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  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    New features in VB.Net 9 (Orcas)

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    MSDN has just published an article that gives you a great overview of the new features in the next version of the Visual Basic language (VB9). Except from the conclusion: Visual Basic 9.0 introduces a variety of new features. In this document...
  • Andy Harjanto's InfoCard WebLog

    More Materials on InfoCard

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    For those of you who missed PDC, now you can download "InfoCard" PDC presentations from PDC ComNet. One presentation ( Identity, Access, "InfoCard," and the Identity Metasystem ) was given by our architect, JohnShew, and the other talk ( Developing Federated...
  • I know the answer (it's 42)

    C# : Property vs. field

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    Recently there was an email-thread in the internal C# group on the usage of property vs. field. The question raised was in case a class implements properties, is it still ok to go ahead and access the field directly from other methods of the same...
  • TabBlogger

    Aero Glass and Tablets

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    I got my first peek at a Tablet running Aero Glass yesterday. Wow! Considering that it's currently all visual effect and not really worth anything other than eye candy, it was hardly worth the effort/expense involved to make this particular Tablet run...
  • TabBlogger

    Nintendo DS and Touch Input

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    While I'm on the subject of touch input, I want to talk about Nintendo's DS. I got my DS back in December '04 and have been fascinated by the many different application gestures they recognize, particularly in WarioWare: Touched! They use the mic,...
  • Diary of a modern typographer

    További képernyőképek

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    Sikerült még néhány képet elkapnom a SharePointv3-as Web Content Management és Biztalk futures előadásokról . Kizárólag értő szemeknek ajánlom ;)...
  • jamescon's WebLog

    Why Workflow? Why Windows Workflow Foundation? And what are the scenarios?

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    One of the most common questions I get from developers after talking about Windows Workflow Foundation is Why? Why use workflow rather than code? What are the benefits of Windows Workflow Foundation? What are the scenarios it addresses? Dennis Pilarinos...
  • Jensen Harris: An Office User Interface Blog

    Formatting: An Act In Three Plays

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    One challenge that some people have raised against a gallery-based approach to formatting is that "all of the documents are going to look the same." In today's episode, I'll explain why I'm not overly concerned about this and in the process share with...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    How good are the Express editions?

    Last night I installed VB Express on my Tablet PC and had a play with it. Here are some observations... First of all - integration with SQL Server 2005 Express edition (free) is pretty well baked in from the Setup stage (it gives you the option to...
  • jamescon's WebLog

    Please Aditya...show us the cool stuff in the Workflow Designer Framework!

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    I just noticed that Aditya Bhandarkar started his blog. Aditya is a a developer on the Windows Workflow Foundation team that works on the only visual aspect of the technology - the designers! There are a lot of very cool things you can do with the...
  • jamescon's WebLog

    Installing Windows Workflow Foundation

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    Several people in the Windows Workflow Foundation Forum have been running into various installation issues with Windows Workflow Foundation Beta 1. So the install steps here on the WindowsWorkflow.net community site. One of the most common issues people...
  • David Wang

    HOWTO: Diagnose IIS6 failing to accept connections due to Connections_Refused

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    Recently, I have seen a bunch of questions asking: "IIS6 runs fine for X amount of time [where X varies from days to weeks] and then all of a sudden, it stops accepting all connections. If I restart/reboot the server, then it is fine again... until X...
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