Category Archives: Computers and Internet

Future of Visual Studio

Courtesy of Mary Jo Foley, we have a link to the German MSDN site that has a roadmap and release schedule for Visual Studio "Orcas" and the next version of the Visual Studio Team System. Microsoft is still planning on … Continue reading

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How to break a Web Site

BarOptic.com was mentioned in a short little puff piece on the 10PM edition of Denver’s 9NEWS at about 10:18PM MDT. They apparently let you view streaming video from popular night clubs in Denver, Phoenix and Boston. So, like any bored … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Available

Microsoft has finally released SP2 for Windows Server 2003. The links below will get you the relevant versions. Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, x64 Editions – ISO-9660 CD Image File Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (32-bit x86) Here … Continue reading

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Nice Post on Channel 9 about Rico Mariani

MSDN’s Channel 9 has a good post about the legendary Rico Mariani, who has worked as a Perfomance Architect at Microsoft for many years. I have gotten to hear him speak at TechEd and the PDC, and read much of … Continue reading

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Flickr Outage Explanation

Apparently, Flickr had some issues with their caching servers on February 19. Eric Costello has a post that explains the issue, although in somewhat dumbed down layman’s terms. It’s always interesting to hear details about how big Web 2.0 players … Continue reading

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Update to Windows Live Writer 1.0 (Beta)

Microsoft has released an update to to Windows Live Writer 1.0 (Beta). You can get it here. I have been using the previous beta of Windows Live Writer 1.0 for about six months, and I have been very happy with … Continue reading

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Pennywise but Pound Foolish

When it comes to purchasing PC-based server hardware for business use, it usually does not pay to be too cheap when the server is originally purchased. What I mean by this is that there is often a tendency to cut … Continue reading

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Microsoft Robotics Studio September 2006 CTP

Microsoft has released a new CTP of the Robotics Studio environment that works as a plug-in for Visual Studio 2005 (including the free Express Edition). Microsoft has the beginnings of a pretty big push into robotics with this product. You … Continue reading

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Internet Explorer 7 RC1 Released Today

Microsoft has released RC1 for Internet Explorer 7 today. One significant change is that the installation program will automatically uninstall any previous beta version of IE7, which is pretty cool. It’s working fine for me so far. The user interface … Continue reading

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