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  • Bruce Prang's Blog

    SSMS Command line params

    This is something that I don't think many people are familiar with. I'm a little hesitent to mention them as it is a bit of the "use a screwdriver as a hammer" type solution. But here we go. SSMS has a number of command line options which allow you...
  • Public Sector Developer Weblog

    New .NET Framework 2.0 features

    In the latest MSDN TV episode, Kit and Ari talk about a bunch of new and not yet well known additions to the .NET Framework 2.0 Watch it (stream) or download it from here:
  • Richard Seroter - SoCal BizTalk Musings

    Interesting Community BizTalk Adapter

    Just noticed a new community-developed BizTalk adapter, and thought I'd pass the word on. The BizTalk Scheduled Task Adapter on GotDotNet looks like an interesting way to use BizTalk alongside tasks that run on set occasions. Also, good comments...
  • Spot the Bug!

    Spot the Bug - November 28, 2005

    Some people commented that the last bug was too easy, and it was, but buffer overruns are still common enough that I wanted to send the point home. This one is a bit more challenging. Courtesy of Neelay Shah, Consultant, Foundstone void Socket_Setup(...
  • Kam VedBrat

    Gecko Tip correction

    The folks behind GeckoTip contacted me and pointed me to a better link for it, along with a newer version that has some important improvements. To get the right/latest one, go here:
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    Extracting Files from a .MSI package

    The Scenario One needs to retrieve a couple of files from a windows installer package (.MSI file). One could install the MSI and find the files in the *Program Files* folder but there are problesm: can take too long to perform the installation...
  • David L's Blog

    The sponsor ship sets sail!

    As a Developer Evangelist I spend a lot of time using technology and evangelising technology. And I've realised one thing, there is no substitute for hands-on product experience. For example, in the early days of VSTS, I used to speak emphatically about...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Adding assemblies to the Add References dialog in Visual Studio 2005

    I heard from a customer and a Microsoft employee asking how to register new assemblies so that they will be listed in the Add References dialog in Visual Studio 2005 . I have always done this in the past by using the Browse button and finding a copy of...
  • DevDiv Servicing Team Blog

    MSDN Forums Answer Marking

    One of the major community channels we have been working on in the DDCPX team is the new MSDN Forums . Our forums have been very successful so far (over 1,500 confirmed answers last week alone !) and one of the reasons is our "answer marking" ability...
  • Geek Runs Through My Veins

    Developing MSBee - Part 3

    In Part 1, I mentioned an issue regarding AssemblySearchPaths. Specifically, Microsoft.Common.targets contains a property group whose elements define a registry path. The corresponding values of subkeys underneath the registry path contain certain Whidbey...
  • Ben Armstrong

    QIX under Virtual PC

    QIX is one of the oldest arcade games I know of - and while it is rather fun - the stories that people tried to develop around it were bizarre to say the least. The basis of QIX is that you control this little diamond and attempt to 'box in' a quick moving...
  • shlock (1) - Nigels Retrospective

    New Microsoft ANZ Architecture Resource Centre is now live!!!

    At long last, our new landing page for ANZ architects is now live at . I'll be tweaking the content and getting teh RSS stuff up and working over the next couple of weeks - suggestions etc. welcome.
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