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  • Arpan Shah's Blog

    Dan Brown Books

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    About 2-3 months ago, my sister sent me Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Once I started reading it, I couldn't stop. Over the last couple months, I read his other 3 books as well: Deception Point , Angles and Demons , and Digital Fortress . If you're a techie...
  • Arpan Shah's Blog

    Back to the United States

    I'm back in the United States after a 9 day trip to Europe. My trip was very productive as I was able to meet many customers and partners who use MCMS and SharePoint Products and Technologies. It was very good to see customers and partners using the technologies...
  • ABugBlog

    C# Express

    • 2 Comments
    This week we released the C# Express Beta1. Being a tester I can't help but be a bit paranoid, I always worry that I may have missed an obvious problem in a mainline scenario. So far so good. We've been getting some feedback and it's always cool to see...
  • Technobabble

    Which way?

    • 1 Comments
    Circus lights, in the big top world We all need the clowns, to make us laugh! Name that tune, see if you can follow where I'm coming from. The key is to remain faithful to your dream. Right? Faithful to those around us and to what we are in this world...
  • SGriffin's MAPI Internals

    Exchange and Outlook On The Same Machine

    • 23 Comments
    I was hoping to post something less controversial for my first blog entry, but this issue came up again recently and I felt I had to address it. I'm frequently asked why I we don't support putting Outlook and Exchange on the same machine . One response...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    Introducing SQL Server Express Manager

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    For those of you who are interested in database management tools for SQL Express, I’d like to tell you about a new product that Microsoft will be releasing soon called SQL Server Express Manager (or XM for short). XM is a lightweight tool built...
  • Jason Barile - Testing Testing

    Have blog, will travel...

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    My name is Jason Barile, and I'm blogging from the Research Triangle area in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC. I'm a Software Test Lead in the Visual Studio Team System group. If you haven't heard about this product yet and you're a software developer,...
  • aWorkBlogByGus

    Folklore.org

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    Somehow I came across the Folklore site which has a bunch of interesting early-Apple stories straight from some of the original Macintosh guys like Andy Hertzfeld . Tons of interesting stuff if you enjoy that kind of reading. I sure do .
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    Networking is disabled by default

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    After seeing a number of issues about this, I realized that we needed to comment on this. For SQL Express, all networking protocols except shared memory are disabled by default. There is a command line setup switch called DISABLENETWORKPROTOCOLS which...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Impersonation and named pipes.

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    Someone asked on an internal mailing list why the documentation of security impersonation levels has the following quote: When the named pipe, RPC, or DDE connection is remote, the flags passed to CreateFile to set the impersonation level are ignored...
  • Angel Saenz-Badillos

    Whidbey ADO.NET beta 1 has shipped. Favorite features

    • 9 Comments
    Well, we have shipped whidbey beta 1. This is a great release for the ado.net team, we have managed to not break away from an existing data model while adding great new features. Everything you have will continue working as is, we have fixed old problems...
  • Rob Caron

    Figure the Odds

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    I'm at White River with my daughter Stephanie waiting for my "Evening with Rush" to start. Who is sitting right behind me? The one and only Don Box . Figure the odds. [UPDATE] - How geeky is it to blog at a concert? [UPDATE 2] - Added links. [UPDATE 3...
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