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    A volcanic community eruption (by Ken Levy)

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    To add to what yag says in his entry below about community. Ricardo Wenger can also be listed among those names for contributing significantly to the improved community activity at Microsoft (internally and externally). Ricardo is the former group manager...
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    Community, community, community - or one reason I love working here (by yag)

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    Just wanted to point to an awesome post by Josh (yo, Josh – it’s Alan or Yair or yag, not Alen <g>). Ken Levy and I were interviewed today for Scoble’s “Channel 9” – and we got into a bit of a discussion of community...
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    Preparing SQL Statements (by yag)

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    I was involved in an email thread this week about optimization and a discussion of the ability to prepare SQL statements (as ADO, ADO.NET and Fox all let you do) before running them came up. There is an on going misconception about prepare. There are...
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    More On VFP and Windows XP XP2 NX ... Samples and What-not (by John Koziol)

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    For background information, please refer to my prior post on this topic. Also, there's an excellent paper on advanced COM and VFP in particular, located at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnfoxgen7/html/vfpandcom.asp ...
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    Creating Tablet PC Applications with Visual FoxPro (by Mike Stewart)

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    Learn how to use the Tablet PC Platform SDK to capture digital ink, recognize handwriting in Visual FoxPro applications, handle events raised by Tablet PC controls, and persist ink to files. We've tested extensively with VFP 8.0 and Tablet PCs to make...
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    "Getting Things Done" blog (by yag)

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    A while ago, I wrote about the David Allen seminar “Getting Things Done” that I took here at Microsoft. Well, after some prompting by Scoble , Jason Womack now has a blog. Subscribed.
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    API usability (by yag)

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    Earlier I mentioned that Paul Vick is on a Roll . I’ve gotta say that Steven Clarke rocks. He’s been doing a killer set of blog entries on the cognitive dimensions framework used to help determine API usability. He posted another today . The...
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    Explaining the MSDE Workload Governor (by yag)

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    Here's another useful thing for you MSDE users. People are often confused by the workload governor in MSDE - they think that MSDE is limited in number of users. This whitepaper explains how the governor actually works - and shows how things scale in MSDE...
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    Working on the VFP 9.0 product box (by Ken Levy)

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    I've been in meetings and on email threads this past week kicking off the process within Microsoft to create the new product (branding, packaging, rebates, etc) for Visual FoxPro 9.0. We are thinking of including a screen shot on the back of the box this...
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    Visual FoxPro and Windows XP SP2 (by John Koziol)

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    There have been some questions in the VFP community about what issues there are with Visual FoxPro applications under Windows XP SP2. At this time, we're still testing but we do know some basic information. Basically, the vast majority of applications...
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    March letter on MSDN VFP web site (by Ken Levy)

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    OK, here is my first blog entry on the new VS Data weblog. Entering my first blog entry reminds me of a line from a movie called What About Bob with Bill Murray, but instead of saying “I'm sailing“, I'll now say “Hey, I'm blogging! I...
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    Newsgator addons rock! (by yag)

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    Like many others, I use Newsgator as my news aggregator – allowing me to use Outlook for all my reading. Thanks to a post by KC Lemson, I went to Greg Reinacker’s blog and found how to move some of the posts to my smartphone. One Newsgator...
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    VFP9 SQL Enhancements (by yag)

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    I was reading the Universal Thread (one of the many great 3 rd party sites I go through every week) and came across a question by Kevin Goff who wanted to know more about the SQL enhancements coming in Visual FoxPro 9. In addition to the information that...
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    Light weight SQL Server/MSDE administrator (by yag)

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    I realized I forgot to post this when we started the blog... The SQL Server Web Data Administrator is available for free download. It's a light weight, web-based administration tool for SQL Server or MSDE databases. I've heard from many of you over...
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    Paul Vick's book is here! (by yag)

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    Paul Vick's book The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language is available from online sources, and should be in your local store soon. Paul's one of the key language designers on the VB team here, and I've had the pleasure of working with him on a number...
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    Keeping your inbox empty (by yag)

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    Scoble asks “how do you deal with a huge amount of mail”? Like him, I took David Allen's course at Microsoft around 18 months ago. It spread like wildfire around the VB team (I was a Lead PM there at the time) and Chris Dias (I think it was...
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    The Future of Data Modeling in VS & SQL Server! (by Tim Laverty)

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    Michael Raheem (from the SQL Server Group) and I just posted a survey in regards to data modeling to public newsgroups. If you're interested in the future of data modeling in VS and the SQL Server tools, please read on... Are you using a Data Modeling...
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    ASP.NET Security (by yag)

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    Julia Lerman is posting a bunch of messages on security . She's an old friend, and yes, Julia, I promise to make it out there one day... <g>
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    Douglas Adams (by yag)

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    Darien posted an article about Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker’s Guide series today and it got me thinking about the time I was lucky enough to be invited over to his house in Santa Barbara for dinner. It was one of the most enjoyable dinners of...
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    Calvin, Monkeys, Tolstoy and Shakespeare (by yag)

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    Calvin Hsia is the lead developer on Visual FoxPro and is always coming up with interesting bits of example code. It usually starts with the two of us together and him saying “back when I was in college…” <g> Anyway, today...
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    Paul Vick is on a roll... (by yag)

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    Paul has another great post that discusses the decision making process when designing a language. In this one, he talks about the VB Is operator .
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    My favorite thing about Yukon (by yag)

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    So, I’m at SeaTac Airport and I have my PASS (Professional Association for SQL Server) backpack (I did part of a keynote there this year). Someone asks me about the conference and we start talking about Yukon and Visual Studio (and yes, I feel like...
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    Wow, my first blog entry.... by Lance Delano

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    ... and, I come crashing into the present with my first Blog. I'm Lance Delano a program manager for VS Data. We're actively engaged in looking at future work these days for the Server Explorer, Database Designer (and associated table designer) and query...
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    Visual FoxPro “Europa” preview in the San Francisco Bay Area

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    (posted by yag) Just wanted to let y’all know that I’ll be previewing the next version of Visual FoxPro at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View, CA on March 18 th . It’s a joint event sponsored by the Bay Area Association of Database...
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    VB Compilation

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    (posted by yag) One of the folks on our team (Ken Levy) suggested that we put our names at the start of a blog post – so you don’t have to read to the bottom to see who posted. Figured I’d give that a try. VS Data is part...
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