• Tim Sneath

    Limiting Callers to a .NET Assembly

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    I've been asked the same question several times over the last couple of months, which suggests that possibly the answer isn't as well known as I presumed. Since I have to remind myself of the specifics of the answer each time, I figured I'd post both...
  • Tim Sneath

    Yukon Engine: CLR Integration II

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    In the last instalment , we discussed the support in Yukon for writing stored procedures, user-defined functions and triggers using managed code. At this point, you might be wondering whether these new capabilities are the death knell for writing...
  • Tim Sneath

    Yukon Engine: CLR Integration III

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    The story so far: Part I: Overview of CLR Integration Part II: Creating and Hosting Managed Code in Yukon At the end of the last instalment, we'd created a simple user-defined function in C# and used the CREATE ASSEMBLY and CREATE...
  • Tim Sneath

    Yukon Engine: CLR Integration I

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    I thought it might be of interest to some to put a few notes up from the talk I gave on Yukon development last week. If nothing else, it's helpful to me to have as a reminder for the next time I give this talk! I'll split this into several parts for...
  • Tim Sneath

    Write Console Apps with .NET

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    I've been really amused by how excited people are by the enhanced console support in Whidbey. At our developer conference, there was a smattering of applause when Kieran demonstrated a text-mode version of Space Invaders written entirely in managed...
  • Tim Sneath

    Epiphany in Advent

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    I've had something of an epiphany about Windows Management Instrumentation today. I always used to think that WMI was one of those dreary but worthy things that only systems administrators used to be interested in. A big improvement on SNMP for remotely...
  • Tim Sneath

    The Exception Back Stop

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    One of my Paris-based colleagues, Nigel Watling, regularly posts insightful nuggets of information to an internal distribution list he's responsible for. I suggested he start a blog back at TechEd last year, since he's got enough material to make it...
  • Tim Sneath

    XAML Patch for Visual Studio "Whidbey"

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    A patch has been made available for the Longhorn SDK and Visual Studio "Whidbey" releases distributed at the PDC; it fixes a number of issues with editing XAML files. They warned about some of these problems at the PDC: many times you'd create something...
  • Tim Sneath

    Taking a Look at the Bigger Picture

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    Anyone remember TerraServer? About five years ago, it was one of our higher profile demonstration sites - over 1TB of satellite imagery data crammed into a single SQL Server database. That doesn't sound nearly as impressive today when I've got a single...
  • Tim Sneath

    Reflections on the UK Developer Briefing

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    Last week was a quiet week on the blogging front, mainly because there was so much going on elsewhere. In particular, our team held our semi-annual UK developer briefing on Friday, which was the culmination of many weeks' effort. We had over 500 people...
  • Tim Sneath

    Yukon Engine: Slides and Demos

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    Following on from Friday's talk on Yukon CLR integration and other engine enhancements, the following resources are available: Slides (limited notes included) Demos  (require Whidbey and Yukon PDC builds) Happy to receive feedback...
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