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How to Disable Subnet Prioritization
writes "Windows uses a scheme called "subnet prioritization" to attempt to reduce network traffic by re-ordering DNS round-robin records so that the records that are "closest" to the host are the only records used...To disable subnet prioritization on DNS servers:...To disable subnet prioritization on Windows DNS clients:"
Slides and Code from Exchange .NET talk at San Diego Rock and Roll Code Camp 2006
writes "Here are the slides and here is the code for my Using Design Patterns in .NET presentation.
New Blog URL
writes "My blog URL has now moved!
Please update your links:
Any Port in a Storm
writes "A user posted an important observation on the Bluetooth COM support in Windows Mobile 5 here on the microsoft public pocketpc developer newsgroup. The problem is that while the system allows you to create virtual COM ports for all your paired devices which support Serial Port Profile, most of the time this will fail because the COM port you pick is already in use, on many devices you can have just 2 virtual COM ports. I've posted a few of my thoughts in the thread linked above, but while there are things that Microsoft can work to improve there are also a few things that developers can do to avoid the problem:- "
Checking out the LiveSide
writes "Scoble just pointed out a new group blog covering Windows Live called LiveSide. Subscribed and added to my growing “Windows Live Communities” feed folder.
To those behind the site, drop me a note as I’d love to talk! I’m trying to identify any WL-focused blogs and community sites out there, and see how we (Windows Live team) can help.
If anyone know of any, please pass along this post!
(It might be a cool idea to drop a ...
Professional Developers Conference 2005 Is Over But Not Forgotten
writes "While the physical Professional Developers Conference 2005 is over and now recorded for posterity, you can still use the Professional Developers Conference 2005 Site (lots of great post conference resources here!) whether or not you attended:
If you did attend PDC 2005, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that it was great! Make sure you check out the following resources now available....
Even though aggregation has ended for PDC 2005 at PDCBloggers, the adventure doesn’t stop there. Did you know you can use the search facility on PDCBloggers to search the posts for conference related resources?
If you haven’t already done so.."
VSTS Code Coverage Customization
writes "VSTS originally used intuitive colors for code that was covered, code that was not covered, and code that was partially covered. In beta 2, these was changed to a bunch of pastel colors, as others like Dave Donaldson notes. Dave explains how to switch this back to the more obvious primary colors:
To do this, go to ...
Download Streaming Content for Offline Viewing
writes "There is tons of stuff on the internet available for streaming, but often the site only gives you the option to stream it and not download it for viewing later. This is an issue for me because I don't have internet connectivity on the train. Just the other day, I wanted to listen ..
Well, there is good news, because I've come across a little application that can download the stream for viewing or listening to later. It is called
All the Windows Workflow Foundation content from the PDC
writes "The PDC keynotes including workflow are now online. Eric Rudders keynote includes the announcement of Windows Workflow Foundation and a demo on stage by Dennis Pilarinos. Following that Steven Sinofskys keynote includes the announcement of Office "12" which includes document workflow based on Windows Workflow Foundation. All of the event keynotes are available here.
The Windows Workflow Foundation PPT's and demo code can be downloaded from our community web site. Also the Windows Workflow Foundation sessions from the PDC are being presented by
Windows Workflow Foundation: Missed it at PDC?
writes "For all you folks that weren't there or missed the breakout sessions at PDC, Paul Andrew has kindly posted up a list of resources on WWF.
But wait, there's more. From the team that brought you WWF at PDC, they are doing a series of webcast on Windows Workflow Foundation.
So what are you waiting for?
Download it here and give it a go!"
PDC demos available
writes "For those of you who are at the PDC, we finally got my demos posted to commnet (under PRS313):
PDC is over but the podcasts arent!
writes "Today I'll be posting 13 more podcasts that I did in the "Big Room" at PDC05.
In retrospect it was quite an interesting process to see something like PDC "behind-the-scenes".
Many people did a lot of hard work to make it easy for attendees and presenters alike. In the new set of podcasts you'll hear from attendees as well as ...
Enforcing Ordering of Data Elements when receiving messages in WCF (Indigo)
writes "I dont think a lot of people know about one of the aspects of WCF, which pertains to how WCF serializes incoming messages before it sends it to the dispatcher and onto your .NET typed code.
In .NET 1.*, ASMX disregards the ordering of the data elements in the received messages. This means that for a XML Schema such as this:
writes "Jon Udell posts LINQ 101: "I've been checking out the LINQ technical preview, and it's definitely an eye-opener. . ."
Fabulous PDC Infrastructure
writes "... When I saw the email from CSDeveloper competition chair saying my DVD is corrupted and asking me to send it by email or another copy of DVD, I was in panic attack...
All I had is my laptop with all the files (around 20MB), funny bit is I left my power adapter in the hotel thinking I have enough power to check my email whole day.
Ok, now I need to do something drastic..."
How To Change The Font and Font Size for Intellisense
writes "Visual Studio 2005 now has the option to change the font and font size for Intellisense.
To change settings:
The Week of Workflow WebCasts has started!
writes "I'm listening to the first WebCast on the Week of Workflow WebCasts. It's not too late to join if you read this blog entry in the next 15 minutes. Listen to our WebCast on developing simple human workflow on Windows Workflow Foundation. URL: "
VSTS vs VSS
writes "The upcoming Visual Studio 2005 release comes with a choice of source control mechanisms: VSS 2005, the new and improved VSS; and Team Systems which takes the development effort to a totally new level, with integrated test tools, project management capabilities etc. This article discusses the relative merits and the criteria for choosing one over the other.
(On a side note, it talks about ...
Fifteen and MineSweeper
writes "Peter Blois is blogging at ...
Very cool stuff so far... Fifteen is a XAMLViewer with pan/zoom and more.
Also he just posted source for a MineSweeper game he created using Acrylic and Sparkle...
Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 2 Released
writes "Windows SharePoint Services Service Pack 2 Released
The WSS SP 2 release has substantial supportability improvements including:
Support for running on ...
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