When handed a crate of lemons, make lemonade. Success in a tough economic climate is about perspective and attitude.
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Wisdom is figuring out whether every time you encounter a pointy-headed manager you are going to roll over and save your sanity (and possibly your job) or stand up, be counted, and risk greatness or the guillotine. There is a temporary sense of safety in staying with the herd, but all herd-roads lead to the butcher.
The Windows "Turn off" buttons are three or more steps away from the desktop work area, depending on your personal settings. This can be not only inconvenient, but downright bothersome at times. These programs can power down the computer, in just one or two steps.
Learn how to disable Vista's virtualization for your application.
LINQ to SQL eliminates SQL Injection Attacks and is easier to use than straight SQL to boot.
VBForums had a Slow Chat with some of the members of the Microsoft Visual Basic team. Find out what's new and important with VB here.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
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For a new programmer, the Server Explorer in Visual Studio might need some proper explanation.
Arun Karthick introduces you to the state machine model and shows you how to create a simple working state machine sample using the .NET framework in the C# language.