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  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Media Center in the Vista December 2005 CTP has a time bomb

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    As I am sure those of you on the Windows Vista Community Technology Preview (CTP) and beta program have already noticed, the Media Center bits in the most recent Vista CTP (December 2005) contain a timebomb. That means that if you try to launch Media...
  • Paul Cornell

    Getting Started

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    Hi! My name is Paul Cornell, and I am a Documentation Manager for Microsoft Visual Studio . What does a Documentation Manager do, you may ask? Well, simply put, I guide teams of writers and editors to produce high-quality technical documentation on time...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    Create your own Word Search puzzles

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    I wrote a Word Search generating program in C++ (308 lines) years ago: my brother used it to generate a puzzle including all the girls in his 8 th grade class, which was 22 years ago: about 1984 (sounds Orwellian<g>). I wrote one in C# (456 lines...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    SQL Server 2005 Up & Running Roadshow

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    Just seen this http://www.windowsitpro.com/roadshows/sqlservereurope/ . "Get the facts about deploying SQL Server 2005 in one information-packed day. SQL Server experts will present practical, real-world information in three tracks--administration...
  • Benjamin Wright-Jones

    New SQL Server Web Data Administrator (Work in Progress)

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    Although work is still in progress, I am impressed by the screenshots of the new version of Web Data Administrator for SQL Server http://microsoftsqltools.com/photos/screen_shots/images/17/original.aspx . Go here for more http://microsoftsqltools.com...
  • ChandruR's Blog

    Configuring TempDB for Optimal TFS Performance

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    As any complex database application would Team Foundation Server uses TempDB both explicitly and implicitly. In addition the Version Control component will use Read Committed Snapshot Isolation (RCSI) in RTM for improved concurrency. RCSI is a new feature...
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    SMTP/POP3 email component for .NET Compact Framework for free!!!

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    Gaurav Khanna just posted CSLMail - SMTP/POP3 email component for .NET Framework AND .NET Compact Framework - in his own words: CSLMail 2.0 is a free and feature rich .NET based email component, which supports the SMTP and POP3 protocols, completing...
  • Answers and Observations

    SQL Server Auto Shrink Option

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    Most SQL DBAs know that automatically shrinking a SQL Server DB is not a recommended practice since it can cause serious performance degradation. I had a customer that was running a weekly batch process that deleted a large amount of data then re-inserted...
  • Test Embedded

    A Blast from the Past ... Paul Allen Style

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    A resource for computer history. PDP Planet is a portal into the Paul Allen collection of Digital Equipment Corporation mainframes and minicomputers, where pride of place is given to two PDP-10 systems (a 2065 running the Tops-10 operating system, and...
  • Paul Maher's Blog

    Developer Dave Website Update

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    Thanks to all of you who have provided excellent feedback on the new Microsoft Application Security website. I should start by saying we have a long list of actions based on your input. To my frustration...because of course these things take time....
  • Paul Maher's Blog

    The Developer Highway Code

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    I'm very excited, we are almost ready to publish the Microsoft Application Security - Developer Highway Code handbook. I've included the back page of the Highway Code below, by way of an introduction. The Developer Highway Code will be made available...
  • FrankPr's World of Devices

    How to destroy your credit card with your Pocket PC case...

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    I have to tell you this story, because it amazed me, showing how blind you can sometimes be to the obvious... Recently my local ATM, when fed with my Maestro card , told me it would not recognize the card. Hmm, so let's try a different ATM - same result...
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