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  • Getting the word out!

    SharePoint Tips #2 - Improving performance of the web part page gallery

    Daniel McPherson posted a great tip on speeding the display of the web part page gallery. For his original post click here . To save you a page jump I copied the basic steps in this entry (Daniel's post also includes a screen shot). From the Point2Share...
  • Getting the word out!

    Firefox update squashes security bugs ...

    I here a lot of customer feedback as many people at Microsoft do about security, and the nightmare of patching system, IE flaws. I was reading about an article titled " PCs falling victim to Windows flaws " a flaw being exploited by hackers using trojan...
  • David L's Blog

    My idea for a sitcom...based on my experience as a developer!

    I was having a chat with my fiancé today, telling her about a little idea I have for a sitcom. It is very much along the lines of The Office meets Dilbert. What it really is though is a form of career catharsis where by I can purge some of my darkest...
  • Junfeng Zhang's Musing

    Publisher policy, redirection cross major/minor version, and using the latest version

    We all know there are three types of binding policies: App config, publisher policy, and admin config. I’ll ignore admin config for this discussion. App config affects one application on multiple assemblies. Publisher policy affects one assembly for...
  • Michael Rys

    XQuery1.0/XPath 2.0 needs your help!

    As I mentioned earlier , XQuery 1.0/XPath 2.0 has still one last call issue that that can benefit from user input. Basically, the question is, whether the so called value comparisons (that use the Fortran style syntax eq , lt , ge etc) should behave the...
  • Michael Rys

    The SQL Server XML weblogs are blooming and other "news"

    While I have been a bit quiet over the last couple of weeks mainly due to presenting at two TechEd's, attending SIGMOD and still having to do my day jobs, we had quite an explosion of weblogs of the SQL Server XML and XQuery team members. Besides Shankar...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Windows 3.0 under Virtual PC (again)

    A long time ago I posted about the fact that if you try run Windows 3.0 under Virtual PC - it will only work if you use the EGA video driver - and even then the color pallete will be corrupted (
  • That One Guy's Blog

    Dynamically Writing and Executing Native Assembly in C#

    Generally, executing native assembly in C# is bad because you lose all the benefits of the managed world. In the cases where it is impossible to perform something in C#, it is better to make a C++ DLL. That said, the new method Marshal.GetDelegateForFunctionPointer...
  • Direct Reports

    Extra Width (Custom Report Items)

    At this year's TechEd, Andrew Bryan of Dundas Software presented a session on Custom Report Items (a new feature of SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services). Several people have asked me to post the code that was shown in the session so I have done so here...
  • David Wang

    IIS 6 prefixing paths with \\?\

    One of the most fundamental security changes in IIS6 appends \\?\ to all filesystem access by IIS. This is supposed to be fairly transparent, but... Question: Dear comrades: I have a cgi executable program that has worked just fine under W2000...
  • Raghav

    Number of devices supported by Microsoft Fax

    On all versions of Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003 Web Server, the device limit is 1. On Windows Server 2003 Server and Windows Server 2003 Embedded, the device limit is 4. On Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Server and Windows Server 2003 Data...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Beware of the dancing bunnies.

    I saw a post the other day (I'm not sure where, otherwise I'd cite it) that proclaimed that a properly designed system didn't need any anti-virus or anti-spyware software. Forgive me, but this comment is about as intellegent as "I can see a worldwide...
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