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  • Rob Caron

    VSTS Dec 04 CTP - What Works, What Doesn't and What's in the Middle

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    I’ll update this post as needed to provide an indication of what works and what doesn’t for Team System features in the December 2004 CTP release of Visual Studio 2005 Team System. You can also find a collection of Known Issues on the Ask...
  • Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

    My Bio / Biography / Profile

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    I’ve been around Microsoft for 15 years, the first 10 or so with Microsoft UK and as sad as this may seem I got the Windows NT bug after reading Helen Custer’s “ Inside Windows NT ”. In the UK "Inside Windows NT” claim to fame was that it outsold Madonna...
  • Antimail

    Script puzzle: Solving Hanoi ... in shell

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    If you like CMD programming, here is a challenge for you: write a CMD batch file that solves the Hanoi problem. You start with these folders: and you must end up with this state: You probably know the rules of the Hanoi problem. Mapped in the command...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    What to do when the unexpected happens

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    Quite recently I made a pretty visible change to the C# language service for Beta2. For many operations that you can perform in the IDE (like generate method stub, or trying to set a named breakpoint) we will throw an exception in the case of failure...
  • Rob Caron

    Prefixing Stored Procedure Names with "sp_"

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    Scott Dockendorf has a post ( SQLServer: Why to NOT use “sp_” to name your stored procedures ) about this topic with a link to an article from Brian Moran ( Should I Use the sp_ Prefix for Procedure Names? ). Brian’s article gives...
  • Mark Fussell's WebLog

    MTOM goes to Rec with W3C

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    The MTOM spec has been made official with the W3C by moving to REC status. This is good news for WSE 3.0 as it ensures that a finalized standard can now be implemented and used to develop interoperable solutions to transmit binary data as part of a SOAP...
  • Antimail

    No need for TCP?

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    Recently, there is a flux of new Web Services specifications that are addressing low-level engineering needs, for example the speed of the communication, or even the network protocol. Let's see two of them: 1) SOAP over UDP . The name is self-describing...
  • Dave Glover "Down Under (Oz)"

    Windows Server 2003 DNS Forwarding Issues

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    Ahhh, small successes are always very cool, in my home I run Windows Server 2003 (don't we all J ) with Active Directory and have my DNS server set to do IP address resolution forwarding to my ISPs DNS Servers, it also caches resolved IP addresses etc...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Why we emulated the devices that we do?

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    Inside of Virtual PC we provide a number of 'emulated' devices - like the S3 Trio video card and the Intel 21140 network card. People regularly ask me why we emulate these specific devices - and there are a number of reasons. It is important to know that...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    International Internet-Free Day

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    Global Ideas Bank , an 'online democratic think-tank' proposes this Sunday, Jan 30th, as an Internet-Free Day. "...recent events should remind us what is truly important: friends, family, health and freedom. So stay off the e-mail, unplug the PC, escape...
  • Dan Fernandez's Blog

    Object Test Bench (VS 2005)

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    Object Test Bench is a new Visual Studio 2005 feature that helps you understand objects at Design Time, rather then runtime. How many times have you walked up to a code base and created some simple test console/Windows/web applications just to run a couple...
  • Brad Abrams

    OK, I give. Here are a set of internal coding guidelines

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    We had a great chat today following up from the Designing .NET Class Libraries session on Naming Conventions . I believe we did get a transcript of that chat that will be posted soon. One of the things that was asked in one way or another about 50 times...
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