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  • William J. Steele's WebLog

    MSDN Events in Lousiville and Cincy this week.

    Don't forget to attend my MSDN Events in Lousiville, KY and Cincinnati, Ohio (Actually, Newport, KY, but who's counting.) this week. Tomorrow, I'll be down in good ole Louisville (silent 'S' in the pronounciation.) Tim Landgrave will be down there giving...
  • Live Search

    My MSN Launches RSS Reader

    The MSN Portal team had a “little” launch early last week; they added the ability to read RSS (and Atom) feeds on your My MSN page. Users can add an individual blog’s feed or an rss search feed or an MSN Search Results feed. They also launched a site...
  • One Louder

    Hot job: Developer Events Marketing Manager

    I'm not going to start posting a bunch of jobs, but I keep seeing ones pop up that are a little different and cool. Anyway, if you are interested, send me your resume and I'll get it right over to the recruiter for this role. Developer Event Marketing...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Compiler blog

    Luca is our uber cool C# compiler program manager. He gets to do cool stuff, such as sit in on language design meetings, think and plan the future of the compiler, chat with Anders Hejlsberg etc etc. He recently started blogging on various aspects of...
  • Visual Studio Team System

    KNOWN ISSUE: Cannot type certain characters in the work item query builder

    Problem : You cannot type a lowercase ‘q’ or a period ‘.’ in the work item query builder. Workaround : Use an uppercase ‘Q’. There is no workaround for typing periods. Applicability : Visual Studio 2005 Team System...
  • robgruen's WebLog

    Helping the online community by closing the G ap

    I have had the great opportunity to help out a customer of ours named Mike. Mike was getting a “Class Not Registered” error when attempting to create an instance of a DCOM object using Type.GetTypeFromProgID() and Activator.CreateInstance(). Things worked...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Simplifying boolean expressions (part 3)

    or "Where we wrap together all that prototype code and get something actually useful" So now we get to the function that does all the work for us: let rec reduce_normal_form nform1 = let rnf = reduce_normal_form in let rec replace snform var const = match...
  • Glen's old blog

    When is a door not a door...

    OK, I just got into a little debate with my cohort Bill Steele over a few lines of code. Why don't you, dear readers, take a look for yourselves: Private Function DoSomething() As Boolean Try Return True Catch ex As Exception Finally MessageBox.Show(...
  • Andrew May's WebLog

    Publisher: 'Using Tags in Publisher' Article Now Live

    My latest article on programming Publisher, Using Tags to Store Custom Information in Publisher 2003 and Publisher 2002 , has just been published on MSDN . As the name states, the article talks about using the Tags collection of the Document , Page ,...
  • oliverlu's WebLog


    1. SQL Server Reporting Services Web Parts 当年 SQL Server 推出来 Reporting Service 的时候,我就一直想自己来写一个 Web Part ,在 SPS2003 中调用 SQL Server Reporting Service 中的内容。现在不用了,人家 SQL Server Reporting Services SP2 中直接就包含了这个 Web Part 。 Cool! SQL Server Reporting Services...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    MaxiVista: More than Just a Good Product Name

    So I've been trying out MaxiVista for a few weeks now and have some impressions that you may or may not consider a review. If you don't know... Maxivista is software that creates an additional monitor for your machine by using a second PC (or laptop)...
  • Glen's old blog

    Columbia, SC DotNet User Group update

    If you were at my last MSDN Event in Columbia, SC, I distributed the URL for the Columbia DotNet User Group. Here it is again: . The group's leaders are asking even current members to join the online group since...
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