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    Code Posted for LINQ to Entities Webcast

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    In preparation for today's webcast I wanted to give you some information and links that may be helpful in working with the technology… Download the Linq to Entity Framework and Tools Code from today's webcast I'll be updating this post after the...
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    LINQ to XML Code Posted!

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    I just posted the code from Monday's webcast on Linq to XML . Registered users can access the code from the download site on http://www.Benkotips.com . In the webcast we covered a lot of topics including how to create XML fragments in both VB and C#,...
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    Question from today’s webcast – What’s the difference between Partial Methods & Virtual Methods?

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    In today's webcast on LINQ to SQL we had a lot of questions. One had to do with understanding Partial Methods. The main difference between a virtual method (think OO) and partial methods (in 3.5) is that virtual methods can be implemented by various descendents...
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    LINQ to SQL Webcast Code

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    I've posted the code from today's webcast on LINQ to SQL Enjoy!
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    Announcing the Framework MasterClass Webcast Series!

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    Class is in Back in Session! We have the first 8 webcasts in the Framework MasterClass series scheduled as of today, and here's a quick rundown on the topics we'll be covering in September & October. This series will take a deeper dive into technologies...
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    Looking for Training?

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    So it's training you're looking for? We've got just the thing! At MSDN Events we're putting together some great off-line resources to make staying up to date with the rapidly changing technology scene a breeze. To do this we're offering several webcasts...
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    LINQ Overview Code is Posted

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    I posted the source code from yesterday's webcast to www.BenkoTIPS.com . I'm also in the process of adding a Webcast Series page to the list of webcasts, but that isn't done just yet. I should have it ready by the end of the week though, so check back...
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    Lovin’ St. Louis

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    Doing things right… I'm in St. Louis tonight, on my own eating dinner. I stop at a place called Carrabba's Italian Grill to see what they've got. I walk into the joint and it's got a nice ambiance, the lights are comfortable, and I find a place to sit...
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    Partially Speaking…

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    A good question on Partial Methods Yesterday in Kansas City I got a question during the LINQ session about partial methods and how they're implemented. This is a new feature found in Orcas Beta 2, and as such, we had a good discussion. I said I'd follow...
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    Code to live

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    On the road with LINQ, WCF and Silverlight

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    …With a boulder on my shoulder feelin' kinda older I tripped the merry-go-round With this very unpleasing sneezing and wheezing the calliope crashed to the ground… -Bruce Springsteen T his quarter we're back on the road bringing some great technology...
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    Daniel Moth’s Linq on Channel 9

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    We are working on putting together a session for MSDN Events on LINQ and how it changes the way that developers work with data in their applications. The basic question of what is LINQ is fairly straightforward, in that it is the name given to a collection...
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    Building a WSS 3.0 Server

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    I'm rebuilding a development server that I'll be using for the conversion of www.benkoTIPs.com to document the various processes. So what are the steps in doing this? We start with a base instance of Windows Server 2003 R2 with the latest updates installed...
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    Some CardSpace resources

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    here's some links about cardspace: http://dotnetslackers.com/articles/security/Microsoft_CardSpace_Using_a_Card.aspx http://chewedpencil.net/blogs/tomas/archive/tags/CardSpace/default.aspx Managed Cards: http://cardspace.netfx3.com/files/folders...
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    Architecture 101

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    Sometimes you meet people who really bring out the best in you. This last week I was in Redmond and had the opportunity to meet with some folks from around the world (Germany, France, Denmark, Finland, UK, even Canada), and I was glad to hear that I'm...
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    SharePoint and Content Types

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    Organizing information and process is one of the most fundamental goals of Systems design, architecture and investment. The amount of money and time put into building new systems is returned by the gain in efficiency of doing business. In today's increasingly...
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    SharePoint for Developers

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    I've gotten a good amount of feedback that people are not finding links to the 12 scheduled webcast in our SharePoint series, so here are links to the first 8. I'll add the remaining 4 links when they get scheduled and you can register for them. SharePoint...
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    CardSpace resources

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    I had the opportunity and privilege yesterday to visit Eugene Oregon and present the MSDN event there. This quarter we're covering the 4 th pillar of .NET 3.0 – CardSpace (the other 3 are Windows Presentation Foundation, Communication Foundation, and...
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    SharePoint Webcast Series

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    So you're wondering what's going on with this blog, and what's new? Starting April 13, I'm doing a webcast series on Windows SharePoint 3.0 as a platform for developers and looking at the tools and technologies available for customizing portals and sites...
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    What’s next at MSDN Events?

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    We've been busy the last few months helping to launch Vista and Office 2007, maybe you've joined me at one of my sessions around the country. I have to admit that it's been a bit of a blur. I've been on the road every week since Christmas it seems, speaking...
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    Vista &amp; Office Resource Links

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    I have to give credit where credit is due. My teammate Ron Cundiff (go Chiefs? Oh yeah, I meant da'Bears) has put together an awesome collection of links for where to get more information about the Vista & Office Launch technologies. If you've been...
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    Visual Studio .NET 3.0 Download Links

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    Where can I get the latest downloads? At our events I often hear questions about where to get the extensions for Visual Studio to work with the new framework. I went to the resources site ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/events/resources ) and from that...
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    The Free Software…

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    At the launch events we're doing for Vista and Microsoft Office, we're giving away Office 2007 Professional to people who've registered and attended the sessions. Because I wanted to make sure it all worked, I took the resource disk that you get, and...
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    Blogging from Word

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    Microsoft Word 2007 has a powerful new feature that allows you to create and post to your blog directly from it. It even includes functionality for working with images and formatting against those images. In my launch events I'm showing how you can use...
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    Ante up! The game is back in town!

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    That's right. We're back on the road delivering the launch events for Microsoft Office 2007 and Windows Vista in cities around the US. We've got some great information on what developers need to know to take advantage of these new platforms. If you're...
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