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Product Overload: Microsoft

Are you missing Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC)? If so, you'll still want to make sure you keep up on all the announcements.

Protect Resources with the Using Block

Garbage collection does not determine when resources are collected, so it's up to you to protect classes that use finite resources that need some deterministic cleanup. Learn how the using block—a shorthand version of the try-finally block—enables you to do so.

FREETEXT Searches with SQL Server and ADO.NET

Learn how to install, configure, and use the MS Search Engine with SQL Server. Once installed, MS Search permits you to perform fuzzy searches of small and large amounts of character-based data.

STL.NET: Combining Generics and Templates

STL.NET provides a bridge between the worlds of traditional C++ templates and .NET generics. By allowing C++ developers to leverage their STL skills without precluding interaction with developers using other .NET languages, STL.NET promises the best of both worlds.

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