• Tim Sneath

    Improving Performance of WinForms Apps

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    We have an internal application called Headtrax that allows Microsoft employees to handle common HR tasks (such as hiring new staff, name and address changes, team restructuring and other database queries). In the past, this application used to be web...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Best .NET Books - Again!

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    Following up from all the helpful comments people posted the last time around , I've again updated my dream .NET Bookshelf . Sorry I couldn't please everybody, but it shows that there's still space for subjectivity. There are only three books from...
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    Producing XHTML with ASP.NET

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    One common criticism of ASP.NET today is that the code it produces isn't valid XHTML but instead matches the HTML 4.01 Transitional doctype. XHTML is becoming increasingly prevalent on the web due to its compatibility with XML (it's just another XML...
  • Tim Sneath

    Ingo, I Agree...

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    Ingo expresses his frustration at not being able to listen to his CDs when he's travelling due to copy protection. I can empathise, having just returned the latest Sting CD because I can't listen to it from two out of my three CD players (an Xbox and...
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    Internal Preparations for the PDC

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    Several things mark the forthcoming PDC out from other Microsoft conferences I've attended: The fact that it's sold out so quickly, wildly ahead of expectations in this difficult economic climate. (That's not marketing fluff - we would definitely...
  • Tim Sneath

    ASP to ASP.NET Migration Tool

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    At last, we've got an answer to the top request I hear from web developers every day - how can we migrate from ASP to ASP.NET without doing everything by hand? Here's the internal announcement: The ASP to ASP.NET Migration Assistant is designed...
  • Tim Sneath

    ActiveSync 3.7.1 Released

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    If you've got a Pocket PC or a Smartphone, you should find it well worth your while to install this . This maintenance release is focused on fixing USB reliability and connectivity issues and reducing crashes - no complaints here!
  • Tim Sneath

    Five .NET Secrets

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    Since the ADO.NET Tips and Tricks blog entry seemed to generate some interest, I thought I'd post a few more general .NET tips and tricks. Lots of people know about the basic QuickStart samples included with the .NET Framework SDK, but did...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Global Rich List

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    It's Sunday - a good day for reflection. This site might be a good place to start...
  • Tim Sneath

    Virtual PC Addendum

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    I just spotted that you can download a trial edition of Virtual PC 5.2 without even requiring an MSDN subscription. Just click here .
  • Tim Sneath

    Being Don Malkovich

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    To anyone out there who aspires to be like Don Box - are you sure that's really what you want ?! (Hint: if you've got children or need more than 6 hours sleep a night, probably not...) Surprisingly, I can't see any time set aside for...
  • Tim Sneath

    Using Virtual PC for Development

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    Virtual machine technology is one of those great ideas that has been close to bearing fruit in the Windows environment for some time now. The concept of a PC running inside a PC has many obvious benefits for developers, including: the ability...
  • Tim Sneath

    Trying to "Do the Right Thing"

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    Benjamin (and Larry ) have noticed the recent emphasis internally within Microsoft on working with communities, but it sounds like we're being too heavy-handed for his liking in some forums. What Benjamin appreciates in the Java world is a thriving...
  • Tim Sneath

    PDC 1998: Some Reminiscences

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    The very first PDC I attended was in 1998 in Denver (before I joined Microsoft). Don Box reckons this was an unremarkable conference by PDC standards, and he may be right. Nevertheless, I remember being blown away by the range of ideas Microsoft were...
  • Tim Sneath

    Bloggers Block...

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    Have been suffering from blogwriters block over the last week. Sorry about the lack of posts; I'm encouraged to see that this happens to even prolific bloggers like Robert . Hoping that normal service will resume.
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    The Only .NET Blog Entry You'll Ever Need to Read

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    He's right , you know...
  • Tim Sneath

    Is the Business Tier Dead?

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    With the PDC in mind, I was experimenting with two of the most broadly advertised features of Yukon earlier this week: CLR hosting in the database engine, and ObjectSpaces. If you missed the TechEd announcements and haven't seen these features at VSLive...
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