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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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    C#: What does it mean about statement "int? varA = 3;" ?

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    Ok, I have to admit that I didn't really go through the whole C# language reference and today when I was reading some code I got confused with the follow syntax: int? varA = 3; what's the "?" means in this statement? don't have this in earlier C# specifications...
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    SVNBridge usage to CodePlex site...

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    Just posted about SVNBridge couple days ago and today Scott Hanselman just used it to connect to CodePlex TFS source control using TortoiseSVN and posted a instruction note . should be a nice reference for using SVNBridge. FYI. Technorati tags: open source...
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    Personal Blog upgraded to CommunityServer 2007 SP2...

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    Telligent Systems just released CommunityServer 2007 SP2 at 2007/06/12, and I just upgraded my personal blog site to this version (Build 3.0.20611.960) from my previous sp1 upgrade . Same as my previous SP1 upgrade, I used source code SDK upgrade for...
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    Subversion clients for TFS...

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    Just saw Brian Harry's post today that there is a CodePlex project called SvnBridge that can enable SVN client like TortoiseSVN to talk to Team Foundation Server . This is pretty good since I also use TortoiseSVN and Subversion to manage some other development...
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    Configure Log4Net for ASP.NET 2.0 Web Application...

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    Just encountered this problem right now and quickly write the solution here. Should be an old info since ASP.NET 2.0 had been out for a while. The problem is that I want to use Log4Net on a testing web application to get some log data for analysis. I...
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    Excel Tips: Reference a fix cell value while copying cells...

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    This must be pretty normal for people who are using Excel every day, but it is a tip for me that mainly writing code and seldom using Excel. Since my current performance evaluation work need to prepare many calculation reports, Excel becomes a requied...
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    Greasemonkey for IE...

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    For those of you who want Greasemonkey features on FireFox to be able to use in IE, Jefferey just found such a tool called Trixie which exactly a Greasemonkey for IE. On his post he wrote a simple sample script that adds a "open in new window" link on...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008...

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    So after Longhorn got its name of Windows 2008, on the current running TechEd 2007 , new names were announced again. The next version of Visual Studio codename "Orcas" will be named Visual Studio 2008 . The next version of SQL Server codename "Katmai...
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    TechEd 2007 is coming (6/4~6/8)...

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    The annual Microsoft pilgrimage TechEd 2007 is starting next week. From 6/4~6/8 at Orange County Convention Center of Orlando, Florida , USA. The main topics of this year's TechEd, at I.T. side should be: Windows Server 2008 The 2007 Microsoft Office...
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    Some .Net Blog Framework references...

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    Just did a quick search on CodePlex about open source .Net blog framework, and here are some blog frameworks that I am watching: .Text - should be no doubt the origin of .net blog framework, used in my very first personal blog site. SubText - from .Text...
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    Soft reset your ipod video...

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    My ipod video just freezed the other day and since there are not many buttons I can not even turn it off . since it's also a software system I thought there must be a way to soft reset it instead of just leaving it there until the battery runs out. Just...
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    So Google is buying FeedBurner...

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    According to TechCrunch report at 2007/05/23, Google is buying RSS management company FeedBurner at a $100 million deal. I believe that many bloggers are using FeedBurner to manage rss feeds and distributing traffic from self-own site (including me)....
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    FullText Search Provider for CommunityServer 2007...

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    So people in Asia that using CommunityServer for forum or blog system should know that the search function will not work for asian languages like Chinese, Japanese, as well as Korean. the reason is that CommunityServer had built-in hashcode-indexed keyword...
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    ASP.NET ViewState Decoders...

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    As I mentioned in my post couple days ago that I am doing some web application performance evaluation recently and found couple tools to use for getting perfomance data. Recently had found that actually there is one of perfomance bottlenecks that's due...
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    TFS Guide Beta 1 available...

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    [via J.D. Meier ] Just saw from J.D.'s blog that he just released beta 1 of Team Development with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Guide , which should be a very good guidence for TFS. Forward the contents index from J.D.'s blog as follows: Contents...
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    Minimize Office 2007 Ribbon toolbar by Ctrl-F1...

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    [via Jensen Harris ] If you are a ThinkPad X60 user, you'll realize that your max screen resolution is only 1024x768 and that's pretty not enough when you are editing some large office documents like a big excel sheet. Especially after Office 2007 there...
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    Longhorn = Windows Server 2008...

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    [via Win@Br ] So, as you may know from media or press, that the long waiting Longhorn Server is going to have the final product name: Windows Server 2008 ... Technorati tags: microsoft , windows , server , 2008 , longhorn , os , WinHEC
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    Fiddler 2 (2.0.8.8) released

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    Since recently my work is primarily related to Web Application Performance Tuning, some tools are needed to work efficiently. Talking about web debugging / performance tuning tools, at Microsoft side the " Fiddler " tool should be a must one. recently...
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    CommunityServer 2007 SP1 Available...

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    [via Scott Watermasysk ] Just saw post from Scott that CommunityServer 2007 SP1 (build 3.0.20510.895) is available for download now . I just downloaded it and used the SDK upgrade that: Overwrite original source with updated SP1 source code Doing a clean...
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    CAPTCHA for CommunityServer 2007

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    [via Thomas Freudenberg ] While my personal blog site was still in CS1.1 system, I used ReverseDOS to act as underlying spam filter also used Dan Bartels' CAPTCHA control for second level spam prevention tool. While my blog site upgrading to CommunityServer...
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    Disable Windows Built-in Zip functionality

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    Before Windows got Zip functionality included into system ones, WinZip was my zip tool. After Windows started including Zip functionality, it was also no problems for me using WinZip for usual operations, until someday while I was using CuteFtp to ftp...
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    Windows Live Writer (Beta) stuffs...

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    As I've upgraded my personal blog site to CommunityServer 2007 , I decided to change my blog writting experience to totally use Windows Live Writer (Beta) , the offline blog writing tools for various popular blog systems, including CommunityServer. I...
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    CommunityServer: Auto Name Posts setting...

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    Saw Jeffrey's posts (written in Chinese) couple days ago while my blog site system upgrading to CommunityServer 2007 , about recently the trend that to name post in title name for easy identification, but when the title name is not written in English...
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    Windows Live Hotmail launched...

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    So today the long-time beta Windows Live Mail is finally go released, and changed the name back to Windows Live Hotmail . Released in 36 languages. Refer to the official introduction site for more information. Expect for the 2GB mailbox size, which is...
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    Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 on Vista to run with Skype...

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    As now my notebooks are running on Vista, my old WebCam device was not working due to no support of Vista drivers. So I just need to get a new one. and this is the one I got, Microsoft LifeCam NX-6000 . It attracted me by the slim design, also the...
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