Windows XP Sp2 impact on developers

Windows XP Service Pack 2 – Security Information for Developers With Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Microsoft is introducing a set of security technologies that will help improve Windows XP-based computers’ ability to withstand malicious attacks from viruses and worms. These technologies include: Network protection Memory protection Improved email security Safer browsing Together, these…

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ASP.NET Resource Kit…

You can download this now at http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/asprk/  This is a great resource for current ASP.NET Developers, as well as people new to development on ASP.NET…. Also, for those who do work with classic ASP or PHP and want to learn about building on ASP.NET, check out…. http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/using/migrating/ There are migration guides for  ASP, JSP, and…


Be at VSLive!!! May 4-7, Metro Toronto Convention Center

What is VSLive?  A professional development opportunity for developers •A chance to learn from the leading minds in application development •An opportunity to meet with those leading minds in person •An opportunity for you to leverage those leading minds wit your accounts before/after the conference   •Canada’s best developer conference   Adam will be speaking…

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You don’t always need to convert right away…

When Riverdeep wanted to write new features for The Print Shop in C#, it didn’t want to have to convert the entire 20-year-old C++ code base of The Print Shop forward into managed code at once. The existing 1.4 million lines code were not structured well enough to turn into COM components or to convert…

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Funky SQL Ports…

Great tip from Bill Brockbank… Useful in very tightly locked-down environments…. .NET Data Access Architecture Guide http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/daag.asp ****************************************************** Specifying a Port If your instance of SQL Server is configured to listen on a port other than the default 1433, you can specify the port number to connect to by: Using the Client Network Utility. Specifying the…

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COM and Native Interop for .NET

I decided to post some of the questions we received from user’s to my blog, read on for those interested… Also, the names of the people have been removed to protect the innocent…. Question: what happens with interop and optional arguments for mthod calls? Are they still optional? I recall reading something but cannot remember…

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Remoting at University of Western Ontario

Presented .NET Remoting to about 300 students at the University of Western Ontario last night. The lucky attendees also got to see a relatively new build on Windows code-name Longhorn, with some new UI changes over the PDC build, including facial recognition capabilities. The demo code that I wrote in the parking lot included a…

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