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  • David Wang

    Some Sample Code to illustrate XML manipulation by JScript

    It seems that some folks just want free code. Question: Hi, I am not sure if it's really that on 18 Mar 2004 wrote in the newsgroups how to do stuff with XML files in WSH. "I do this all the time and have tons of script code that read/manipulate...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Next Generation UI: WYGIWYS

    In Jakob Nielsen's latest article, RIP: WYSIWYG , the usability guru claims a new paradigm is required for UI design: "Macintosh-style interaction design has reached its limits. A new paradigm, called results-oriented UI, might well be the way...
  • Paddy Srinivasan's WebLog

    $100 Laptop from the MIT lab

    • 1 Comments From the Economist - "The idea is as audacious as it noble: provide a personal laptop computer to every schoolchild—particularly in the poorest parts of the world. The first step to making that happen is whittling...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    The world is upside down...

    ...or at least is shifted 9 hours back :-) The reason of my long silence lies in the fact that I moved from Microsoft Italy, MCS, to Microsoft Corporation in Redmond! I'm now an AE in the Windows Server Evangelism Group, and I'm not adding anything...
  • Saveen Reddy's blog

    Python Design Principles

    [Update 2007-09-01] These are available here: as a Python PEP . 19 principles behind Python from Tim Peters: Of the 19, these 9 are my favorites: Beautiful is better than...
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    How to visit 6 countries in one month?

    Question: How does one visit 6 countries and meet 15 mobile operators in one month? Answer: With a backpack full of Windows Mobile-based devices! :-) This month has being very active as I'm visiting several mobile operators throughout Latam. It...
  • David Kline

    Monitoring Application Performance on the .NET Compact Framework Part II - Version 1 performance counters

    In the first post of this series, I talked about how to enable collection of performance counter data in the .NET Compact Framework. In this installment, I'd like to talk a bit about the data collected by version 1 of the .NET Compact Framework. The table...
  • Dieter's ProjBlog

    Built on WSS

    When we began P12, we started with thinking how we could improve performance and scalability, move Project Server extensibility to a "standard" Microsoft toolset, and take some of the complexity out of configuring Project Server farms. After about 6 months...
  • fontblog

    Reading of Science

    Hi, I’m the team’s reading psychologist. A lot of people freak out at the title psychologist fearing that I can read your mind or analyze your relationship with your Mother just by looking at you. What I actually do is apply the scientific method to questions...
  • Michael Rys

    First Wars, then Tsunamis, Famines and Hurricanes, and now Earthquakes

    The last year has been tough on many. Many people have been and are getting killed in wars and conflicts ( Iraq , Sudan/Dafour ), got devastated by Tsunamis , starve due to famines and loose their lively-hood and sometimes even lives due to Hurricanes...
  • Michael Rys

    XML related changes to the September CTP

    While we are less than a month away from the official launch week of SQL Server 2005 , I am still providing you with the promissed change list for the XML area in SQL Server 2005's September CTP . And please accept my apology for the delay. Please...
  • Michael Rys

    Changes to the default encoding handling of XML when passing XML from the client to the server.

    In SQL Server 2005 versions up to the June CTP, the XML parser on the server-side defaulted to UTF-16 for documents without a leading byte-order mark and without an explicit encoding in the XML declaration. Since this was incompatible with the XML standard...
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