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Final vote for the MSDN giveaway

We are giving away 2 MSDN ultimate subscriptions, for the original announcement see here: MSDN Ultimate Subscription giveaway

We did not include David Taylor because he won this morning at sqlblog: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/andy_leonard/archive/2010/0…

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Vote for the MSDN giveaway winner

As you might know we are giving away 2 MSDN ultimate subscriptions, for the original announcement see here: MSDN Ultimate Subscription giveaway

We decided on one of the winners already, for the other winner I decided to pull a Pontius Pilate on you s…

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MSDN Ultimate Subscription giveaway +1

I was fortunate enough to receive MSDN Ultimate Subscriptions as well as SQLDenis. I Think Denis’s idea and contest to see who we can give these to is excellent. To support Denis and his idea, I’m adding another subscription that will be handed over once we read over the responses. That means your chances just got much better to enjoy the subscriptions and the benefits Visual Studio 2010 has to offer!

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MSDN Ultimate Subscription giveaway

Microsoft was kind enough to give me 3 MSDN Ultimate Subscriptions. I gave two of these away already, I have one left for the readers of Lessthandot.com.

Update
Ted Krueger decided to add one of his, so now there will be two that we will be giving…

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Visual Studio 2010 Concurrency Profiling And Parallel Programming

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 are almost released, one of the new things that ship with this release is Parallel Programming. Since you can’t buy a machine anymore with just one core it is time that we developers get intimate with concurrent programmi…

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Validating Architecture with Visual Studio 2010

I went to a local MS launch event for Visual Studio today, mainly to see what was new with Team Foundation Server, but what really impressed me was some of the new architecture tools they’ve added. I admittedly haven’t read too much about this before t…

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Simple advice for choosing an ESB

I thought I would share a recent question that was raised on LinkedIn, which asked:

Starting the Holy Wars on ESB? Who brings the best package deal to the table i.e IBM, MSFT…… Look at this way ” A mid sized cash crunched has to implement ESB w…

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Patterns And Practices Application Architecture Guide 2.0, Something Everyone Should Read

I was listening to show number 426 on dotnetrocks: Rob Boucher on Application Architecture Guidance! They mentioned the Patterns And Practices Application Architecture Guide 2.0, this guide is available for free on codeplex.

Although it is a Microsof…

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Danger in Design: Why bother with Architecture ?

Creativity is a wonderful thing. It’s also something different for each of us, which is why sometimes our perspectives on the world can produce conflicting ideas on what is the right way and the wrong way to do things. This is a very common facet of the IT world, in particular making computer software, solutions […]

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Information Unity in the Canonical Form

So what is a CDM ?… A Canonical Data Model is most simply explained as a standardised way of representing data that generically applies to multiple systems and data models – kind of like the master data model, but for semantics aswell as content. It can be used as a data model standard template for […]

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