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  • IEBlog

    New IE Security News Group Launches

    The information published in this post is now out-of-date and one or more links are invalid. —IEBlog Editor, 21 August 2012 There is now a new forum for discussions related to IE security: Here’s the initial...
  • IUpdateable from Eric Nelson (

    Recommended quick read on Microsoft Indigo

    Something I get asked about frequently when I meet with UK ISVs is "Indigo - what is it exactly?" Well, Visual Studio Magazine has a great short interview with A ri Bixhorn, lead product manager of Web Services Strategy in the Developer and Platform Division...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    BizTalk Server 2004 Service Pack 1 and Adapter Migration Toolkit Released!

    Get it here . I strongly recommend that everybody trys this in your test environments and then puts it into production. Along with the usual bug fixes provided in service packs you can expect up to a 10% performance increase in some scenarios. This is...
  • Suzanne Cook's .NET CLR Notes

    New Assembly, Old .NET (and Vice-Versa)

    I typically recommend that you build and test your assemblies against the same version of .NET that you will be running them against. That way, you'll have correct references and avoid surprises from behavior differences between builds. Older assembly...
  • Joe Calev's WebLog

    Recording prompts so they sound natural Part II

    Yesterday I discussed how to create extractions from transcriptions in order to reduce the amount of recording necessary. We ended with two transcriptions to replace the four original ones. 1) [You have purchased] [a clock] 2) [Would you like to purchase...
  • Yasser Shohoud

    ASMX documentation

    I'm currently reviewing the docs for Whidbey version of ASMX (ASP.NET Web services). What are the top 1 - 3 ASMX docs topics that you'd like to see improved? I'm enabling comments for a while so you can reply to this. I'm sure I'll have to turn them off...
  • Omar Shahine

    Favorite FireFox feature

    This has to be my favorite feature (I don't really use FireFox, but just started to play around with it). I am always looking for specific text in a web page, and I hate doing the Control-F, rinse, repeat mechanism to find something. FireFox has this...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Who needs C++ anyway?

    Eric Gunnerson has an interesting blog entry comparing C# and C++. The Computer Science department at CSULB currently uses C++ for most of the programming courses. I think it would be interesting to switch to C# as the default language. Would you rather...
  • Lee Mungai's BLog

    Subscribe to the MSDN Student Flash

    If you are a student developer, i'd highly recommend you subscribe to the MSDN Student Flash , you'll learn allot from news, career advice, student editorials and updates on everything that is happening in the developer world.
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Hey Chicago! Check out the January 27 .NET Pub Club

    Whether or not you are able to attend the January 27 MSDN Event in Chicago (details available here ), come join us after the event for some good eats and good conversation. We'll be having an informal .NET gathering at 5:30 PM, immediately following the...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Help ! - how do I get out of here ?

    I had meetings today in building 122, all of the external parking spaces were taken (there were a couple of visitor parking spaces free, but it wouldn’t be right to snag one of those) – so I parked in the parking garage across the road from the building...
  • Your Data in the Cloud

    Block-Buster: SQL 2005 and Blocking/Deadlocking

    If you'd like some help in going to sleep at night, try thinking about how concurrency is controlled behind the scenes in SQL Server. No guarantees however: you may wake up in the middle of the night having nightmares about blocking and deadlocking. Seriously...
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