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September, 2007

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    Data Points: Common Table Expressions

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    Common Table Expressions (CTEs) can help improve the readability (and thus the maintainability) of SQL statements without compromising performance. They also make writing recursive code in T-SQL significantly easier than it was in previous versions of...
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    Running Queries On Multi-Core Processors With PLINQ

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    Multi-core processors are here. Responding to the increased availability of multi-processor platforms, Parallel Language Integrated Query (PLINQ) is a query execution engine that accepts any LINQ-to-Objects or LINQ-to-XML query and automatically utilizes...
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    Dev Tools for Your Toolbox

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    Every month in MSDN Magazine , our Toolbox column , written by Scott Mitchell , highlights handy utilities that simplify development tasks and extend the reach of your applications. In the October installment of Toolbox , Scott shows you a tool for accessing...
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    Building more responsive WPF apps with Dispatcher

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    No matter what type of long-running processes are involved—whether getting large results from a database, making asynchronous Web service calls, or any number of other potentially intensive operations—making your application more responsive is guaranteed...
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    Netting C++: Describing the EEK!-osystem

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    Continuing his development of a mouse and mouse environment simulation called EEK!, in the October issue of MSDN Magazine, Stan Lippman explains how he's creating the XML document describing the environment . Stan also describes another way of incorporating...
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    Windows with C++: Task Scheduler 2.0

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    The new Task Scheduler 2.0 in Windows Vista is no longer just a simple tool for end users. It now provides a powerful platform for designing and managing complex background operations, and in some cases can replace the need for Windows services. In the...
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    October 2007 MSDN Magazine now online

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    The October 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine is now available online at http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/07/10/default.aspx . In this issue you'll find coverage of some advanced concurrency topics. We have articles on employing the new thread pool...
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    { yield return omission; } ??

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    And now that I've got your attention, I want to pick your brain about a couple things.  I'm in the process (hopefully close to the end of the process) of getting the 2008 column plan solidified for MSDN Magazine.  First, a little context. ...
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    Blogging the Articles: What do you think?

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    For the past month or so we've been blogging about each of the articles in the current issue. I was hoping this would give each one a bit more special attention than it gets in the table of contents. Plus, it gives us a chance to highlight related information...
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    Foundations: Workflow Communications

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    Workflows are meant to coordinate systems and people, and that means communicating beyond the boundaries of the workflow instance itself. Communication is a key component of most workflows. In the September issue of MSDN Magazine, Matt Milner takes you...
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    CLR Inside Out: COM Connection Points

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    COM client objects can instantiate server objects and then make calls to those objects, but the server object can't call back to the client. COM connection points enable two-way communication between the server and client. The clients for a COM connection...
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