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  • BizTalk Architecture, High Availability and MSMQ Adapters

    From the mail: BRE (Rules Engine) question

    I am not Rules Engine guy, but I've checked with them, and here it is: Hi, how could I implement a rule like this in the BRE of BiztalkServer2004 (not splitting it, into separate rules): 1) IF (condition1) THEN (action1) ELSEIF (condition2) THEN...
  • BUGBUG: poor title

    In Medias Res

    A simply reply to a mundane problem over on Cyrus' blog turned into a broader opinion piece, and so my entry to the blogosphere begins not with "hello" but with topical poll... --- On color schemes and usability I got to puzzle over this question...
  • jfo's coding

    Why is STAThread required?

    Over the top of your Main method, you may have noticed this funny decoration: [STAThread] static void Main() { Several people have asked, what is this and is it this actually necessary? When the STAThreadAttribute is applied, it changes the apartment...
  • Brian Keller

    Free Microsoft .NET training for Java Developers

    We just put the finishing touches on a free , online, self-paced training course designed to help Java developers become better acquainted with Microsoft .NET development. This training is designed to help familiarize Java developers with Microsoft .NET...
  • scarroll's Blog

    Must watch Managed Perf Primer on Channel 9

    I watched all 50 minutes of Rico Mariani's new Channel9 video which can be found at . It's a really excellent summary of the points that Rico has been driving home about getting better perf out of your...
  • Powertoys WebLog

    Check out VisualStudioHacks.Com

    Via James Well, it is finally ready to go. is the companion site for Visual Studio Hacks, but I also want it to serve as a great resource in on it's own. On this site I plan on posting information about add-ins, macros, and...
  • scarroll's Blog

    Profiling Tip #2: Managed Code profiling and the command line

    The most common question that comes in to the internal profiler by far is "Why am I not seeing any managed code in my profiles?" Most of the internals who use our profiler like to do profile collection using the command line tools. The reason why this...
  • Andy Xu's weblog: Commerce Server, .net and more

    The way to go for Commerce Server pipeline troubleshooting

    This happens from time to time: I received questions from Commerce Server community, asking about what is going wrong in the pipeline? (some top questions include: Why my discounts do not apply? Why my basket pipeline can't execute? Why this advertisement...
  • scarroll's Blog

    Profiling Tip #1: release vs. debug

    Don't laugh! I've seen this happen a few times now. In the UI , if you are debugging your debug build and then switch to performance tools and push launch, you will be profiling your Debug bits! Don't do this. Make sure you have set your configuration...
  • scarroll's Blog

    What I've been up to... dogfood deployment

    So over the past two months, I've been busy with the rolling out of the VS profiler to as many internal teams as we can. We've gotten a lot of good feedback from this which I will start to share with all of you over the next few posts.
  • Antimail

    Reuven is here

    Reuven Lax (another member of our VSS team) just started a blog no MSDN here . This is good - I'm sure we will see soon all sorts of interesting posts about algorithms and Windows in general...
  • The MSDN Subscription Team Blog

    New MSDN Subscription Offerings and You

    MSDN Subscriptions recently announced several changes to the MSDN Subscriptions program to better align the subscription products with Visual Studio 2005 Team System. Many of you may have reviewed the press accounts, read additional information...
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