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    Pathological testing for appdevs (by John Koziol)

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    Pathological testing is where you test for conditions and inputs that you know full well are highly unlikely or improbable. Pathological testing is the bastard stepchild of a drunken one night stand between boundary testing and error testing. A simple...
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    ADO.NET Provider for NNTP (by yag)

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    Dirk just posted his provider for NNTP to a GotDotNet Workspace . Who wouldn't want to issue a SELECT against a newsgroup? <g>
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    From the "I want this before VS 2005 department" (by yag)

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    One of the things people like about VS2005 is that you can create projects and not save them until you hit, er, File/Save. Keeps you from getting those WindowsApplication1 thru WindowsApplication5999 directories. Anyway, via Rick Strahl's weblog , here...
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    Writing wrapper classes for sprocs (by yag)

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    Thanks to Greg Robinson for pointing it out, here's an interesting article about writing wrapper classes for stored procedures.
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    SOAP Toolkit support extended! (by yag)

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    Update: The Extended support will go thru April 2008, not 2007 (correcting it inline as well) It'll take a bit of time till it shows up officially on MSDN, but we're extending the support lifecycle of the SOAP toolkit. The new dates are as follows...
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    Good Customer Support? (by CalvinH)

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    Sometime last Thursday night or early Friday morning, my home network stopped working. I discovered this first by trying to access my home network from my office using remote desktop. I kept getting connection errors. When I got home Friday night, my...
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    May letter on MSDN VFP web site (by Ken Levy)

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vfoxpro/letters/ Get the latest information about the next version of Visual FoxPro and download samples for Visual FoxPro 8.0.
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    Read this post! (by yag)

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    For those of you (like me) who are really into the promise of the Community Tech Previews that we've started, read this post by Mark Cliggett. He explains what is going on behind the scenes. I'm totally with Mark on this one - I think that the CTP's will...
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    Mairéad Áine O’ Donovan VS DATA Release Program Manager

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    To provide an introduction to myself, first and foremost my name is Mairéad Áine O’ Donovan, if you’re Irish you’ll have no problem pouncing the first part of my name, if you think of parade and place an M in front then that’s...
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    Adding VS DATA Members Biographies to VS DATA Team blog

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    We are in the process of updating the VS DATA team blog with biographies of the VS DATA team members. To kick start the process here is an introduction to Yag<Yair Alan Griver>. A picture will soon be on it's way to go along with the introduction...
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    Yair Alan Griver <aka Yag>

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    Yair Alan Griver is the Group Manager for the Visual Studio Data group. As Group Manager, Alan’s teams produce the tools used inside of Visual Studio .NET, Office and SQL Server that surface data capabilities, as well as Visual FoxPro. Alan is focusing...
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    More on Whidbey API deprecation (by yag)

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    Last week I blogged about our work on being open about API deprecation. We've posted a document that goes through the steps we're going to be taking in marking an API obsolete and deprecating it. The key is that we'll be obsoleting things over a period...
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    Cool VFP stuff - Field repositories (by John Koziol)

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    For a project at work, I recently downloaded and was messing around with a third-party tool. While this is not a review, I wanted to comment on the field repository concept. A field repository is kind of like domains in other databases or parent classes...
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    Early VS2005 deprecation info (by yag)

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    A number of us have been working on a standard approach for letting people know early what is being deprecated between releases of the framework. We have an early look at MsCorLib available on Brad's blog. The idea here is that the deprecated members...
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    .NET coding contest! (by yag)

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    This is really cool. Roy Osherove , Mike Gunderloy , Frans Bouma and (maybe) Rory Blyth have gotten together and are running a Most useful addin/macro for Visual Studio .NET contest. Check out the rules and the prizes !
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    Visual Studio and Office (by yag)

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    In Robert's description of our keynote this week, he includes some sample code from our demo of Visual Studio Tools for Office. The demo showed expenses from a web service being use to fill an Excel expense report. Eric Carter describes some of the programming...
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    Great post on testing and the FTP (by yag)

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    Clay has a great post about what a full test pass is all about here at Microsoft. He also gets into some of the new control designer capabilities of VS 2005. If you're interested in seeing a real test case, this is the post for you.
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    VB FAQ now available (by yag)

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    Congrats to the VB team for starting up a “frequently asked questions” blog . I've been hoping to see this since I always enjoy the C# one as well. I think having the VB MVPs involved is a great idea - and I hope other teams pick up on this...
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    Paul Vick is a rock star! (by yag)

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    Speaking of rock stars (why do I keep mistyping that as “starts”?), Paul Vick is interviewed by Dev Source in their “.NET Rock Stars” series. I have got to bring green M&Ms to my next meeting with Paul. <g>
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    Last day at VS Connections in Orlando (by yag)

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    Well, it's been a busy and fun conference here at VS Connections . The keynote went well - Robert beat me to a description . I've enjoyed meeting with a bunch of people here - both folks that I already knew, and some new ones. People seem to be pretty...
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    Comments from VFP MVPs during the April MVP Summit (by Ken Levy)

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    Earlier this month, the MVP Summit brought about 1,500 MVPs to Microsoft in Seattle, 30 of which were VFP MVPs. During the summit conference, the VFP MVPs spent a full day with key members of the VFP team receiving exclusive demos of new features in VFP...
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    VFP 9.0 beta download coming in June (by Ken Levy)

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    In early June the VFP team will release a public beta of VFP 9.0 for free download on msdn.com . To correspond with that release, Microsoft will be releasing several new technical whitepapers on msdn.com about the VFP 9.0 beta. In addition, articles about...
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    VB.NET stress utility for SQL Server 2000 (by yag)

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    I came across this article on CodeProject . Alberto Venditti wrote an application that can be used to stress test your SQL Server 2000 database. I haven't gone into it in depth yet, but it looked interesting enough that I wanted to let y'all know that...
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    Which comes first, the database or the application UI? (by yag)

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    Interesting blog post and comments at Kent Tegels site. It discusses whether you should focus on the database design or the application UI first. I'll post some comments about this later - probably after I return at the end of next week.
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    It's way too late to get some sleep (by yag)

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    It's 3:51am, and I just finished packing for my flight to Orlando. I'll be at VS Connections next week - say hello if you're there. With my free time, I'm gonna try to post a bunch of random things that I've been collecting. Clear the decks as it were...
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