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  • Dinesh's Cyberstation

    DLinq: Demystifying OR Updates

    Here is another FAQ I got about DLinq at PDC. How does DLinq handle changes to objects? How is it similar to or different from ADO.NET DataAdapter? Here is a quick overview of what goes on under the covers at a conceptual level: Before objects are...
  • Ayman Shoukry's WebLog

    Named Return Value Optimization in Visual C++ 2005

    Here is white paper that I will soon be submitting. Feel free to leave your comments. The Microsoft VC++ optimizing compiler is always looking for new techniques and optimizations to provide the programmer with higher performance when possible. This...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    excuse me, too busy, writing your tragedy

    Where the hell have you been, AI? Good good lord... Where do I begin? I've just been buried, and I mean *buried* with work. I want to apologize to EVERYONE who's been trying to get a hold of me the past few weeks. I have all your emails neatly flagged...
  • Matt Powell

    Intro to WCF Channels

    Yasser Shohoud, Program Manager on the Windows Communication Foundation team, introduces the concept of WCF Channels which provides a mechanism for plugging in different transports for passing your WCF messages around on. -Matt
  • MicrosoftSoCalArchitectBlog

    Security Guidance for .NET Framework 2.0

    With the release of the .NET Framework 2.0 only weeks away now we are starting to see some of the enterprise guidance appear in support of the products. An interesting one that was just brought to my attention is the Patterns and Practices Security Guidance...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    OASIS forms a committee on Web Services transaction standards (WS-TX)

    Yet another piece goes to its place . WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity will be the base for THE standard in web services coordination protocols, of which the transactions are the most notable example. There is a long list...
  • Scott Woodgate's OutBursts

    Unofficial Abbreviation for Windows Workflow Foundation is now simply WF

    Is it KFC or Kentucky Fried Chicken? Well in that case legally it doesn't matter because the same company owns both the name and the abbreviation. Of course for marketing reasons they have swapped from the full-name to the abbreviation and back but that...
  • Aali's blog


    Eilisen TAMK-esityksen ja huomisen Blankopäivät-esityksen lomassa tänään pidin sovellusarkkitehti-kurssin .NET-osuuden. Sen yhteydessä lupasin laittaa muutamia hyödyllisiä linkkejä osallistujille (ja kaikille muillekin) tutustuttavaksi: PDC-kalvot...
  • Robert Burke's MSDN Weblog

    On SQL Server 2005 Web Service integration

    My Cork and Galway SQL Server 2005 presentations featured thoughtful questions on Web Service Endpoint integration that I wasn't able to answer completely (and occasionally at all!). That prompted a thorough, if belated, literature search, which I'll...
  • ...Me Unplugged...


    So lots of water has flowed under the bridge and then there's some more. Had an intense week (or was that two) since I put pen to paper. Gizmodo has been going berserk with my inbox with about 500 new articles already unread. And why not, with all the...
  • MSDN & TechNet Search Blog

    No news this week... Sorry!

    So I promised big news this week and I am sorry to disappoint, but I can't announce my news yet. We decided to give the changes some time to bake before we flipped the switch. So I can't tell you about it yet, but we are still on schedule. So come back...
  • Microsoft Access

    Access 12's new data engine

    In the first Access blog post, I noted that Access 12 has a new database engine, but one derived from and very similar to the old Jet engine. There were a bunch of questions & emails about what we did, why, and what it means, and it will take me more...
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