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  • Reckless

    iPAQ without a phone, why bother?

    That is what I thought when my boss, Dr. Bix, gave me a new iPAQ (yes, ungrateful person). It sat in my office for a few months collecting dust until today when I ripped it open. So it has a keyboard, so what, it's not a phone and where is the camera...
  • Dare Obasanjo's WebLog

    RE: One parameter to rule them all: Part 2

    Don Smith has a post entitled One parameter to rule them all: Part 2 where he writes In my post yesterday, I recommended that Web Service operations should only have a single input parameter rather than multiple for the sake of versioning. ... Suppose...
  • Owen Allen - The MOSS Garden

    WSE 2.0 SP2

    Thanks to Herveyw for his post about the Pre-Release of WSE 2.0 SP2 .
  • Dare Obasanjo's WebLog

    XSD, RELAX NG and Why We Didn't Ship System.Xml.IXmlType

    Tim Bray has a post entitled More Relax where he writes I often caution people against relying too heavily on schema validation. “After all,” I say, “there is lots of obvious run-time checking that schemas can’t do, for example, verifying a part number...
  • Aaron Stebner's WebLog

    Chaining unattended installation of Visual Studio .NET 2003, its prerequisites and MSDN

    Hey all, I have been meaning to take some time to write down some comments and strategies about unattended installation of the various pieces of Visual Studio .NET. For this article I'm going to focus on a specific request that I've seen very often -...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    How to beat the 25-post limit of

    A couple days ago I complained that the RSS feed of is capped at 25 posts. William Luu left a comment that inspired me to find the following solution: Go to and set up an account. Add a subscription to http://blogs...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    Interesting webcast on service-oriented solutions

    John Evdemon posts a link to a very interesting looking webcast, "Governance and Compliance in Service-Oriented Solutions". Here's an excerpt from the abstract: Because of the complexity of modifying existing business solutions, compliance can be costly...
  • Brad Abrams

    Some CodeDom fun for you...

    Check out the BCL site … we just posted some new CodeDom samples: MSIL Code Provider The Microsoft Intermediate Language (MSIL) code provider takes a CodeDom tree and generates MSIL syntax. MSIL code provider generates all the CodeDom elements that are...
  • Man vs Code

    Back in the Saddle

    It has been a while since I blogged, almost three months. So what have I been up to – well actually quite a bit. I have left the WinFS client API team and moved back to my old group (formally the WebData team) now called Dataworks. To make a long story...
  • Antimail

    Launching a CMD window as Local System

    What is your favorite method of launching CMD.EXE as Local System? I found the following method after a little experimentation. Just run the command below to create a generic service called TESTSVC. C:\>sc create testsvc binpath= "cmd /K start" type...
  • BCL Team Blog

    New MSIL & Subset CodeDom Provider samples [Peter Drayton]

    There's a fair bit written about using CodeDom, but samples showing how to implement your own provider have been quite thin on the ground . Fortunately Eden Li , a CLR intern this summer, produced a couple of useful CodeDom provider samples now live on...
  • Bing it on

    Starter Site - The Real Solution Site

    If you have worked with Commerce Server 2002, you have probably used one of the Solution Sites which were shipped as great examples of how Commerce Server could be used in various ways. These included the very popular Retail site and the international...
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