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  • Michael Howard's Web Log

    TCP & UDP Ports Used by Microsoft Apps

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    Did you ever want to know which ports are used by the Cluster Service or Exchange? Well, there's a list available entitled, “Network Ports Used by Key Microsoft Server Products” at http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/gtm/securityguidance...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Ended the "Most anticipated release" poll...

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    And (hopefully the formatting will work out ok in the blog) here are the results :) What release are you most excited about? Halo 2: (20.7...
  • Glen's old blog

    Graceland!

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    This week, I (on the left) had a meeting with my manager Mike O'Neill (center) and some fellow presenters including the Toolman Russ Fustino (on the right) in Memphis, Tennessee. In addition to our time spent talking business, we managed to get in a little...
  • Randy Holloway at Microsoft

    API War?

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    Typically, I agree with Joel on most of what he writes. However, in his recent essay titled " How Microsoft Lost the API War ", I think he's jumped the shark . I can't respond point by point due to time constraints, so I'll just take exception with what...
  • blogs.msdn.com/brianjo

    Kate Gregory's Latest Column on CodeGuru

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    Kate Gregory's latest column is up on CodeGuru . In it, she talks about the language changes in Visual C++ 2005. C++ Language Changes for Visual Studio 2005 The next version of Visual Studio (formerly Whidbey, now Visual Studio 2005) is rich in improvements...
  • Code/Tea/Etc...

    Mark Davis discusses a C# feature....

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    and it isn't about Whidbey, oh my... :) Visual C# 2003 "Implement Interface" feature Just discovered a great tip for Visual C# 2003. If you implement an interface (or event/delegate) on your class and don't want to type all the methods, just type the...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Napsterisation of Matter or “I downloaded this great phone yesterday”

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    It is an interesting, (though I’m sure no surprise to you) that the Teleporter as featured in Star Trek works by scanning, then disassembling a person down to basic particles and re-assembling them at the destination. The implication is that...
  • Chris Johnson

    XP SP2 RC2

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    I have just completed installation of Windows XP SP2 RC2. I upgraded from RC1 very smoothly via the Windows Update Site. If you have RC1 installed and you go to the Windows update site and do a scan it will pick up that RC2 is available. Once downloaded...
  • Craig Flannagan, MSDN Canada's WebLog

    Canadian Developer Update - and now for the contest ideas I've received

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    As promised in my last entry - here's some of the ideas I've received to date: 1) The Code Apprentice - teams compete to complete different tasks every week, with a team being fired each week. Anyone who can build on this theme, including what the...
  • Craig Flannagan, MSDN Canada's WebLog

    Canadian Developer Update - Ideas for MSDN Canada coding contests . . .

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    I've been thinking for some time now we need more coding contests here in Canada. I've been approached by many, many people on this topic while I've been out on the road from Halifax to Victoria at MSDN events. I've also had many a request from our own...
  • markda's WebLog

    Visual C# 2003 "Implement Interface" feature

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    Just discovered a great tip for Visual C# 2003. If you implement an interface (or event/delegate) on your class and don't want to type all the methods, just type the interface name in your class derivation list and Intellisense will display a tooltip...
  • Brian Keller

    Cool new sample app: FotoVision

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    http://msdn.microsoft.com/smartclient/codesamples/fotovision/ This is a sample best practices application that shows off working with lots of technologies. I like the way they have turned this into a Windows Forms, ASP.NET, Web services, and .NET...
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