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  • C# Tea Time

    MQ... did I hear service pack?

    The answer in short is that MQ is not about servicing Whidbey. The MQ milestone is about changing processes and making improvements on these processes. It is NOT about code churn, adding features, or fixing known bugs in VS2005. We are extremely happy...
  • The Old New Thing

    Take it easy on the automatic retries

    They multiply....
  • UK StudentZine Blog

    Mint Source...why a sheep??

    So, some people have already started downloading Mint Source and are wondering what the heck it is meant to do and why are Microsoft promoting it?! Mint Source is really intended as a fun way for UK students to get access to knowledge and guidance...
  • Technical Weblog of Eric Charran

    SQL Server Reporting Services Table of Contents

    The Approach Since there is no table of contents functionality in SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services, I had to develop a maintainable approach that worked well within the domain of Reporting Services as a technology. The Table of Contents requirement...
  • PeteL's Blog

    VS Launch Tomorrow in Canada!

    As I was getting ready this morning, I realized something kind of cool, and at the same time, a little scary. The last launch event I was at, I was in my teens, just finishing up high school, and working for Microosft as a high school intern. It was...
  • Artificial Ignorance - the Anand Iyer chronicles

    It's launch time, baby!

    45 minutes before I get in to Moscone for the big launch . I got home at about 10pm last night after some pre-launch activities (more like parties) that were happening around the bay area. And you'd think that 6 hours of sleep is plenty on any given night...
  • Jeff Beehler's Blog


    I’d recommend reading Chris’ explanation of OGFs and how we use them at Microsoft. I remember when I first became aware of them being used at MS in the early 90’s as I was one of the folks responsible for producing them for early versions of Visual C...
  • A Canuck In The Machine

    Ready To Rock - The Launch Press Event

    This morning I am attending the Press Event for the Launch Tour. We are at the Century Room in downtown Toronto and all of the major press outlets and trade publications will be here to hear from us and our customers. The cool thing is that the majority...
  • John Bristowe's Weblog

    Headin' to Toronto!

    In the next three hours, I'll be leaving the wintery confines of Calgary to head off to dem rainy parts of southern Ontario . The start of our 10-city Canadian Launch Tour begins tomorrow and I'll be presenting at each and every one. This is going be...
  • Blog de RicardoJ

    Lanzamiento de Visual Studio 2005 y SQL Server 2005!

    Finalmente ha llegado la hora del lanzamiento de nuestros productos tan esperados! Tenemos una serie de eventos programados para toda la región, y nos encantaria que fueras parte de ellos. Los lugares y fechas para los eventos en Caribe y Centroamérica...
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    Using the AdRotator Class + Dynamic Image Generation in ASP.NET 2.0

    As part of my study group homework, I promised to bone up on the AdRotator class in ASP.NET2.0 and report back to the group. Turns out this lead to another cool thing that I needed to report back on - dynamic image generation. The source code I’ll...
  • Ken Henderson's WebLog

    Max worker threads

    Saw an article online the other day that compelled me to respond. The author was suggesting that SQL Server instances with high numbers of user connections would benefit from having their max worker threads setting increased. He tossed around several...
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