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  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    ISV Touchdown Briefings – New York

    Thanks to all who attended the ISV Touchdown briefings today. As promised I have posted the session decks and they can be downloaded: Session 1: Introducing the Visual Studio 2005 Team System Session 2: Language Update Session 3: What’s new...
  • Paddy Srinivasan's WebLog

    Blue Ocean Strategies

    The book I am reading right now is called "Blue Ocean Strategies". It talks about how companies should focus on developing new markets and fundamentally change the game rather than focus its energy on "Red Oceans" which denotes existing market place where...
  • Smart Client Data

    Case sensitive or not sensitive

    In a Dataset, case sensitive seems only apply to the data not to the schema Within a dataset, table and column names are by default case-insensitive — that is, a table in a dataset called "Customers" can also be referred to as "customers." This matches...
  • Dan Sellers's WebLog

    Security is a Process and not a Product

    Over and over I hear developers asking for a product that will secure their code. Unfortunately, there is no product, or at least that I know of, that can analyze a thousand or tens of thousand lines of code, find every possible security vulnerability...
  • A Canuck In The Machine

    More From Rick On Web 2.0

    Rick continues his "analysis" of the topic of the month -
  • SharePoint Apps: Alexander Malek's weblog

    Data View formatting: the basics

    I'm very happy to say that formatting a Data View works exactly the way you'd expect/want - you simply select the field you want to format, use the HTML formatting toolbar and voila: 'it just works'. a quick example: let's say you wanted to highlight...
  • Ozzie Rules Blogging

    Productivity study for VB2005 and ASP.NET 2.0

    We're executing a productivity study that's designed to measure how much more productive developing in VB2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 than developing in VB6 and ASP is. The study is being executed by contract through VeriTest and is expected to be completed in...
  • Somasegar's blog

    Security Guidance for Applications

    One of the biggest requests from our customers is for us to share what we have learnt and know about writing secure software with developers around the world. Our Patterns and Practices team has done just that. Here is the index to the security guidance...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    RSS on the Visual Studio 2005 Start Page

    Here's a neat little trick which a lot of people don't seem to know about. The information provided on the Visual Studio 2005 start page comes from the MSDN Visual Studio 2005 RSS feed. It turns out that the RSS source is configurable: - Go to Tools...
  • .:blog.iainmcdonald

    It's been,like, months!

    I suppose I should be called lame-o for my lack of updating this thing. I did a video on channel9.msdn a couple of weeks ago – you can find it here. . Other stuff? I did tech.ed New Zealand &...
  • SQL Server Engine Tips

    SQL Server 2005 features that are dependent on Windows Server 2003...

    The question about what features are supported by SQL Server 2005 running on Windows Server 2003 comes up quite often. So below are some of the features that are depends on the OS and brief description about them. 1. Password policy/expiration check...
  • In the Trenches

    PIDL Me This: The Explorer Storage Architecture

    I'd like as a baseline to briefly discuss some of the high-level concepts of the shell storage architecture. This topic is discussed in greater detail elsewhere (here too), but I'm going use more modern terminology and paint only a conceptual and perhaps more idealistic picture than actually exists....
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