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    Future Personal Rapid Transit system on MS Campus?

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    Ran across this video of a PRT system on SoapBox - It would be nicer than the current shuttle system. more info at www.bettercampus.org It's an updated vision of the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit project - which I had the pleasure to ride on a few...
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    Tony Hey to keynote at OGF 20

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    I won't be at OGF20 (attending W3C's WWW 2007 instead) but my manager, Tony Hey , will be there. He will be delivering one of the two keynotes. His working title is "The Social Grid" and this is the abstract: The community has been making rapid progress...
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    MSDN Nuggets

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    Just ran across the MSDN Nugget resource - I like the short takes on the topics and the ability to download them and watch them on the road. MSDN Nuggets Don't have the time to read a 10-page how-to article or watch a full length webcast? Try an MSDN...
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    i-Society 2007. Call for eScience and e-Health papers

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    Wanted to make sure all you eScience folks are aware of this i-Society 2007 Conference - good opportunity for paper submissions...also note the following "Proposals for special sessions are invited from both industry and academia " - Great to see the...
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    SensorMap & Toolkit Tutorial

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    There is SensorMap training available, hosted at the IPSN 2007 conference in Boston, MA, USA, on Saturday April 28, 2007. Details on the tutorial are here . This tutorial includes a hands-on introduction and guide to the use and deployment of sensornet...
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    Equation Number in Office 2007 - macros

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    Murray Sargent pointed me to Dong Yu's macros...thought others might find them useful Equation Number in Office 2007 Office 2007 comes with a very nice equation editor and bibliography manager. However, it does not support equation and theorem number...
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    BPEL activities for Windows Workflow Foundation CTP available

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    The CTP for BPEL for Windows Workflow is available download it now from MSDN The March 2007 CTP for our BPEL activities for Windows Workflow Foundation was released today. BPEL for Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) is an add on for Windows Workflow Foundation...
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    MS eScience & Berkeley Water Center

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    Here's a really good article from the Berkeley Lab View on the work that Catharine Van Ingen and Stuart Ozer from MSR have been involved with w/ LBL and the Berkeley Water Center. The use of SQL Server Analysis Services and Reporting Services have made...
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    SecPAL Preview Release for Microsoft .NET

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    Grid folks and security researchers should be interested in the SecPAL preview release - The goal of the SecPAL project is to develop a language for expressing decentralized authorization policies, and to investigate language design and semantics, as...
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    Data Mining Addins for Office 2007 (Excel & Visio)

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    I think of the Data Mining Addins for Excel 2007 , as data mining tools for common man - they allow anyone to use SQL Server Analysis Services without having to know how to program the backend. It allows you to look for Key Influencers, Detect Categories...
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    Microsoft Research uses CCS to search for HIV targets

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    It good to see the work David Heckerman and Carl Kadie from MSR are doing written up in a case study talking about the benefits of using the Windows Compute Cluster Server... From Doug Lindsey's blog... Microsoft Research uses CCS to search for HIV targets...
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    HPC Basic Profile Overview

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    Rich Ciapala from the Windows HPC team has posted a good overview of the work they've been doing on the HPC Basic Profile... HPC Basic Profile Overview The HPC Basic Profile is a proposed Open Grid Forum (OGF) interoperability specification for job submission...
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    Use Live Search to support Children's Hospital

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    It's great to see Live Search and Team Seattle teaming up to support Children's Hospital - I can personally attest to the great work that Children's does...nothing more comforting knowing our kids are in great hands. Live Search and Team Seattle are partnering...
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    AJAX : The final release of ASP.NET AJAX 1.0

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    Just saw that the ASP.NET team released ASP.NET AJAX 1.0 and have updated the website ... ASP.NET AJAX is a free framework for quickly creating a new generation of more efficient, more interactive and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across...
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    BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Your PCs forecast climate future

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    It's great to see the climate prediction .net folks getting fantastic uptake on the community computation simulation - over 250,000 users...as a sponsor of the effort , it's great to see those idle cycles going to good use. Your PCs forecast climate future...
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    SQL Server Starter Data Schema

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    Very cool - it would be great to see some scientific reserach schemas added to the list... SQL Server 2005 Express Data Schemas Deploying SQL Server Express in real-world environments This data schema series is designed for new database administrators...
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    Technology Review: The Year in Infotech and MSR SenseWeb

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    It's great to see the MSR SenseWeb project picked as one of 2006 most significant advances in information technology by Technology Review. Check out the SensorMap and you can see the JHU Life Under Your Feet Project sensors on the map . Geotagging. GPS...
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    Wikipedia Explorer beta

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    I saw this post about the Wikipedia Explorer using WPF on Steve Claytons blog - it's really easy to use - I like the network mode - seeing all the relevant links - I also like how it adds columns to the page as you maximize the window...I see this as...
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    SQL Server Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007 CTP

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    So glad to see the CTP of Data Mining Add-ins available - I see this is as Data Mining for the rest of us... Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Mining Add-ins for Office 2007 (Data Mining Add-ins) allow you take advantage of SQL Server 2005 predictive analytics...
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    The BioTeam Delivers Informatics Solution on Microsoft CCS

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    This is great news for the Bio researchers...info at iNquiry Bioinformatics Portal for Microsoft Compute Cluster Server - they also mention the "The Scientific Desktop" "The scientific desktop" aims to build a bridge between common computing tools and...
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    XNA Game Studio Express Released!

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    This is great news. I am looking forward to playing with it. To download the released product for Windows, head over to: http://msdn.com/xna/gse/ . Full story . Cross-posted from Savas Parastatidis' blog .
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    Open XML Formats : Ecma Standard 376 – Office Open XML formats

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    Great info from Brian Jones on the Open XML standards as well interop solutions. Ecma Standard 376 – Office Open XML formats It's finally official. Today the Ecma General Assembly voted almost unanimously to approve the Office Open XML formats as an official...
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    DigiPede talk on Concurrent SW Dev at .NET Dev Event Redmond

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    I just found out that on Monday, Dec 11, Kim Greenlee from Digipede will be presenting a technical talk on Concurrent Software Development at the next .NET Developers Association meeting in Redmond. The meeting is at 7pm in Bldg 40, Steptoe Room on the...
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    Mundie: Science as a Web Service

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    I realized I forgot to post about Craig Mundie's article in the March/April Technology Review - Science as a Web Service XML can supercharge research. <...> XML is also one of the enabling technologies for grid computing and Web services, which...
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    Shibboleth and ADFS Interoperability &amp;ndash; this is now a reality!

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    Glad to see this use fo the Shibboleth ADFS Integration : An extension allowing a Shibboleth 1.3 IdP to integrate with Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Service. Shibboleth and ADFS Interoperability – this is now a reality! Last week, the efforts...
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