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    Timeless Classic - worst practices with .NET

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    Going through some of my old notes and found this timeless classic. Enjoy! .NET Worst Practices: What’s Wrong With This Code? http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/a/e/3aecde47-1431-46a7-bb40-b3a1777c3e81/dotNETWorstPractices_JackieGoldstein...
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    The High Cost of Health Care

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    A great editorial from the New York Times left me wondering: what is Microsoft doing to help? Is there a doctor in the house ? Here's an extract from the NYT editorial... Information Technologies. The American health care system lags well behind other...
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    Connecticut, get your VS 2008 fix at our InstallFest!

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    As always, a big shout out to Chris Bowen . Bob & Chris' MSDN Roadshow comes to Hartford CT - Monday Dec 10th. Click below for details. (Also see below for the InstallFest after the RoadShow).   http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx...
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    WCF for Connecticut .NET Users Group

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    As promised, here is the presentation . Inspired by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2.0 (Web 2.0 tag cloud) http://www.mediatedcultures.net/mediatedculture.htm (The Machine is Us/ing us) Mashups in general (see you at http://www.popfly.com ) How to use...
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    David Chappell is Essential Reading - NameDrop!

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    In a galaxy far, far away, I learned the essentials of DCE from David Chappell . I was fortunate to attend a multi-day training session with him. I still remember his style of breaking down complexity and focusing on the fundamentals. I consider all his...
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    Thankful

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    Happy Turkey Day!
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    The 3.5 RTM and a caveat

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    Nice to see all the excitement around the 3.5 release - hope you can share in it. Just a caveat from ScottGu on Silverlight 1.1 development and the Web Deployment Project add-in: Two popular add-ins to Visual Studio are not yet available to download for...
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    Visual Studio 2008 is here!

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    Fantastic news! Soma has all the details . Additional and up to date information is available on the Visual Studio homepage . So what's my favorite feature? Dare I say it? Web 2.0 :) I got this slide from a BizTalk R2 presentation and I think it...
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    Hey Microsoft, I want to broadcast myself behind the firewall!

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    Windows Server 2008 and IIS7 really enable some important features for making video a first class citizen of how we communicate across and behind the enterprise firewall. Vishal Sood , a program manager on the IIS team, was gracious enough to educate...
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    Bob and Chris at it again - MSDN Roadshow December 2007

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    And in my hometown! December 10, Hartford, CT [NEW VENUE!] UConn School of Business Graduate Learning Center  Financial Accelerator Observation Deck 100 Constitution Plaza Hartford, Connecticut  06103 http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail...
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    DigiGirlz - We have the Truck!

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    Thank you Intel for sponsoring the Microsoft Across America (MSAM) truck; we have it rolling into Farmington CT on March 28, 2008 (yes, we'll update the main DigiGirlz site eventually with the correct date :)). This is going to be a great opportunity...
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    Debugging .NET and a local job opening

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    Tom is blogging . He doesn't know it but he (and the very cool folks like him across the world - yes, I speak of Tess ), saved my bacon several times when I was an ADC . I look forward to his blog posts and mining his brain for debugging nuggets that...
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    .NET Framework 3.5: REST, POX and Posters

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    Nice! Click the picture below for the poster. RTM Update: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit : The Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit includes a set of hands-on-labs and presentations for technologies such as LINQ, C# 3.0, Visual...
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    Where is the Zune SDK?

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    None so far, but what they've done in less than a year is brilliant. A blog entry in pictures... You making it you?
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    Staying local - NameDrop!

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    As an evangelist, I get to wear my passion on my sleeve and do what I think makes a positive difference. One of my passions is making sure that our local software economy is alive and kicking. Over the past few weeks, I've had the opportunity to meet...
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    VB6, Vista, April 2008

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    Since old is new again :) I thought I'd burst the bubble. VB6 the IDE goes bye, bye soon. Support Statement for Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows® Vista™ Pasted from < http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vbrun/ms788708.aspx > FAQ: Visual Studio and Windows...
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    AfxBeginMfcIsBack

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    Having cut my teeth on MFC programming prior to coming to Microsoft, it is nostalgic and surprising that MFC is back with a brand new set of features in Visual Studio 2008. Want more? Soma says ... Visual C++ team blog Channel9 videos So is it really...
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    Windows Communication Foundation Tools for ITPros

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    Did you know we have time saving, ITPro tools for WCF? They ship via the Windows SDK or Visual Studio 2008. From what I hear, these aren't your regular sample grade SDK utilities from Microsoft - they have full product level support from Microsoft. Currently...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 - self study

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    I blogged about some great resources for self study a while back... http://blogs.msdn.com/allandcp/archive/2007/09/27/visual-studio-2008-get-up-to-speed.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/allandcp/archive/2007/07/19/yummy-get-a-healthy-developer-morsel...
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    Windows Powershell V2 RTM -whatif

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    I'm a Powershell fan (a recovering LogParser junkie - check out this mighty fine mix from MS.COM operations ) and am delighted that the team has delivered their V2 CTP for public consumption. All the standard caveats for CTPs apply. More on the Powershell...
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    Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Industry Council - Thank you!

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    Thank you for attending our event yesterday. For those of you who missed it, we will have a "best of" video series available shortly. A special thank you to our in-person attendees who made this event interactive, insightful and thought provoking. We...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 - here comes the finish line

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    Shukriya Soma! "Orcas" is coming to town this November! Sync Framework, Popfly Explorer, S+S? More on Soma's blog .
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    Programming Microsoft Surface?

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    Woohoo, the Microsoft Surface team has a blog ! In their own words: Our plan with this blog is to share the latest and greatest developments within our group, meet our unique team, give you sneak peeks at new features, apps, demos and cool UX interactions...
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    DigiGirlz - Bring a sense of humor and curiosity

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    Two of our developer evangelists - Asli and Lynn - talk about non-traditional routes to living a connected lifestyle. Bring your sense of curiosity, your passion, your love for music, math, money, non-profit work, <insert your interest here!>. The...
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    .NET Framework 4?

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    Update: April 2009 - Don't forget to check out the Training Kits - there's even one for .NET 4.0 I know!!! Microsoft Unveils Vision and Road Map to Simplify SOA, Bridge Software Plus Services, and Take Composite Applications Mainstream Company announces...
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