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  • Engine Watch

    SQL2005 CLR: two white papers

    DBA focus: Developer focus:
  • Deven Kampenhout's Tech Blog

    GoDaddy to the Rescue!

    I'm not usually one to publicly plug one hosting company over another, as my job requires that I work with and support many of them objectively. Nevertheless, GoDaddy's domain registration services have REALLY impressed me. Some visitors to my blog...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Mobile Phones in Asia

    That is the story of the present. No other consumer product has impacted the lives of people as much as mobile phones at least in the past 25 years. I read a statistic that it is the single most successful consumer durable in the world with about 800...
  • Deven Kampenhout's Tech Blog

    The Third Wave

    We're on the threshold of a concept called the "Third Wave of Computing". This term was one I first heard coined about 4 years ago, which describes the state of computing power. I first heard this when the CEO of the hosting company which employed me...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Interesting tidbits

    On my recent travels, I happened to take an LA - Singapore non stop flight - it was easily the longest flight I had taken - 17 hours non stop. It is offered by Singapore Airlines for which they use the Airbus A 340. It actually turned out to be quite...
  • marklon

    Where did all the CPU go?

    I was doing some debugging of a busy hang which didn't fit the usual pattern today and I thought that it was interesting enough to share with you. The customer was reporting that their process was hanging with 100% CPU. Ok, that sounds like a busy...
  • Ivan Joseph's WebLog

    Back at work

    Well I'm back at work now after my travels to the orient. I spent time in Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore before heading off to India on vacation. Bejing was just a short one day trip - attended MEDC where 4 of the Chinese teams that had participated...
  • PDC2008

    PDC05 is sold out!

    Thank you for the tremendous response.... we're really excited about meeting all of you in LA for this PDC. While registration is now closed, we will be maintaining a waitlist. In order to be added to this list please visit this site . For an event...
  • Unified communication coffeehouse

    VUI Goodbye Anecdote

    Hi All, Following up on our VUI discussion and the "art not yet science" point I made earlier. I was talking with a client who shared this anecdote: The user had progressed perfectly through the system. The final prompt asked if the user needed...
  • jfo's coding

    Shawn on the difficulties of shipping

    Quite often, I kid around with my fellow developers when faced with a tough design tradeoff. Sometimes I break the tension by interjecting (in a slightly whiny twang) "Coding is hard!" It's turned into a bit of a running joke around here. In fact, I should...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Improving Blog Discoverability with Shared Categories and Tags

    Just an idea we have been thinking of funding for the blogs.msdn site to improve the discoverability of bloggers and posts that may be more relevent to you. I'm interested in knowing what you all think. Is this a problem worth solving? Is there a simpler...
  • craigrow

    Business Desktop Deployment Accelerator

    Steve Carbone has some new pointers to the Business Desktop Deployment Accelerator . He suggests this is a good place to start in preparing to for Windows Vista and the WIM image format. It looks like this could be an interesting blog to watch.
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