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  • Peter Stern's WebLog

    SVG to XAML conversion tool

    In response to my last post (gradients are kicking my ass) DonXML has uploaded versions of his SharpVectors project that will run on the WinHec build. I’ve just started testing it and so far I’m getting mixed results. Some of the gradients...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Speaking on SOA at the Chattanooga .NET User Group 08/10/2004

    I am speaking at the Chattanooga .NET User Group tomorrow, August 10th. I had a heck of a time coming up with a topic, and decided to put together a session on SOA that fills the gaps between Metropolis and HST . This session is titled “The Pipes...
  • jeff's WebLog

    windows xp service pack 2 rtm

    As just about everybody knows by now, SP2 has been released to manufacturing. For those of you who are IT professionals and developers, you can download the full SP2 install here . Or if you are one of those bleeding-edge types who just cannot wait for...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Special birthday presents for her...

    (Kim, make sure you don't read this, as it will ruin the surprise) My wife's birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks. I generally do a decent job at presents (how many other guys do you know that got their wife a trebuchet?), but I decided I needed...
  • joc's bLog

    Will someone turn the volume down

    Yeah, my blog has been a bit quiet lately. Simple reason is I'm a new dad. One of my colleagues, Matt Pietrek , commented that what I'd really really need in the first few years is a custom debugger display rule to let me inspect the current state of...
  • Being Scott Densmore

    New Idea for XmlComments

    Now that the InfoPath team has release the new SDK, I am inspired to do something new. I love the fact that we have XmlComments in C# and that it has the support including comments from external files. This makes it easier to separate the comments so...
  • Luke Nyswonger

    The QuickStart Guide to Installing & Configuring BizTalk Server 2004 for Windows Server 2003

    Updated 1/26/05 w/ SP1 information . The following guide provides you with the information you need to build a complete BizTalk Server Proof of Concept (POC) running on Windows Server 2003. You will go from FDISK to a “Hello World“ BizTalk Orchestration...
  • One Louder

    "Sponsored Links" are freaking me out!

    Now that I have had my Tivo for a few months, I have been getting used to a life with less advertising. My ability to fast forward through commercials plus my use of software that blocks pop-up advertisements, has really limited the number of marketing...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    More Windows XP Service Pack 2 Information

    From another helpful e-mail that we're sending to our customers: Microsoft has made several Windows XP Service Pack 2 resources available to help customers evaluate and deploy Windows XP Service Pack 2. Customers are encouraged to review these resources...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Interesting (and remarkably simple) solution for hidden root kit files

    Microsoft Research has a short but sweet paper on using hackers' tricks against them, including using differential file system scans (using WinDiff) from infected vs. clean OS boots to detect hidden files. A good read if you're determined to attempt cleanup...
  • Paul Andrew

    TechEd NZ Speaker Feedback Links

    TechEd New Zealand Feedback from Nic Wise , presenter of DEV403: .NET Framework: Writing Faster Managed Code. Nic is yet another fan of the Mexican Cafe next door to TechEd this year. Kevin Daly posted some thoughts on the NZ event. Tony Bain (recently...

    Windows XPSP2 Pages Updated

    As I'm sure you know by now, we've updated the XPSP2 page in the Security Developer Center with links to the downloads available. In addition, a number of other pages have been updated on Here's a short list of the articles and pages that...
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