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  • shawn's blog

    Don Box and Doug Purdy philosophize on the meaning of SOA and .NET

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    I started writing up my thought’s on Doug and Don’s preso, and then I remembered seeing Michelle in the audience. I took a look at her feed, and viola, a superb writeup of the session… For those wondering about the future of COM, Enterprise...
  • Reckless

    Tech Ed: CTS302 Repeat tomorrow --- Due to popularity...

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    The WSE Security talk was so popular, firemarshalls would not allow everyone to get into the room. As a result, we have worked with Denise Smith to repeat the talk. CTS302 will be repeated tomorrow, Friday at lunchtime at 12:15 in room 33ABC. CTS302...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Intelligent Intellisense (part 2/?)

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    Rick, a member on on the C# team responded in the feedback section of another post. It was interesting enough that I thought i'd bring it up as a post. He wrote: --- Hi all, I'm a usability engineer that's been working on Visual Studio for...
  • Larry Osterman's WebLog

    Validating inputs

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    “ Derek ” posted a comment to my previous post about validating inputs to functions that’s worth commenting on. IMHO, the user shouldn't be able to crash the app. The app should verify all information from any untrustworthy source (user...
  • Alex Barnett's blog

    Not only does Amsterdam have culture, but it has Tech-Ed Europe 2004 too...

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    Well, I'm not at Tech-Ed today, because I'm not in the US of A...but in the good old UK of E(urope), which is quite a bit closer to Amsterdam than San Diego...so if Amsterdam doesn't sound like too much of drag for you (apparently there is a rich history...
  • Eric Gunnerson's Compendium

    No longer Large, and rarely in charge...

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    For those of you who have never met me, I'm approximately 6'2” tall, and currently weigh about 168 pounds. For all of my (reasonably) adult life, I've been a “Large”. If I needed a T-shirt, or a coat, or a sweatshirt, I was always a...
  • Jonathan Hardwick

    ccmexec.exe and inventory.exe - what are they and what do they do?

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    I referred to these two processes tangentially in Microsoft laptop gripes , but based on referrer hits and email they deserve a post of their own. Systems Management Server pushes out patches and keeps your software updated via an agent that's installed...
  • simon.says

    Photos from TechEd

    Check out the photos that I snapped today. Here is a picture of the Java interop booth. Kevin Wittkopf (left) and Arvindra Sehmi (right) were manning the booth when I was there. ...and talking of architecture, here's a snap of the architecture at the...
  • Microsoft's JobsBlog

    Are you a good enough developer to be a Microsoft SDET?

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    So, as I was writing this post my computer totally crashed and I lost everything. Maybe this one will be better then the first – one can only hope the crash was a sign that my original post stunk up the place. This is the third time that my laptop...
  • simon.says

    WIN325 - Microsoft and Interoperability

    I'm exhausted. I have just completed WIN325 - Microsoft and Interoperability, which was great fun, but two sessions in one day is tiring. The session was well attended, and David's demo was a hit (from the initial evaluations). I'm currently sitting...
  • Hirlpoo West

    Why we are fat

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    A fascinating and intellectual take on why we (especially Americans) are fat in Harvard Magazine . I’ve been following a low carb regime for over a year now, and am 50lbs lighter because of it. I have several collogues who have had similar benefits...
  • The C# Team

    How are return values from a delegate handled?

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    Q: How are multiple return values from a delegate handled? In C#, it's possible to write a delegate such as: delegate double GetResult(params double p); If there is more than one method on this delegate, there are multiple return values. A...
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