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  • Engine Watch

    More about FIX: Concurrency enhancements for the tempdb database

    Many people are wondering if they should apply this tempdb fix: I recommend that you first decide if tempdb is your major concern. use DBCC SQLPERF(waitstats). Here is an article but you need to...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Dune 2000 under Virtual PC

    Next in the Command and Conquer series is Dune 2000. After the success of Command and Conquer, and Red Alert - Westwood decided to go and create a remake of the original Dune 2. This game did not do too well in the market - as at the time that it released...
  • Antimail

    Best Practices for Event Logging...

    I think this is a good topic for a debate. So what is the best way to use the event log? The classical thinking is that a well-designed event log entry should contain only very easy-to-read, easy-to-follow, pertinent observations such as "the disk space...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Problems for a managed debugger for v1.1?

    Now that we’ve released a managed debugger sample for V2.0, people commonly ask “What about v1.1?”. I briefly touched on this when in a comment in the original MDbg post ( ). Here are...
  • Engine Watch

    performance tuning intro

    good article by Brad McGeHee: How to Perform a SQL Server Performance Audit He has written many other interesting articles too. This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Hey wow, I'm famous :)

    Wow, what an amazing evening. Earlier this evening, Valorie and I had the opportunity to attend my 20th anniversary dinner at the Newport Hills Golf Club (this place has the most unbelievable views of Seattle, Bellevue, and the Olympics). We got to hang...
  • David Waddleton's Geek Speak

    Halo 2 is comming to Houston

    Someone will be a winner of a new XBOX and some others will be getting Halo 2 without having to wait in line for a copy. I bought the special prizes today for the Houston 11/4/2004 event. The additional items include 1 XBOX 3 Halo/ Halo 2 Bundles To get...
  • Shy Cohen's WebLog

    Can Specs Really Reflect the Reality of the Product?

    A common complaint about specs is that they “never reflect reality with 100% accuracy”, meaning that once written entropy sets in and they become increasingly inaccurate over time. In a world where the software product is implemented in code, not Word...
  • Nick MacKechnie

    New version of lookout

    Lookout is lightning-fast search for your email, files, and desktop works with Microsoft Outlook®. Built on top of a powerful search engine, Lookout is the only personal search engine that can search all of your email from directly within Outlook ...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    The Monday Experience.

    Steve was unable to find any Microsoft Styrofoam cups in Building 42 today - Interestingly I was unable to find any Microsoft Styrofoam cups in Building 118 this morning - I'm wondering whether this has anything to do with Halloween or whether we're just...
  • Luke Nyswonger

    Building Your First BizTalk Server 2004 Application In 30 Minutes

    New to BizTalk Server 2004? Need to dig right in and start developing? Trying to figure things out? Me too! That is why I have started putting together some QuickStart guides that help you get going with the basic mechanics. Check out this guide on getting...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Yes, we actually use .NET!

    The VSData weblog has a post on the use of the .NET framework in various Microsoft applications , including internal and external applications. The authors points out that it isn't reasonable to expect a wholesale shift to a new technology. The migration...
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