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    Happy New Year from a Strange Fellow!

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    eek! It has certainly been a great year of learning for me and I wish you all the very best for 2009. If this is your first visit, here’s what I talked about in December. May you find a link that makes you think differently! Unwrapping my gifts – PowerShell...
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    Unwrapping my gifts – PowerShell V2 CTP3

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    eek! Hope you scored big this holiday season. Me? I’m busy unwrapping my gifts left under the tree, for example: PowerShell CTP3 V2 is here . If you are around the Connecticut Area on January 13th, join me and a few of my friends as we discuss this gift...
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    Join our .NET Programmers Group in the Cloud

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    eek! Join us as we relaunch our .NET Programmers Group via Facebook in about a week. I'll be presenting on programming in the cloud with Microsoft Azure. Its on January 6, 2008 at 8 pm US Eastern Time. See you there! Abstract: You may have heard that...
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    I saw Santa watching 10-4

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    eek! Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring as they were watching Episode 2 of the weekly video podcast of what’s coming in Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. Grab some eggnog and enjoy the show...
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    Psst, can I bug you?

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    eek! Can I bug you to read something? It is here ; a short and insightful view into the Security Development Lifecycle at Microsoft and the mobilization to get MS08-078 out the door. And like me you'll probably hang around the SDL blog and discover these...
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    Publish like the pros!

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    eek! Somebody just reminded me that my last post made mention of the Microsoft Architect Journal that is delivering a great WPF/Offline reading experience using the Syndicated Client Experiences (SCE) code base. Looking to publish like the pros? Now you...
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    Go Gang Green!

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    eek! No, not the stumbling, bumbling New York Jets (although this fan is forever hopeful), I mean the Greening in IT. The latest issue of the Microsoft Architect Journal is focused on Green Computing : Environmentally Sustainable Infrastructure Design...
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    Haircuts and Budgets

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    eek! I’m hearing a new phrase these days: “everyone needs a haircut”. Given these difficult economic times, no one is immune. The following white paper: Simple Savvy Savings – 9 ideas to make anyone a Cost-Cutting Hero was making its rounds at work the...
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    The CLR, Performance and the unruly child

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    eek! Often times I’m asked to explain .NET concepts (garbage collection, serialization, reflection, etc.) that I take for granted because I’ve been around .NET for a long time. I’m forced to go back and refresh my memory on certain fundamentals. I found...
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    Live Framework and why should you care?

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    eek! The Live Framework team recently published a short (but to the point) white paper entitled The Live Framework: What is it and Why Should I Care? “The Live Framework provides a platform-agnostic, HTTP-based, resource-oriented programming model for...
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    WSRP in Cincinnati and the world with SharePoint

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    eek! I have a mental block when I see WSRP, I think of WKRP in Cincinnati – yes I was schooled on US television. Silly me! Here is some exciting news from the SharePoint team for several of my customers who have existing investments in non-Microsoft technologies...
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    Dear Friends with iPhones

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    eek! Yup Sumati, that means you! Check this thing from Microsoft available at the Apple App Store...it is very cool. From the team: "We will continue to experiment with bringing Seadragon to other platforms as we move forward, exploring different...
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    Azure Services Platform - your moment of Zen part deux

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    eek! And so I found yet another moment of Zen for the Azure set...if you recall, this 30 second snippet talked about what you may already know when approaching Azure. I found a new and funny way of telling the Azure tale via Sriram Krishnan , in his words...
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    Let's get Parallel, Parallel, I want to get Parallel...

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    eek! Don't pretend like you don't know the rest :) I stumbled upon this very accessible video (around 30 minutes long) on moving to Parallel Programming by foraging around Phil's blog . I think it was very well done - part of a bunch of documents, videos...
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    Windows 7 Developer Guide - updated

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    eek! If you missed it in October, they just updated the Windows 7 Developer Guide last week. The themes? Solid Foundation, Richer Application Experiences, The Best of Windows and the Web. The abstract: Building applications that are easy to use, visually...
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    SP2Beta4U

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    eek! The beta for SP2 of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista showed up last week, I'm running SP2 beta for Vista - X86 and X64 with no issues. Get yours here . If you were wondering, as I was, here's a FAQ on SP2 for Windows Server 2008: When did you...
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    Zune Love

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    eek! Loving the new Zune 3.1 client - I am indeed discovering a lot and keeping some. Read more about the Zune Pass . P.S. In the social, I'm melodrama . See you around.
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    Resources from the Strategic Architect Forum 2008

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    eek! If you are like me and are looking for the presentations from the recent Strategic Architect Forum 2008, I found them here . While you are at it, what do you think of the Architect Center ? "Our purpose is to provide architects with the community...
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    A new fan of tips and tricks for Web Developers

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    eek! Yes, I count myself a new fan of the Tips & Tricks for ASP.NET, IIS, and Visual Web Developer blog . If you haven't visited, there is some good stuff there - up to 32 tips so far. What's your favorite? Mine is 25 - I'm a bit of an IIS 7 fanboy...
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    Windows 7 Beta DVD for MDC Attendees

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    eek! Breaking news!!! Attend an upcoming MSDN Developer Conference and you will receive a Windows 7 Beta DVD. Note: The Windows 7 Beta DVDs may not be ready to hand out in time for the events, but we’ll definitely mail them out to you as soon...
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    I’m a Firestarter, Twisted Firestarter

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    eek! Oops, scratch that: I'm a Firestarter, Windows Firestarter and you can be too. Mithun details a free event you can attend in person or from the comfort of your home/office/favorite WiFi location. All times are in US Pacific. Visit Mithun's blog for...
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    On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: IIS 7

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    eek! It is almost that time of year when I get loopy enough to start blogging to holiday tunes :) I'll spare you that this time but I will tell you that Bill Staples could easily do a Twelve Days of Christmas with IIS 7. He's promised to blog about the...
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    November Posts

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    eek! A lean month of posts in November as I immersed myself in post-PDC learning. If this is your first time here, this is what we discussed in November... Perceptions, Reality, Clouds Let the slicing begin Get in the Game with Visual Studio Team System...
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