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  • SQL Protocols

    VSS: SQL Server does not exist or access denied

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    I recently worked on three customer issues. In all those cases, customers were not able to backup databases using Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). MSDEWriter does not show up with “vssadmin list writers”. And VSS logs the following error message...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Blogware interop scenarios

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    Here are the scenarios I care about when it comes to blogware interop : Background (these are scenarios , I'm not actually in this situation!): I run a blog. It runs ok, the software misses some features, but I'll make do, because I have so much...
  • Kintan's

    Steven Sinofsky describes Program Management

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    While the role of Program Management is one of the very few roles in the software industry that is exclusive to Microsoft, the tangible responsibilities of the role are still not set in stone. Steven Sinofsky (senior VP of Office and a former Program...
  • View from the Cube

    Under Utilized ISV Resource

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    The Microsoft Partner Program provides ISVs with many valuable resources. I am always surprised at how few of our ISV partners are aware of and utilize the ISV Advisory Service. This service provides proactive support beyond your break-fix product maintenance...
  • Jamie's Junk

    Extending Analytical Capabilities of SQL Server with SPSS

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    For those of you who still want more from SQL BI, you can now download the SPSS Statistical Services for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Preview which adds statistical analyses to the BI Dev Studio and some custom transforms to SQL Server Integration Services...
  • Rob Caron

    Converting NUnit Tests to Team System

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    James Newkirk has released the first RC of his NUnit conversion tool for migrating NUnit unit tests to Visual Studio 2005 Team System: The first Release Candidate of the NUnit Converter has been uploaded to the GotDotNet workspace. It supports the...
  • Bit-cycling

    Steven Sinofsky on PM

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    Office head honcho Steven Sinofsky posted last week about Program Management. Whew -- and I thought my post was long. Related to a discussion I had in SF last week with some colleagues, here's his list of some of the qualities that make a great PM...
  • East Region Microsoft CRM Blog

    Interested in Microsoft CRM Hosted? (Or Hosting Microsoft CRM)

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    There is a ton of data on how to and what it will take... Simon has posted the link to a great webinar that tells you about the "rest" of the Microsoft stack and how hosting works with it. Are you planning on hosting? If so, let me know so we can start...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Well, it is time for a change for me.

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    Well, it is time for a change for me. On January 16th I'll be starting my new job (moving outside of MSDN and TechNet team but still within Microsoft and still at Redmond) within the Data Programmability (DP) team (within SQL / WinFS). I'll blog more...
  • East Region Microsoft CRM Blog

    Start thinking about events!!!

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    So in the past couple of weeks, I have been to several events with local partners. IF YOU AREN'T DOING EVENTS, YOU SHOULD START NOW!!!! We will start in order they happened from oldest to most recent... Intelligix had an AWESOME event at the opening...
  • edhild's WebLog

    Generate a PowerPoint Presentation based on Site Data

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    Wow. Two posts in the same day. Hopefully that makes up for the long delay! If you couldn't tell I was heads down in a proof-of-concept, but I'm at least posting all the goodies :) So this next piece isn't something I highly recommend. But it is great...
  • James Newkirk's Blog

    NUnit Converter V1.0 RC1

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    The first Release Candidate of the NUnit Converter has been uploaded to the GotDotNet workspace. It supports the following: NUnit 2.1 and 2.2 Visual Studio 2005 Team System - Released Version Developer Suite Team Suite Guidance Automation...
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