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  • One Louder

    Apprentice Recap Coming

    I'm behind on the Apprentice recaps, I know. I watched last weeks episode while it aired (you know for actual entertainment...I guess I was encouraged by Erin's departure) and out of sheer habit or a subconscious feeling of general disgust (pick your...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Are Windows Mobile Smartphones too big ?

    Today I took delivery of my new Windows Mobile Smartphone, this is a clamshell device which I was hoping was going to fit into my pocket - much to my surprise it's slightly larger than expected. - Mike
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Little Lost APIs

    When you have an API set as large as the Win32 API set, sometimes APIs get "lost". Either by forgetfulness, or by the evolution of the hardware platform. We've got one such set of APIs here in multimedia-land, they're the "aux" APIs. The "aux...
  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    Hope Springs Eternal

    At last, the baseball season is upon us—and what better reason for a completely off-topic blog post? As the famous saying goes, everyone is in first place on opening day. As an Oriole fan, Opening Day always means different things in different years....
  • Test Guide

    Show Them That You Care

    Apoorva asks, in response to my post from SD on the House Of Quality : But how does one reach out to a broad spectrum of customers? Getting feedback from a regular/power user is not that difficult - but how do you get passive users interested in participating...
  • Roberdan

    Building a Searchable Phone Directory with Windows SharePoint Services

    "On our Web page, we will display the information pertinent to calling a fellow employee from your desk: name, telephone extension, and country. While Northwind has only a few employees, we want to provide the ability to search by first and/or last name...
  • SPal's WebLog

    Eliminating Multiple Evaluations of XML Data Type Methods

    I have seen a few scenarios in which a value is extracted from an XML data type instance in SQL Server 2005. The query performs some checks on the value such as its type (e.g. whether it is numeric) or compares it with a constant, and returns a value...
  • A.J.Anto's WebLog

    What it takes to get a lease.........

    Hi all, I found this pretty useful content in one of our internal DL's. I thought it should be available more widely. The following describes what it takes to get a address lease from the DHCP client. It describes the various steps taken by the...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    Anders TechEd Preview

    A short Channel 9 interview with Anders , with some ideas on what he'll be doing at TechEd. Mostly introductory stuff, but it's always good to hear Anders speak. If you've never seen him explain generics, you should definitely watch this. On of the...
  • Ron Cundiff's WebLog

    MSDN Events: Spring Program 2005

    It's that time again. Another series of MSDN Events coming to a location near you. This time around, we're talking about Web Services, SQL Server 2005, and ClickOnce deployment in Visual Studio 2005. The first stops for our area are Memphis (4/12) and...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Why does .NET Framework setup hang for several minutes with the progress bar full?

    If you have ever installed the .NET Framework 1.0 or 1.1 package by running dotnetfx.exe directly (as opposed to installing it silently via Windows Update or via an application that redistributes it), I'm sure you've seen strange behavior where it appears...
  • Scott Wiltamuth's Visual Studio blog

    InfoWorld on Java IDE's

    Java is the #1 competitor for C#, and the Java platform is the #1 competitor for .NET. So it should be no surprise to readers that my group (C#) is highly interested in what's happening in the world of Java IDE's. The most recent InfoWorld has a review...
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