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Nederlandse CodeCamp 2009
Op 21 november 2009 organiseren de SDN , Stichting dotNed en VBcentral samen het derde Nederlandse Code Camp . Dit is een dag lang met code, code sharing, freaking en gezellig samenzijn. Een evenement door ontwikkelaars, voor ontwikkelaars. De regie ligt...

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Want to download all MIX sessions?
Then you should check Mike Swanson’s blog post here . He has two batch files, the first downloads all MIX session recordings with in the format you like, the second renames them so it is easier to make sense of all the media file names. If you just want...

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Software Development Event march 30th
Just one week to go to the next Software Development Event. The schedule with all the sessions is looking good. But this time there is even more! We will have a Microsoft Surface machine somewhere in the common area for people to try our. And if you have...

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Looking back at the MVP Summit
Last week lots of MVP, myself included, where in Redmond visiting Microsoft on our yearly MVP pilgrimage. The MVP Summit is always a great event. Not only do we get to talk to the MS team members who actually design and build all the software we love...

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Updated SQL Server Compact Workflow Persistence Service
Yesterday I uploaded a new version of the SQL Server Compact Workflow Persistence Service to code.msdn.com. No major changes this time just two new features to get it more in line with the standard SqlWorkflowPersistenceService. I added a GetAllWorkflows...

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PDC session download
Want to download and watch all PDC content? Then there are a couple of ways to get at them. The official way if to go through the session agenda at the conference site. See https://sessions.microsoftpdc.com/public/timeline.aspx . You see all sessions...

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Red Gate to continue development of .NET Reflector
.NET Reflector, by Lutz Roeder, must be one of the most useful tools I have when developing .NET code. Usually it is the first thing I install right after Visual Studio not even waiting until I need it because I know I will. So the big news is that Red...

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Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 available
It is available from the subscriptions download at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/default.aspx Get it while it is hot Enjoy!

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CodeCamp 2008
Afgelopen jaar hebben we het eerste CodeCamp in Nederland georganiseerd en dat was een groot succes. De meeste deelnemers vroegen om meer, sommige zelfs om een CodeCamp per kwartaal of een heel weekend lang. Nou hebben we dat laatste nog niet gedaan maar...

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Lambda expression simplify code
One of the nice new features in Visual Basic 9 are lambda expressions. They where actually added as one of the underlying pieces for LINQ. But besides enabling LINQ you can use them in all sorts of places. One of the places they really help me is in places...

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SQL Server Compact and 64 bits
The current version of SQL Server Compact has no support for 64 bits computing. While this may seem a problem if you want to deploy you application on a 64 bits version of Windows it really isn't most of the time. In fact if you change your assembly...

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How to Download all of Visual Studio 2008 SP1
VS2008 SP1 Beta is quite a package. By default the installation downloads the packages as needed and when needed. Now that is just fine if you only need to install a single machine. But when you need to install multiple, possibly virtual, machines like...

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Workflow Persistence Service using SQL Server Compact
As I mentioned previously I was working in a Workflow Persistence Service using SQL Server Compact as the back end store. Now this might not be the best persistence store to use in every application but it has a number of advantages. One of the main advantages...

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LINQ to SQL, SQL Compact and the |DataDirectory| macro
As I previously mentioned having the LINQ DataContext create the database if it doesn't exist yet is a cool feature but it isn't perfect. The problem I just ran into was while using the |DataDirectory| macro, something the SqlCeConnection understands...

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On the WF ReceiveActivity and WCF bindings
The new ReceiveActivity and SendActivity that marry Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) are really cool . Getting started is easy because a new Sequential Workflow Service Library, found under WCF instead of Workflow...

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LINQ to SQL and prefetching data
The default behavior with LINQ to SQL is to use deferred loading and works just great most of the time. But sometimes you might just want to load all related data at the same time because you know you are going to need it anyway and it saves a number...

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Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit
Looking for more information about VS2008 and .NET 3.5? I suspect you might just be as there is a ton of new functionality and with the pace of everything coming out it isn't likely that you know it all To help learn the new stuff Microsoft has put...

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SQL Server 2005 SP3
If you are expecting a link to the download I am sorry but you are going to be disappointed Why? Because it just isn't available yet! I can already hear you saying "But it must be coming any day now, right?" Wrong Yes, I just heard from...

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SQL Server tip
Just a quick tip for when developing with SQL Server. When doing a lot of updates in SQL the transaction log might grow quite large clogging up the disk and slowing things down. An easy and quick way to cleanup is to use: backup log <<Database name>>...

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Software Developers Conference 2007
Talking about conferences we pretty much finalized the session schedule for the SDC this year as well. And the session schedule is even more impressive as last year. We are holding back on publishing it for a bit longer until we have confirmation from...

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