The LINQ Effect: Unifying and Extending Data Access

By Matt Duffin.    So, you’re creating an application… no surprise there. As part of that application, you need to retrieve data from a database, read configuration settings from an XML document and manipulate in-memory data structures. All of these three tasks are fairly standard in any application, and many apps exist that mix and…

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Ten Things to Try: Windows Vista

By Matt Duffin.        1.       The final version is just on the horizon, but if you haven’t got it already (where have you been?), download Windows Vista RC (Release Candidate) 1 at the following URL: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/en/download.htm. 2.       Use the souped-up Alt+Tab (Windows Flip) to easily switch between your documents. Or, use Flip 3D to get…

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