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Improving the world one entity at a time (now tweeting on @mlrdev)
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    Virtualizing a Data Object

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    This is going to be a long post, so get yourself some coffee or your development beverage of choice before you start. This is something that was brought up during the PDC, and so I'm following up with one of the solutions suggested. The problem is...
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    New Forum for Windows Presentation Foundation

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    We loooves the community. The MSDN forum at http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=119 is a great place to ask questions and search / get answers, with a bunch of features that make the experience much niftier than regular newsgroups...
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    Spell checking in Windows Presentation Foundation

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    One of the features that impressed PDC attendees was the built-in spell checker in Windows Presentation Foundation. Activating it is just as simple as setting the IsSpellCheckEnabled property to true on a TextBox or RichTextBox control. <DockPanel...
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    Back from the PDC

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    The PDC has come and gone, and good time was had by all. The atmosphere was super-charged, there was a lot of excitement about all that's coming, and a lot of cool technology was available. For those of you interested in a crash course in Windows Presentation...
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    Finally, off to the PDC tomorrow

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    Will catch a flight pretty early in the morning... Zzzz.... Lots of great people to meet, lots of good technology to show off... I hope I'll even find the time to catch some of Michael 's thoughts in the BOFs he submitted. This posting is provided...
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    Performance Price Payment

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    High-level languages and declarative models make it less obvious what performance costs come with their usage. For example in SQL, it's hard to even make an educated guess without knowing about the indexes available to the DBMS, much less considering...
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    Embarrassing feedback management

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    Apparently, something in the way I have the feedback on my blog configured changed sometime after my 'sorting socks' post. My apologies to everyone who posted and whose comments have not shown up until now - I have rectified this situation. I would...
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    Lester starts blogging

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    Lester Lobo from the Avalon team (also known as Windows Presentation Foundation) has started blogging over here , and kicks it off with a show of some of things that can be done with a RichTextBox control. Check it out!
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    Diversity at Microsoft

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    Here at Microsoft you hear a lot of talk about diversity . You can get some kind of fluffy idea of what I'm talking about from the link, but the fact that is that by being written in corporate-speak it loses some impact. Let me try to put it into my own...
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    Performance at the PDC

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    Yes, the content of the PDC will be great and varied and wonderful... One topic in particular that I've been working in lately is performance (as the title of this post might suggest). Ah, performance - that elusive, enchanting mistress (I think of...
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