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  • Daryll McDade

    Students choosing Visual Studio .NET in Florida

    I received this note from Brian Scarbeau , a high school AP Computer Science teacher in Orlando, Florida. "Thought I’d pass this along. . . My AP students are now using the MBCS hands on. I don’t require them to use an IDE and they choose either bluej...
  • The Web and Microsoft

    Dot Net Nuke and Community Server are Cool

    As a Hosting Evangelist for Microsoft my job is to promote the Windows Platform as a viable solution. This means that all things pertaining a Windows Environment that might be utilized by Web Hosting Providers. One of the things that is important to Hosters...
  • The Web and Microsoft

    Getting Used to Travel Part 2

    This week was pretty productive. I spent the week on a site visit with one of clients. The only problem was that I had a terrible toothache. Well let me start by saying that I'd neglected this tooth for quite some time. I actually have just started back...
  • Thom Robbins .NET Weblog

    What is an Assembly?

    What is an Assembly? Every time you create any kind of application or service using Visual Basic.NET you are building an Assembly. That is because Assemblies serve as the basic building blocks of the .NET Framework. They help to define versioning,...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    Implement Interface (Redux)

    Sorry for the poor appearance of some of the code samples. The new blog site seems to be having problems with the markup. I'm working with them to try and find a solution ASAP. Ok. Until i find a solution, i'm just going to use screen captures. ...
  • Cyrus' Blather

    New Blog System

    So this is a new system they've moved us over and i'm trying to get used to the differences between it and the old one. Right now it appears that changing themes isn't exactly working, so you'll have to bear with me the current look. As soon as I can...
  • Brian Groth's Life at Microsoft

    Organizational Agility

    This is another in my series of management tips, but this one can easily be applied to anyone in a large organization. Know Your Vision: At the start of a project, make sure you can clearly articulate the vision for the project. Explain Benefits...
  • atmosphere - the developer blog of Bernard Wong

    Announcing Southern California's own local developer conference!

    Registration is now open for the inaugural edition of the SoCal .NET Technical Summit to be held Saturday, May 7th. For the past few months, I've been working with the various .NET user groups in SoCal to organize this one day developer conference...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    Avoid Using PSVI in Web Service Contracts

    When you create web services, you should use contract-first design. However, this comes with a caveat: don't assume that PSVI data will be present in the message. Design your messages based on schema, absolutely, just don't rely on PSVI elements in web...
  • Mike Stall's .NET Debugging Blog

    MS Blog Sites have upgraded to Community Server

    The MS blog sites have upgraded to Community Server . Practically, that means there are some random new features on the blog homepage such as search, post ratings, email subscriptions, and a calendar. If you only read this blog via an aggregator, then...
  • Kirk Evans Blog

    base64 Encode XML Data

    In a comment on my post on base64 decoding a picture in XML , someone asked ( before the comment was deleted during the upgrade to Community Server until I learned where to find the comments in Community Server) how to do the opposite of that post. That...
  • Hans VB's WebLog - For FREE!!!

    One last way to get your session into TechEd Europe 2005

    Surely, by now you have reviewed all sessions we've got lined up for TechEd Europe at our 80% list complete point. ( ) Now let's say you really want to see another topic covered but...
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