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  • Riding Herd

    Evangelism jobs available

    Our team is looking to hire some new evangelists. Here are the details and links to information on the jobs site. We are starting to interview for some of these positions, so if you’re interested, 1) apply via the website, and 2) send me...
  • The ShiSh List

    Adobe Acrobat & OneNote iFilters for Sharepoint

    Ive been setting up a Sharepoint demo and found the following useful iFilters for PDF and ONE files. If you want to search through the content in PDF files using Sharepoint, the iFilter at would...
  • Riding Herd

    InfoWorld Top 100 IT projects of 2004

    A colleague sent around a link to InfoWorld’s write-up of their top 100 IT projects for 2004 : “ As judges, our editors have an explicit bias toward multiple technologies used in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. ” The web site links...
  • SMSPerfGuy's WebLog

    System Center Reporting Server 2005

    Hi All, It’s been awhile, as some of you have so clearly pointed out. Since my last post ( Mid September, has it really been that long?!!), I’ve been heads down working on the design and testing of System Center Reporting Server 2005 (try saying that...
  • Aaron Marten

    Xaml Viewer (using VSIP!!!)

    In case you haven't seen this yet, Gaston Milano has released a Xaml viewer/editor that runs inside Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1. Very cool indeed! I set this up on a test machine and got some of the other VS Extensibility folks to check it out. Needless...
  • Andrew Coates ::: MSFT

    VFP 9.0 release date

    This morning, in the OzFox keynote, Ken Levy stated that the release date for VFP 9.0 is scheduled for December 15. I'm not sure if this is new news (it didn't sound like it when Ken announced it), but it's the first time I've heard a public release date...
  • MSDN Student Flash

    Where will technology take us next?

    A very interesting and though provoking video can be found here ... I will leave rest up to you. --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
  • .:blog.iainmcdonald


    Much of the wisdom relating to the development process is well known, but it deserves repeating. Often the difference between in and out of control is in the details. Not using milestones and milestone reviews Virtually every team at Microsoft divides...
  • !! Saurabh's world of possibilities !!

    How intelligent are you?

    Calling all the grey cells; Q. How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it? Q.If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it? Q.If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand...
  • Sharp Things

    Hack the Build: Programmatically Converting Older VS .NET Projects to MSBuild

    Jomo Fisher--There are plenty of reasons you might want to programmatically convert projects from VS .NET 2003 format to MSBuild format. Maybe you have a bunch of old .csproj files and you'd like to convert them in batch. Maybe you'd like to keep your...
  • Rico Mariani's Performance Tidbits

    When to call GC.Collect()

    One of my first postings was this one: Two things to avoid for better memory usage in which I gave some approximately correct advice (is there any other kind? <g>) about using GC.Collect(). I still stand by this advice but I think maybe this is...
  • Sharp Things

    MSBuild Sample Code Demonstrating How to Convert Older Projects to VS8 Format

    /* Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at Written by Jomo Fisher */ using System; using System.Text; using Microsoft.Build.Conversion; class ConvertProject { static void Main(string...
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