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  • The Galactic Patrol

    this blog is moving to

    I find that (a) I don’t tend to write very many technical entries on this blog (which offends some readers), and (b) I feel constrained about posting on possibly-controversial topics, like politics or religion. Not that my thoughts are * that *...
  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Snail-mail spam

    Like most people, I hate spam, I hate the people that send it, and I feel sorry for the poor people who get duped by it. But I hate "snail mail" spam even more. (This is a rant, if you haven't already figured that out. Feel free...
  • Team System Workshop Announcements

    DSL Tools workbench now available!

    The Domain Specific Language tools workbench ( ) is now available. We invite you to download a Technology Preview, and corresponding walkthrough, of our new graphical tool for describing domain...
  • Peter Torr's Blog

    Dr. Strongname, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the URL

    One of the problems with the Trustworthy Computing initiative is that many of our products have become harder to use as a result, either due to configuration changes or documentation changes. For example, Windows Server 2003 now ships with pretty much...
  • MS.COM Operations Tools Team WebLog

    Well Said...

    It's probably no big surprise to anyone that I happen to love Microsoft and our products. I'm also the first to say that neither we or our products are perfect. But too often, we get beat up over issues with our software and our competition or the media...
  • Just Coding

    Regional Director Code Samples

    I've just found a nice collection of .Net samples Really nice content, I liked the WsContractFirst addin, or the DynWsLib to invoke WebServices without creating proxies at design time
  • load of tosh

    Revenge of the Sith teaser trailer

    via Calacanis' weblog : The Episode III teaser trailer. Looks sweet. I'm starting to get excited for this. Incidentally, we took our six month old to Toys 'R Us today. As I was showing him various toys, his biggest positive reaction came when I showed...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    Deep Thoughts on Team Foundation

    I’ve never been one to hang posters of synchronized dolphins jumping over inspirational quotes or deep thoughts on my wall but the assertion that “a whole can be greater than the sum of its parts” really does make me do a double-take every time I hear...
  • Point2Share

    Large File Uploads

    Ever received the following message when trying to upload a file to SharePoint? The form submission cannot be processed because it exceeded the maximum length allowed by the Web administrator. Please resubmit the form with less data. If yes, then this...
  • Florin Lazar - Consistency Checkpoint

    Don's Wiki Page about Transactions

    Don Box has a section dedicated to Transactions on his wiki page at
  • terryea's WebLog

    Does IT Matter?

    I had a chance Friday to hear Nicholas Carr speak on the subject of "Does IT Matter?". His basic premise (assuming I understood him right) is that IT is a commodity and no longer provides companies a strategic advantage. Dr. Carr gained fame a few years...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Free Microsoft Software

    I didn’t realize it, but Microsoft has a TON of software you can try out for free. Microsoft’s Trial Software Center site has links to everything. Specifically: Windows Office Developers IT Professionals Business Users Home Users Games There is even a...
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