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  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Is C# missing checked exceptions?

    An interesting thread on SlashDot asks if a developer should learn C# or Java as a 2nd year student . In typical SlashDot form, there are the usual uneducated anti-MS bashing comments on missing features that actually exist or comparisons of features...
  • WebLog de Stéphane PAPP [MSFT]

    Voeux pour 2006

    En cette période de vœux et peu de temps avant le traditionnel message visionnaire de Bill Gates, je vais formuler mes propres souhaits. Je souhaiterais que 2006 soit l’année de la progression du niveau de compétence des administrateurs de systèmes...
  • A Freaky Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blog

    Merry Xmas and a Happy New CRM :)

    Thank you for all those uplifting emails and peptalks. I will continue posting on this freaky blog. I will try to write better so we dont get mix ups. I wanted to wish all my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New CRM, i mean year ;)
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    the meaning of five nines

    Phil Wainewright provides a reminder of what all these nines mean : 99.5% — 43.76 hours (an entire working week, and more) 99.7% — 26.30 hours (more than three working days) 99.9% — 8.77 hours (more than one working day) 99.95% — 4.38 hours...
  • David Wang

    IIS and Virtual Server Conversations Part 2

    Question: I am a 'nuts&bolts' guy - I need to know what kind of nuts and bolts to use for what kind of job, I don't need to know about the philosophy of why the nuts are having their threads inverted. Nuts and bolts have a practical use. I just...
  • David Wang

    IIS and Virtual Server Conversations

    Question: In preparation to installing Virtual Server, and acknowledging the fact that it needs IIS, I would like to know: Is there any specific setup to perform on the IIS before I configure VS? Or, will it just need to be there? Also, since...
  • J.D. Meier's Blog

    Security Wiki on Channel9

    Today, I cleaned up my Security Wiki on Channel9 at The purpose of this Wiki is to let me share information that may not be completely fit and finish like on MSDN. This comes in handy for a few things: EcoSystem...
  • Satisfy Me

    Of interest: NORAD Santa Tracker

    This year, I'll spend tomorrow nite with my kids on line tracking Satna Claus on the NORAD Santa Tracker . This site gets better every year, and this year we found a bunch of great things for kids to do on line... perfect after-dinner fare. I also expect...
  • Nagi Punyamurthula

    Microsoft Internet Information Server 6.0, Windows 2003 and the HTTP Compression Feature

    Microsoft Internet Information Server 6.0 packaged with Windows 2003 comes with HTTP Compression feature. When enabled on the server, this feature compresses web pages and the content within thereby allowing for faster transport and rendering of web pages...
  • One Louder

    Here's a Little Holiday Shopping Tip from Me to You

    So since we are on the topic of food and wine, here's a little holiday shopping tip for you. I was reminded of this earlier this week while reading Food and Wine magazines description of good "supermarket" wines. So before people start to wonder if I...
  • Rob Caron

    Visual Guide to Installing Team Foundation Server

    Andy Leonard is working on a series of articles that present a visual guide to installing Team Foundation Server (currently for the December 2005 CTP) in a single-server deployment in a Virtual PC from the ground up. You may recall that Dave Bost wrote...
  • Paul Andrew

    MapPoint Web Services Routing for New Zealand

    I spent some time today trying out the MapPoint Web Services and the mapping data for New Zealand. I've been trying to get ASP.NET Atlas working so that the map updates seamlessly when you drag it. I can't quite get it working so I took it out and the...
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