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    Visual Studio Accelerate Webcast Series

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    Our 2007-2008 Webcast series has been scheduled and the registration links are live! Hope you can attend! You can download this list as a word document at : Webcasts 2007-2008-Visual Studio Accelerate August 7, 07 2pm EST Topic: Improving Code Quality...
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    TFS for Defect Tracking! Licensing Change!!!

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      I'm very happy to announce (or re-announce, as it were) that there has been a change in licensing that now supports using TFS for defect tracking, without having to license every user who wants to enter a defect with a TFS CAL. Licensing Changes...
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    11 Years at Microsoft...

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    It has, today, been 11 years that I've spent at Microsoft. One third of my life (to be exact). (1 year on contract) Shuddddddderrrrrr. Let's see, we launched MS-DOS6, Windows for Workgroups 3.1 (Windows for Warehouses), Windows for Workgroups 3...
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    Small MCE 2005 FAQ...

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    Machine Specs: Recommended specs (not official) Pentium 4 2.XGHZ or better or equivalent AMD processor Fast Direct-X video card (ATI or nVidia) with SVideo and/or DVI output Supported TV-Tuner card(s) (Hauppauge, eMuzed, ATI ehome Wonder) Large hard disk...
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    Steve Jobs: Microsoft copied original Apple Mac with Windows 95, now they're copying us again

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    See fortune magazine: Steve Jobs: Microsoft copied original Apple Mac with Windows 95, now they're copying us again Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 09:57 AM EST " In his first extended interview since undergoing surgery for pancreatic...
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    New VSTS WebCasts...

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    List of VSTS Webcasts and schedule...
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    Microsoft eScrum Version 1.0

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    Not to be confused with the Conchango offering, this is eScrum that was developed internally at Microsoft for our internal use, and is now being made available to the public. Included is a process template for Team Foundation Server. eScrum is a Web-based...
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    Backing up your media for personal use...

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    Backing up your media for personal use... So, I built a single server to host all of my media (CDs, Videos, Recorded TV, Pictures, and DVDs), and then I thought, with all the hoopla surrounding "ripping" DVDs these days, I'd better check. I mean...
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    "Real-world" Linux Conference...

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    So, I decided to attend the “Real-World Linux” conference in Toronto this week. I was kind of hoping to learn some stuff. The attendence was , not heavy. The usual suspects were all there IBM, SUN, HP being the noteables. There was not...
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    MSDN Deep Dive: Building Killer ASP.NET Applications...

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    Lot's of requests for the code from the Forms Login demo... here it is... LDAPAuth.cs: using System; using System.Text; using System.Collections; using System.DirectoryServices; using System.Web; namespace FormsAuthAD { ...
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    Visual Studio Team Foundation Installation- I did it My Way!

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    These directions aren't the ones you'll find in the readme or the help, these directions are what worked for me. First, I ensured that the box had Windows Server 2003 installed. Since it already had IIS installed, and was NOT a domain controller...
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    Team system resources list, updated September 27, 2006

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    Important Note: Team Foundation Server Installation Because Team Foundation Server leverages many other Microsoft server technologies, the steps in installing Team Foundation Server need to be followed precisely. To that end, an updated Installation guide...
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    Team System Resource List

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    Visual Studio Team System Resource List Updated June 13, 2006   Web Sites   http://vstsrocks.net - Team System Rocks community portal, contains blog rolls, discussion forums, downloads, and video tutorials http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio...
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    Backing up your media for personal use...

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    So, I built a single server to host all of my media (CDs, Videos, Recorded TV, Pictures, and DVDs), and then I thought, with all the hoopla surrounding "ripping" DVDs these days, I'd better check. I mean, it's not that I want to make copies for other...
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    In the Airport, waiting, again....

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    On a swing through the maritimes at UG meetings... Halifax, Fredericton, and St. John's NFLD. Great meetings all, with largest number of attendees at each, and people really loved the content (Security). We covered Cross-site scripting attacks, Cononicalization...
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    Getting ready for DevCan...

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    Starting to get ready (planning) for Devcan ... I'll be working through the planning for the Game and Media Development track... Looks like some cool stuff... MangedDX, Media Center development, Windows Media development.... Cool that the Visual Studio...
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    Windows PE? No, but close enough...

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    Called the BartPE environment, is a tool to create a bootable ISO image for running setups, rescues, etc etc. Don't need to license Windows PE from Microsoft. Tons of plugins and a gui environment for running common tools and utilities. http://www...
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    Exception Management Application Block Sample...

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    From an upcoming INETA article, this demonstrates how to create a custom publisher using MSMQ.... Keep in mind that EMAB has been superceded by the Enterprise Integration Framework (EIF), but EMAB is extreemly lightweight, easy to use, and can feed EIF...
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    Managed DX Blogs...

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    Here are some of the blogs I mentioned with cool samples, tutorials on Managed DX... http://staff.develop.com/candera/weblog2/articleview.aspx/DirectX/Direct3D is Craig Andera's Blog http://geekswithblogs.net/jolson/archive/2004/02/16/2174.aspx...
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    Be at VSLive!!! May 4-7, Metro Toronto Convention Center

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    What is VSLive? A professional development opportunity for developers • A chance to learn from the leading minds in application development • An opportunity to meet with those leading minds in person • An opportunity for...
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    Exploring Visual Studio Team System Plumbing...

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    I've been getting a lot of questions from customers and partners when showing VSTS, particularly when they see the process guidance components. While the Dec CTP ships only with MSF Agile (the only one that appears), I decided to do a little more digging...
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    MSDN Mobility UG Tour - The Maritimes...

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    Well, just heading back from the Maritimes after having the pleasure of presenting to user groups in Halifax, Fredericton, and St. John's . The groups in Halifax and Fredericton were their first meetings, and we had a great turnout. I always love coming...
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    Montreal, SQLCE, and Smoked Meat...

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    Been in and out of Montreal speaking about Mobile Applications and SQLCE to user groups, and having a great time. This is part of the cross-Canada MSDN User Group tour. After the meeting, we went to Ben's for some authentic Montreal Smoked Meat...
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    Building Connected Applications Deep Dive

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    This is our initial post, check out the schedule for these MSDN Canada Deep Dive events at http://msdn.microsoft.com/canada . You can also post any questions that you want to as comments to this post, and we'll look to answer them through this venue.
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    Join Microsoft!

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    We are currently recruiting for positions in the Developer and Platform Team at Microsoft Canada. What is the Developer and Platform Evangelism Team? Mission: Drive platform adoption through evangelism, community engagement and a vibrant partner solutions...
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