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  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows CE 5.0, so what's changed ?

    I've been working on a demo over the last couple of weeks and now have a platform up and running that does exactly what I want it to do (more information on the demo coming sometime soon) - I've shown a couple of people the demo and they want to be able...
  • Mahjayar's WebLog.

    Whidbey shipped

    This morning .Net framework 2.0 final version was shipped out to MSDN subscribers. It was great working on such a product that impacts millions of people. As usual the entire team will contiune to monitor the forums at
  • Microsoft Excel 2010

    Tables Part 2: Stickiness, Structured Selection, And More

    One of the key benefits of tables is how other features in Excel 12 behave more predictably and more like you would expect when a table is present. This is made possible by the fact that Excel knows exactly where the table starts and ends, where the header...
  • Ben Riga's Deep Shift

    Bits are done. Come and get 'em.

    The Visual Studio team signed off on Visual Studio and .NET 2.0 this morning. Woo hoo! The bits are out of the oven and have been packed into trucks for delivery to you fresh and piping hot up on MSDN (for subscribers). They’ll be up there later today...
  • GerardoDada

    Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 have shipped!!

    Both are now what we call RTM (Release to Manufacturing), which means developers who have an MSDN subscription will be able to download the final releases probably within a few hours and that we are sending the final bits to duplicators to produce many...
  • GerardoDada

    What will LINQ do for me?

    When we announced LINQ at the PDC a few weeks ago, it was not entirely clear to many how it would present an advantage for developers who are already proficient with SQL. This week Anders Hejlsberg did a quick internal demo where he built an application...
  • The Healthcare IT Blog

    Healthcare Reference Implementations

    As you might know, we released over the past year a number of Reference Implementations specific to Healthcare and Life Sciences. These RI take a business problem and show how you can solve it by applying Microsoft technologies, with particular emphasis...
  • Partho's Weblog

    Writing .NET CF 2.0 Designtime Code – I: An Overview…

    Hi Folks... I am back and it’d have been sooner if not for ELDS :( Never mind that. As many of you have already noted , with Visual Studio 2005 there have been radical changes in the way designtime code is written for .NET Desktop/CF 2.0. These changes...
  • Ben Riga's Deep Shift

    I am Smart. What about you?

    Ok. So a couple of weeks ago I posted a link to a stupid quiz that purported to test whether you are dumb. Today Chris Sells pointed me to another quiz but this one is not stupid and actually tests your knowledge of 8th Grade math. So could You Pass...
  • The Healthcare IT Blog

    BizTalk 2004 Convoy Deep Dive

    If you are working with complex messaging patterns (FIFO, parallel…), you might want to check out the Convoy Deep Dive paper up on MSDN. The paper also features a nice healthcare example.
  • Microsoft XML Team's WebLog

    SQL Server 2005 has shipped!

    This is my first blog post here and it couldn't be anything I'm more excited about! Today it is just announced that SQL Server 2005 is ready for primetime and has been released to manufacturing. This was a long road but SQL 2005 is chock full of XML goodies...
  • Technical Weblog of Eric Charran

    SQL Server 2000 Clustering Gotchas

    Part 2 on AWE Memory If AWE is enabled, SQL Server cannot use the paging file If AWE is enabled, SQL Server will grab all memory it is allowed if the max server memory configuration option is not set. If you accidentally forget to set this, SQL...
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