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    Free SOA demo DVD available

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    The Connected Systems Business Kit is now available for order. This free DVD contains: Presentations and videos describing connected systems for business decision makers, architects, developers, and IT professionals. Generico, an extensive SOA-blueprints...
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    Is Spyware an IE-only problem?

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    Recently, I had someone make the following comment on a post announcing IE 7 : Hahahaha....dude we don't need it! I'm a Microsoft person 100%, but creating something we already have is useless! We have Firefox! The FLAWLESS web suite. It's awesome enough...
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    Internet Explorer 7.0 announced!

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    It's now public...IE 7.0 is slated for beta this summer. See here for more details.
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    Hidden Gem for Least Privilege Development

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    I was reading through a recent Keith Brown article on security in the .net Framework 2.0, and noticed this little gem: System.Diagnostics Besides a whole boatload of new tracing and debugging features, better event log support and even a Stopwatch, there...
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    MSDN Events RSS feeds by state

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    http://www.msdnevents.com/rss/customFeeds.aspx allows you to access custom RSS feeds for MSDN events in your state. Simply select the desired state, then click the RSS button. Below are feeds for the states in the Mid-Atlantic district: District of Columbia...
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    Upcoming Conference: Web Services Edge 2005 East

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    http://sys-con.com/edge2005east/ The Web Services Edge 2005 East conference will be held in Boston from Feb. 15th-17th at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. My colleague Thom Robbins has arranged for members of my team to present a tutorial at...
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    Want to try out Microsoft developer tools?

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    Want to try out Microsoft developer tools, but without having to install/uninstall trial versions? https://msdn.demoservers.com/ provides virtual labs for Visual Studio .NET 2003, ASP.NET, BizTalk Server 2004, Web Services, Security, and more. You can...
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    Community Server 1.0 Released!

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    Telligent Systems , the company founded by former Microsoftie (and ASP.NET whiz kid) Rob Howard, has finally released Community Server 1.0 . Community Server combines the functionality of forums (based on the ASP.NET forums engine Rob worked on while...
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    Watch this space...

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    ...news coming soon on the Mid-Atlantic MSDN Code Camp. We'll be looking for speakers and volunteers for this event, so keep your eyes peeled for the call for speakers and the event announcement very soon!
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    New non-Admin/LUA site

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    Fellow Microsoftie Jonathan Hardwick has provided a new resource for information on running/developing using LUA: http://nonadmin.editme.com The site is set up as a wiki, so you can register and contribute to the site, too, if you choose. Thanks to Jonathan...
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    Patterns & Practices Summit 2005

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    Registration is now open for the Patterns & Practices Summit being held March 14-16th in Mountain View, CA. This will be the first P&P summit to dig into the newly-released Enterprise Library , so if you can make it to California, and want to...
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    Reporting vulnerabilities

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    If you think you've found a vulnerability in a Microsoft product, you can help us and yourself by reporting it, either by email at secure@microsoft.com or by submitting the information at https://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/alertus.aspx...
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    Interested in 64-bit?

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    Want to find out more about 64-bit Windows and SQL Server? Check out the Route 64 Roadshow . Get hands-on training, free access to testing and migration resources, and discounts on 64-bit hardware.
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    My previous life (pre-geek)

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    People are often surprised when I tell them that I studied music and theatre in college, and wonder how I ended up in the technology industry. One step on that path was working for a company that build television and industrial scenery, where I learned...
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    Attempting Delegation in ASP.NET?

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    You may want to check out a two-part Webcast series tomorrow and Friday that discusses the subject: MSDN Webcast: Getting Delegation to Work with IIS and ASP.NET: Ins and Outs of Protocol Transition (Part 1 of 2) (Level 300) (Thursday, Feb. 10th, 1-2pm...
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    Upcoming MSDN Architecture Webcasts

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    Includes two webcasts presented by our local Developer Community Champion, Geoff Snowman , and one of our local Regional Directors, Vishwas Lele : MSDN Architecture Webcast: Interoperability and Migration Between .NET and COM (Level 200) Thursday, February...
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    NoVaSQL Meeting announcement

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    Just got the following from my friends at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group: Good afternoon. The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its second session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers...
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    Questions about MSDN Subscriptions?

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    Ever thought about subscribing to MSDN? There are many benefits to doing so, not the least of which is getting early access to the latest versions of Visual Studio, Longhorn, and more. But if you've wondered about how you can use the products included...
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    Mid-Atlantic User Group Info and more

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    Jonathan Kadlec, one of the folks running the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group, has kindly added information to the NoVaSQL web site on many of the user groups that are active in the Mid-Atlantic region. If you're interested in finding a group...
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    Free training kit for ASP.NET

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    Gisli Olafsson writes of a downloadable training kit for ASP.NET with C#:' Check out this training kit that you can download. PLEASE NOTE: I do not have this kit, so I cannot send it to you. If you post a comment on my blog, or email me asking for it...
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    Aaron's got some new non-admin stuff up

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    Check out: Ctrl-C doesn't work in RUNAS or MakeMeAdmin command shells Remembering Calculator and Character Map Settings Managing Power Options as a non-administrator
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    Changing date/time as non-admin

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    Another tidbit from Aaron Margosis : Changing the system date, time and/or time zone . Addressing one of the most common complaints about running as non-admin
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    NoVaSQL meeting tonight cancelled...

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    ...due to weather: The Northern Virginia SQL Server User Group meeting is cancelled for tonight due to inclement weather. Stay tuned for details regarding the possibility of re-scheduling this valuable session on Performance Tuning in the near future...
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    Got a community event?

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    Do you have a community event (user group meeting, etc.) in the DC area (or elsewhere) that you'd like my readers to know about? Feel free to let me know via the Contact link to the left on my blog home page, and I'll be happy to pass the info along.
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    What's a Code Camp?

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    If you haven't already experienced one, or talked to folks who have, you might be a little confused by my cryptic announcement that I'll be posting info on the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp soon. To further whet your appetite, take a look at the Code Camp Manifesto...
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