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  • Mark Schmidt's Abode

    Creating Style Shortcuts for Word Styles

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    Believe it or not, this post isn't geared towards developers (although some may benefit from this tip when writing specs). What follows are some handy shortcuts I use when working with Word documents to make it just a little quicker to style some text...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Choosing Colors for your Web Site

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    Whether you're creating your first Web site or you're a seasoned Web designer/developer, choosing colors is always problematic. You want to make sure that the color gives the right impression. As Katherine Nolan points out in her article Color it effective...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Student Ambassador from SUNY - Binghampton - Imagine Cup Blog

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    Pu Liu, a Microsoft Student Ambassador from SUNY - Binghampton, started up a blog for students on his campus all about Imagine Cup . Lots of cool links and resources about the competition to be had there. -Kevin (Microsoft)
  • Kintan's

    Techies, be business-savvy

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    I would like to thank all thoughtful readers, who read the summary and emailed me their suggestions for next week. To give a quick snapshot of suggestions - 7 Habits of Highly successful people was the first book to be recommended. "Less is More" by Jason...
  • Visual Studio

    What's *new* in the Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework 2.0 *BETA*?

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    From the Visual Studio 2005 *BETA* documentation: 'The .NET Compact Framework version 2.0 Beta extends the .NET Compact Framework version 1.0 with new features, improvements to existing features, and expanded support of classes in the full .NET Framework...
  • Chris Garty's Weblog

    Geek humour: The search dog

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    Rory is the co-host of the DotNetRocks online talk show and a Microsoft MSDN presenter. His blog is quite funny most of the time, and occasionally it is completely hilarious. I just saw a post he pointed to last week. Check this out .
  • Windows Mobile Team Blog

    MSDN Windows Mobile Content Requests

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    Have you ever been searching for a technical article or How To and can't find it? Have you ever wondered how to tell Microsoft to get into gear and write an article on a specific topic? Well, the Windows Mobile team has just published a content request...
  • Brad Abrams

    .NET and Java security

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    Someone recently forwarded me an interesting paper from the Annual Computer Security Applications Conference that compares the CLR security model with Java’s… I thought it was an interesting read so I thought I’d share it with you. .NET Security: Lessons...
  • Loosely Coupled Thinking

    Can Web Services Improve the Standardization Process?

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    Steve Vinoski (chief engineer of Iona) has an article on Web Services Standardization in the December 2004 edition of IEEE Computing . The article is another discussion about the apparent complexity of the advanced web services specifications . While...
  • Jason Zander's blog

    November Community Tech Preview (CTP) with Standard Edition available

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    The November Community Tech Preview (CTP) has now been released. This drop contains a version of the Standard Edition. I'm in the process of uninstalling the October release and putting this one on. (Unfortunately that always seems to involve rmdir and...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Researchers claim Linux has fewer bugs

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    From Slashdot: Wired has an article stating that according to a four-year analysis of the 5.7 million lines of Linux source code conducted by five Stanford University computer science researchers, the Linux kernel programming code is better and more secure...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Foxpro Performance tip: field name lookup for tables

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    When FoxPro opens or uses a table or cursor, internally we have to keep track of the field names used in that table. For example, this statement creates a table with 3 fields. CREATE TABLE foo ( lastname c( 10 ), firstname c( 10 ),address c( 20 )) When...
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