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Drinking from the firehose

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    Get the August CTP of Visual Web Developer Express

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    Like all CTP's -- use at your own risk... you should probably install in a VPC and there are no gurantees that it will uninstall/reinstall -- so be prepared to nuke your machine for RTM if you use this build on your production box... all that aside...
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    unofficial active directory provider documentation

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    Big props to G. Andrew Duthie for pulling together this little post about how to get the AD providers working in Beta 2. Yes, I know there is no documentation. yes we are fixing that at RTM -- and even better, we are also going to be adding detailed whitepapers...
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    We will ship VS2005 and I know you will like it

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    There has been a lot of commentary about the quality of VS2005 and I could go into a long discussion, but Shawn Burke took the words right out my mouth -- http://www.shawnburke.com/default.aspx?document=264 This is a must-read about the software...
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    More great security content

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    J.D. Meier and team have been busy at work building awesome ASP.NET 2.0 security content -- I posted some links earlier, but here is an excellent " Security Practices at a Glance ." Specifically worth checking out is the " Index of Practices " which has...
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    Let's talk about the Web Project system

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    There has been a lot of chatter going on in the last few days about perceived issues with the new project model in ASP.NET 2.0 -- note how I say perecived. Most if not all of the issues being raised (that I have seen) are actually fixed in POST Beta2...
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    Great pesonal experience on ASP.NET 2.0

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    Richard Costall describes his experience with ASP.NET 2.0 and his company's new extranet site -- great read in the latest ASPNETPro
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    Awesome security content for ASP.NET 2.0 -- a bunch of HOWTO's

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    ASP.NET 2.0 How To: Prevent Cross-Site Scripting in ASP.NET: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/PAGHT000004.asp How To: Protect From Injection Attacks in ASP.NET: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnpag2/html/PAGHT000003...
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    Help us test the updated Upgrade Wizard features in VS 2005!

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    We need your help testing the new and improved upgrade experience with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0 Are you interested in upgrading your web application from ASP.NET 1.x to 2.0? Well then you have come to the right place, because I have a brand...
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    Did you miss TechEd? No big deal, get the content now!

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    That's right -- we've posted all the decks and presentations that the Web Platform and Tools team delivered at TechEd 2005 in Orlando -- you can watch the same great content from the comfort of your living room couch :) Check it out at: http://msdn...
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    Help write about the valule of ASP.NET 2.0

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    The Channel 9 team has built a brand new Wiki for customers to start talking about where they see the value in our newest set of technologies and they even seeded it with some of our 'typical' pieces -- So Go check out the VSValue Wiki and specifically...
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    IE7, WaSP, ASP.NET and Standards

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    Paul Festa says it quote well in his article yesterday ( http://news.com.com/A+standards+truce+in+the+browser+war/2100-1013_3-5818382.html ) I'm really excited about the work that is going on and the relationship that we have built with WaSP and the...
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    .NET and Java

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    http://brennan.offwhite.net/blog/archives/000216.html There is a very interesting and insightful converation going on about .NET and Java here -- worth taking a look, the comments are especially fun to read :) Thoughts?
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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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    Web Developers will see results in IE7 Beta 2

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    Today, Chris Wilson spilled the beans I've been wanting to spill for awhile -- The majority of the features (bug fixes) that will effect web developers are in Beta 2, not Beta 1 of IE. Here is a quick list of things that are addressed -- see Chris's post...
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    That's why it's called a beta

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    Molly Holzschlag posts some interesting thoughts about the IE 7 Beta -- definitely a good read.
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    User agent strings with IE7

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    There has been some interesting confusion on how to properly deal with browser sniffing scripts (bad practice for standards based design guys!) and the new IE 7 user-agent string... check out Dave's post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/dmassy/archive/2005...
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    Who ever said Microsoft wasn't "cool"

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    Today, the US Subsidiary launched a very cool informational site for VS2005 and SQL Server 2005 -- it chock full of humor, movies and some pretty darn good information to support the Beta's -- check it out -- I was pretty impressed: www.escapeyesterworld...
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    Learn how to upgrade your ASP.NET 1.x app to ASP.NET 2.0

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    We have just finished building a *very* detailed whitepaper that explains common issues, patterns, and scenarios for helping to upgrade your existing ASP.NET 1.x applications. During the beta 2 phase we received a strong amount of feedback the the upgrade...
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    Powered by ASP.NET 2.0 logos are here!

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    Thanks to Kevin Goldman , we now have 3 brand spanking new Powered by ASP.NET 2.0 logs that you can add to your site to show off just how cool you really are :) The logos, although similar have some subtle differences (see below). The links...
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    ASP.NET/Design

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    We are building a new section of the ASP.NET Dev Center focused on design -- it will consist of generic design stuff -- HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, etc. and additional resources focused on how to do design for ASP.NET -- Right now I have in the queue...
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    Off to Amsterdam

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    Heading to the airport to fly to Amsterdam for TechEd Europe -- definitely going to be a great show -- if you are going to be there, make sure to say hello!
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    "Atlas" has arrived

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    And will it be ever so cool -- Check out Scott's detailed posting on Atlas at: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2005/06/28/416185.aspx
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    On the road, again

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    I've been AWOL because I've been travelling and heads down on something big... more info on that very very soon -- I'm headed to DC for the CFUNITED conference. We are sponsoring, doing a killer keynote (showing IIS7 working with ColdFusion natively and...
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    beta.asp.net launches

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    I'm happy to announce that today we are officially launching http://beta.asp.net/ , the new online community portal for ASP.NET 2.0 Beta and Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition. This is an extension of the current www.asp.net site completely focused...
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    Learn Visual Web Developer Express and ASP.NET 2.0 Video Series!

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    Bob Tabor over at LearnvVisualStudio.net built out a great introductory video series to get people up to speed using Visual Web Developer Express and ASP.NET 2.0 to build web sites. The content starts at the very basics and gets more advanced. The first...
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