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  • craigrow

    Technology in the morning

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    We're doing a WDK presentation this morning for a bunch of driver development groups. When we arrived yesterday we discovered that each attendee had been provided with two systems, a laptop and a 64-bit system connected via cross-over cable. We decided...
  • frice's WebLog

    Writing Technical Articles - Part 3

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    To recap, you've created a plan and an outline for your article. You've also added code samples or created the "to-die-for" tool or utility. And you've written your article as clearly and concisely as appropriate. Now it time for the scary part: letting...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    SQL Server 2005 Resources

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    There are some great SQL Server 2005 webcasts appearing on http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2005.mspx which can be downloaded for offline viewing (always good when you're on the road etc.). I also like the SSIS MSDN resource http...
  • Direct Reports

    For If You Cannot Fly (Updating Linked Report Page Settings)

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    I previously showed how you can programmatically set the page size properties (used by the print control) for a specific report on the server. I created an updated version of this sample that will set the page properties for all linked reports on your...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Beresheit, with sidekicks (from the New Yorker, via Monica Cellio's blog)

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    Monica (old friend from college) linked to it, I nearly had to clean up my monitor after reading it... Day No. 1: And the Lord God said, “Let there be light,” and lo, there was light. But then the Lord God said, “Wait, what if I make it a sort...
  • Roberdan

    Office System sp2 (include sps/wss)

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    Alcune novità introdotte dal service pack 2, in corsivo le segnalazioni per alcuni miei clienti. SharePoint Portal Server · Updated with the ability to synchronize patches to database schema as well as binaries. · Support for Windows on Windows...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Compiling a language to C#

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    Several people have written me to say that they're writing their own language (let's say 'X') and they compile their language to C# and then compile C# to IL. This is instead of directly compiling X to IL. This can be attractive because: 1) using C# constructs...
  • Jerome Carron's Weblog

    A Homecoming of Sorts

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    Well after 5+ years with MCS (Microsoft’s Consulting Services) I’ve returned to the evangelism world joining the Canadian Developer Platform Evangelism team (you can read Mark’s announcement from his blog ). It is a sort of homecoming – prior to MCS I...
  • CloudSec

    New Blog to discuss developer security for.NET

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    Here is a new blog I am creating in msdn to discuss topics related to developing secure code in .NET
  • Direct Reports

    The Red Line (PDC Wrap Up)

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    It was a presenter's worst nightmare. I was in the middle of my PDC Power Hour demo and my laptop froze. The CPU was at 99% and the mouse was hanging. I found out later that I had experienced some sort of hardware malfunction that only appears after 10...
  • James Manning's blog

    use this if it's non-null, otherwise use this default - the ?? feature

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    This isn't really "new", just a reminder of a neat feature, especially for those of us used to doing something very similar. It works great on Nullable<T> too! using System; class Program { static void Main ( string [] args) {...
  • All About Interop

    Oracle: .NET Stored Procedures, etc

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    .NET Stored Procedures for Oracle10gR2, etc. Here's a presentation from OracleWorld by Christian Shay of Oracle, on how .NET devs can exploit new .NET features in Oracle 10gR2. Really cool. One of the capabilities allows you can write Oracle stored...
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