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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Tissot SPOT Watch (has a touch screen!)

    Found this on engadget - this is the Tissot SPOT watch I was trying to find earlier. The Tissot High T Touch Screen watch is likely the most advanced watch you can get, not only does it have a touch screen— but like all SPOT watches, it receives personalized...
  • I Love that New Syntax Smell

    Properties Part 1 - the updated property syntax

    What are properties? Technically, properties are CLR "aliases." They are exposed as standard methods, and any compiler that consumes them simply transforms the user's code into the proper function calls. Similarly, any compiler that wants to author...
  • Brad Abrams

    System.Uri and MarshalByRefObject

    As you might have noticed, in V1.0 and V1.1 System.Uri is MarshalByRef … Some of you noticed this and thought it was odd, as did I because MarshalByRef is suppose t o be only for types that encapsulate external resources that need to be shared across...
  • RichCook's WebLog

    Mountain Climbing

    I have always liked difficult hikes, but recently I have started mountain climbing. This is something that is really enjoyable, yet so hard. About 2 weeks ago, I climbed Mt Adams which is about 12,300 feet. This was one of the most strenuous things that...
  • Angel Saenz-Badillos

    Setting the IsolationLevel using the System.Transactions TransactionScope.

    Traditionally distributed transactions have always run in Serializable isolation level, the safest but most expensive transaction isolation level where everything that we look at is locked from the moment we modify something and until the distributed...
  • Chris Hays's Reporting Services Sleazy Hacks Weblog

    "All" Parameter Value

    Question: How can I enable users to select "All" as the value of a query parameter? Answer: The simplest way is to modify your query to accept nulls and map "All" to null. Step 1: Start with a report that already has a parameterized query and Valid...
  • Dr. eX's Blog

    Visual Studio 2005 - Extensibility Test Specifications

    Test Specification for VS Extensibility Have you ever wondered what we test on VSIP & Extensibility features in the VS QA team when we release Community Tech Previews? We run a small number of automated tests on most of our features against...
  • Chris Hays's Reporting Services Sleazy Hacks Weblog


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  • Santomania

    Blogwave Alpha 2 - features

    The response to the initial release of BlogWave was better than I expected - 1500 blog views and several hundred downloads in just a few days. Thanks to everyone who took the time to post or email me about it! The improvements in the next release ...
  • Roberdan

    Office 2003 SP 1 Released

    Microsoft has today released Service Pack 1 for Office 2003. You can download the service pack through Office Update. The main fixes are made in the following areas: Calendar logging in Outlook Access Wizard file updates are built into the main...
  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    Some Responses to Debugging Requests

    Philip Schlump posted the below requests in response to Eric's post soliciting feedback on “Future language features & scenarios.“ I thought I'd respond here. 1) Q: A debugging runtime that allows un-running of code. At each instruction...

    Yukon Beta 2

    It's out! :D I'm installing it now. Playing with SQL Server 2005 Express edition is nice, but it doesn't have all of the cool new tools that are in Big Daddy Yukon, like Reporting Services, Notification Services and DTS. And it doesn't have the administration...
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