Tim's tech blog
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Entity Framework does support stored procedures with output parameters. It's simple, as you will see in my code example below. Allow me to debunk the widespread misconceptions about support in EF for stored procs with output params. A search for relev ...
The death of Flash: upgrading to Silverlight Flash-to-Silverlight conversion wizards mark the beginning of the end of Flash A simple wizard like SilverX, which has just been launched, can convert a legacy Flash file directly from the old SWF file into a ...
Microsoft has switched back to attack mode (22 July 2009)
Microsoft's strategic stance has shifted from defense back to offense. The change back to a stronger, more confident, more competitive business is the bigger picture that clearly emerges from a retrospective on recent activity in the technology sector. ...
Apple sued for stealing touchpad idea (20 July 2009)
Apple and other companies are being sued for stealing the idea for the touchpad interface. The touchpad idea represents an important advancement in the evolution of the interface between human users and portable electronic devices. It's also a coveted ...
Twitter hacked via Google Apps (16 July 2009)
A hacker got into Twitter's internal systems through Google Apps, downloading confidential commercial documents and data, and gaining access to the private accounts of Twitter users (at least one user account that we know of). Twitter staff had been us ...