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    Team System User Group in Boston

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    There's a new user group in town! The Visual Studio Team System Public User Group (TeamSysPUG) for the Boston area is having the first monthly meeting. To learn more check out Michael Ruminer's blog: http://manicprogrammer.com/cs/blogs/michaelruminer...
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    arcstream announcement - Desktop/Web Convergence and User Experience

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    Desktop/Web Convergence and User Experience The next arcCouncil meeting is just around the corner. Please join us on December 11 th at the local Microsoft office for presentations and discussion on the topic of Desktop/Web Convergence and User Experience...
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    Let the blogging begin...

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    My name is Bob Familiar . I am an Architect Evangelist working for Microsoft out of our Boston, MA office. I've been designing and developing solutions on the Microsoft platform since 1989 and working in the software industry for just over 21 years. ...
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    Bob and Chris' MSDN Roadshow Recap - Rochester, NY

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    Thank you to the architect and developer community in upstate New York!!! Chris Bowen and I had a great time in Rochester, NY where we had 60 folks turn out for our very first event. It was held at the RIT Inn in West Henrietta. We covered WCF, Cardspace...
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    Bob and Chris' MSDN Roadshow Recap - Burlington VT

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    Thank you to the architect and developer community in Vermont!!! A special thanks for Julie Lerman for assisting us with getting the word out and driving attendance. The event was held at the Sheraton Hotel . Chris Bowen and I covered WCF, Cardspace,...
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    AJAX and Silverlight @ the NYC arcCouncil June 2007 ReCap

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    I had a great time presenting at the New York City arcCouncil event hosted by Bill Zack at the Microsoft Office. I presented on AJAX and Silverlight . My slides and sample code can be found at here . There was a need for some clarification on the details...
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    SQL Server 2008 'Katmai' CTP Is Now Available

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    Click SQL Server “Katmai” June CTP release to get started. Here are the 4 main functional areas that you will want to investigate with this new release: Mission-Critical Platform – SQL Server 2008 enables IT groups to be more productive by providing a...
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    Expression and MSDN Announcement

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    Based on community feedback, we are pleased to announce that we will be making Expression Web available starting today to all MSDN Premium subscribers. We will also make Expression Blend available to MSDN Premium subscribers shortly after the Expression...
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    Silverlight and Silverlight Streaming Nuts and Bolts

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    Danny Thorpe has a great post on how to get your Silverlight applications working with the Silverlight Streaming Service . -bob
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    Job Openings at Softricity in Boston!!!

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    The Boston based Microsoft Softricity product group has job openings for Program and Project Managers as well as Software Development and QA Engineers on the SoftGrid Application Virtualization team. Current Microsoft SoftGrid Job Openings Group Program...
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    WPF based Digital Publishing Application Launched - Xiine

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    Xiine , pronounced 'zeen', is a WPF application that you can download that provides access to digital content feeds that are loaded into a FlowDocument based reader. Cool factor of 10!!! Here are some interesting facts about Xiine: Xiine Facts We have...
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    Bob and Chris' MSDN Roadshow May Event Content Available...

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    The content from the May 2007 Bob & Chris' MSDN Roadshow has now been posted to the arcStreamEast web site. You can visit the arcHive page to download either the March event or the May event as well as the content from many other events held in the...
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    Making sense of WPF and Silverlight

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    Microsoft is releasing technology at the speed of light (Silverlight to be precise). This may or may not be a welcome change from taking 5 years to release an OS but at least you can't say we are boring. Last fall we released .Net 3.0 which included...
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    File under way cool!

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    Multi-touch display technology has been demonstrated in the realms of R&D conferences and now Microsoft has announcemd a product based on this technology, Microsoft Surface . I can not wait to order a mixed drink, a slice of chocolate cake and then...
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    Bob and Chris MSDN Roadshow September Content Posted...

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    Chris Bowen and I have emerged from our respective Halo 3 induced seclusion long enough to zip up our session PPTs and demos. You can download the zip files from the public SkyDrive folder located here: SkyDrive is a new service available on Windows Live...
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    Releasing the Source Code for the .NET Framework Libraries

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    Did I read that right? Yes you did. Microsoft is releasing the source code to the.Net Framework libraries. If you want the details, checkout Scott Guthrie's blog post on the topic. ... from Scott's blog We'll begin by offering the source code (with source...
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    The Music of ReMIX07

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    Remember ReMIX07? Seems like just a few days ago. In order to relive those thrilling keynotes, inspirational sessions and most importantly the food, I have created a Silverlight 1.1 application that will allow you to listen to individual tracks, play...
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    Popfly for the People

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    The PopFly team has recently announced that If you find that are a member of the so called "general public" then you qualify for the PopFly beta program (cool!!). PopFly is extremely fun and you should give it a try. It is a mashup development tool based...
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    SOA and Application Lifecycle Management - Dec 6th in Waltham, MA

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    Real-world Perspectives: Delivering Business Value using SOA and Application Lifecycle Management Join other IT industry leaders to hear how SOA and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) strategies are helping companies increase the business value...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Install Fests Here In the Northeast!!!

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    Chris Bowen and I will be hosting 4 Visual Studio Install Fests in conjunction with our MSDN Roadshow events . Details for registering to recieve yoru free copy of Visual Studio 2008 Professional can be found here . Technorati Tags: Visual Studio...
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    Microsoft Technology Center's Hiring...

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    Steve Resnick, Technology Director for the Microsoft Technology Centers in the US has a post about job openings at the MTC's. Details here . -bob Technorati Tags: Jobs
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    Bob and Chris' MSDN Roadshow - December 2007 Recap...

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    Well another Roadshow has come and go and this one was a quite an adventure. Chris and I braved a blizzard in upstate New York, a strange L-shaped room configuration in Hartford CT, and another storm during the Waltham event. We were thankful we had a...
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    The Architecture Journal

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    The Architecture Journal is an independent platform for free thinkers and practitioners of IT architecture. New editions are issued quarterly with articles designed to offer perspective, share knowledge, and help you learn the discipline and pursue the...
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    Microsoft Office System Developers Conference Feb 10-13, 2008

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    ODC 2008 is the premier event for Microsoft Office and SharePoint developers, bringing together architects, developers, industry technical experts, Microsoft insiders, and key partners to redefine what it means to build on the Office system.   We...
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    Microsoft Research opens a new lab in Cambridge, MA

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    Microsoft Research (known as MSR) is announcing today that it will open a new lab in Cambridge, Mass .  The lab will be the company’s sixth research center worldwide and its first on the East Coast.  Scheduled to open in July 2008, Microsoft...
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