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  • Roberdan

    Microsoft Outlines Quarterly Dividend, Four-Year Stock Buyback Plan, And Special Dividend to Shareholders

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    Company Is Confident About Future Growth and Innovation Opportunities, Plans to Provide Up to $75 Billion in Value to Shareholders Over Next Four Years REDMOND, Wash. — July 20, 2004 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that its board of directors...
  • Roberdan

    Instant Messaging's 'Big Three' Agree to Interoperate

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    After years of mutually beneficial barriers between their respective networks, instant messaging's "Big Three" will finally interoperate, at least between enterprise users. An agreement between Yahoo, AOL, and Microsoft is aimed at IM customers looking...
  • BizTalk Architecture, High Availability and MSMQ Adapters

    One more blog on BizTalk

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    Ok, so here is one more blog on BizTalk. Is there anything different about it? I hope to make it so. Let see, what we have now from the people from Microsoft. First, we have an excellent weblog from Scott Woodgate . That’s a blog #1 for everybody...
  • Peter Torr's Blog

    RequestRefuse and RequestOptional example

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    Dave asks for an example of how to use RequestRefuse and RequestOtional . Here's my attempt to post a short blog entry that describes it (luckily I had the code already at hand... ;-) ). The code consists of two libraries ("Optional" and...
  • Omar Shahine

    Hotmail, now with less ads

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    If you have a paying relationship with MSN (you are an MSN subscriber or Hotmail Extra Storage user) you no longer see any banner ads when using Hotmail. Just one of many enhancements coming to a hotmail near you ;-). This also marks my first release...
  • Omar Shahine

    Outlook Security Dialog and Palm

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    Now let me tell you, I loath this dialog as much as the next guy, however, I just discovered something appalling today. Palm (the makers of the PDA etc) ship this application called Pocket Mirror (I think its third party?) that synchronizes Outlook...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Previewing my "Quick Vote" article...

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    I've put the draft of my next Coding 4 Fun column ('Duncan Mackenzie describes his process to build a "Quick Poll" using Visual Basic and ASP.NET.') up onto my personal site, click here to check it out.
  • Dare Obasanjo's WebLog

    When Backwards Compatibility Mode Isn't

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    Today Arpan (the PM for XML query technologies in the .NET Framework) and I were talking about features we'd like to see on our 'nice to have' list for the Orcas release of the .NET Framework. One of the things we thought would be really nice to see in...
  • load of tosh

    More Fun with Images (or System.Drawing Redux)

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    It’s high time I wrote another little piece on what I have been programming in my spare time. I mentioned before that I have been playing with digital photos, extracting EXIF dates with Omar’s photo library (very handy) and posting them to...
  • canthe's WebLog

    More on Licensing Notification

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    Someone made the excellent point that the Messenger service that SBS uses to notify users of a server in violation of the licensing restrictions of SBS is slated to be disabled in updates such as XP SP2. This is true for the client side - the service...
  • Test Guide

    Preemptive Testing

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    Chris posted a great comment a while back that I am going to mine for a series of posts. He starts out by saying "I'm struggling with the contribution that testers make early in a project right now." The answer is simple: a lot, if you let them. "Everyone...
  • Tom Miller's Blog

    Moving Day!!!

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    Hard to believe that in a little less than 20 hours I'll be moved into our new house. While the wait between signing the papers to have the house constructed (November of last year) until now has seemed to take eons upon eons to get here, in reality,...
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