Allan's Best Week Ever

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    Hey Architects, do you need insight?

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    eek! As I was looking for additional resources around Social Computing for Business , I discovered a fun session delivered at the Microsoft Architect Insight Conference 2008 in late April. The session was titled Social Computing at Work: The "Consumerisation"...
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    Can Social Computing with SharePoint Solve Business Problems? You Decide...

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    eek! I've been waiting for this to hit the streets and it did last week. A new, must read white paper on How to Get the Most Value from Social Computing for Business with Microsoft . "Must Read"? Yes, allow me to impose on you to read this ...
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    Ready for some EduFun?

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    eek! The guy behind http://blogs.msdn.com/edufun/ is looking to "make education fun for kids of all ages through innovative use of technology". I know him from a past life, so this would be a blog to watch.
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    From CAB to Prism - a find!

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    eek! Just a reminder, if you are looking to understand more about Prism , I'd start with the WPF bootcamp resources I talked about recently (the '08 Bootcamp has a session on Prism). For those of you invested in some of the precursor CAB/Smart Client...
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    Pumping up on Innovation at Play

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    eek! Last week, I visited a health company and witnessed some very innovative programs at play (pun intended - I'll talk about this soon, when I'm allowed too). The company in question is truly looking beyond the horizon to the future of health; they...
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    What is Microsoft Pinpoint?

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    eek! Don't ask me, I'm asking you :) I just discovered this resource looking for some information for a customer looking to find talent and partners . Hmmm....
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    Update on Microsoft Insurance Value Chain + Sizzle

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    eek! The webcast is online for your viewing pleasure in case you missed it. I thought it was very well done - I learned a few things *and* it was less than 60 minutes (my attention span max)! The abstract: Microsoft's Insurance Value Chain (IVC) pioneered...
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    Code is Combat!

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    eek! Code is combat - so says friend of the family Joe Stagner who has a new code security focused blog at SecureDeveloper.com . Nice work, helped me see some of the new videos around ASP.NET Security (required watching IMHO) that Joe has put together...
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    Go RED STORM!

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    eek! Nice to see my alma mater in the news. Do you have a success story you'd like to tell? My team can help. Drop me a line. St. Johns University: University Streamlines Faculty Tenure Process Using Microsoft SharePoint http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies...
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    Facebook .NET Programmer's Webcast - the resources

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    eek! Thank you for joining us today, it was great to have so many folks with such great questions. For those of you who would like the slides, they are a "mash up" of slides from the Training Kit I talked about. My Slides from the session today...
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    Join me after work - Facebook .NET Programmer's Group

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    eek! I'm presenting at the .NET Programmer's Group on Facebook later today (much later), will you join me?
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    An easy 3 minutes of Software + Services

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    eek! Bill Zack gets to interview my idol - David Chappell. Three easy minutes of S+S - although I wanted more... David Chappell's blog post on S+S with a paper commissioned by Microsoft All the buzz around S+S from the MIcrosoft Worldwide Partner Conference...
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    Practice Better and Faster BizTalk

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    eek! The BizTalk Server Performance Optimization Guide just hit MSDN and is really worth checking out. If you are working with BizTalk or plan to, investing in this guide will do you well. BizTalk is an amazing piece of software but requires care and...
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    Do you know Microsoft HealthVault? Hint: It's a Platform not a Product.

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    eek! Get to know Microsoft HealthVault by reviewing the recent conference materials (videos coming soon!) P.S. Check out the title of the General Session Overview: Copernican Shift . Clever!
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    Zermatt, why should you care?

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    eek! Lots of buzz around "Zermatt" with this must read trifecta: Getting down with Zermatt http://www.identityblog.com/?p=1002 Introducing Microsoft Code Name Zermatt http://www.pluralsight.com/community/blogs/keith/archive/2008/07/09/introducing...
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    Thanks for the Endpoint!

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    eek! DotNetInterop has been on a tear recently - this is one of the blogs that is in my must read list. Well, I enjoyed the pointer to the new Endpoint blog on MSDN - packed with WCF and WF goodness and promising a lot more. Check out what Endpoint is...
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    Microsoft Insurance Value Chain + Sizzle

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    eek! This upcoming webcast promises sizzle (Web 2.0) with substance (insurance oriented challenges and opportunities). It is on Monday, July 14th from 12-1pm US EDT. Come join us - I've highlighted the cool tech components in the abstract below... Details...
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    WPF meet Composite Application Guidance

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    eek! This is great news, the Composite Application Guidance for WPF shipped last week. If WPF is still sort of new to you, I'd start with some of the sessions from the WPF bootcamps that were delivered at Redmond: The FY07 Bootcamp – 3 days of training...
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    I'm MOVING!

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    eek! Literally, I'm moving. I've got a bunch of highly recommended books that I'm reading this summer and one of them is Brain Rules . I've got past chapter 1 and that's why I'm moving. What a fun read! What are you reading, any suggestions? P.S. I do...
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    Sex in the City!

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    eek! Sorry, its early and that was a typo, I meant to say Six Tracks in the City for VS Live :) It's in New York City on September 7-10, 2008 and promises to be a good one. Some really meaty stuff here, so grab a buddy and come on down. Early bird discounts...
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    Hey Hartford, Get your CodeCamp!

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    eek! It is time! Connecticut .NET Users Group CodeCamp - Hartford CT (Saturday Aug 16th 9AM-5PM) To be held at New Horizons Computer Learning Center (Bloomfield CT) http://www.newhorizons.com/content/centerSearchResults.aspx?SiteId=25 A code camp is a...
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    June Bug!

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    eek! July already? In case this is your first visit, here are my June postings! A good read - The Laws of Identity High-V for Hyper-V Developing Service Oriented applications with Visual Studio 2008, WCF and WF PS C:\YourBrain>get-Expansion -confirm...
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