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    David Chappell on Indigo

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    Folks, I have a very exciting event to share with you...we're fortunate to have David Chappell * , a world-renowned author and speaker, coming to the DC area to discuss Microsoft's upcoming Indigo communications stack: Mid-Atlantic Indigo Developer...
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    Register your Beta 2...get a free book!

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    Register Visual Studio Beta 2 for a free online book from MS Press Register your copy of Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 today, and receive access to a free developer book from Microsoft Press. Chose from online versions of Introducing ASP.NET 2.0, Introducing...
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    Jam Sessions at Tech-Ed 2005

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    As in previous years, this year's Tech-Ed has Jam Sessions scheduled for the first several nights of the conference ( see Agenda ). As I recall, they'll have a room set up somewhere with PA equipment, a drum kit, and I believe some instruments as well...
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    Richmond.NET User Group

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    I want to take a minute to thank everyone who came out to see my talk on ASP.NET 2.0 at the Richmond.NET User Group last night. The good news is that even with all the (good-natured) heckling I got for my mental misfires (I had some trouble remembering...
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    Least Privilege Development BoF at Tech-Ed

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    Robert Hurlbut just announced that his suggestion for a Least-Privileged Development Birds of a Feather session was accepted for Tech-Ed 2005 . I'll definitely be there: The TechEd BOF (Birds of a Feather) voting is over and mine was accepted. Here...
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    Devscovery this week!

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    The good folks at Wintellect are putting on a cool event called Devscovery this coming week (May 3-5th, 2005) at Microsoft's Reston, VA office. Come out and see John Robbins, Jeff Prosise, Jeffrey Richter, Peter DeBetta, and Richard Hundhausen share their...
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    New look

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    Now that blogs.msdn.com is running on Community Server , there are some new skins to play with. I've switched to one named LuxInterior. Let me know what you think...
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    SQL Server 2005 Virtual Hands on labs

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    Are you ready to experience SQL Server 2005? Announcing the launch of the SQL Server 2005 Virtual Hands on labs. In these labs, you will get to experience many of the new features in SQL Server 2005 including CLR integration, XML support and deep business...
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    'noke .net...learning to punt

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    I want to thank the folks at the Roanoke Valley .net User Group for their patience and understanding last night. We made every possible effort to get internet access working (up to, and including, attempting to use my bluetooth phone to get a dial-up...
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    Application Compatibility Toolkit 4.0 Released!

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    The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 4.0 for Windows XP, including Service Pack 2, and Windows Server 2003 contains the tools and documentation you need to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 is now available!

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    The wait is over! Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 is now available on MSDN subscriber downloads. Not a subscriber? Contact me via my contact link, and I'll be happy to get you information how you can become one, and on the many benefits of doing so (including...
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    Avalon Video on Channel 9

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    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=58634
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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part I

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    Rob Caron explains everything you ever wanted to know about the evolution of Visual Studio, but didn't know you wanted to ask.
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Quickstarts are live!

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    Want to learn more about ASP.NET 2.0? Check out the Quickstart tutorials on beta.asp.net .
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    MAD Code Camp Schedule posted!

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    The schedule for the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp has been posted. You can find a link to the schedule on my main code camp article here on my blog, or if you can't wait, you can jump to it directly here .
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    Over the river, and through the woods...

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    ...to WeProgram.net, I go... Had quite the adventure yesterday getting to the WeProgram.net User Group (aka Southern Virginia .net User Group) in Hampton Roads, VA last night. I was scheduled for a 6:30pm arrival time, and left early to give myself...
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    Community Server 1.0 wins Reader's Choice award

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    From Rob Howard : It was a really exciting morning here at Telligent, we just found out that Community Server 1.0 was selected as the Best Forum Application receiving an asp.netPRO Reader's Choice Award: Thanks to everyone who took the time...
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    ASP to ASP.NET Migration

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    At last night's meeting of the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group , I spoke to an attendee who said her company was preparing to migrate their applications from classic ASP to ASP.NET, and was looking for resources to help. I said she could email...
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    Creating Custom Check-in Policies in VSTS

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    One of the neat features of Visual Studio Team System 2005 is the ability to set check-in policies at the team project level. You can, for example, require that each check-in be associated with a work item (for tracking requirements to code, or code fixes...
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    More VSTFS Dogfood stats

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    More information on the VSTS team's usage of Team Foundation Server: http://blogs.msdn.com/rickla/archive/2005/04/28/413014.aspx
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    SDM: A Foundation for Automating the Enterprise

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    OK. I know that title sounds a little grandiose. But I wanted to plug the new SDM Developer Center , and figured that grandiose was appropriate, given the vision of the Dynamic Systems Initiative , for which the System Definition Model, or SDM, is a critical...
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    Belated Congrats to Stan Spotts...

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    ...my counterpart in the Greater Pennsylvania District, who just recently completed his first Code Camp in Philadelphia . Sounds like it was a blast. If you want to experience Code Camp, our first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp is coming up in less than two weeks...
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    Thanks, NoVaSQL!

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    I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who came out for my talk on data-driven ASP.NET 2.0 apps at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group . I enjoyed presenting to the group, and I hope everyone found the content useful. Want me to come speak...
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    Exchange 32-bit XP for 64-bit

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    Did you buy a 64-bit machine before 64-bit Windows XP was available? If you purchased an x64-based machine with the 32-bit version of Windows XP Professional, you can exchange your 32-bit version for the recently released Windows XP Professional x64 Edition...
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    Reminder: Capital Area .NET Users Group Tonight

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    Just a quick reminder about tonight's meeting of the Capital Area .NET Users Group . The meeting starts at 7pm at AT&T Government Solutions in Tyson's Corner. Directions are available on the group's web site. Speaking tonight is Vishwas Lele of...
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