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David Solivan Architect Evangelist Microsoft Corporation davidsol@microsoft.com Twitter alias: mrbeaudreaux http://www.youtube.com/dsolivan Gamertag: MagicalSolly

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    Live Services Jumpstart 2009- Washington, DC

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    Hey all, There's a great event coming up in DC on Live Services.  There's a few seats left, so catch it if you can!   We have 80 people registered for this event next week in Washington, DC but still have a few seats open.  If you want...
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    Upcoming Events

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    We kicked off our first MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Pittsburgh on September 19 th .  Great crowd! Great sessions! And the freedom keeps ringing on in a town near you soon! Stay tuned to our blogs and join our Facebook Group : search for MSDN Freedom...
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    LET FREEDOM RING IN PITTSBURGH!!!!

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    Lindsay , Dani and I are kicking off our Roadshow series in Pittsburgh September 19th.  This first MSDN Freedom roadshow will focus on building the Next web with Microsoft technologies.  Space is limited so register now ! Microsoft invites you...
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    Philadelphia hosts IASA Regional IT Architect Council Sept. 23 - 24.

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    23 - 24 September 2008 | Philadelphia www.IASAhome.org/web/ITARC/Philadelphia IASA IT Architect Regional Conference 2-Day Conference What do you want from an industry event? A group of practicing architects were asked the same question and this was their...
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    If you hate Windows Vista, Microsoft's Windows "Mojave" may be just the answer for you!

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    Vista has taken a lot of bashing from....well, a lot of people.  There are those funny Apple ads that portray Vista as a kindhearted doofus; not someone you would hate, but rather roll your eyes at as he screws up again.  Then, of course there...
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    If you want a modeling career, forget Barbazon, take a good look at "Oslo"

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    As an architect, it warmed my heart that Bill Gates chose to feature architecture tools at his last TechEd keynote as a full-time Microsoft employee.  Our modeling strategy, code named "Oslo", will provide architects and developers with...
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    World Commercial Premiere of Microsoft Surface!!!

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    I got a chance to cover the world premiere of Microsoft Surface and talk with the executives who planned the launch.  See the worlds first production deployment of Microsoft Surface at the Madison Avenue AT&T Store.  Hear Surface Product...
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    On the Road to the Microsoft HLS DevCon: OBA Toolkit Version 2.0

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    On the Road to the DevCon

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    Check out this video interview of Wachovia's Gunhan Tatman at Microsoft's 6th Annual Financial Services Developer Conference.  The BFED application his team build is pretty impressive and there's an announcement about a special treat we'll have for...
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    MSN Video

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    Hong & Ben are on the road at to the HLS DevCon as well.  Check out their adventure at HIMSS . MSN Video
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    Juval Lowy Architect Master Class: Day 2

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    Here, in the middle of day 2, the IDesign Master Architect Class with the god-like Juval Lowy is proving to be a worth time investment. If you are a .NET architect, or aspiring to be one, this class is a must. You will not hear anything dramatically different...
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    Architecture Meets Sledgomatic

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    Flying in to San Jose airport to attend the "Architect's Master Class" taught by Juval Lowy from IDesign , I met one of the great comic deconstructionists of our time, Gallagher while waiting for my luggage. This highly sought-after class promises to...
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    Video Series: On the Road to the 2008 FinServ DevCon

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    I just posted the first in a series of short videos leading up to our DevCons.  This one covers a special event hosted by Microsoft for Financial Services executives in Manhattan.  Future posts will talk to DevCon speakers and give sneak peeks...
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    More Reason To Be Jolly!

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    The price for the HD-DVD attachment for the XBox 360 has been cut AGAIN.  You can now get one of these babies for $129. Happy Holiday Season to  all! Xbox 360 HD DVD player stoops to $129 - Engadget
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    Early Holiday Gift

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    All sessions, decks and transcripts from the 2007 Strategic Architecture Forum are now available to the public. So, grab your laptop, a cup of cocoa and your favorite holiday sweater and enjoy some "you" time. Day 1 Changing the World with Software...
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    Get Live, Share Smiles, Get the Experience!

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    Yesterday, Microsoft released the latest version of Windows Live !  You may have read my posts about many of the products in this release as they were in beta.  The IM experience in Windows Live Messenger is unparalleled IMHO and the ease of...
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    Heads are like flint

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    Strike enough together and you'll get something started.  Though you probably won't get primitive cutting tools.  Or spear points.  OK so maybe that's not the best image, but you get the idea.  Microsoft recently put this badly constructed...
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    Slashdot | Kmart Drops Blu-Ray Players

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      In the contemporary version of Betamax vs VHS, this is a blow to Blueray.  Keep in mind that if you have an XBox 360, you can get the HD-DVD player for $179.99 today.  AND, we're running a special that gives you the "Heroes"...
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    People are building cool things with WPF

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    With WPF, Microsoft provided developers with a way to build very rich user interfaces.  I've been waiting to see how developers would use these new tools to rock our world.  One of the first apps I've seen that does a pretty good job is Ript...
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    Catch the PopFly

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    Microsoft PopFly , our set of Web tools for creating application mash ups, went to public beta yesterday.  I believe this toolset will grow in importance as architects see the potential for clean, lightweight, innovative functionality that can live...
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    In the UFC or IT Market, It's Good to Be First

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    I have to admit, I love the UFC .  I can't even watch boxing anymore.  I also am hopelessly addicted to the reality show " The Ultimate Fighter " where a bunch of UFC hopefuls gather to compete for a contract.  Last season, coach...
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    The Business of Web 2.0 in Healthcare

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    Microsoft Health and Life Sciences Industry Council Healthcare 2.0 Perspectives & Industry Impact - Blogs, Wikis, podcasts, social networking, mashups, and RSS have become mainstream. Yet, the overall business value and viability of the viral movement...
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    Live Search Club

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    Microsoft is using Live Search to help searchers contribute to their favorite charity.  Check it out at http://club.live.com .    Live Search Club
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    Phizzpop

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    Despite what many in the open source community may think, Microsoft has understood the value of community for some time now.  We have fostered a great developer community at http://www.msdn.com   While a little late to the game, Microsoft also...
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    A Whole Different Kind of "Coding"

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    Craig Venter is about to do something no one in the history of humanity has ever done.  He has written code that is RTM and may have already gone into production this weekend.  What makes this code so special is the end result: artificial life...
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