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  • simon.says

    Office Redistributable PIAs available

    News from Harry - the Office 2003 PIAs (Primary Interop Assemblies) are now available as a separate, redistributable download. This is great news for developers building apps that interoperate with Microsoft Office 2003.
  • Tom Hollander's blog

    A new webcast and a new deliverable

    This Thursday, April 21st at 11am Pacific time (6pm UTC), I will be co-presenting a webcast with Wojtek Kozaczynski and Harry Pierson called Packaging Design and Architecture Guidance for Visual Studio . In this webcast we will be announcing an interesting...
  • simon.says

    WS-RM being submitted to OASIS

    This is very exciting - today, BEA, IBM, Microsoft and TIBCO announced that they will be submitting the WS-RM specification to OASIS for standardization. Congratulations to everyone involved in this especially Jorgen for driving the WS-* workshop process...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    C# Beta2 features - Intellisense completion characters.

    So how do you like Beta2 so far? One of our goals this cycle is to get your feedback early! We are already rolling towards our RTM milestone and the earlier we get feedback, the faster we can shut down the product, get it to a high quality and get it...
  • XQuery Inside SQL Server 2005


    My fellow Microsoft Mike (Michael Rys) has just posted an article on his blog highlighting the use of the new T-SQL with xmlnamespaces syntax. This syntax allows you to simplfy your XQuery statements by defining namespaces in the T-SQL world and having...
  • jamespr's WebLog

    Special MEDC Blog Discount Expires 4/20. Sign Up Now!

    Don't forget tthat the special MEDC Blog Discount ends a 4/20 at 11:59PM PST! To register for this special discounted price (an extra $100 of the Early Bird!) you need to : * Visit * Register using the RSVP code CAATTAR James
  • R.Ramesh's WebLog

    Visual Studio 2005 Class Designer Forum

    The class designer newsgroup is now replaced by the Class Designer Forum . This is a technical forum to ask and answer questions regarding class designer. Cheers, Ramesh.
  • John's Blog

    The Perfect Gadget?

    I know this isn’t going to get me your pity, but I’ve been suffering recently. As I work in the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, I’ve access to several rather cool gadgets that I need in order to write and test code, and use to impress members of...
  • dougturn's WebLog

    CLR team coming to Atlanta

    Wahoo! We have the honor of having Brad Abrams , Kit George , and Claudio Caldato visiting Atlanta on May 2nd. Among other things, they will be presenting at the Atlanta C# User group at our local MS office . This meeting will be at 6:30. These guys...
  • Michael Rys

    How to use base64 encoding in SQL Server 2005

    Kirk Allen Evans gives an example how to generate a base64 encoded WordML binData element . Just for kicks, here is how the same code would look like in SQL Server 2005 using FOR XML (as in his case, it is not the complete Word document): WITH XMLNAMESPACES...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Slacker Astronomy

    I've been listening to the Slacker Astronomy podcast for a few weeks now. It's really nice to have some hard science presented in an enjoyable and humorous context. Noteworthy shows: The Big Bang Rambles On ( MP3 ) If you've ever wanted to know...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    The CLR team is coming to Atlanta!

    Doug Turnure and I worked hard to convince the CLR team to come to Atlanta to visit our customers. Not only are they visiting, but the CLR team is speaking at the Atlanta C# User's Group ! See BradA's blog for more details.
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