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  • TS Tidbits

    Microsoft Announces Major Software Assurance Program Enhancements

    Microsoft invites all customers and partners to attend one of four global webcasts live on September 15, 2005 . Senior Microsoft executives will introduce several new technology, support, planning, and training benefits that will boost the value of your...
  • Korby Parnell's Social Software Wunderkammer

    gotdotnet CodeGallery has left the station

    I am proud to announce the public release of CodeGallery , the newest member of the gotdotnet family. is the community website where professional Windows and .NET developers from around the world can contribute and consume code samples,...
  • The Little Wheel Goes in Back

    Backward compatibility

    I just finished reading a couple pretty extensive threads on AvSim on how important customers think backward compatibility (specifically to accomodate third-party add-ons) should be when designing the next version of Flight Sim. It's actually nice to...
  • Calvin Hsia's WebLog

    How to use DEVMODE

    I received a question about how to use DEVMODE . Below is some sample code that retrieves the screen’s current width/height screen resolution and rotates it for a few seconds if supported by your machine (mostly on Tablet PCs) The user’s question...
  • Slava Oks's WebLog

    Q and A: Using Lock Pages In memory on 64 bit platform

    Q: Hello Slava, I would like to confirm my understanding that on SQL 2005 64 bit edition it is recommended to grant Lock Pages in Memory right to the SQL account and then turn on the AWE setting. Thanks A: Yes, we do recommend to turn on Lock pages...
  • Outside The Cube

    Hardware: GMs Hummer laptop...

    I'm a huge fan of the Acer Ferrari 3400 - most stable laptop I've had the pleasure of using... Seems like GM is jumping on the vehicle-inspired laptop bandwagon with their Hummer laptop... Dig the idea of integrated GPS antenna - I can always connect...
  • Yun Jin's WebLog

    Trivial debugging note - using WeakReference in finalizer

    Some time ago I saw a problem from a partner team in Microsoft that an InvalidOperationException is thrown from WeakReference.IsAlive . WeakReference wraps weak GC handle implemented in CLR's Execution Engine ( GC handle is also exposed by System.Runtime...
  • Zandoná Mobile®

    Smartphone x Pocket PC

    A diferença entre Smartphone e Pocket PC também é um ponto importante da nossa "Introdução ao Windows Mobile" - tem bastante gente que ainda confunde os dois e aí acaba aparecendo os Pocket Phones, Smart Pockets, etc. (escolha sua combinação aqui :-). Vamos tentar definir essas duas categorias com esse post....
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Cool video on Independence Air and .net

    One of our great partners, in my district and others, is RDA Corporation . RDA stepped up for the community in a really big way last spring, contributing an entire track on Service-Oriented Architecture to help make our inaugural Code Camp a success....
  • John R. Durant's WebLog

    Databinding in a UserControl vs. WinForm

    Alright, I answered another question in a newsgroup, but the question posed, while technical, gets an A+ for honesty. It starts like this: I'm tearing my hair out at the moment trying to work out why the above isn't working! Now, the "above" is...
  • Test Guide

    What Is A Braidy Tester, Anyway?

    I have recently been attempting to identify how exactly I add value to my team (both where I add value today and where I want to be adding value tomorrow). I asked various of my friends and mentors, and I did a lot of thinking about where I want to be...
  • .NET Security Blog

    Getting Help with your .NET Questions

    Recently I've been getting a lot of email from this blog asking for help with various problems. Although I'd love to help out, I don't have the time to address each mail directly. In fact, most of the problems I (and other members of the CLR team I've...
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