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Browser Memory Hogs......
Have a look at the following investigation by Sam Allen..... "The author developed a program to snapshot memory usage per process every 3 seconds on Windows. Using this he recorded 3 hours of memory usage for five different browsers under real-world usage scenarios: Safari 3.1, Firefox 3, Flock 1.2 (a browser based on Firefox 2), Opera 9.5, and Internet Explorer 8. A million data points indicate that Firefox 3 has a surprising advantage over the other browsers tested. These are real-world tests and ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:08 PM

Review: SlickEdit
SlickEdit is one of the old school editors that has survived the wonder world of the new IDE. Version 13 has just been released and it continues to blur the boundaries between a simple text editor and a fullblown IDE. While there are no visual form designers and other such wizbang graphics, what you get is an editor that you can use for many development tasks, including building, running, and debugging complete applications. Ten versions down the road, and we now have almost too many features to ......

Posted On Friday, June 13, 2008 7:07 AM

Review: SlickEdit
SlickEdit is one of the old school editors that has survived the wonder world of the new IDE. Version 10 has just been released and it continues to blur the boundaries between a simple text editor and a fullblown IDE. While there are no visual form designers and other such wizbang graphics, what you get is an editor that you can use for many development tasks, including building, running, and debugging complete applications. Ten versions down the road, and we now have almost too many features to ......

Posted On Friday, June 13, 2008 6:42 AM

SharePoint Log on nags
If you keep getting nagged for log ons when using sharepoint this will solve the problem almost 100% of the time. The trick is to use the Windows managed Stored username and password feature. To access this, 1. Simply go into Control Panel 2. Click User Accounts 3. Go into Managed Passwords and click Add 4. Type the URL of the server (without HTTP), for example portal.us.com 5. Enter your credentials and click Ok Now anytime Windows attempts to access ANYTHING on this server it will use the use those ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:43 PM

O2 Plays fair in the UK with iPhone 3G
O2 remains the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the UK for iPhone 3G. In keeping with Steve Jobs announcement the cost has been kept right as well. O2 offers the following four tariffs for iPhone 3G: £30/month - 8GB iPhone £99 - 16GB iPhone £159 - 75 Minutes - 125 Texts - Unlimited Data & WiFi - 18 month contract £35/month - 8GB iPhone £99 - 16GB iPhone £159 - 600 Minutes - 500 Texts - Unlimited Data & WiFi - 18 month contract £45/month - 8GB iPhone Free - 16GB iPhone £59 - 1200 Minutes ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:29 PM

Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool
As we use more and more virtual machines, particularly for development, there is a risk because they don't get updated by pushing critical security or virus updates and then they are fired up six months later we can have a security problem. Microsoft has a solution for their virtual machine environment adding to the virtual machine management tooling - the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool. This turns on your VMs, updates them and shuts them down automatically. You can find information about ......

Posted On Tuesday, June 10, 2008 8:55 PM

APPLE WWDC 2008
Technorati Tags: iPhone 3G,iPhone software Steve Jobs announces the following: IPhone 3G IPhone price cut IPhone 2 software (also for Ipod Toch) mobileMe ans 'snow leopard' OSX Just for starters ......

Posted On Monday, June 9, 2008 9:24 AM

BBC on-demand joins BT Replay
After a period of being 'free' BBC content has joined Channel 4 as part of the BT Replay package. Not unexpected and whilst the content is free on iPlayer the quality is much better. Now all we need is to add in ITV. Technorati Tags: BT Replay,BBC,iPLayer ......

Posted On Sunday, June 8, 2008 10:03 PM

BT Broadband Anywhere Mobile Usage
This question has vexed the forums but the answer is very simple: 1. Make sure you have joined BT's on-line billing with your main phone/broadband account 2. Look up the direct debit reference number at your bank for your new BT Mobile account (starts GB********) 3. Go to you BT account and add account 4. Use the reference number and your Mobile number and there you have it -usage monitoring Note: the monitoring lags by about 24 hours so beware! Technorati Tags: BT Vision,BT Boradband,BT Anywhere ......

Posted On Saturday, June 7, 2008 8:43 PM

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Posted On Saturday, June 7, 2008 7:39 AM

Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Tools: Visual Studio 2005 Extensions User Guide, Version 1.1
This is the User Guide, Samples and Walkthroughs for the tools for developing custom SharePoint applications with the Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, version 1.1 (VSeWSS 1.1). The user guide has sections: Starting out in SharePoint Development Walkthrough of the VSeWSS User Interface including the WSP View The Team Site Project The Blank Site Project The List Definition Project The Web Part Project The Workflow Projects Project Item Templates Best Practices with ......

Posted On Sunday, June 1, 2008 9:57 PM

Develop for SharePoint on Vista
If you are a developer for SharePoint your best friend has been Virtual PC or VMWare. It’s now time to introduce a new friend, Bamboo Nation's SharePointOnVista go here for more info Technorati Tags: MOSS 2007,Deve on Vista,WSS3.0 ......

Posted On Sunday, June 1, 2008 9:49 PM

Ten Tips for Using SharePoint Server 2007 with Excel Services
Learn ten tips to improve your use of SharePoint Server 2007 with Excel Services from the SharePoint - Excel Services forum. Go here to download Technorati Tags: MOSS 2007,Excel Services ......

Posted On Sunday, June 1, 2008 8:44 AM

SharePoint Placeholders Explained
Thanks to Mike Breeze for this one ......

Posted On Sunday, June 1, 2008 8:23 AM

New BizTalk Series poster - BAM

Get it here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/7/c/d7c1bc18-8a77-4d94-88f8-217689c71325/BAM%20poster.pdf

Posted On Sunday, June 1, 2008 8:18 AM

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