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  • Blog Post: Transactions - The concepts - Part 3

    Today, as we write application code we generally are not dealing with immutable state/data, we are applying application logic to state/data so that it transforms from one known state to another known state in a consistent, all or nothing fashion. Today, when performing this in code that does not involve...
  • Blog Post: Transactions - The concepts - Part 2

    In general, when we think of Transactions we tend to think of database transactions. Databases are a great example of how a data server can implement transactions and therefore handle concurrency, provide isolation and provide consistency. The concept of what constitutes a Transaction expands beyond...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2005 - are you going to be there? Los Angelas - Sept. 11 - 16, 2005

    So now the news is out, there is going to be a PDC 2005 There are currently no more details available , but you can signup for updates as the details develop.
  • Blog Post: Avalon Community Technical Preview Released

    As blogged by Tim Sneath , the 1st Community Technical Preview release of Avalon has been released on the MSDN Subscriber Download site . Over to Tim for the details: <Extract> Avalon is the new graphics display subsystem that we announced at PDC, which unified documents, graphics, media and user...
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