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  • when setup isn't just xcopy

    Creating a Microsoft Open Source project on SourceForge.

    Imagine a blog entry where I try to capture the process for creating a new project on SourceForge from Microsoft....
  • Cyrus' Blather


    Spent friday afternoon slipstreaming XP SP2 and then installing it. It was incredibly painless and the install was the same ~45 minutes that I'm used to from an XP installation. Initial thoughts are quite positive. I really liked how after the install...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Soma discusses the future of VB

    Soma (whose name you may or may not recognize) is in a position to know a lot about the future of Visual Basic (in his own words, from his intro post... "My name is Somasegar and I run the Developer Division at Microsoft." ), so when he decides to post...
  • Richard Godfrey

    Time gentlemen please

    Just heard a lovely quote (from a TV programme that Mrs G was watching) which I can't wait to try out for myself when I next have a meeting about a project which is over-running due to scope-creep... "Time is just nature's way of making sure everything...

    Building Win32 Applications Using Visual C++ 2005 Express

    A number of people have asked about building Win32 applications using the Visual C++ 2005 Express beta. I'll take you through the basic steps here and I'll try to get a more detailed page posted early this week. Building Win32 applications with...
  • Tim Sneath

    SQL Server 2005 Event in London

    In the potentially tiny off-chance that there's an interested soul in the country who hasn't already heard me jabber on about SQL / CLR integration and Analysis Services in SQL Server 2005, I'm co-presenting a day on Yukon with a few colleagues in London...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    RSVP 2004

    Groupthink From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Groupthink is a term coined by psychologist Irving Janis in 1972 to describe one process by which a group can make bad or irrational decisions. In a groupthink situation, each member of the group attempts...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    XP SP2 -Videos, how-to topics, and more

    Videos, how-to topics, and more can be found at;[ln];xpsp2cnfghowto There you will find quite a comprehensive list of step-by-step directions for configuring and setting up SP2.
  • Brad Abrams

    Pet Peeve #493: Console.WriteLine ("\n")

    I know, I know, I am an incredible nit picker, but it gives me the willies to see the hard-coded string “\n” used for newline. It works and there is no real “correctness” argument to be made here, but I just don’t like it. Here are my reasons: 1. Not...
  • Anna Liu's Weblog

    Links to resources mentioned in my TechEd presentation

    Many thanks to Nick Lothian for reminding me this. Here are the links to cool SOA related topics that I mentioned in my TechEd presentation: Integration Patterns , Entity Aggregation whitepaper , Designing Application Managed Authorization and some general...
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    XP SP2 and DCOM Callbacks

    via greggm , some of the changes in XP SP2 and DCOM Callbacks .
  • Paul Fallon's WebLog

    XP SP2 and SQL Server

    If you use SQL Server on Windows XP, some of the changes that are incorported in XP SP2 are going to affect the installation of SQL Server. A kb article can be found at;en-us;841249 . It outlines how to...
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