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  • Office Web Components, C# and Interop Wrappers

    Here's a tiny little "gotcha". I haven't really looked much at the Office Web Components before but I wanted a Chart control today that looks really nice and this has to be the easiest way of getting one :-) I found pretty quickly though that my event...
  • SQL Server 2005 Service Broker and WSE2.0 SOAP Messaging

    Following up on this previous post about SQL Server 2005 Service Broker , I've been writing a SOAP message transport for the Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 2.0 to move messages using ServiceBroker whilst still gaining advantage of the security, policy, addressing...
  • SysInternals & Rootkits

    One of the big security fears at the moment is around Rootkits. I'm a long way from being any kind of security person but the idea of a Rootkit is that you install something malicious onto your PC by mistake and the install modifies the OS in some way (possibly...
  • Filtered Exception Handling in .NET

    I saw a piece of code on a screen at DevWeek the other day and a description that went along side it that left me thinking about something that you don't see very often in .NET. The piece of code looked like something like this; public class ThrowingClass ...
  • Human Networks

    I found this on Slashdot and I think I've read something about it before but the RedTacton site and their press release about using the human body as a data network is pretty interesting. Whether you actually need this in the era of Bluetooth and WiFI I'm not...
  • Wrapping IAsyncResult

    I've been trying to write some code and struggling to find continuous blocks of time to do it in. However, something that I keep coming across is a scenario where I want to wrap up some code that already has an asynchronous nature and keep the asynchronous...
  • In-car music bliss

    I'm based a long way from the Microsoft offices in the UK (it's my fault) and so I spend quite a lot of time in my car. I also trek around the country to lots of different sites so that means more time in the car. My car's got a 6-slot CD changer and, on a...
  • MSDN Nugget List Growing

    The list of "MSDN Nugget" videos that we have published on the UK MSDN website is growing nicely. We've gone from around 4 to around 10 separate items up there right now. It'll continue to grow as there's a pipeline sitting behind it of things waiting...
  • On Garbage Collection, Scope and Object Lifetimes

    I posted this the other day and then Marcus only went and read it and spotted the glaring error I'd left in the middle of it so this is a re-post... (thanks Marcus!!) For no obvious reason I've sat through a few mentions or even full explanations of .NET Garbage...
  • Devweek 2005

    And now for another "message from our sponsors" ;-) I'm speaking at DevWeek next week down in London Village somewhere. You can find the details from their website , I'm on the SQL Server track on Day 2 There's also a whole bunch of my colleagues...
  • Microsoft UK Technical Roadshow

    The big shindig that is the UK Microsoft Technical Roadshow (for developers, IT professionals and security folks) is now publicly announced. You can go here http://www.microsoft.com/uk/resources/techroadshow/default.mspx to see the details or I've helpfully...
  • Indigo ServiceContract's

    Don Box (no less) has just posted an entry around ServiceContract's in Indigo with some detail as to how various bits fit together. Generally, I try and skim-read blog postings but, from time to time, I have to go and "Mark Post as Unread" with a...
  • SQL Server 2005 Service Broker & WSE 2.0

    I've been thinking about trying to use SQL Server 2005 Service Broker as a mechanism for transporting WSE 2.0 messages. Note that what I'm doing is highly dubious as WSE2.0 isn't supported on .NET Framework 2.0 so it's purely for "demo" purposes that...
  • It's Magic!

    I'm in the process of trying to put together a bit of code but I can't seem to find a spare 3-4 hours to sit down and sort something out. Sometimes I really miss those days where I could stick my head down for 16 hours of code and no-one complained or sent...
  • David Chappell on Indigo

    David Chappell has just written a really, really (yes, it deserves 2 "really's") excellent introductory article to Indigo over here on MSDN . I've just read the thing end to end and it's excellent - the thing that I appreciate most about the stuff...
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