Monthly Archives: May 2007

How to traverse Manhattan in record time :)

Throughout the day, Microsoft’s Live Search Maps is launching photo-realistic images of New York City and eight other cities. You can ‘travel’ through the images as though you were really there. The demo is really cool! Flying through Times … Continue reading

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Going to Tech·Ed? Overwhelmed? Here are some helpful tips

Helpful tips for those attending Tech·Ed next week, whether you are a rookie or a veteran:

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Live Search Macros: Create your own search engine

Microsoft’s Live Search team has developed a web app that lets you create your own search engine, letting you set up a macro that searches up to 30 web sites of your choosing. Very cool!   I stumbled upon this tool … Continue reading

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Helpful Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcut Reference Posters

Here are links to helpful posters for Visual Studio 2005–specifically, Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual C++. I stumbled upon these posters a few months ago, printed the VB and VC# versions, and have them taped to my wall. When a … Continue reading

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Frustrating experience trying to get SQL Server Reporting Services to work on Windows XP

I’ve been working quite a bit lately with Reporting Services in SQL Server 2005 and wanted to see how much functionality the Express version has–so I installed it on my Windows XP Pro SP2 laptop. Although the installation proceeded without … Continue reading

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Windows Vista ReadyBoost

There seems to be quite a few questions about Windows Vista ReadyBoost: What is it? How does it work? (at a general level and at a technical level) What devices are compatible with it? Simply put, ReadyBoost is a new feature in … Continue reading

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