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    Welcome to the Social - MSDN Style

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    eek! This is very neat - Social Bookmarking on MSDN . John Martin just turned me on to this via his blog . Dig in! Found a video (via a bookmark!) of John talking about what this is all about - check it out - around 2:30 minutes.
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    Today! Developing Service Oriented Applications with Visual Studio 2008

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    hey there! Want to learn how to use Visual Studio 2008 to your advantage in building service oriented applications? Join me today! I'm presenting at 1 pm to 2:30 pm US Eastern Time. Abstract: Developing Service Oriented applications with Visual Studio...
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    Easy on the eyes, nice on the brain - MSDN Magazine

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    hey there! Have you been reading MSDN Magazine lately? The April 2008 and May 2008 magazines are up on the web, and if you allow me to impose... Read the following articles: I thoroughly enjoyed them - easy on the eyes, nice on the brain! P.S. I'm reading...
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    Must be the PDC - Windows 7, Genetic Session Scheduler, more

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    hey there! The conference site is live , so poke around the preliminary sessions they have out there. These sessions caught my eye... Windows 7: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency and Battery Life A single application can reduce mobile battery life by up...
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    Treat yourself to a Silverlight Six Pack!

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    hey there! June is fast approaching and the heat will be kicking in (unless you are in Australia). Either way, treat yourself to a cold six pack of Silverlight courtesy of our buddy Linsday . She's got six hours of Silverlight webcasts lined up for June...
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    Got SQL? Get Community.

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    hey there! I was following up on some SQL 2008 resources and found a good set of resources at the Microsoft SQL Server Community site. Billed as the worldwide hub for SQL Server Professionals , the site is a portal into some of the newest resources and...
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    Hooray for Discoverability - I found cool Virtual Labs

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    hey there! Ok, I'm really liking this new MSDN redesign . I was able to discover a bunch of new Virtual Labs on some very cool topics. Good job MSDN. So what do you think? What would you change? Your voice counts...
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    MSDN, so fresh and so clean!

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    hey there! I like it! It's simple, clean and I'm finding things (long buried!). Soma announced it on his blog last week and some of the comments on his blog agree with the nice work the MSDN team pulled off. One comment struck me - its how I feel too...
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    TODAY! WCF session on Facebook .NET Programmers UG

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    hey there! Just a reminder, we are on today at 5 pm US Eastern Time for the WCF Fundamentals Session . Jump in!
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    Demystifying ASP.NET AJAX

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    hey there! I recently presented to one of my favorite customers :) and want to offer you the presentation for your review. Like all the presentations I do these days, it is a MASHUP! Fragments from the Visual Studio 2008 Training Kit , with a dash of...
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    Getting to know Windows Live

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    hey there! I recently stumbled upon this set of technical sessions when attempting to learn more about Windows Live as a developer platform. Are you using it? Thoughts?
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    Hey VSTS 2008, got game?

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    hey there! Interested in going beyond the basics of what Visual Studio Team System 2008 has to offer? A new set of technical white papers explain a bunch of features that may resonate with your team. These include... My buddy Todd has been part...
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    The Mystery Man in Blue is You Know Who

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    hey there! The mystery man in blue is none other than Peter Neupert . Read his inaugural post and watch for more. Yes, Peter was at our last month's Health and Life Sciences Developer Conference . Peter's blog links to other related Microsoft Health Solutions...
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    Get Smart with these Lab Manuals

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    hey there! Looking to become better educated around Visual Studio 2008. SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008? Then you'll want to download the lab manuals that were part of the launch event. Some good stuff here. Check out the contents of the Visual...
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    Shhh, listen, its Office Development in your ear...

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    hey there! I just stumbled upon this new series of Office Development podcasts - 10 in all - that introduce the components of Visual Studio 2008 to develop solutions around Microsoft Office applications - commonly referred to as Office Business Applications...
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    WCF FUNdamentals for Four Thousand Facebookers

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    hey there! Say that fast :) Four thousand developers? I have the distinct pleasure of presenting to the .NET Programmers User Group on Facebook this Friday. They count over 4000 members of their user group (not everyone will show) and kudos to the team...
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    Facebook Friday Quiz - What is a Millennial?

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    hey there! I'm on Facebook, figuring out what these "Millennials" are doing. Are you ready to poke the future ? P.S. Check out the Insurance Value Chain on Microsoft.com, it promises some hard to beat goodness...
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    Doctors love Silverlight!

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    hey there! I exaggerate a little :) but here's a quote from an MD who just reviewed some of the 1.3 version of the MSCUI infused Patient Journey Demonstrator (available on CodePlex ): "I love it! I am a primary care MD (Internal medicine and...
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    Calling Mobility Development Movers and Shakers

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    hey there! Dani is promising to help "Get ya' Mobile Development On" . Great price (free!) on this all day session on Windows Mobility Development. What is promised? The kickoff is next week in NYC with other cities to follow. Register today and...
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    Help! They are trying to replace me.

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    hey there! They are trying to force me out! As a follow up to their very well done Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit , the team has released a "may preview" for the .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit. Read more and download...
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    .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta 1 - a lot in a little release

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    hey there! Wondering what SP1 Beta 1 contains? Steve Maine details some of the WCF and WF enhancements, including some WCF "scalability improvements on IIS7". Read more on his blog . And yes, there's some WCF/Silverlight stuff in SP1 :) Steve...
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    Calling all Data Developers

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    hey there! You work with data at all? Well then, you may like DataDeveloper.net . In doing some research for a buddy, I stumbled upon this resource. I was looking for Entity Framework information - with the release date promised some time this summer...
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    Happy Facebook Friday

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    hey there! It is Facebook Friday again and I'm fresh, lively, charming, etc. What are you? :) If you are looking for me, I'm here on Facebook . P.S. To my parents, thanks for getting hitched 44 years ago. Did you think you'd turn out a fresh...
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    On the bus with the EdVangelist

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    hey there! It was a damp and dreary day in Farmington, Connecticut when I visited Edwin - our EdVangelist . But Edwin is a ray of sunshine, and he was in full effect. With his trademark disarming smile, he gave lucky students at Central Connecticut State...
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    BOZO is a bad word

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    hey there! The dreaded Bozo! Somebody recently used the word "Bozo" at work (to describe a collective group not just me) and I flew off the handle. It just wasn't warranted - the transgression was an oversight not a wilful attempt to avoid work :) After...
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