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  • votive, wix, vsip, and all things microsoft

    Validation of the Votive Roadmap

    I've gotten a lot of validation for the roadmap I laid out in my last blog entry via the wix-devs mailing list. Most people say that while it's unfortunate that support for Visual Studio 2003 will be cut off, if I get more for free by switching to the...
  • Angel Saenz-Badillos

    JDBC getting started with the 2005 JDBC driver for Sql Server 2000 and Sql server 2005

    If you had told me a year ago that I would be working on a JDBC driver I would have honestly thought you were kidding. If you had suggested a ship date concurrent with Sql Server 2005 (within a reasonable window) I would have laughed out loud. This is...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    SQL Courses available in Wellington.

    If you are interested - there is some training coming up in Wellington on SQL 2005. There is a small cost involved, but this is a great opportunity to some SQL 2005 training for a low cost. Subjects being offered include: • MS SQL Server...
  • The SQL Apostle

    Free E-Learning Courses

    I don't know if it has been blogged about before .... but Microsoft is giving away free E-Learning courses for SQL Server 2005. Offer is valid till November 1, 2005 ... so make the best out of it. ...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Why does a .NET developer need or want BizTalk?

    Somebody asked me the other day why he, as a .NET Developer, would be interested in BizTalk Server. If I only had one line with which to answer, I would tell my friend to invest an hour of time and watch the replay of Aaron Skonnard 's webcast, " An...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    Where is the Closest Starbucks to the Golden Gate Bridge?

    Hi there I flew back from San Francisco this morning at 5am and have finally caught up enough to go home from work. I got 8 hours sleep in the new spacious economy class steats on the new Air New Zealand plane... their new start/stop seat back video/music...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Pop Quiz!

    Ok class. Get out your pencils for another pop quiz. Without using anything beyond your mind, answer the following question: Consider the following code: public class A < T1 > { public T1 a; public class B < T2 > : A < T2 >...
  • Glen's old blog

    Will build future for food...

    I've got a nephew who's trying to break into the computer industry. He's one of those kids who can build machines, install an OS, configure networking, etc. But he sells himself short on his potential - which I know is huge. He says he's a very hard...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    Are you in the Syracuse area?

    Great developers and information is what we are all about here in the Northeast! I am really happy to say that I am now working with the upstate NY area. If you live in that area please drop me an email and introduce yourself! For those in the Syracuse...
  • Nigel Parker's Outside Line

    Are you ready for SQL Server 2005?

    With SQL Server releasing on the 7th of November 2005, now is the optimal time to become hands on with this technology. Lucas Searle is the product manager for SQL Server in New Zealand. Lucas has organised three • MS SQL Server 2005 Database Infrastructure...
  • Inside Architecture

    A Case For and Against the Enterprise Library

    I've been an architect for a while now, but, as far as being an architect within the walls of Microsoft, today was day one. Already, I've run into an interesting issue: when it is better to forgo the code of the Enterprise Library and roll your own...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    India - $250 PCs running Microsoft XP Starter Edition

    BBC reports that an Indian PC manufacturer, HCL Infosystems, is helping the Indian government to reach their target of increasing the number of PCs- from 15 million today and five million net connections to 75 million computers and 45 million net connections...
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