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  • Dan Crevier's Blog

    Comparing strings in Whidbey

    There are new guidelines for comparing strings in Whidbey . The summary has the main points: Summary: Code owners previously using the InvariantCulture for string comparison, casing, and sorting should strongly consider using a new set of String...
  • venkatna's (Venkat Narayanan's) WebLog

    Web browser standards support - good article

    This might be old news to most people, but I just found a cool site that compares the major browsers for standards support. This is very useful for anyone designing a website and having to died with a browser matrix. -Venkat
  • load of tosh

    Opinions on Blogging Two Years Later

    I noticed today as I was trying to work out why I was unable to log in to my work blog, that this day two years ago was when I made my first blog entry. After one year I made an entry about what I thought of the blogging phenomenon after a year of trying...
  • Gianpaolo's blog

    Developer - Architect divide?

    Here are 2 sample feedbacks I received from my session at TechEd 2 days ago. 8 8 8 9 8 This was a good architecture talk. I wish some of my firm's enterprise architects had been there to see it. The concepts...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Warlords II under Virtual PC 2004

    In my opinion - Warlords II is probably one of the greatest turn based warfare strategy games of all time. Warlords II took the Warlords I concepts and extended them in many significant ways. Warlords II saw the introduction of: Randomly generated...
  • Laurentiu Cristofor's blog

    SQL Server 2005: column encryption demo part 2

    I modified the last column encryption demo by protecting the encryption key with a certificate instead of using a password. The advantage to this approach is that a password is no longer needed when opening the key. The advantage of the password approach...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    TechEd 2005 - Final Videos...

    Here’s the final set of videos from TechEd 2005 – we have 98 videos up on the TechEd 2005 RSS/XML feed , I will break these into categories next week to make it easier for you to look at the videos that might interest you TechEd 2005 - Review (A look...
  • Somasegar's blog


    I have recently been getting some questions about MFC - particularly in terms of what is new w/MFC in Visual Studio 2005 and our future plans. The team posted some information on the C++ developer center in MSDN. Click here for more information on this...
  • Spat's WebLog (Steve Patrick)

    2003 SP1 Digital Identity Management Service - DIMS continued.

    So when we left off, we were talking about DIMS as a new feature for 2003 SP1. The overview was brief , so here are some details. DIMS takes advantage of another new feature in SP1 for confidential attributes, actually this attribute feature was...
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    Anders Hejlsberg interview on support for XML and SQL in C#

    Anders Hejlsberg, the MS Distinguished Engineer who has pioneered several important programming languages including Turbo Pascal and C#, has an interview in InfoWorld that is well worth reading for anyone interested in how .NET is evolving to support...
  • graceworld

    Hit the road Jack...

    I've been meaning to blog some more about my job as a Technical Evangelist and especially about how great it's been working for Jeff Sandquist . It'll have to wait just a while longer. Jeff is hitting the road next week and getting ready to do some demo...
  • Derek Tan's Blog

    How to represent date time data in Bam in local time

    If you are using the tracking profile editor to map orchestration shapes/events to BAM activity, the date time value that appears in views and cubes will be in UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) time. With a little tweaking of a stored procedure for each...
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