Monday, 15 April, 2002

Happy Tax Day. Twelve hours of billing yesterday left little time for blogging. Today was cleanup and errands and also little time.

Ken Levy sends a “Memo from Microsoft” with good news for Visual FoxPro enthusiasts.

Microsoft claims HailStorm wasn’t killed, the strategy just changed, in this (now deleted) piece. Spin doctoring.

Funniest MSKB:Q313166 article of the day stated:
“Known Issues”

NT domain authentication does not work on computers running Windows XP Home Edition

When working with the Workflow Designer for SQL Server or the Workflow Manager for SQL Server on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, you will not be able to obtain NT domain authentication. To avoid this issue, do not use the Workflow Designer for SQL Server or the Workflow Manager for SQL Server on a computer that is running Windows XP Home Edition.”

Sounds like the old vaudeville routine: “Doctor, it hurts when I do this” “So, don’t do that” OK, it was funnier in the original Yiddish.

Microsoft cancels the PDC: no big surprise, they talked out all they could at TechEd. They might need to actually back it up if they had any more conferences :). A report on that and the reaction from the DevX editor to a quiet TechEd.

A Washington Post column reviews a promising, simple ThinkFree Office.

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