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  • Dean Rowe's WebLog

    Windows DVD Maker

    I know I haven't posted much recently, but I'm hoping to fix that, especially as more and more information comes out about Windows Vista. The main thing I've been working on is Windows DVD Maker. Eric Gunnerson (who is on our team) has already posted...
  • SharePoint Memory Dump

    Sharepint Discussion webpart-Can we do it better

    Recently I am doing a sharepoint implementation for my client. Had a requrement to implement custom webpart that offers more functionality, something like aspnet forums. The out of the box implementation did not meet our requirements. Trying to write...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    It's Here! It's Here!

    And, no, it's not the new phonebook . It's my Kraft Foods gamepad and it arrived in the mail today. I only had time to plug it in to see if Windows recognized it. Sure enough, it shows up in Control Panel as "USB Joystick" (how original). The Properties...
  • Marco Dorantes' WebLog

    Pillars of our trade

    Very good article in IEEE Software January/Februry 2006 magazine: Looking for Powerful Abstractions by Rebecca J. Wirfs-Brock "Finding the right level of abstraction takes practice and experimentation. There are times when both concrete classes and...
  • D/1195

    High Availability Computing at Microsoft

    Published: 12/09/05 This value card describes how the Microsoft Corporation Information Technology group (Microsoft IT) is able to achieve high availability for its mission critical systems. Microsoft IT proves the Microsoft Windows Server platform...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Why is there a RegisterMceApp.dll and a RegisterMceApp.exe?

    One of the things I noticed when I first started looking into the Media Center SDK to try to build a Media Center add-in was that the SDK includes a file named RegisterMceApp.dll that is designed to be used in MSI-based setup packages that install Media...
  • Steve Rowe's Blog

    Lisp and Ruby

    I recently came across Paul Graham's essay, Beating the Averages where he talks glowingly about Lisp. It piqued my interest in this language. Another language I've been toying with learning is Ruby. Lisp is compiled (at least it can be) and Ruby is purely...
  • jfo's coding

    A different kind of key altogether: keyed collections

    In most of the commonly used collections in Windows Forms 2.0, you'll find that they also take a string in addition to an integer index. The string corresponds to the "Name" property on the corresponding item. this.button1 = new System.Windows.Forms...
  • The All TECHNICAL Blog

    Why do not DCM Reports show the data from a recent run of DCM?

    Well, there can be several reasons why the data is not being shown in the DCM Reports. DCM Reporting is not real-time. In this post, I am attempting to address all the valid reasons. The Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM) Solution Accelerator comes...
  • frankarr - an aussie microsoft blogger

    80-20 Retention Server for Microsoft SharePoint - no cost EDRM

    I got an email from David Gillespie, who is the CTO for 80-20 Software , a great local ISV focusing on document and records management technologies with a focus on corporate governance, risk and compliance (GRC) management. Well, these guys have just...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Windows RSS Platform = RSS everywhere

    The IE blog posted some interesting RSS / Windows info this morning : "You might have seen or read about the RSS functionality in the user interface of IE7 Beta 2 Preview. There is a bit more to it then just letting users subscribe and read feeds...
  • Parag's Weblog

    Getting 'Webform_Postbackoptions is undefined’ errors in ASP.NET 2.0

    Issue ==== I recently got an issue where customer ASP.NET 2.0 website on IIS and on one of the aspx pages he was using RangeValidator control. Browsing to that aspx page was giving client side Java script errors ‘ Webform_Postbackoptions is undefined...
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