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  • Write Ahead Blog

    Activating queue reader processes on demand

    In a previous post, I talked about internal activation . But it may not always be feasible to write Service Broker programs as stored procedures. For example, the service program may take a long time to process a message or might require to make a call...
  • Stan's WWWeblog

    Playing with Fire

    A flight attendant at Delta was recently fired for posting pictures of herself in uniform in her blog. Who knows what else is behind that story but Google gave the boot to an employee for discussing sensitive information in a blog. Friendster got rid...
  • Don Syme's WebLog on F# and Related Topics

    Contract position in compiler development, also some snippets of F# news

    [ Note - Applications for the contract position have now closed - thanks! ] I meant to put this on my blog a while back, but it's not too late yet. Basically, we have a six month contract position available at the wonderful place where I work, the Microsoft...
  • AprilR's Blog

    Calling All Visual Studio 6.0 C/C++ developers!

    As we work toward finalizing our 2005 release over the next months, one of the things we think about in planning future product versions is whether or not you - our customers - are finding the features and benefits in recent releases to actually be of...
  • AprilR's Blog

    Microsoft C/C++ Compiler Central

    At Microsoft, the Visual C++ team is C++ compiler central. In my first two posts, I gave some basic descriptions about the release role I try to fill and gave a basic picture on how our team fits into the whole of Microsoft. What reader Wil inquires about...
  • MSDN Managed Newsgroups

    Configuring your web news profile for MSDN Managed Newsgroup Benefit

    Visit Select the profile icon located in the top right part of the web news welcome page. The Icon is located between the passport sign on icon and the help link If you are not already logged in to passport...
  • Antimail

    0.3 Petabytes of storage available free of charge?

    I always wondered where should I store my backups... A regular backup of my Windows box takes around 13 Gigabytes. Where should I store this stuff? Should I burn DVDs? Or buy a tape drive? Well... let's see. I recently got 50 Gmail invites. That makes...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Civilization II under Virtual PC

    Civilization II was an evolutionary step forward from the original Civilization. Running on top of Windows 3.11 and later it mainly offered minor enhancements, with the biggest change being updated graphics with an isometric perspective. Having said that...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    WS-ReliableMessaging 2005: what's new

    Scatter list of new or (IMHO) notable features of the 2005 version of WS-ReliableMessaging . Overall I'd say that it changed very little, promising symptom of maturity of the specification. Elements at the header level are now called "header block" Example...
  • Deven Kampenhout's Tech Blog

    Back from Vegas

    I just got back from being in Las Vegas for a few days for the CSNA offsite meeting. Overall, I enjoyed the meetings as it helped me get a better understanding of the organization I'm working in, and to meet all of the members of my team in person for...
  • Roberdan

    Che settimana!!

    Bergamo, Torino, Modena, Roma, Firenze.... mi sono avvicinato al record e vi dirò che sono veramente a pezzi, però...però....ho incontrato veramente delle gran persone :) mo però vado a crollare...addio.
  • Just Coding

    Google, Open Source and Microsoft

    Google employees are also bloggin, here is a nice post with a different point of view about relationships between Open Source and Commercial Companies.
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