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A crack team of devs in the Developer Division. ASP.NET, SQL, C#, development practices.

LINQ to SQL and multiple result sets in Stored Procedures

In this post I'm going to demonstrate how you would return and consume multiple result sets from a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/06/2008

VS2008 Tip - Remove unused 'using' statements

Did you know that VS2008 has a great feature to remove any unused 'using' statements in your code?...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/19/2008

Working with Virtual Machines in PowerShell, SCVMM and C#

Lately I've been experimenting with SCVMM and PowerShell, and I wondered how hard it would be to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/17/2008

Creating Arcs and Changing Centers with Expression

I know I had a hard time trying to work this out when I was starting to use Expression, so I thought...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/17/2007

A Real-Time Trace Listener/Watcher

Goals of this post: Example for writing a custom trace listener which outputs real-time information...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/06/2007

Using Virtual Earth in your WPF application

Technorati Tags: virtual earth, wpf, ve, geotagging I wanted to experiment more with WPF, since I...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/22/2007

Speeding up image loading in WPF using thumbnails

Technorati Tags: wpf, thumbnails, image, performance, slow, BitmapImage During a recent WPF session...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/22/2007

SQL Server Management Studio - Quick Tip

Just a quick tip I thought I would share... When working in SQL Server Management Studio, an easy...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 08/09/2007

Quality & Trust

Recently we had a new release of an application that didn't go as well as planned, which I'm sure a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/06/2007

Windows Live Writer Beta 2

If you've read my earlier post, Windows Live Writer Plugins & Dirty Diapers!, you'll know that...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/01/2007

What do you want? ;)

Yesterday my manager sent an email around to the team asking for ways we could better utilize the...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/09/2007

Easiest. Hire. Ever.

One of the team members pointed out yesterday that it's exactly a year since I made this obnoxious...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/23/2007

Reflector 5.0 released!

If you're serious about developing in .NET, you MUST have this tool! Scott Hanselman has a great...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/21/2007

Windows Live Writer Plugins & Dirty Diapers!

I've been playing around with Windows Live Writer for a little while now (since it first came out in...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/19/2007

Keeping Your Configuration Settings Straight.

One of the challenges our group deals with is finding an easy and reliable way to get our...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/08/2006

New security blog

Jeff Jones is a director at MS who works on nothing but security. I've been reading his posts on an...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/01/2006

How to write a Bad Resume

I figure there is plenty of information out there about how to write a good resume, so I thought I'd...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 04/10/2006

MIX06: Messenger BOTS

I’m attending the https://www.mix06.com conference this week in Las Vegas and just attended a session...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/20/2006

Code Snippets in VS2005

If you haven’t yet found the Code Snippets feature in VS 2005 it’s time to give it a look. It’s one...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/10/2006

SQL Profiler and "Application Name=MyApp;"

Here's a great trick that can be really handy if you're a fan of the SQL Profiler. In your...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 03/02/2006

So... You think you're a web dev?

I've been spending the past couple of months trying very hard to hire some temporary (i.e.;...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/21/2006

The power of “window.showModalDialog” (posted by Aaron)

I must admit that up until about 18 months ago I rarely (if ever) used modal dialogs when building...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/20/2006

Good articles on design

Joel Spolsky has a great website - his articles are always interesting. Looks like he's starting a...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 02/03/2006

SQL Formatting - Why is this so difficult? (posted by Aaron)

Have you ever gone to modify what you thought was a simple stored procedure (one that you didn't...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 01/06/2006

Don't forget about locking hints! (posted by Aaron)

I'm a big fan of using locking hints when writing SQL queries. And I'm continually amazed at how...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/29/2005

Framework Design Guidelines (posted by Aaron)

Brad Abrams has a great series going on Framework Design Guidelines. It's worth checking out....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 12/15/2005

App_Offline, IIS Redirection, and the wonders of online documentation. (posted by Arturo)

By now, you’re probably aware that ASP.NET 2.0 allows you to place a specially named file in your...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 11/22/2005

Step into your customer's shoes - Posted by Avi

Many of the tools we write are used by the DevDiv Build Lab to get their job done. Cranking out...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/21/2005

Funny SQL2005 Maintenance Features (posted by Paul)

In SQL2000 maintenance plans if you want to backup databases there is an option to allow you to...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/18/2005

Some things I learned about SQL Indexing Tuning recently (posted by Paul)

Where to put the clustered index Last month there was a heated discussion in our group about whether...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/07/2005

Disabling an asp:button (posted by Aaron)

I consistently see people looking for easy ways to disable asp:buttons after they're clicked. The...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 10/06/2005

We Are Right! Or are we? Two design issues come up for debate (posted by Paul)

Two random debates that have come up on our team lately... The Great Index Debate While fixing some...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 09/13/2005

What do the logs say? (posted by Aaron)

A few years ago when I started in my current job my group ran into a situation on an internal system...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/26/2005

Beta2 Upgrades For Fun and Profit (posted by Arturo)

Upgrading your existing Whidbey project to Beta 2? Here's a little check list you might find useful....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/12/2005

Dealing with Support Costs - Part 2 (Posted by Avi)

It's been a while since any of us posted! A bunch of factors have contributed to this, including...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 07/06/2005

Welcome to Nerdville... Population. Us. (posted by Arturo)

ahh.. TechEd 2005. Another conference under out belts. Our bellies full of free granola bars and...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/10/2005

Nice Shirt! (Posted by Avi)

Greetings from TechEd 2005 in Orlando!Arturo and I are here for the week - I'm here with actual work...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/07/2005

A SQL function you just CAN’T live without... (posted by Aaron)

When SQL functions were first introduced I stumbled across one function in particular that I’ve...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/02/2005

New and Shiny versus Old and Boring (posted by Avi)

I'll take a [very slight] segue from support costs to talk about one aspect of running this web team...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 06/01/2005

Which "where" is better in SQL 2005 and Xml, or the difference between knowing and knowing (posted by Paul)

One of the projects I’m working on is to take performance data generated from our build lab in xml...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/26/2005

Dealing with Support costs, Part 1 (posted by Avi)

As I mentioned in my first post, we own a large amount of applications; about 80 at the last count....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/25/2005

Give a hoot.. implement IDisposable (posted by Arturo)

One of the perils of managed code taking memory management out of developers’ hands is that we often...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/24/2005

Writing ASP.NET code… the right way. (Posted by Aaron)

There are always 10 good ways to solve a typical coding problem. Each solution might use a slightly...

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/23/2005

Testing... 1... 2... Is this thing on? (Posted by Avi)

I wanted to kick off this new blog with a post describing the team, what we do, who we are, etc....

Author: MSDN Archive Date: 05/17/2005