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  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    Managed Minidumps and Visual Studio 2003

    [information on minidumps and Visual Studio ; courtesy of the very knowledgeable Andy Pennell , our former dev lead] [information on windbg ] [information on symbol server ] [ how to use a symbol server with visual studio ] This is an unfortunate topic...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    Geek Dinner during TechEd Australia

    Splatt has started a rumour that there will be a geek dinner during TechEd Australia . Sounds like a good idea. Let's make it so. Wednesday evening following the “ASK THE EXPERTS“ night is a perfect time for this. What we need is a venue...
  • RajWall's WebLog

    Patterns of successful software projects (part 1) {addendum}

    Alex Keizer recommends McConnell's “Rapid Development” for good ideas on software development projects. Let me back up a bit and explain a bit more of where I would like to go with this. “Software” has been recognized as...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    MSDN Library feedback in the NG's

    Sometimes, a topic comes up in the newsgroups that one finds very gripping, riveting, compelling, and spellbinding (OK- that's overstating it). A recent one for me was a question posed in the microsoft.public.msdn.general newsgroup on July 21. Here...
  • Angel Saenz-Badillos

    Getting started with Sql Server 2005 User Defined Types (UDTs)

    I have really tried to start with the simplest possible UDT I could come up with. As you can see, the simplest UDT is still quite a handful, and this is still not a complete example. using System; using System.Data.Sql; // Required by SqlUserDefinedType...
  • Harry Pierson's DevHawk Weblog

    Architect OPML

    I finally updated my Architecture Strategy and Evangelist Blogs OPML file . For single updates, DasBlog's web interface is fine, but for doing a slew of updates it blows. I guess that's why my blogrolls are so out of date. What I really want is an InfoPath...
  • George Nelson [MSFT]

    Using Side by Side Versioning with BizTalk 2004

    I have been away for a week in New York again and just got back in the office and cleaned up a little of my emails. In parsing them, I wanted to pass along some information that on Side by Side assembly deployments with BizTalk and how to get this to...
  • Nonnenberg's Notes

    Heisenberg and Debugging

    I'm sure you've all seen it before: your program works fine under the debugger, but blows up as soon as you're not attached. This can be caused by any number of things. If you're writing native code, the main cause is the way data initialized in debug...
  • Mitch Walker

    Heading to Meltdown

    I'm heading off to Meltdown . Well, not really until tomorrow morning, seeing as it is just in downtown Seattle. Should be cool, hoping to pick up some new ideas to try out. Tom's giving a talk titled Using Managed Code in Your Game , and there are quite...
  • The Galactic Patrol

    avoid dialog boxes while refactoring

    I was reading a post about Visual Studio refactoring support in the next version , and I noticed that it described the process of refactoring the order of parameters for a function as something like this: 1. click on a function name 2. select refactor...
  • natn's WebLog

    RFID and BI

    I visited the new Seattle Central Library this weekend - if you have not heard about it, it is a state-of-the-art library with impressive architectural features as well. The library has wireless internet access on all the 11 floors and has machine readers...
  • IEBlog

    Launching Favorites from the Address Bar with Keyword Names

    Here is a tip to make your IE favorites more powerful. You can make the name of favorites keywords that if typed in the address bar will launch the favorite. For example, say you like to go to your favorite web email site a lot, but you don’t want to...
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