Monthly Archives: March 2007

Mandatory Listening

Hanselminutes Podcast 56 – The Old New Thing with Raymond Chen Advertisements

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Opening the Reports web application fails with “The request failed with HTTP status 400: Bad Request.”

Problem: You installed SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services (SP1, SP2, doesn’t matter) with the optional Report Manager web application and opening "http://servername/Reports/Pages/Folder.aspx" with the browser results in "The request failed with HTTP status 400: Bad Request." Don’t loose hope! If you’re … Continue reading

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Adventures in ASP.NET 2.0: Bulk edit is not a low-hanging fruit

For a project I’m working on in my spare time, I’m trying to get my head around ASP.NET 2.0 and, of course, AJAX. Not too long ago I thought I had reasonable understanding of the ASP.NET page processing flow and data binding. … Continue reading

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Please don’t call GC.Collect()

The thing with quasi-religious beliefs is that they tend to repeatedly come up throughout the circle of life. Just recently, I reviewed a  friend’s code where he implemented the Dispose Pattern horribly wrong, involving a call to GC.Collect(). And today, a … Continue reading

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O Vista, where art thou?

Chris Pirillo already said what I was thinking but was afraid to say (via Mini-Microsoft). Yet, my final point is different in that I really think Windows Vista is a great iteration of Microsoft Windows. However, it somehow goes to show … Continue reading

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