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  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Scooby Snax #7 (500 Characters, Tools, Ipods, Security, and Solitaire)

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    I returned to work today after a great weekend getaway to Whistler and had over 800 blog posts to read; hence a new edition of Scooby Snax. Making the first 500 Count: Upon my return I learned that we are now saving on bandwidth by only showing the first...
  • Brad Abrams

    Compat Testing for Whidbey..

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    Now is a great time to make sure your managed apps on V1.0 and V1.1 will work great on V2.0 (Whidbey). Adam suggest getting a special build of Beta1 that collects data and optionally allows you to send data back to us on the APIs that use so we can be...
  • Brad Abrams

    What are the "free minutes" for the .NET Framework?

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    A comment on my last post got me thinking about the issues around redisting the framework. I have known for a long time that some of our customers have trouble with the size of .NET Framework redist package. We have talked about a huge number of ways...
  • Evan's Weblog of Tech and Life

    Off to Mobile HCI

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    Lately I've been spending some time really exploring the mobile solutions that exists and how people use mobile technology. Fortunately for me there is a conference right in my field. So I'm heading to Glasgow the weekend. Never been that far north in...
  • Harsh Shah's eBlog

    EOL (End of Life) Components and Branching

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    Have you ever wondered what are those "End of Life (EOL)" components in XPE database and how they work? When a new version of some application or component is available (e.g. Windows Media Player 9.0 or DirectX 9.0), old version of that component (e.g...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Personal post: What I did on my summer vacation, by Gretchen Ledgard

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    Wow. I feel like I’ve hardly posted in the last few weeks, and well, I guess I haven’t. So that I can finally get back on track and start blogging about the topics most burning on your minds (don’t worry … I haven’t forgotten the Suggestion Box !), I...
  • SMSPerfGuy's WebLog

    Proxy Management Points: Part 2

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    This is a follow up to the previous posting on the topic of Management Points. A number of you have asked some clarification questions which I’ll seek to answer here. Firstly there were a number of questions around when a client initiates a particular...
  • Lisa Wollin

    Adding Sound to Web Pages

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    Have you ever opened a Web page that plays music? Personally, I find these incredibly annoying and usually change to another page as quickly as I can ... or turn my speakers down. Don't get me wrong: I love music, and I'm sure I've annoyed a few drivers...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Create a Bootable Windows XP CD That Includes Service Pack 2

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    I had planned to post my own article about slipstreaming the recently released Service Pack 2 with your original Windows XP CD media, but it looks like Tom's Hardware beat me to it. By following the instructions in the article , you can create a single...
  • simon.says

    SOAP over UDP

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    SOAP over UDP specification has been posted on MSDN. I'm a keen proponent of Web Services over other transports other than HTTP, so I'm excited to see this area develop further! For those that wish to explore further, HerveyW created a custom WSE 2.0...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Case study on effect of a blog to the bottom line

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    Marketing Sherpa has published a case study on the effect of a blog to the bottom line (btw: the article is only open for public access through September 17) . The company in question is T-Shirt King . "RESULTS: Site sales tripled during 2003, and have...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Unofficial download location for msizap.exe

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    Hey all, I received an email this morning asking about how to manually uninstall the .NET Framework (due to some issues that happened after installing Windows XP SP2 - this is another issue that I'll tackle in a future blog after I do some more investigation...
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