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July, 2007

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    Visual Basic, Silverlight and SecondLife TODAY!

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    What better combination could you ask for? Earlier I posted about Visual Studio in SecondLife .. I thought I'd remind you about the event today! If I make it to a WiFi hotspot in time, you may see "Darb" there.. if you do, please come up and say hi. Join...
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    ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 upgrade to VS 2008 Beta2

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    In my post recently about VS 2008 release I mentioned that I'd love to see folks try out upgrading an ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 web application to VS 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5.. For those of you engaging in that quest, you might be interest in this excellent...
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    Houston TechFest 2007

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    I am very excited to be giving the keynote at the Houston TechFest 2007 on August 25th.. If you are in the area, definitely come and check it out! I am planning to give a "Lap around Silverlight" talk... but if you are going and there is anything in particular...
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    That is a full day's work!

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    I am starting to work on writing some annual employee performance reviews and I was thinking about one of the first bits of advice my manager gave me when I joined Microsoft "Don't confuse activity with results". As we reflect over the year, it is easy...
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    Some help downloading Visual Studio 2008 Beta2...

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    OK, so as many of you have noticed, Visual Studio 2008 Beta2 is big (about 3GB for the ISO image). So this is the perfect sort of release to try out the new Microsoft Secure Content Downloader which is a technical preview from the folks at Microsoft research...
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    VS2008, .NET 3.5, Silverlight and ASP.NET Futures

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    I am in the middle of a vacation to sunny, hot and humid North Carolina, but I had to take a break from it to make note of the impressive set of new bits there are to play with... Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Most importantly, we released...
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    Headed to DevLink 2007 ?

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    I was very happy to be invited to speak at DevLink 2007 which will be in Nashville, TN on Oct 11 and 12. I have been thinking of some cool ideas on what to talk about, but I am also open to your feedback. Drop me a line or comment here with your ideas...
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    FxCop Honored with Chairman's Award for Engineering Excellence

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    Every year, Microsoft honors a few innovations that have furthered the state of engineering excellence at Microsoft... Some years, Bill Gates selects one of the winners to honor with the special distinction of the chairman's award. I am told that Bill...
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    Acropolis July CTP is out!

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    Care to guess what the Acropolis team was doing right before the 4th of July holiday? Well, very, very late on July 3rd (or was that early on the 4th?) the team got the July CTP posted! Thanks folks! This is a minor update to the bits we shipped at TechEd...
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    TechEd Video posted for "Creating and Delivering rich Media and Video on the Web"

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    I just got the video for my talk at TechEd this year and I thought I'd share it with you.. For more information on the talk, please see: Silverlight, ASP.NET, Expression and Windows Server 2008 Download the full video I'd love to have...
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