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  • Cyrus' Blather

    PDC 2005 Videos Available

    For all who missed it (like me), you can now see all the 2005 PDC sessions. They're available here: Usually these are available for a while (but not indefinitely), so grab 'em while they're hot. Obviously i...
  • Pashman's InfoPath Goldmine

    Use of the Current() Function

    One of the most annoying things that can happen in InfoPath is a problem that occurs when you are using Filtered Data to populate a second dropdown from the results picked in an initial dropdown in a repeating section or repeating table (a.k.a. cascading...
  • Quan To's Visual Studio Extensibility blog

    Final RTM Build numbers

    November 7th is still the street date for Visual Studio 2005. Our final build number is 8.0.50727.42 for Visual Studio and 2.0.50727.42 for the .Net Framework. If you have an older version on your machine (the RC bits), please make sure you run...
  • Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

    TechEd 2006: Call for technical session papers

    Michael Kleef posted the following on his blog and was keen for the rest of the team to get the message out as well - so if you are interested in getting actively involved with TechEd 2006 in Oz then read on and click the link to his site. Dave TechEd...
  • vincem's WebLog

    The meaning of the Knight

    Hi, I've been asked this a few times about why we chose to have a Knight on the cover of The Build Master. Here is my explanation that for some unknown reason was left out of the book: By definition a Knight is a nobleman or noblewoman, a seeker of...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Setting up a Ghost network disk for Virtual PC / Virtual Server

    It is not uncommon for people to need to setup a Symantec Ghost ( ) network boot floppies to run inside of Virtual PC / Virtual Server. Symantec provide a nice wizard to do this with - but unfortunately they do not...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    'But, does the developer get it ?'

    Andrew Anderson : "Like a lot of people, I am kind of sick about hearing about "Web 2.0". Between the hype and people forcing the definition towards whatever they want it to mean, like most buzzwords it is starting to mean nothing. I think the...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    Do printer manufacturers do any scenario testing?

    We do a thing called "Scenario Testing" where we run through common end-user scenarios to make sure they work from end to end. This is like the antithesis of unit testing. The reason is that often each single component does the right thing, but when you...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Content protection errors in Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005

    I have heard of several folks running into issues playing protected content (such as purchased songs/movies, or HBO television shows) after installing Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005 . As I described here , Update Rollup 2 installs an updated Digital...
  • Darryl Burling @ Work

    Wellington Launch Technical Event - SOLD OUT!

    If you are in Wellington and were interested in coming to the Visual Studio/SQL Server 2005 launch event - it's now sold out (sorry). You can still book for the Auckland or Christchurch sessions though :-). Full details and registration are available...
  • Dan Sellers's WebLog

    Security Guidelines: ADO.NET 2.0

    To compliment the ASP.NET 2.0 Security at a Glance , Microsoft Patterns and Practices team released the Security Guidelines for ADO.NET 2.0 . There is a lot of good information here to provide guidance on the best practices of using ADO.NET 2.0 in a secure...
  • Hong's Web Crumb

    Joining the blog world!

    Greetings Everyone: My name is Hong Choing and I am an Architect Evangelist for the Microsoft National Architecture Team focusing on Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical. In this role, I am responsible for helping customers solve business challenges...
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