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    What would you want out of Master Page templates?

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    I need your help. I've been trying to figure out what a set of master page templates / themes would look like to help people easily build attractive web sites -- But I'm struggling to figure out if there is a need for this and if there is what you all...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 How Do I Video Series is here -- a must see

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    I think I've been talking about these FOREVER -- and they have been in production for a long time, but we finally got them done and posted to MSDN. Over 2hrs of amazing How Do I: content focusing on the common questions developers are facing everyday...
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    New Master Page templates and XHTML templates/docs available

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    The beginnings of the ASP.NET Design Center that I talked about many months ago is finally live on MSDN -- this is a set of well documented XHTML templates plus fully functional master page template sites to help give you a solid design foundation for...
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    Lots of examples on how to use the GridView

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    Want some great examples on how to use the GridView? Looking for weird customizations or how to accomplish certain tasks? We just posted a brand new article called GridView Examples for ASP.NET 2.0 . Samples are provided in both VB and C#... Below are...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 product design changes between Beta 1 and Beta 2

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    Today the Web Platform and Tools Team is proud to announce two product design changes made directly in response and in conjunction with community feedback. The changes, detailed below are focused around two key areas. First, in September, we announced...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Security FAQ / Wiki Released

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    J.D. Meier and team have been busy creating the ASP.NET 2.0 Security FAQ: an easy to use Q&A format entry-point to the broader ASP.NET security guidance. It is in Wiki form so you can easily read, comment, update, and contribute. Find all the great...
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    Data Tutorials for ASP.NET 2.0 - a set of 46 by Scott Mitchell

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    UPDATE: 46 tutorials, not 40 :) in the pipe One area where we have seen a lot of interest in deep dive documentation is around working with data in ASP.NET 2.0. As a result, we have comissioned that always amazing Scott Mitchell to build a step by...
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    Me getting completely destroyed by the "Proop Dog"

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    At VSConnections in Vegas Eileen Rumwell had comedian Greg Proops interview some of us. It was off the cuff and fun. The conversation was about 10 minutes, but this 1 minute short is me getting completely railed. Amusing to say the least. Oh and if...
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    Brian’s Top 10 Articles on MSDN

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    Ok, so I just spent some time surfing around MSDN, looking at the new site and reliving lots of the great content on there. So I thought I’d pull together my TOP 10 articles for ASP.NET, in no particular order below – these are all must reads for folks...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Toolkit

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    The ASP.NET 2.0 Provider Toolkit went live on MSDN today. It contains the source code for the Access database providers (which were cut from B2 and will not be in the final RTM product either, we are pushing SQL Express as the new defaults). Coming in...
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    PayPal-enabled Commerce Starter Kit for ASP.NET 2.0

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    The commerce starter kit ROCKS – plain and simple. The code is clean and extensible. It works straight out of the box. There is already a budding community around it. And Rob Conery over at WekeRoad is just an all around good guy. Oh and it made its debut...
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    Silverlight is here!

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    Ok, so I've been quiet, but I can explain it -- I've been working really really hard on Silverlight and today is our big day! Writing live from NAB, but this is big big big -- read about the details on the links below, and stay tuned, this is only part...
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    Struts vs ASP.NET

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    Back in December we had an article written describing the differences between Struts and ASP.NET -- I'd be curious to get your feedback. I've had a few questions lately around MVC implementations on various platforms and how ASP.NET and ASP.NET 2.0 is...
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    A new job for me, better products for you

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    And hopefully some more time to blog :) This week we re-organized our team so that we could better serve the needs of our internal and external partners and customers. I won't bore you with the details but it has a pretty major impact on what I do and...
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    Watch ASP.NET 2.0 Webcasts, get VS2005 for free

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    This ASP.NET 2.0 webcast series is specifically built to help PHP, JSP, and ColdFusion developers extend their skill sets to include ASP.NET -- know anyone who is interested? Let them know... Or if you just want to sharpen your skills? Either way, check...
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    Web Platform and Tools Product Management-- who we are, what we do now, and a place for you to tell us what to do

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    A lot has changed over the last five months for me and I wanted to tell let you all know, my reading faithful what has been going on. Then, I want to ask you to provide us with feedback about what you want us to do to make your lives easier for the next...
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    Great new ASP.NET training from Total Training

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    I got a mail from the folks over at Total Training today letting me know that Set 1 of their awesome ASP.NET 2.0 video training is available -- they are offering a free hour to wet your appetitie -- details below. Enjoy! Total Training offers 1 Hour of...
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    Scott Guthrie debuts in Red vs Blue

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    Words can't describe just how cool this is :) And a pretty hot looking "WFP/E" video player to boot -- tell your friends, spread the word! Definitely a great "non-traditional" type of activity. http://channel9.msdn.com/playground/wpfe/rvbplayer/ Scott...
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    Microsoft employees meet their famous counterparts

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    Danielfe decided to put together a great post about how some of us look like famous people (not that we aren't famous in our own right :)) -- the similarities are shocking -- check it out, let us know what you think. http://blogs.msdn.com/danielfe/archive...
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    Cool ASP.NET "Atlas" tutorial video from Dan Wahlin, MVP

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    Dan has put together a very cool video tutorial for ASP.NET "Atlas " -- definitely worth checking out...
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    Cool ASP.NET 2.0 based CMS solution

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    A very cool link popped up in my Inbox today, a 100% ASP.NET 2.0 based CMS solution -- best of all it is free -- check out this blog post for some sites built with it: http://weblogs.asp.net/axinom/archive/2006/01/19/435866.aspx -- All the info you...
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    SQL SiteMap Provider

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    We are almost complete with part 2 of the Provider Toolkit (in editing now to be published in a few weeks) which addsa nother 70+ pages of content on providers (specifically the MSFT ones, Windows AD/AZMan, SQL Server, etc.). In due time,we'll also be...
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    Release: CSS Friendly ASP.NET 2.0 Control Adapters Beta 1

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    UPDATE #2: These are about to go back online, version Beta 1.1 (last update 4/29/2006) -- thanks for your patience. If you downloaded the Beta 1 verison (4/27/2006) please be sure to get the new version and only use the bits from that. Enjoy and sorry...
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    Halo3 in HD with Silverlight

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    http://halo3.msn.com/videosHD.aspx I've been buried in Silverlight fun... but check this out.
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    Refactor! for ASP.NET Beta released

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    After seeing the amazing success and interset in the great Refactor! for VB applications last year, we've been working with the folks at DevExpress to deliver a rich refactoring expereince around common Web scenarios and specific ASP.NET features. My...
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