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Welcome to Rex Tang's MSDN blog. Rex Tang is now working for Microsoft Consulting Service of Microsoft Japan. This blog will be focused on topics of technologies that is used while daily consulting works.

Although the main language using here will be English to be able to interact with the whole world, since Rex is working at Japan and coming from Taiwan, sometimes this blog will also have posts written in Japanese or Traditional Chinese.

This is a Microsoft Blog, and this is also a MSDN (developer) blog, so the main topics will be only on Microsoft related stuffs. For other stuffs related to Rex Tang (like life, fun stuffs, other technologies, etc), please refer to Rex Tang's personal blog at http://rextang.net . Posts published here will also have a crosspost at work blog of Rex's personal site for backup and archive.

Thanks for visiting Rex's blog at MSDN blogs...

Rex Tang
2007/03/20

 

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    Hyper-V RTM is available for download…

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    just at 6/26 , Hyper-V RTM was released for download … This RTM is 6 weeks ahead of schedule and will be available by Windows Update at 8th July. Michael Niehaus got a post of auto install Hyper-V RTM using Microsoft Deployment Toolket 2008 , and John...
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    Bill Gates last day at Microsoft

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    Just watched live streaming farewell of Bill Gates in Japan, since today is the last day of Bill Gates working at Microsoft. This should be one of the big events of Microsoft today. and I can say that it’s because of Bill, that brought me into the fantastic...
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    Subversion 1.5.0 released…

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    [via gslin ] [via Collabnet blog ] Subversion just released its latest version 1.5.0 , currently linux version is available for download , windows version will be little later scheduled at 6/24 and solaris version at 6/26. according to the release notes...
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    Parallel Extension to .NET 3.5 June 08 CTP released…

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    at 06/02, Microsoft just released the latest CTP of Parallel Extension to .NET 3.5 (as PFX later), available for download here . on considering delivery HPC application development, I am evaluating proper technologies that’s suitable for parallel and...
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    Windows HPC Server Debuts in Top 25 of World’s Top 500 Largest Supercomputers

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    [via Microsoft Press release ] DRESDEN, Germany — June 18, 2008 — Today at the International Supercomputing Conference, Microsoft Corp. debuted in the top 25 of the world’s top 500 largest supercomputers with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications...
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    Free Hex Editor…

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    Trying to install some Linux boxes on Hyper-V RC1 to try MONO and some HPC approaches but hit the gfxboot boot hang problems . tried WinISO and UltraISO to edit the ISO files but seems those software had problems dealing with Linux ISO files. found this...
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    Snippet Compiler and related info…

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    Saw Jeffrey’s post that he made a simple .net compiling environment himself named Mini C# Lab and later found the powerful Snippet Compiler , which is exactly what he was creating. this triggered me to do some search about it and like to leave a memo...
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    3 nice weather vista gadgets...

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    The original Vista weather gadget just didn't get the weather info from internet after I reinstalled one of my notebook. thus I had to try to find another one. during the search found those 3 that's pretty good in look also good for use: Ranking 1 : The...
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    disable IE secure and nonsecure items prompts...

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    if you are annoying by the following IE prompt while browsing some secure sites where a page contains both secure stuffs using https also nonsecure stuffs using http in the same page: go to IE's menu bar, at Tools -> options , under Security tab, for...
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    compiling quantlib upon Visual Studio 2008...

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    Spent couple months digging in Microsoft HPC Server 2008 (a.k.a HPC v2) deployment and now it's time to toy some HPC codes. As I am working for servicing Financial Industry, and recently got tasks to write some financial model codes to test in HPC v2...
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    MSDN and Technet web front-end now on Hyper-V RC0...

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    [via Virtualization.info ] Microsoft Internet site MSDN and TechNet are now running web front-end servers upon Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technology (Base on Hyper-V RC0). this showed the stability of Hyper-V technology upon large scale application...
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    Hyper-V RC1 available for download...

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    just published on Virtualization Team Blog that Hyper-V RC1 is now available for download. notice that current RC0 VMs with live snapshots are not able to upgrade to RC1. be sure to apply the snapshot, shutdown the VM and take a new offline snapshot in...
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    Microsoft, Your Digital Life Style Video...

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    [via Patrick S ] Saw this when I was attending TechReady 6...   Your Digital Life Style ... Video: Your Digital Lifestyle Technorati Tags: microsoft , soapbox , video
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    CommunityServer 2008 is available...

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    per Rob Harward's blog last week, CommunityServer 2008 is now available for download. although my personal blog site only used the blog features for 3 blogs, I'll still consider upgrading to this version and try out the new features... need to squeeze...
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    To change Windows Explorer default opening folder...

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    This should bother lots of people, or, at least bothered me all the time. Just a small tweak and your computing environment will be better. In Vista / Win2k8 Windows Explorer, the default opening folder is always user\documents, which for geeks most of...
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    ASUS P5K-E MB, BIOS 1004 caused server blue screen...

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    for testing hyper-v and windows hpc server 2008, I just bought a new server with: ASUS P5K-E Mother board x 1 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 CPU (4 core) x 1 nVidia GeForce 8500GT with 256MB DDR2 RAM, PCI-Express x 16 x 1 CFD (UMAX) DDR-2 800 2GB Memory x 4...
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    Modern Internet Service API source code list...

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    [via Scott Hanselman ] Scott just wrote a nice list couple days ago, of all API source code list of the modern internet services like Flickr, Twitter, Digg, etc. I'll just write down here for later references. too busy playing Windows HPC Server 2008...
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    Forcefully detach mdf file in SQL Express...

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    [via http://www.mssqlonline.com/?p=14 ] when you want to force a detach of sqlexpress mdf file, while there are still other processes currently using it (or normally when there were still connections remain in the connection pool), you can use the following...
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    Windows 2008 Server Core commands...

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    just started toying Windows 2008 Server Core installation, and found no place to go when I just got a cmd.exe at start (been too comforted in a GUI environment!!!). actually there is a good start guide at TechNet site that covered most of the commands...
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    /console depreciated after Remote Desktop Client 6.1

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    just upgraded my Windows Vista machine to Vista SP1 RTM and found the changes while I was terminal-servicing to my server machines. I used console terminal service a lot to get the physical console control to do things. after upgraded to Vista SP1, found...
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    .NET Framework Source Code now Available...

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    [via ScottGu ] Available source code for now: NET Base Class Libraries (including System, System.CodeDom, System.Collections, System.ComponentModel, System.Diagnostics, System.Drawing, System.Globalization, System.IO, System.Net, System.Reflection, System...
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    asp.net: checking session size in SQL Server ASPState DB...

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    by setting asp.net application to save session state into SQL Server database, not only can scale application out with multiple web servers, but also provided a way to investigate session usage. Saving session state in SQL Server database will be slower...
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    T-SQL: Convert Hex String to VarBinary...

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    Here is some conversion functions in SQL Server... To convert between int and hex values, by referring to this post : SELECT 'Int -> Hex' SELECT CONVERT(VARBINARY(8), 16777215) SELECT 'Hex -> Int' SELECT CONVERT(INT, 0xFFFFFF) To convert a VarBinary...
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    asp.net: __EVENTVALIDATION is related to page virtual path...

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    --- #Summary: --- When using performance test tools to record asp.net pages for test, and later those pages were moved to different path at the same server, not only have to change the recorded test scripts to the correct paths, but also need to capture...
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    When you suddenly rotated your Vista Screen...

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    Ok, so I just did it again... and don't know how to put it back... orz In Vista, when you suddenly put your screen rotated by pressing some key-combination that you don't even know, here is the answer ... In Vista when you want to rotate your screen,...
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