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  • Eric Jarvi

    regsvr32 for non-admins

    Interesting article up on Code Project: "The principal advantage is that, the user can still register and use the COM server even if he is not an administrator of the machine or does not have write access to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE . " http://www.codeproject...
  • The Design-Time Developer

    Coming back from NYC

    So last week, I was flying back from a vacation to New York City and had a mildly humorous experience. While readying my laptop, shoes, pocket change and WMDs prior to walking through the "scanning gate" at LaGuardia, I happened to notice the name of...
  • Eric Jarvi

    how to copy and paste a team system work item list from Excel into email

    In a way that makes me feel like I'm living out a modern day version of Escher's Drawing Hands , we are using the Team System work item tracking feature to build Team System. One thing I'm working on is copying bug lists into email to send out status...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    What's actually on an audio CD?

    Before I can talk about reading audio CDs using DAE (Digital Audio Extraction), I need to talk a bit about what data's actually on the audio CD, since we're going to be reading the raw audio data from the CD. An audio CD contains audio samples sampled...
  • Kevin B Smith's WebLog

    BizUnit v2.0 is imminent...

    Version 2 of BizUnit is pretty close to compleation, the new version has the notion of passing state between the individual test steps plus plenty of new test steps not ony from myself but also from a number of customers and Microsoft partners. As...
  • Stephen Kaufman's WebLog

    Schema Design Patterns: Venetian Blind

    This is the third of five entries talking about schema design patterns. In previous entries the Russian Doll approach and the Salami Slice approach were discussed. The Venetian Blind approach is similar to the Russian Doll approach in that they both...
  • mgrier's WebLog

    Function transactionality

    A topic that comes up repeatedly in designing function is what a coworker of mine calls "transactionality". Since I have a little database background, I think that this is an abuse of the term but let's go with it for a while. Function transactionality...
  • jaredpar's WebLog

    Changing Logon screen keyboard layout

    I switched to using a Dvorak keyboard part time around January of this year. I now use a Dvorak keyboard full time and the last remaining issue I have is the logon screen. Even though the keyboard for my user is Dvorak, the default Windows keyboard is...
  • Daryll McDade

    Dim u LearnVB (VB101, from a blog, easy)

    Blogs are cool because they're a VERY flexible publishing tool and I see more uses every day. Tom Dissinger is using a blog to teach VB.NET 101 . Pretty cool use of the tools.
  • SGriffin's MAPI Internals

    Outlook 2003 Integration API April 2005 Update

    We just released the April 2005 update to the Outlook 2003 Integration API. Download for the CHM is here: The MSDN documentation should update some time in the...
  • Man vs Code

    Arpan's response to the XQuery petition

    Arpan has posted a nice response to Stylus Studio petition defending Microsoft's current position with respect to XQuery. I was personally lost when the petition used the term "XQuery developers". If my three years with the SqlXml team taught me anything...
  • TS Tidbits

    Windows Server 2003 Access-based Enumeration

    Windows Server 2003 Access-based Enumeration makes visible only those files or folders that the user has the rights to access. When Access-based Enumeration is enabled, Windows will not display files or folders that the user does not have the rights to...
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