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  • David Kline

    Exploring The NetCF WebCrawler Sample III - Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2

    In the first part of this series, I discussed how the WebCrawler uses an HTTP HEAD request to determine if the URL can be crawled (points to an HTML page). The Visual Studio.NET 2003 version of the WebCrawler used a very simple check of the Content-Type...
  • Mike Swanson's Blog

    Bill Gates' Keynote at WinHEC

    If you weren't able to make it to the WinHEC 2005 conference for Bill's keynote (I wasn't), you can now watch it here . For two Longhorn demos, skip to 1:03:00. To hear about the new Metro print path, skip to 1:30:00. For more on the Metro print path...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Using the F6 driver floppy under Virtual Server 2005 SP1 Beta

    If you are using the Virtual Server 2005 SP1 Beta (details here: ) one of the new additions is a F6 driver floppy. This is located under the Virtual Server installation directory “Virtual...
  • Chris Johnson

    WSS and W2K3 R2

    In W2K3 R2 there are a number of updates to WSS. They fix some of the biggest deployment issues customers currently face: Support for IP-bound virtual servers Support for advanced extranet configurations Kerberos enabled by default Windows...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Attention! Yahoo! experiments with Attention.xml

    'My Web', is Yahoo's new personal search engine integrated with Yahoo! Search... from their blog : "You can publish your My Web links via RSS and, of course, there’s an API for My Web published on YSDN. We're also experimenting with Attention.XML...
  • Windows Embedded Blog

    WinHEC : Chris Muench Report for Day 2 - Everything has two sides

    Here’s Chris Muench’s report from the second day of WinHEC 2005. After a promising first day I was looking forward the second day. The titles of the sessions I was planning to see looked very interesting and when I sat in I had big hopes for new information...
  • Because we can

    Pitfalls with Inherited Transactions

    Yesterday I demonstrated how a Transaction can be inherited by processes. This means that a process never designed for Transactions can run in a Transacted mode. Clearly, this has profound implications. Some applications may exhibit odd or unexpected...
  • Mark Bower

    Fabrikam Learning Platform available for pre-order

    The documentation has been available on MSDN for around 6 months now, but at long last the Office System Fabrikam Learning Platform itself is available for pre-order. The DVDs are currently in production and should be shipping soon. Here's the official...
  • Michael O'Donovan's Office 365 World

    Web part caching options, how to choose

    I don’t think there is a default answer to which caching technique you should use for your custom web parts. However it is important to understand the differences between using the ASP .Net cache object , the Web Part cache memory and database stores...
  • Chris Johnson


    So... since MS has purchased Groove I thought i should check it all out. WOW. I had only read about it in the past ... but have to say that it is really amazing technology. Workspace sharing in a peer-to-peer manner (kinda)... really tight integration...
  • Jason Bower's WebLog

    Moving to Mobile Devices

    I may not be posting as many .NET related issues anymore. I am changing jobs at Microsoft and moving to the mobile devices group to design input features for the Pocket PC and Smartphone next week. This is a big change for me and gives me a chance to...
  • .net and other interesting dev stuff in PA

    Connected Systems Competition

    Do you dare? Show us what a great developer you are! Show us how innovative you can be! Win $50,000 USD. Demonstrate your skills with SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk by entering the Connected Systems Developer Competition...
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