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    Weather Channel Windows Vista Gadget

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    The Weather Channel just created a fantastic Vista gadget that provides your local weather and shows you a quick view into what the weather will look like over the next few days. Even better, it links to the local radar that is based on Virtual Earth...
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    SilverLight Textbox control

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    I beat my head against the wall for quite some time on this one. Silverlight is great, but what do you do when you need to capture some kind of user input? You have a couple of choices, you can either overlay HTML controls on top of your SliverLight control...
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    Cool WPF applications

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    With the advent of the new UI in Windows Vista and the capabilities of the Windows Presentation Foundation in .Net 3.0, I thought it would be intersting to share a list of great WPF applications. The use of WPF is so new and so exciting, it can be hard...
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    Visual Studio 2008 and Performance Improvements

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    If you have not heard yet, VS2008 was just Released to Manufacturing !  If you have an MSDN subscription, you can download it right off the web site.  Not only that, but its been posted as an Akamai download, which means that its super fast...
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    Jackson, MS Visual Studio Event

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    I would like to thank the community in Jackson for having us down to speak, and in particular, New Horizon's for hosting us in their facility.  As promised, I am posting my slides . Feel free to reuse these as you would. It was my first chance to...
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    Visual Studio Team System Briefings

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    I am pleased to announce a series of briefings that are coming up soon in a city near you!  The most exciting thing will be the discussions around Rosario.  Please come by and check them out. Come join your technology peers to learn about current...
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    Enabling MOSS to use .Net 3.5

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    There are so many great features in .Net 3.5 (LINQ, C# language features, LINQ, workflow enhancements, REST, LINQ, etc.....) that you would really like to use them in MOSS, right? Well, the problem is that MOSS is ASP.Net 2.0 based and by default you...
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    Shortest Path Algorithm - QuickGraph

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    I happend across an interesting problem the other day. How do you code a shortest path algorithm? Actually, this happened to cross over very well to one of my other main interests - gaming. Doing some research on gamedev.net , I happened across a really...
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    The MSDN Developer Conference is coming…Are you ready? December 16th, Atlanta, GA

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      Did you wish you were at PDC?  Well, we can scratch that itch!  Come to the Atlanta, GA MSDN Developer Conference on December 16th. The nature of software development is radically changing... Are you ready? Prepare yourself for a demanding...
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    Finally – Southern Fried Roadshow, ADO.Net Data Services Content

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    Sorry it took so long, but here is my Roadshow ADO.Net Data Services: http://cid-f94e5578f397f00b.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Roadshow Please let me know if you have any questions!
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    Netflix on Windows 7 Media Center

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    Several questions were asked during the Innovation Day today about how you can get Netflix on Windows Media Center in Windows 7.  Apparently it will just appear!  I pulled open Media Center after our discussion and behold:     There...
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    Microsoft Developer Conference Ticker from social.microsoft.com

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    Most of you problably have not heard of the MSDN Social . If you post to our forums online, you are probably already using it without knowing it. With the social, you get Online Bookmarking. This is a way to keep your key technical bookmarks in a place...
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    Atlanta Architect Council, April 9, 2009

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    The current financial downturn has affected businesses at all levels and IT decision makers are feeling the pain.  With restrictions on IT budget and a concomitant demand for higher levels of service, there has never been a better time to turn our...
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    Biztalk User Group - Atlanta

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    This has been brewing in the Atlanta community for years.  We started an Integration user group a few years ago, but now we have something finally moving.  Thanks to CTS for helping us get started!  I have attached the invitation below...
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    What is Web 2.0 anyway?

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    Must have tool for every web developer

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    I had the pleasure of accompanying Jeff Prosise , during a recent trip to the Carolinas. The subject of much of his discussion was WPF/e and ASP.Net AJAX. He clued me into a tool from Nikhil Kothari . I would have to say that his Web Development Helper...
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    Sysinternals File Share Live!

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    Have you ever used any of the Sysinternals programs? Programs like: ProcessExplorer - The UBER process examination tool. It will tell you everything there is to know about every process running on your computer (dependencies, etc...). Trust me,...
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    Holiday Loadfest and Game Night

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    We are hosting a Holiday Loadfest on December 3rd, in conjunction with the Atlanta .Net User Group and the Atlanta Microsoft Professionals .  The first 150 people to attend will receive an evaluation copy of Visual Studio 2008.  So bring your...
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    Silverlight Announcements: 2.0 expected to go Beta in Q1

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    With the enhancements to Silverlight that are being made with the next release, we realized that naming it Silverlight 1.1 would not properly reflect the amount of work that is going into it. Specifically, we are renaming Silverlight 1.1 to Silverlight...
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    Search client for Windows Mobile

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    Its been a long time since my last post, but I thought I would update everyone on a very great tool that I just used on my trip to Alaska. It is an incredibly well designed smart client tool that connects to the internet and delivers comprehensive search...
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    Chad and Doug MSDN Roadshow

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    Doug Turnure, Developer Evangelist, and I will be hitting the road in the Georgia and Alabama this month. What's the topic this time? Silverlight and the Next Web Technolgies. Exciting things like AJAX futures, Silverlight/WebServices, and Virtual Earth...
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    Tafiti - a cool new way to search

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    If you have not seen it, check out Tafiti . Tafiti is a swahili word, meaning "Do Research". If you are tired of doing searches where all the results come back in a spreadsheet, then Tafiti is your solution. It will allow you to graphically view all of...
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    Silverlight 1.1 VirtualEarth Viewer - by Greg Schecter

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    Silverlight 1.1 VirtualEarth Viewer Greg Schecter has released up to the Silverlight gallery a great new control that will allow you to use Virtual Earth inside of a Silverlight control. Greg notes in his BLOG entry that the URL's used to obtain the...
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    Weather Channel launches updates to Virtual Earth Radar

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    The Weather Channel just released an update to their Virtual Earth based radar control. You can now use Virtual Earth's address lookup feature to access your local weather. I dont mean local as in city wide, I mean local as in your house's personal weather...
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    Publishing to IIS7

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    Over the years, I get asked this question quite often. How do I publish my code to IIS? Well there is a many-folded way to answer this question. Who is publishing? Where are you publishing to? I am going to use this article to lay out what the options...
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