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A couple of minutes ago I was connecting to my main machine over here using Terminal Services and I noticed a time difference of 20 minutes with the real GTM+1 clock :-(. The problem is actually that in a DC scenario, the servers synchronize their clocks...
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BITS stands for Background Intelligent Transfer Service and is designed to perform downloads of large files in the background and to support download resuming. It's intelligent because it can suspend automatically when the network connection is needed...
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Yesterday, my 7200 RPM harddisk (Hitachi TravelStar 60 GB) arrived for my laptop. A welcome relief. Performance is far better than with the old harddisk, and it was the ideal occasion for me to have a reinstall of my OS. Beside of that, by moving from...
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If you were not able to attend the MSDN event " Unleashing the Potential of the Microsoft Platform " on December 2nd, you can download the presentations now on http://www.microsoft.com/belux/nl/msdn/events/presentations.mspx including my PPT on SQL-NS...
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It's the holiday season of Christmas and New Year, so first let me wish everyone who reads my blog (and the others too of course) a great 2005, the year of SQL Server 2005, VIsual Studio 2005, .NET Framework v2.0, Windows Server 2003 SP1, ASP.NET v2.0...
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Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 introduce a very little "toy feature" (okay, there will be legal issues to do this) that can make you feel like a magician. Quite some people were pretty amazed in the last couple of weeks...
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If you didn't get the chance to take a look at Windows Server 2003 SP1 during the beta program, download the RC1 release now via http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/downloads/servicepacks/sp1/default.mspx . Of course, the standard disclaimer still...
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Introduction I actually did not use it today in order to reduce the chance of failures during my MSDN presentation but I already used it before. It's pretty cool to use and it's actually a killer feature of PowerPoint: embedded ActiveX objects. Let's...
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Reflection is one of the damn great technologies in the .NET Framework. Currently, I'm creating some demos on how to create a plug-in driven architecture for an application framework. What it basically should do, is allowing a user to load modules at...
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As you probably noticed, I didn't find the time to do extensive posting on my blog during the event. So let me write some comments now, back at home. IT (Forum) was just great. Although I'm primarily focusing on development, the IT folks world is also...
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