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  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Error Codes, again...

    One of the tech writers in my group just asked a question about documenting error codes. I've written about my feelings regarding documenting error codes in the past, but I've never actually written about what it means to define error codes for your component...
  • Jamie's Junk

    Intro to Data Mining Webcast Tomorrow 5/25 9:30

    If you've ever wanted to learn what Data Mining is all about - what it is and what you can do with it, be sure to catch my webcast tomorrow. You can register for it here . I'll be giving a complete introduction to the topic, so no previous knowledge is...
  • Ali Pasha's WebLog...

    How do you handle dev/test/prod connection strings when doing an App. Diagram?

    This was a question from one of a Microsoft Regional Director. The answer, ala Bill Gibson: Database connection strings will most likely be replaced during deployment as they include information that is related to the actual location of a database...
  • MSDN Online Media Blog

    TechNet Webcasts Blog has launched

    So our webcasts team is getting on the blog band wagon. Dean Andrews sits in the office next to me, and we're both on the Microsoft Webcasts team. Dean's been here 14 years. He's done a lot of interesting things and got some interesting things to say...
  • Matusow's Blog

    Visual Basic Power Pack - Shared Source Licensed Stuff

    Here is the Visual Basic Power Pack which consists of seven custom controls written in Visual Basic .NET 2003 and licensed under a Shared Source license. The controls provide enhanced user interface elements and enable you to create more interesting and...
  • Matusow's Blog

    Microsoft Developer Powertoys - Shared Source Licensed Stuff

    I've been meaning to blog this for a while. Josh Ledgard has been doing some great work with the developer community. He hosts the Developer Powertoys blog which is really worth checking out if you haven't seen it (and if you are a developer of course...
  • SQL Server Express WebLog

    SQL Server service fails to start

    In some cases on a non-English OS, the SQL Server Service will fail to start. The workaround for this problem is to run the service as Local System or a Domain user account and not the Network Service Account (which is set if you do a default installation...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    Commerce Server at Tech Ed 2005

    If you are going to Tech Ed 2005 this year (mmm... can I really attend Tech Ed 2005 any other year?) and if you are interested in Microsoft Commerce Server, you will have a treat ahead of you. Some great sessions are planned and the wraps are coming off...
  • Eric Jarvi

    VSTS Tip: Beta 2 Installation Guide

    Here's a link to a link on Rob Caron's blog that has a link to an installation guide for VSTS Beta 2: I know it's a roundabout path, but the joy is in the journey -- especially if you...
  • Mike Poulson's Thoughts on lots of stuff

    Disk Quota and .net (WMI and Microsoft.DiskQuota.1)

    Today I had a con-call to talk about disk quota and how to automate the setting and reading of Quota. So i thought that I would post a little about Disk quota stuff. There are 2 okay options. #1 WMI (way to slow for a lot of things ( http://msdn...
  • Chris Rathjen

    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

    So, since I saw Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith last week, and since I’m a self-respecting geek, I just have to render my opinion. I’m not a manager, but I’ll use a bullet list anyway. :) Warning: Mild spoilers may follow. The Good The...
  • Brian Goldfarb's Blog launches

    I'm happy to announce that today we are officially launching , the new online community portal for ASP.NET 2.0 Beta and Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition. This is an extension of the current site completely focused...
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