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  • jfo's coding

    Using BackgroundWorker Effectively

    If you are not familiar with the BackgroundWorker , it is a newly released component within Windows Forms 2.0 which adds safe, easy, multithreading capabilities to your application. By using a pattern of method calls (RunWorkerAsync, ReportProgress...
  • Your Data in the Cloud

    SQL Server 2005 is out the door

    Well, many lines of code and 5 years later, SQL Server 2005 is out the door. I have been in the lab benchmarking with close partners lately and I am certainly impressed with the results. With all the added sophistication and new features, we are still...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    How to resolve Digital Audio Service error while playing recorded TV in Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005

    I have heard from a couple of customers who have run into a problem playing back recorded TV shows after installing Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005 . In the cases I've heard of so far, the show will display for a couple of seconds and then displays...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    SQL Server 2005 for Developers

    Thanks to everyone that attended the recent classes on SQL Server 2005 for the developer. As promised the slides can be downloaded from here . <<Download presentation>>
  • Alex Barnett's blog - I like it a lot

    I want to let you know of a brand new OPML service that's gone 'tentatively live' but is worth checking out if you are playing with OPML. Created by Bernard Flach and Peter Overbleeke the service is called and I like it a lot. I've...
  • Kari Martin's .NET Blogette

    Need a buddy?

    Our Worldwide ISV team has a great program called the ISV Buddy Program where ISVs can connect directly with Microsoft employees. The Microsoft employee becomes your point person within Microsoft. Through this 1-on-1 relationship, your Microsoft buddy...
  • John Lawrence (MSFT)

    Team System Song Translated!

    Earlier this week I posted a link to the hilarious Visual Studio Team System Song . To continue the amusement, JeffBe managed to track down the translation for me - it's fantastic. My favorite line has to be "Flower of hope ever so blossoming"... ...
  • Just Coding

    NUnit vs VSTS

    NUnit is the most popular unit tests framework for .Net. The new VSTS has a chance to replace NUnit in corporate environments, however there are some minor issues you must know before take a decission… ...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    Why we've posted a beta refresh of System Center Capacity Planner

    A week ago we updated the public beta of System Center Capacity Planner. This “beta refresh” of SCCP is now dependent on the release candidate of .NET Framework 2.0, instead of being dependent on their beta 2 release. Shipping this refresh took a lot...
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    WinForms: Disabling the close button

    What is desired You do not want the user to be able to click on the Close button (the little "x" in the upper right). Method #1: The ControlBox property The WinForm ControlBox property is a good place to start, but it shows or hides the entire...
  • View from the Cube

    Front Runner

    I have spent most of my life working for ISVs (Independent Software Vendors). Now my role within Microsoft centers on assisting them. Thus, I am naturally enthused when a great program comes along that is specifically designed to benefit ISVs. Front...
  • Eugenio Pace

    Composite UI Application Block - another webcast - new demos

    My colleagues Ed Jezierski and Peter Provost joined Ron Jacobs again last week in a new edition of a webcast covering CAB. This webcast is good introduction to CAB, the customer scenarios we are addressing with this block and the most improtant building...
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