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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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    MSL Ships ASP.NET AJAX Clinic

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    After an amazing herculean effort by MSL they have released the official ASP.NET AJAX Training Clinic -- it is a great 2 hour primer on the technology. Go get trained: https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=73568 and let...
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    ASP.NET AJAX and SharePoint 2007

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    Lot's of questions about this topic and we just posted some content to help See ScottGu's blog post See post from the Sharepoint team they have all the details.
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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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    New improvements to iis.net: The IIS.net DownloadCENTER

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    We are always hard at work improving the experience around our online properties. IIS.net has been getting a lot of attention and we just launched an amazing feature to help you get what you need for IIS and contribute back -- all the details below, let...
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    Using the Microsoft AJAX Library with PHP

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    Steve Marx has been working behind the scenes on building out a community project to create native PHP support for the Microsoft AJAX Library. Today he released the first version. He provides a ton of details in this post which I steal liberally from...
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    ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 is here!!!

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    It has been a bumpy and exciting ride the last few weeks with the Web Platform and Tools group as we've been putting the finishing touches on ASP.NET AJAX. But now, the ribbon is on the box!!! After an amazing amount of customer input (you really did...
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    Community Recognition System now Live

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    One area that we have been focusing a lot of energy is continuing to improve our online community offerings. A few weeks ago we rolled out a new Community Recognition System as a way to reward members of our community with special recognition for their...
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    AJAX Security Webcasts

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    Joe Stagner was able to secure two of best counter-hacker he knows (Caleb Sima and Billy Hoffman from SPI Dynamics) to present some Webcasts for our Live from Redmond series . Check out this post to get the details -- key details below too! AJAX SECURITY...
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    Which Superhero are you?

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    Found this cool quiz from Frank Shaw @ TheGlassHouse , I'm Spiderman, which super hero are you? Your results: You are Spider-Man Spider-Man 70% Green Lantern 60% The Flash 50% Iron Man 45% Superman 40% Supergirl 40% Catwoman 40% Wonder Woman 35% Robin...
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    ASP.NET AJAX RC 1 is here! Download now

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    We are making great progress with ASP.NET AJAX and are definitely winding down to the home stretch. I'm happy to announce immediate availability of ASP.NET AJAX RC 1 . Here is the blurb from the www.asp.net homepage: ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 Release...
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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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    Expression Web and MSDN, learn more

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    Robert McLaws started an interesting discussion on his blog about Expression Web and MSDN . I gave Robert some feedback that the Expression team provided and it has spurred a very interesting discussion. Sometimes it is hard to truly understand how these...
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    IIS7 Beta Hosting at DiscountASP

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    I got an email yesterday from Takeshi over at DiscountASP and they just launched free IIS7 Beta hosting for all customers who are interested. You can get all the details at http://www.discountasp.net/sp_iis7hosting.aspx This is a great way to experiment...
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    Get "WPF/E" onto a Web Page in seconds using ASP.NET AJAX Extenders

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    Kudos to the ASP.NET AJAX Toolkit team for creating a killer extender to simplify getting a "WPF/E" control onto a page. I love seeing the agility we have with the toolkit releases. Shawn Burke has all the details
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    "WPF/E" CTP and Expression Studio Announced

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    For the past several months I've been spending more and more of my time at work focused on our broader UX story, designers, and our rich media platform. It has been quite a ride, ramping up on parts of the business that I haven't had a lot of famiiarity...
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    Running IE6 & IE7 on one machine, the right way

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    We have heard tons of feedback about the need for developers to run both IE6 and IE7 on their machine simultaneously to test Web sites. The challenge is that when you install IE7 it replaces IE6. To date we have not had a supported way of handling this...
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    RTW of the CSS Friendly Adapters

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    Update: great article by Scott Mitchell on how to use these things went up If you’re not a fan of table based markup being emitted from ASP.NET server controls, you won’t want to miss the release of ASP.NET CSS Friendly Control Adapters 1.0! Since our...
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    Microsofft AJAX Library class browser from Eilon!

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    Once upon a time (in the CTP days), Wilco wrote a nice class browser that has been used for a while by the ajax.asp.net documentation site. Eilon has written a new class browser that is more complete than Wilco's and that has the interesting particularity...
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    Patterns & Practices: Web Client Software Factory

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    The P&P folks are busily working on a great software factory (similar to the Smart Client factory) but entire for the Web! At a high level the factory will include: Scenario documentation (a description of the requirements and technical challenges...
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    MIX is coming back to Vegas in 2007!

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    Ahh MIX! It was an amazing show last year and we are bringing it back again, same amazing venue, with cutting edge content and one of the best vibes of any show I've ever been to. So, save the date -- it's scheduled for April 30 - May 2, 2007 at the Venetian...
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    At Connections in Las Vegas

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    Just got into Las Vegas, and I must say THEHotel is the best hotel in the strip (still). I'll be at the show until Wednesday, be sure to check out our booth, and the keynotes Monday evening and Tuesday AM. Drop by and say hello and enjoy the show!
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    Coding4Fun v2 (redesigned) is now live

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    DanielFe and team shipped a new design for Coding4Fun -- it ROCKS, definitley check it out Get more info from Dan's blog
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    Microsoft and Zend Announce Collaboration to Enhance PHP on IIS/Windows

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    I'm being lazy and stealing verbatim from Keith 's post (Update: also check out ScottGu's great post here ) As part of today's keynote presentation at ZendCon , Bill Staples , Microsoft's Product Unit Manager for Internet Information Services (IIS) ,...
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