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    Upgrading automation code from VS 2003, and building Add-ins in the VS 2005 May Tech Preview

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    If you are trying to build Add-ins with the May Tech Preview of VS 2005 (the version we handed out at TechEd), you may run into a few bugs with the code generated by the wizard. There are a few easy workarounds to these bugs to make the wizard work again...
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    TechEd Day 4 & 5

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    Thursday I did my interview with MSDN TV. I am not sure when it will be posted, but I will let you know. I also wandered around the showroom floor, talking with the exhibitors in the expo hall. While I was walking past one booth (I believe it was for...
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    TechEd – Day 3

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    Two talks scheduled, two talks completed. We started the day with a “Cabana” session at 8:30am. I really liked this format, and we may do it more often. Ken stood in front of the group, giving demos of third party products, showing off what...
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    Keep those troublesome Add-ins from loading

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    If you have written more than the basic hello world Add-in, you probably have run into problem where you wrote some bad code (hey, it happens to everyone) and the Add-in was set to load on startup. Then, when you start VS , the bad code (such as using...
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    TechEd – Day 1 & 2

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    After some initial technical problems, I finally got my internet connection working in my hotel room. A few things I have learned through all my travels: The internet connection almost never works For some unknown reason, my hotel is always next...
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    Were off to see the TechEd, the wonderful TechEd of San Diego.

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    The slides have been prepared, the demo code has been written, reservations made, and the bags are packed. Tomorrow I will be arriving in San Diego for this year’s TechEd. For those of you attending, we would like to invite you to the two talks...
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    Who are you?

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    The Visual Studio group has started an initiative to try and get to know you, the users of VS . We are trying to get pictures of our customers and a short bit of information to put up on the wall so that when we walk past, we are reminded of the people...
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    What would you like to see?

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    At TechEd, we will be holding a Cabana session (we are calling it a cook off) where we will present a menu of possible tools for VS (Add-ins, macros, VSIP packages, etc.), then let the audience decide which ones we should build. We will then build them...
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    My TechEd 2004 Schedule

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    I will be participating in two scheduled events at TechEd this year. I will also be working at a booth that we will have on the showroom floor, and as usual, I will be roaming around and free to talk to anyone who stops me (last year at PDC I was up until...
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    Sample chapter

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    There is now a sample chapter from our book available for free download. If you do not have the book , or just want a PDF version, you can download it here .
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