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    In between TEch-Ed Developer and Tech-Ed IT Pro There is...

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    ] in-between [ weekend, June 7/8, Orlando Convention Center   Attending Tech-Ed and looking for something to do ‘inbetween’ the two Tech-Eds?  Or just looking for a really great, free, community driven event for the weekend down...
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    Introducing the Syndicated Client Experiences Starter Kit & Reader SDK!

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    Ever wonder how the New York Times Reader , MSDN Reader or the Architect Journal Reader deliver a great reading experience and maintain synchronized content? Well then you will want to dive into the Syndicated Client Experience (SCE) Starter Kit and Reader...
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    Multicore-Enabling Visual Studio C++ Applications

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    Cilk Arts, Inc. is holding a seminar on Enabling your C++ applications to leverage Multi-Core x86 processors. When is this unique event?   Friday, June 20 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Where is it being held?   Microsoft Office, 201 Jones Road, Waltham...
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    Penn State Students Design Windows Phone 7 App

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    Have a dietary restriction and need help at the grocery store? There’s an app for that — thanks to a group of Penn State Abington students. Students at Penn State Abington have created and designed an application for the Microsoft Windows 7 phone. The...
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    Bob and Chris December Roadshow - Register Today!!!

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    It's that time again! Chris and I will be heading back out in December for our fourth Roadshow series, bringing another batch of technical goodness to cities across the northeast (hopefully in time to beat the snow!) If you haven't been to one of our...
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    Puralsight On Demand – New Releases

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    from the content editor Check out what's new in the Pluralsight On-Demand! library. As we aggressively grow our library in 2010, we've been adding a few very talented instructors to our team. This month be sure to watch Kate Gregory's how-to video on...
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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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    Windows Phone 7 – The First Fart Application

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    Developing applications for Windows Phone 7 is really easy and very cool. Visual Studio makes the task simple whether you are building a Silverlight app or a game using XNA. Now it is true that Microsoft is a little behind (pun intended) in the mobile...
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    ARCast.TV - Christoph Schittko on the Innovation Framework

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    No matter if you're a developer or an architect, innovation is much more than just writing code for new features. How do you come up with innovative ideas that make your application more competitive and make you stand out as a recognized thought leader...
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    VS2008, SQL 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Launch Date Announced

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    Today (July 10th) at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Kevin Turner announced that Visual Studio 2008 , Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 will be launched on February 27th at an event in Los Angeles, followed by a series of launch events around...
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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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    .Net Pub Club Syracuse, NY

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    .NET Pub Club @ Pizzeria Uno’s Carousel Mall, Syracuse, NY Food and soft drinks Sponsored by Microsoft. Microsoft employees, MVP’s, RD’s and industry leaders will be invited as well as attendees of the MSDN Event. Come out, mingle and talk about .NET...
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    The 8-Year-Old Programmer

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    Paul Boutin has written a piece in the New York Times Magazine about Kodu , Microsoft's XBox 360 based programming tool for kids. “Our society thinks of computer programming as lucrative, therefore it must be hard and dull,” says the leader of the Kodu...
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    Windows Phone 7: See the Sample Apps

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    Windows Phone 7 Program Manager, Sean Mckenna, swung by the Channel 9 studio to give us a demo of some Windows Phone 7 applications. The idea is that these are some core applications, for which the source code will be made available HERE , that developers...
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    Pluralsight offers a Double Feature / WCF + WF

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    Technorati Tags: .Net 3.0 , WCF , WF , Pluralsight Pluralsight offers some of the best courses available if you want to go deep on .Net. Check this one out: 5 intensive days learning how to build connected systems and workflow applications with .NET 3...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta Available for Download

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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta is now available for download. It’s the next gen of next-gen applications. Download the Visual Studio 2010 Professional and Team System Betas and see for yourself how they’ve been designed inside and out to give you every advantage...
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    Northeast Roadshow Summer 2009

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    The Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow: “Technology Blockbuster Tour” In a world where technology changes can be quick and dramatic, developers need reliable sources of knowledge, and the Roadshow Guys are here to answer the call, featuring a style and...
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    We're baaaack! Bob and Chris hit the road in September...

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    Chris and I are about to embark on another road trip visiting all our favorite haunts here in the Northeast. Please come and join us for a day of deep technical sessions, questionable demos and the usual taunting from the back row. Agenda: A Tasteful...
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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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    Senior .Net CLR Architect to Speak in Waltham, MA

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    Jim Miller, Senior Architect on the CLR Team, will be presenting at the VB Professionals User Group on December 7th @ 5:30 at the Microsoft Waltham Office . Do you have a question about the CLR? Do you want to know what the future holds for the CLR? Then...
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    Mike Taulty Video Series on PRISM for Silverlight 3

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    Mike Taulty has published an excellent series of screencasts illustrating some of the ideas found in " Prism " or the " Composite Application Guidance " from the Patterns and Practices team that can be used to build Silverlight applications...
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    Jason Milgram named Windows Phone 7 Developer Hero of the Week

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    Jason Milgram , the CEO of Linxter has been named Windows Phone 7 Developer Hero of the Week . Jason’s Track My Shots is a medical shot tracker application for Windows Phone 7 that uses Linxter and Azure on the back end. From the article … Jason Milgram...
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    Silverlight Gadget for Radio/TV Playback

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    Michael Scherotter is doing a web cast on the topic of creating a Vista Gadget that leverages Silverlight for radio and TV playback: Now that many radio and television stations are streaming their content over the web, there are now multiple venues to...
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    Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start

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    Building Apps for Windows Phone 8 Jump Start This two-day online course is specially tailored for developers looking to leverage C#/XAML to build cool apps and games for Windows Phone 8. Clearly, this platform is another leap forward in Microsoft’s overall...
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    Worldwide Telescope Released

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    Microsoft Research has released the long awaited Worldwide Telescope. The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope—bringing together imagery from the best ground...
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