feedback on Erik Bowen's blog last night and I came across a few comments that suggested that I was being dishonest or hiding feedback that wasn't, well, glowing, about VSTS pricing. This was not my intention at all. As most of you...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    Scrum and development methods

    I got a question from René Landgrebe about what development methods we use along with Scrum. He writes: "I wonder what developing method you use in combination with SCRUM. I read about combining XP and SCRUM is very reasonable. So, what combination...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Fun Forum Stat - Answer Rate

    What's interesting about the new MSDN Forums is that we can track a true answer rate as opposed to simply the response rate in the newsgroups or other web forum system. It allows contributors to focus on unanswered questions for each forum or for the...
  • BizTalkLATAM's Blog

    BizTalk Health Monitor

    Lo que hace: BTS 2004 Health Monitor es un servicio de Microsoft Windows ® diseñado para monitorear los mensajes activos en los application host filtrando por criterios localizados en el archivo de configuración. Se puede configurar cuanto tiempo ...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Wiki Patterns and the Value of Visualization

    Here's my position paper (below) for the upcoming Social Computing Symposium that the fine folks in Microsoft Research will be conducting later this month. All problem, no solution? Not if I can help it. The vast majority of existing research into...
  • Chris Flaat's WebLog

    Sprint 5 complete

    Greetings all – Well, sprint 5 ended and yesterday we had the sprint review. Overall the sprint was successful, although we did have one work item bleed over (which we of course disclosed to the stakeholders at the sprint review). We had small...
  • VB.NET Chat Announcements

    April 19, 2005: Visual Basic 2005 Data Enhancements

    Visual Basic 2005 Data Enhancements Tuesday, April 19, 2005 from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time ( Additional Time Zones ) Hosts: Steve Lasker, Karol Zadora-Przylecki, Eric Gruber, Ryan Cavanaugh, Jay Hickerson, and Lishi Liu Join members of the Visual...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Open-source alternative to Visual Studio Team System...

    Open-source alternative to Visual Studio Team System ...(Via Microsoft Watch ) eWeek : "The project, known as NTeam, will use several existing open-source tools and applications, such as the NUnit and NAnt .Net unit testing and build tools, respectively...
  • edhild's WebLog

    SharePoint Automation

    When I meet with clients to do design sessions, I’m often asked why Microsoft made a certain SPS process this or that way. In particular, the team site creation process from within a SPS portal seems to be a popular one. Compounding this is my advice...
  • Live Search

    MSN Hires Dr. Gary Flake

    We're thrilled to announce that Dr. Gary William Flake has joined the Microsoft as a Distinguished Engineer; Dr. Flake is the first person outside the company to be hired as a distinguished engineer (DE). Dr. Flake comes from Yahoo where he led their...
  • adamga's WebLog

    Masters, Masters everywhere...

    One of the problems you might encounter using Master Pages in ASP.NET 2.0 is sharing them amoung a large number of sites... After trying (and failing) to refer to them from a different URL, as below: <%@ Page Language="VB" MasterPageFile="http:...
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