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    Pitfalls with Inherited Transactions

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    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

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    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

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    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

    Groove

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    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

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    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

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    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...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Did you know… Visual Studio 2005 support for Code Snippets

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    One of the big new features of the Visual Studio 2005 release for the Editor team and for the language teams is Code Snippets.  To use code snippets in the editor, bring up the context menu and choose “Insert Snippet” or "Surrounds With"...
  • Devhammer on MSDN

    Connected Systems Developer Competition

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    Wanna show off your chops on SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 or BizTalk Server 2005? Better yet, wanna win $50,000 (and bragging rights)? Check out the Connected Systems Developer Competition .
  • UK StudentZine Blog

    Mobile and Embedded Developer ConferenceUK Highlights day - FREE

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    Registration is now open...... Event Summary: 1 day, 3 tracks, 12 sessions: The Mobile Embedded Developer Conference UK Highlights is a full day event which comprises three tracks and 12 sessions; two tracks will focus on Windows Mobile and the...
  • simon.says

    System.Net.NetworkInformation in .NET Fx 2.0

    One of the things I'm really digging about .NET Fx 2.0 right now is the ability to interrogate network cards on my machine. For example, I've often wanted a hassle-free way to find out IP address information, DNS specifics and trap events (such as cables...
  • Sara Ford's Weblog

    Blame me if you don’t see Brief or Emacs keybindings in the Beta 2 Standard SKU

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    Update:   Sean has a much better workaround at http://blogs.msdn.com/vseditor/archive/2005/04/26/412307.aspx Sometimes being a QA reminds me of when I was a soccer referee – you’re only as good as your last call or the last bug you missed. ...
  • Craig McMurtry's WebLog

    Indigo and Jini

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    Some folk who read David Chappell's excellent article on Indigo found Indigo to be reminiscent of Jini. Let me mention just two of the fundamental differences. I think that service is a good word to describe what you build with Jini, although I think...
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