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MSDN FLASH IRELAND - INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES - 25 June 2007
Martha Rotter - MSFT
25 Jun 2007 9:19 AM
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Expression Blend (English)
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Create Your Own Games for the Xbox 360
Tired of playing the same types of games on your 360? Do you have a great game idea, but can't get the big publishers to pay attention to you? Well, fear not - your day has come - with
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Create Eye-Popping Web Sites and Mashups
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Organize Your Photo Collection
Are you curious to see what the future holds for digital pictures? Imagine hundreds of photos of the same scene being seamlessly stitched together, so that you can follow your own path, zoom in to see the smallest decorative detail, or zoom out and pan through 360 degrees to place the scene in a wider context. This is all made possible with
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The Next-Generation Web
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MSDN Magazine: Make Your WPF Apps Power-Aware
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MSDN Magazine: Enhance Your Apps with File System Transactions
A new feature in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Transactional NTFS - known as TxF - introduces the concept of transacted file operations which can fundamentally change the way developers write applications, allowing them to build more stable and robust code.
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Take the Code2Fame Challenge
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Windows Server 2008 Showcase Roadshow: ISV Developer Essentials
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Promote Your Software to Wider Audiences
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Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map
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Office Business Applications Developer Portal
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Microsoft SDK for Open XML Formats Technology Preview
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New MSDN Forum: Microsoft SDK for Open XML Formats
Discuss and ask questions about the Microsoft SDK for Open XML Formats.
Office Talk: Publishing and Synchronizing Excel 2007 Tables to SharePoint Lists
In Excel 2007, the ability to synchronize the data between a table and a list in Windows SharePoint Services is deprecated. Learn how to use an add-in to update the information in a SharePoint list from Excel 2007.
Evaluate and Customize Search Relevance in SharePoint Server 2007
Learn about settings you can adjust to improve relevance in Enterprise Search in SharePoint Server 2007.
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Take a Free Windows Vista Developer E-Learning Clinic
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Work with XML Data Using the XPathNavigator Class in InfoPath 2007 Form Templates
Use the XPathNavigator and XPathNodeIterator classes to access and work with data in business logic written with managed code in InfoPath 2007 form templates.
Office Developer How-to Center
Discover task-based samples and videos to help you learn the new features of the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
Add Custom Dynamic Menus to the Office Fluent User Interface (Visual How To)
Office Open XML Formats: Inserting Values into Excel 2007 Cells (Visual How To)
Save Ranges as Custom Building Blocks in Word 2007 Documents (Visual How To)
Search the Outlook 2007 Inbox for Items with Subjects Containing Specific Words (Visual How To)
Temporarily Repurpose Commands on the Office Fluent Ribbon (Visual How To)
Use Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office to Create PowerPoint Add-Ins (Visual How To)
Use Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office to Create Add-Ins with Custom Task Panes in PowerPoint 2007 (Visual How To)
Write a Filter Consumer Web Part for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Using Excel Services (Visual How To)
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Synchronize data in a table with a list on a SharePoint site with this add-in.
Case Studies, KB Articles, & How-tos
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After successfully expanding through mergers and acquisitions, E.Land Group decided to move SAP ERP data from newly acquired properties from a UNIX/Oracle platform onto a multi-terabyte database hosted on SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition (64-bit).
Error message when you access a Web page that runs an AJAX 1.0-enabled ASP.NET 2.0 program: "A Runtime Error has occurred"
Health Management Company Improves Patient Health, Lowers Healthcare Costs
To help people be more proactive about healthcare, ActiveHealth developed ActiveHealth PHR, a personal health record built using the .NET Framework 2.0 and SQL Server 2005, powered by the ActiveHealth CareEngine System.
FIX: The settings for the VC++ Directories project options are missing after you close and then reopen the Visual Studio 2005 IDE
FIX: When you build an application in Visual Studio 2005, the application may crash if you use the _wstat function to obtain information about a file
FIX: A significant delay may occur when you try to debug an ASP.NET-connected application in Visual Studio 2005
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FIX: All the OpenMP threads run as single threads after you use a #pragma directive that references the OpenMP API in a conditional statement in Visual Studio 2005
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FIX: A client cannot determine whether a chunked HTTP response is completed when the connection is closed before the response is completely sent to the client
FIX: Error message when you try to marshal a distributed transaction across application domains by using the EnterpriseServices component in the .NET Framework 2.0: "Unhandled Exception: System.Runtime. Serialization.SerializationException"
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FIX: You may receive error messages when you try to log in to an instance of SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server handles many concurrent connections
Error message when you run the ALTER SCHEMA statement in SQL Server 2005: "The object with name '<ObjectName>' already exists"
Error message when you register an assembly in SQL Server 2005: "CREATE ASSEMBLY for assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo' failed because assembly 'microsoft.sqlserver.batchparser' is malformed or not a pure .NET assembly"
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