Ping 37: SQL Server, WIndows 7, Bing, Google, Bill Gates Birthday

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There actually is a valid reason for Paul to be wearing that shirt! Check out what the 'Softies were all buzzing about this week:

Big news about SQL Server
Happy Birthday Bill Gates!
MSN gets a make-over
Windows 7 heals itself
Bing & Google

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      athman

      and why i wonder when i see laura whenever twitter is bring to the table that she talks more much than paul abt it as if she really use it that much when she is really just use it to update us with the newest episode of the series

       

      and what abt the bill gates happy birthday wasnt mention in the show though we see its link here

       

      and why i have that feeling that episode 40 is going to be so special that i have this feeling that they will bring beth massi or amanda silver to the show

       

      well lets wait and see

       

      and abt pdc  the said that keynotes will be streamed live so any info abt it url or anything

       

      and paul can u talk to us next show abt MVP program and how i can be an MVP (well i am thing of free msdn subscription here .... lol)

       

      so thats it

       

      waiting for ur reply

       

      oh wait last thing

       

      abt BING

      why those histroic things you talked abt it doesnt apply outside US . or they are going to make it happen in the next version

       

      thanks all

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      Laura10

      Beth Massi or Amanda Silver....interesting, thanks!

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      gbrayut

      Glad to hear that I am not the only one that thought the video was too small. The new player size is much better, but I prefer watching in full screen. The Silverlight video player doesn't work very well in full screen if you are using multiple monitors, but I made a bookmarklet for Channel 9 that resizes the embedded player to fit the whole page. Works great!

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      Laura10

      That's so cool- thanks gbrayut Smiley  Although full screen Silverlight works fine for me. Anybody else have problems with it?

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      PaulMest

      He's referring to how to keep it full screen, it needs to maintain the focus.  Once you click elsewhere, the video becomes smaller.  With his approach, the video stays large no matter what else you're doing on the other monitor.  Cool stuff!

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      Svish

      BingAndGoogle can't search for anything containing #... I usually search for C# related stuff... so I guess I'm out Tongue Out

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      ralphie81

      Laura, I'm skeptical of your fandom when you refer to home plate as "home base".  Oh well, at least you're making Yankee fans look bad and not Mariner fans.  

       

      Also, I've noticed a couple times now that the video player doesn't respond well to going back in the timeline.  For instance, I wanted to go back and make sure that Laura actually said home base and I wasn't just hearing things, but when I clicked the time bar to go back a few seconds, I was met with a never-ending loading circle stuck at 00%.  I eventually had to refresh the whole page, which of course started the video over again.  Not sure if it's just me (I'm using Chrome, so maybe that's it?) or what, but thought I'd let you know about it.

       

      Enjoy the show, keep up the good work!

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      Laura10

      Actually- about the "home base" reference...that was said when we technically weren't supposed to be shooting and I was making a joke about how little Paul knows about sports- but I think the first bit got cut. What I said was "My football seats are right behind home base"- which clearly makes no sense...but Paul didn't pick up on the jab Smiley

       

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      petersan

      Cool stuff! keep up the good work!

       

       

       

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