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  • Man vs Code

    DataSet feature requests

    We have begun the initial planning for the next version of the DataSet (post VS 2005). If you have a feature you would like to see, let me know. I can also pass on feature requests for other components in System.Xml and to the proper folks.
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Concurrency, Part 8 - Concurrency for scalability

    Last time , I talked a bit about why you'd use concurrency in your application. Today I'd like to talk a smidge about using concurrency to achieve scalability. The first and most important thing that you have to understand when you decide to start improving...
  • Man vs Code

    The Next Karate Kid

    Maybe this movie was better then first thought? With two time oscar winner Hillary Swank + I am sure Pat Morita is right on the cusp of something big. It seems like with the big oscar win for Eastwood with Million Dollar Baby – that he should have to...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    James Cook University Townsville March 23rd

    James Cook University has asked me to do a lecture on .NET while in town. The lecture will be in HB321, top floor Humanities II Building from 10am to noon on 23 March, 2005. I will talk to Julian Biddle (Senior Architect at Technology One) to see what...
  • Man vs Code

    Everybody's favorite topic - NULL

    In V1 of .net, value types could not be null. Since, this was contradictory to relational databases use of null, the DataSet needed to have a concept of nullable value types – hence DBNull was invented. DBNull is simple type in the System namespace. It...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Windows Mobile Application Contest

    Win $25,000 and Application Distribution. Enter Your Best Applications in the Microsoft Windows Mobile™ Application Contest Today. Start building “work” and “play” applications for Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs or Smartphones, and enter them into the...
  • Marcus Perryman's WebLog

    Free Mobile Application Development Toolkit (UK only)

    News for developers in the UK – this is UK only! : Take advantage of the new features in the Microsoft Mobile Application Toolkit – Order the DVD today. The Mobile Application Development Toolkit from Microsoft provides all the resources you need to start...
  • BizTalk Core Engine's WebLog

    Large messages in BizTalk 2004, what's the deal?

    The large message support story in BizTalk Server 2004 is a complex one, mainly because the definition of large message varies significantly. This, in turn, is complicated by the fact that our customers expect everything to work with all of the possible...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    Cairns User Group Meeting -March 21st

    Just got off the phone with Mike Stoodley and he confirmed a Cairns User group meeting will be March 21st. He currently is targeting 2:00pm at the Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron 42-48 Tingira St. The session I am planning is the synthesis and best of...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Status: 2/28/2005

    Sorry for the late status post - last Friday was quite a rush. We entered last week with ~50 Beta2 bugs. We've had this number for the past two weeks, so Jay and I decided to start beating the drums to get our counts down. Teams rose to the challenge...
  • BizTalk Core Engine's WebLog

    New poster on the core engine blog

    Hi, Lee's been trying for a while now to get more of us to post our knowledge to the blog, so here I am. My name is Jean-Emile Elien, and I work on the BizTalk Messaging Runtime along with Lee. I've been keeping notes on a couple of topics that I have...
  • Sue Loh's blog

    Resolving Symbols Manually on Windows CE (ADDRESS --> SYMBOL)

    You know you've been there. You are looking at a callstack, and the one function you want to know the identity of, failed to resolve symbols or has bad symbols . Dang! If only you knew what function 0x12345678 refers to, you'd find your bug. First...
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