Windows Live Search Improvements

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Last week, some improvements to Windows Live Search were announced which will improve the efficiency of how Live Search crawls and indexes a web site. The main improvements are: HTTP Compression, which allows faster transmission time by compressing static files and application responses, reducing network load between... Read more

Book Review: LINQ Quickly

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I was recently introduced to a UK based publisher called Pact Publishing. They are a UK based publisher and have a book focused on the new Language Integrated Query (LINQ) features available in .NET 3.5 called LINQ Quickly: A practical guide to programming Language Integrated Query with C#... Read more

Microsoft DreamSpark

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Microsoft has always provided great deals for college students. I remember when I was still in school being able to purchase “Academic Editions” of Windows and Office at fractions of the retail price from the college bookstore. This time around, Microsoft is making it even better to be a student... Read more

Visual Studio user settings per project/solution

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Last April I talked about the need to have the Visual Studio editor settings (like tab size, curly brace location, etc.) stored with each solution as well as globally. This was spurred by an email thread between some of the Subtext developers and myself. The end result was... Read more

HD DVD

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The HD DVD vs Blu-ray format wars appears to be over, in a relatively short amount of time too. According to Reuters, Toshiba announced that it is planning to stop production of HD DVD players and recorders. The death-blow was apparently dealt by Wal-Mart’s recent... Read more