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  • The .NET Sweatshop (v2)

    Time to boil the ocean!

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    A colleague of mine told me a great allegory today. The shortened version is that a bunch of sailors fell off a boat into the cold, icy waters of the Pacific. The captain, understanding that his men would surely freeze to death, immediately ordered the...
  • scooblog by josh ledgard

    Another VS.NET Help Dev Blogging

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    I was already linking to Tim's blog, but now Saurabh is blogging as well. For starters he'll show you how to get “ Relief from CE Documentation ”. It's a race to see who will post next. I'm sure Saurabh would also love to hear any feedback...
  • Lori Pearce's WebLog

    Follow-up #1

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    I got a couple of questions on our use of XML for the documentation so I’ll try to respond as best I can. More to follow in another post. Yes—there are XML developer code comments within the .NET code. No—those developer comments...
  • Visual ActiveKent Sharkey .NET SE 3.11

    insert Template here

    The second half of Scott Mitchell 's Building Templated ASP.NET Server Controls has gone live, so those who tuned into this cliff hanger can now read it. In “ Building DataBound Templated Custom ASP.NET Server Controls “, Scott adds the capability...
  • .NET Security Blog

    More Details on Portable Crypto Operations

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    Yesterday I posted about detecting which CSP provided algorithms were available on your copy of Windows, and upgrading IE to get a newer CSP that supported more algorithms. Sebastien Pouliot provied some nice followup information on using pure managed...
  • Shaykatc's WebLog

    How do you find code you need?

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    I happen to work on the Samples story for Whidbey. We have a ton of code all over that can help you get updated on how to write stuff. For e.g. in the product we have: Tutorials and walkthroughs that show you how to accomplish tasks Code snippets...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Software Performance & Hardware configurations

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    The minimum hardware requirements for Visual Studio 2002 and 2003 are a machine with a 600MHz CPU and 128M RAM. A few months ago I picked up a new HTPC for cheap. Dell 2.4GHz, 128M RAM for $324. I see the deal reappear about once / month. I just added...
  • jaybaz [MS] WebLog

    Performance Scenarios

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    Perf for an editor is extremely important. Because editing is completely interactive, you really don't want a noticible delay in most cases. One of the first things to decide is what kinds of things you want to measure. Here's the list we're working...
  • Visual Studio Data

    Visual FoxPro and Windows XP SP2 (by John Koziol)

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    There have been some questions in the VFP community about what issues there are with Visual FoxPro applications under Windows XP SP2. At this time, we're still testing but we do know some basic information. Basically, the vast majority of applications...
  • Vittorio Bertocci

    Updated WS-ReliableMessaging

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/webservices/understanding/specs/default.aspx?pull=/library/en-us/dnglobspec/html/wsrmspecindex.asp Updated WSRM (added, among other things, CreateSequence element, negative acknowledgements and SOAP1.1-1.2 fault bindings)...
  • Bing it on

    AzMan on Windows XP

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    Found this small nugget of information quite hard to get - so I think others might find it useful as well. How to install the Authorization Manager administration MMC on a Windows XP machine. If you use the Windows Server 2003 Authorization Manager...
  • jeff's WebLog

    television security and msn security

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    A news channel in North Carolina made a classic security mistake . This is similar to a mistake that MSN made a while back. There was a web page that verified your username/password before allowing you to make account changes, but the subsequent pages...
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