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  • All About Interop


    Just saw this, interesting for people doing XML or webservices interop between .NET and Java systems and are looking for help dealing with nullable types in Java that correspond to value types in .NET.
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    Early to bed, early to rise

    A while back, Karl asked me to discuss "Early Adoption" here (or somewhere). I said I would, then let it bubble for a while, as I was conflicted. I decided to let my internal debate finally boil over here, though. I'll let you decide which feels better...
  • FitzBlog


    Just about every presentation we did in the area of SharePoint Products and Technologies at last month’s Microsoft Office Developer Conference is being redelivered as a MSDN Webcast . If you attend live, you can post questions that will be answered...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    Windows Mobile vs. Windows CE

    You’ve probably heard of the Windows Mobile platform, or the Windows Mobile operating system, what is this, and is there any relationship between this and Windows CE ? – This is a question that comes up all the time, so here’s my attempt...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    An Icon Speaks...

    Back in 1984, I was in an algorithms class, using Sedgewick's excellent text entitled simply, "Algorithms" (which later spawned variants in other languages). I learned a lot from that class, but there were a few questions now answered in the text, and...
  • VolkerW's WebLog

    How do you catch people's attention?

    This is the last week of a Microsoft internal awareness 64-bit campaign. Evangelism is not only about external awareness and excitement; you also have an internal audience. Many of us are working on both ends, internal and external evangelism. And some...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    A new Anders Interview...

    Anders talks with the .NET Developer's Journal. From Brad .
  • Visual Studio

    Just released: Updater Application Block - Version 2.0

    "The Version 2.0 of Updater Application Block provides guidance on adding self-updating capabilities to smart client applications built with the .NET Framework 1.1. The new design focuses on simplification of use, adherence to the Enterprise Library specification...
  • Stephen Toub

    April 2005 MSDN Magazine now online!

    The April 2005 issue of MSDN Magazine (the 20th anniversary edition) is now available online at . The April installment of my favorite column, .NET Matters , is available at
  • FitzBlog

    Don' t think we don't still love iOra

    The majority of my posts are for developer issues (not — normally — developer techniques, as many other blogs do that), but I’ll make an exception here since I just brought up Groove a few minutes ago. We still love iOra. They were...
  • IUpdateable from Eric Nelson (

    SQL Server 2005 Service Broker - simplest Hello World sample I could come up with!

    Next week I am talking to a few of our early adopters about Service Broker - a great piece of technology that we introduce in SQL Server 2005 for asynchronous messaging. I like to start to learn a new technology by finding the simplest example that works...
  • FitzBlog

    Welcome, Groove!

    Microsoft has a large number of internal distribution lists for discussing specific topics (more like listservs than newsgroups). On the morning the plan to acquire Groove was announced, I saw questions from our sales force demanding to know what the...
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