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DNS – Look for the quickest better DNS server (DNS Benchmark utility)

If you’re looking to improve your Internet connection, you may take a look at this tool provide by Google. This will help you to find the quickest DNS server, as well as the better – i.e. the one which more secure (DNS poisoning or if some request are rerouted by FAI). Go to http://code.google.com/p/namebench/ to …

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French computing museum is looking for a new home

I just heard that the French computing museum will not be able to reopen at his current location, ‘Le toit de la Grande Arche de la Défense’. Do we, French people, have a problem with our computing history? We don’t have to be shy with it!!! Please help Philippe Nieuwbourg to find a new home …

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Visual Studio – A new family member called LightSwitch

Microsoft has announced at the VSLive! event the birth of a new member in the Visual Studio family, called Visual Studio LightSwitch. LightSwitch is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and cloud. At their core, most end user business applications combine two things:  data + screens.  LightSwitch is optimized around making …

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Various – Twitter – Looking for information published on Twitter?

If you are using Twitter to communicate or be informed, the following may interesting you. As you may know, this is almost impossible to find old information published on Twitter (or very difficult). A friend of mine (old Microsoft colleague) has developed an application to help you to make search and make watch on Twitter. …

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Various – Microsoft is providing a web platform

Microsoft is providing to everyone a web platform for testing and learning Microsoft technologies (Visual Team System, IIS web server…) This web platform will be free until June 30rd. 5000 free (until June 30rd) web servers to manage your web projects. These web servers are coming with many software such as DotNetNuke, WordPress… and more …

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