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    Windows Server 2003 - IIS 6.0

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    IIS 6.0 is a ground up rewrite of the previous incarnation of IIS, version 5.0. IIS has been redesigned to improve aspects of all the main feature areas: reliability, availability, manageability, scalability and performance. Fault-tolerant process...
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    GacUtil

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    Recently a number of people have been asking about deploying assemblies into the GAC (Global Assembly Cache) using GacUtil.exe. Now GacUtil is strictly a developer tool, and is not intended to be used for general deployment of assemblies, but I can see...
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    MSMQ with WCF

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    Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), formally named Indigo, is part of the WinFX and is designed for inter-process communication and building connected systems. For a basic grounding in this technology check this article on MSDN: Learn The ABCs...
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    Windows Server 2003 - COM+ 1.5

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    COM+ 1.5 forms an integral part of Windows Server 2003 and has been much improved over the version that shipped with Windows 2000 Server. Features designed to increase the abilities (scalability, availability and manageability) of COM+ applications have...
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    NDOC Revision History Tags

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    I've been working a lot with NDOC recently and find the new extensibility feature excellent. In the team I'm working with at the moment they wanted to be able to define a revision history section that would be displayed within the documentation, so after...
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    Unhandled Exception in .Net 2.0

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    Having just found out the hard way; the way the Framework deals with unhandled exceptions has changed. In v1 the framework will eat any unhandled exceptions that you throw. If you created a thread which threw an uncaught exception you may never know about...
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    New MSDN Article on extending Windows common dialog boxes

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    Martin Parry from our team has recently written a MSDN article on how to place your own Windows Forms controls insde the Windows common dialog boxes, check it out!
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    Windows Workflow Foundation

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    This article describes how you can get a great design time experience from your custom Windows Workflow Foundation activities. For more details click here . For details about the Windows Workflow Foundation go to http ://www.windowsworkflow.net . ...
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    Avalon Update

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    If you've got some time definately consider checking out this Channel 9 Video on Avalon presented by the Avalon Product Team - it's great to see how Avalon is coming along and remember it will be supported on XP, Windows Server 2003 as well as Longhorn...
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    Registration Free COM Articles

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    Steve has got some great articles on Registration Free COM, definately worth a read. This techique is particulary useful for scenarios where you want to run different (incompatible) versions of the same COM component on one machine (which wasn't possible...
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    IIS & Authentication

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    Just in case (like me) you didn’t know in IIS6, the default is for every request to the server to be authenticated – even if new requests are using the same session. Read this for more. N ice easy perf win :-) --- Neil
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    Windows Server 2003 - Core enhancements

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    In the development for Windows Server 2003, much work was done to improve the scalability of the kernel (the core set of functionality that the entire operating system relies on). Detailed analysis, with both software and hardware tools on systems with...
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    Reasons to migrate to Windows Server 2003

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    I realise that this is a bit late for many people, but I have been helping one of my customers with a justification to move to Windows Server 2003 from Windows 2000 Server. It is specifically targeted at the main application that they develop which is...
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    Windows Server 2003 - Security

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    As part of its commitment to reliability security and dependable computing, Microsoft has reviewed every line of code underlying its Windows Server family as part of its enhanced effort to identify possible fail points and exploitable weaknesses. Increased...
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    Build 2013 Developer Conference

    I can't believe almost 6 months has passed since the last Build conference. This year the event will be held between June 26–28 in San Francisco where Microsoft will share what's next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and...
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    ASP.NET MVC 4 Roadmap Announced

    The ASP.NET MVC team recently announced their roadmap for v4. The roadmap contains a lot of topics but the general themes for the next release include Ajax, development and deployment, etc. ... read more
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    Scaled PushPin Sample (Bing Maps)

    Dmitry Lyalin is an Application Development Manager (ADM) and he’s been active in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 development. That being said here’s his latest contribution: Scaled PushPin Sample (C# / XAML apps) [ link ] The Bing...
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    Windows Phone SDK on a Virtual Machine

    Having a WP7.5 phone (ala mango) I wanted to start development on an idea I had for a new phone application. Seems simple enough but there’s always a catch (more on that later). First off, in order to conduct any mobile development for a Windows...
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    Synchronize SQL Server and SQL Azure using Sync Framework

    Zafar Kapadia is back with a new blog post on synchronization between an on premises SQL Server and SQL Azure. The sample code illustrates how to successfully implement this functionality via the Sync Framework and is a great starting point if you're...
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    Using an HTTP Module to assist in adjusting the value of aspnet:MaxHttpCollectionKeys imposed by MS11-100

    Internet applications using ASP.Net recently had an update (MS11-100) pushed out of band back in December that set a limit of 1000 items to be accepted by a web form. While this is not the only limit imposed, it is the one that some applications are hitting...
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    Premier Services for Developers

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    Team blog for Microsoft PSfD team. Look forward for announcements/technical content/updates. http://www.microsoft.com/microsoftservices/en/us/support_premier_devs.aspx
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    Aspirin for Developers: Microsoft All-In-One Code Framework

    Every day, developers scour the Internet to make short work of typical programming tasks, only to find questionable, if not unreliable, sample code. ... read more
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    TFS and SharePoint Integration

    There’s no doubt that enabling the integration between Team Foundation Server (TFS) and SharePoint has numerous benefits (source control, workflows, document storage, collaboration, report dashboards, etc.) but of course there are always situations...
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    IIS Application Warm-Up Module

    First the good news: This module/add-in/extension (pick your favorite naming convention) for Internet Information Services (IIS) is one that helps ease an age old problem: the first user to request a page from a site that’s not currently loaded...
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    Building Quality Applications

    Quality considerations are of paramount importance in the software business. It has long been understood that the costs of defects rise significantly when they are not caught early. The agile community, for example, refers to “failing fast”...
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