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  • Hirlpoo West


    Wow, that was easier then I thought! With the obligatory test firings out of the way, I think I’m ready to roll. My name is Derek Dysart and I am an Application Development Consultant (ADC) with Microsoft Premier support. In my role I basically manage...
  • FrontPoint

    Howto: Select only unique values in the XSLT Data View Web Part

    A lot of times you will want to display only unique values inside the Data View. What I have here is a variation of the Muenchian Method using an <xsl:key>. Check out for a few variations on this. First, browse out to your Announcements...
  • Darren Jefford

    Handy BizTalk Debugging Tip

    So, you’ve got Health and Activity Tracking (HAT) to look at the messages and orchestrations inside your BizTalk server, but typically you want more application level logging in the real world. The Enterprise Instrumentation Framework (EIF) is...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    Enumerating over arrays with for vs. foreach

    Brad Abrams forwarded an interesting question to me this morning Questions: What is the difference between enumerating an array using for versus foreach ? What is the recommended practice and why? I did a quick analysis for him which he...
  • FrontPoint

    Strings strings strings strings...

    I was just talking to someone internally about this, and thought I should post it: All of the values that the Data View Web Part get back are strings. Basically, we just take the values in the XML and display them as they are (in some cases, like with...
  • FrontPoint

    Howto: Convert a URL field into the two components of the URL (description and link)

    When you create a field of type URL in SharePoint , users need to fill out two form fields: “Link” and “Description”. When the Data View Web Part requests this field value, it gets back the full String value as concatenated by...
  • Brad Abrams

    Enumerating array using for vs. foreach

    Interesting question over an internal alias today… Questions: What is the difference between enumerating an array using for versus foreach ? What is the recommended practice and why? Here is an example: Assembly[] assemblies...
  • .NET4Office

    Smart Documents--VSTO2 Style

    Chris Kunicki --Office developer extraordinaire-- blogs about Smart Documents VSTO2 style . VSTO2 makes it super easy to put your custom winforms UI into the Office Task Pane--like 1 line of code easy (repeatedly press Ctrl+F1 while inside of Word...
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Smart Tags, WordML, and a serious accident

    Briefly, I was in a serious collision with a truck while training on my Trek 5200. I have some broken bones, and I am just now starting to get a little bit of mobility. This is why I have not been blogging or doing much else. I apologize for the hiatus...
  • Point2Share

    Resource Kit Preview Chapter Released

    Hey Folks, you can grab a preview of chapter 28 of the resource kit covering disaster recovery here:"/A">
  • The Wayward WebLog

    The Next Chihuahua

    It’s been a long time since I’ve slept in an actual bed and eaten a home cooked meal. I’ve been a derelict, a wanderer, living off the land, so to speak, traveling from town to town; a modern age nomad. I try to be all noble about it...
  • Johnwe's System Center Blog

    SharePoint Disaster Recovery Guide - Draft - Now Available

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