Monthly Archives: October 2005

Visual Studio 2005 has arrived!

Kind of late, because I seemed to have missed it on last Friday (fun company trip at Class-A): after the PDC bits, beta 1, beta 2, RC1, RC2 and lots of Community Technology Previews the RTM version of Visual Studio … Continue reading

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LDAP anonymous operations on Active Directory

In a Windows 2000 Active Directory you are allowed to perform LDAP anonymous operations against AD. However, a Windows Server 2003 domain/forest does not allow this by default, except for the RootDSE object. But, it is a configurable option.For a … Continue reading

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Volume Shadow Copy: your way to copying locked files

And you thought it couldn’t be done: copying locked files, such as your .pst file from Outlook, while Outlook has a lock on it. Enter the Volume Shadow Copy Provider.On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 a new service is available for … Continue reading

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Microsoft shares your pain

Microsoft has invented a special chair for their developers. It called the WSYP project: Leverage customer feedback for software reliability. This movie does a product demonstration.

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Avian carries for IP packets

Read these two specs:RFC 1149 – Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams on avian carriersRFC 2549 – IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of ServiceThese are serious specifications, until you get what they are about. The latter of the … Continue reading

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Materials from MSDN/TechNet Briefing ASP.NET 2.0 sessions

In case you visited the MSDN/TechNet briefings October 2005, the slides and demos will be available for download from the MSDN website shortly. If you can’t wait to have a look at it before that time, here are the links … Continue reading

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Class on SODA

When your application needs to grow, you can start scaling up (bigger, better hardware) and out. For scaling-out you have several choices, and one of the latest trends is to also partition the databases and the data processing. A possible approach is using … Continue reading

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