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  • Aali's blog

    Imagine Cup and development tools

    Just as a reminder: if you are thinking about competing in Imagine Cup 2005 and are wondering about development tools, there are basically two options: 1) The current version : After you have registered to compete at you are...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    White paper describing the new features of XP Embedded SP2

    Hey all, I posted last night about Windows XP Embedded SP2 being available for download and listed some of the new/changed features. Our documentation team has posted a much more in-depth paper today that describes the new features in XPE SP2. Check it...

    Windows Security Update for December 2004

    Microsoft is posting a new update for Windows today. This is a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. Users should visit Windows Update to get the latest updates. Here's some more information: Windows Security Update for December 2004 ...
  • .:blog.iainmcdonald


    Missing the finer points of process control Few teams truly handle all aspects of their process well. This is not a fatal flaw, but it can be used as an indicator of the maturity of the development team. There are many fine points that should not be overlooked...
  • Test Guide

    Bad Error Message! Bad! Bad!

    I was xcopying some folders this weekend. (xcopy: the poor man's backup system.) Everything was going swimmingly. Or so I thought, until I noticed that some files that should have been copied weren't. What!? xcopy has never failed me before! What's going...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Avalon CTP

    Last week, MSDN subscribers were offered the Community Technology Preview (CTP) of "Avalon " (our unified presentation subsystem). As many of you know by now, Avalon is going to be available not only for Longhorn (the next major release of Windows) but...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Hiding Complexity

    In a comment on yesterday's post, Manip asked: Larry: You said Macros work to hide the complexity and say so like it is a bad thing.. ? Excuse me but I thought that was the POINT of using a Macro.. Actually, in the world in which I live (writing systems...
  • Bill O'Brien's WebLog

    Non functional requirements and building architects.

    Read a funny post recently, "If Building Architects had to work like Software Architects". You may have seen it before. It got me thinking again about the area of requirements. Having recently completed some house building work where I had commissioned...
  • To the tune of James

    Is Solaris really the underdog?

    So from a lot of recent blogs and according to Open Source news sites like OSNews , the release of X86 Solaris as Open Source has Solaris about 4 years behind Linux. I'm trying hard not to laugh outright, but giggles are still escaping me.... Now, I should...
  • Chris Lyon's WebLog

    To Null or Not to Null

    GC Myth: setting an object's reference to null will force the GC to collect it right away. GC Truth: setting an object's reference to null will sometimes allow the GC to collect it sooner. As much as you may want to, you can't guarantee the GC will collect...
  • oliverlu's WebLog

    WPSC: Web Part Page Services Component

    WPSC 是一个 IE 中内建的客户端控件,可以对 Web Part 等通过客户端代码来进行操作。 这样讲有些抽象,来看看一个例子: <input type="button" name="b1" value="clickme" onclick="displaywebpartproperties...
  • oliverlu's WebLog

    You can't delete a site that has subsites

    源于一个朋友的需求: WSS Site 是可以定期做备份的,如果用户不小心删掉了什么东东,我们可以恢复这个站点,重新获得这个东东。但接下来,有一点麻烦:如果这个站点有子站点,那么要再删除这个恢复的临时站点时,会报错: You can't delete a site that has subsites 一定要把所有的子站点,从最底层开始全部删除! 分析了一下,其实是这样的:如果这个 WSS 站点是一个顶级的站点,也就是我们一般看到的 http://servername/sites/sitename...
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