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    Nifty ASP.NET 2.0 Custom Control Tip

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    From Steve Smith : One very cool feature of Visual Studio 2005 is that you no longer need to build your controls into separate assemblies. You still *can* and of course if you're a control vendor or if you want to share them, you probably should...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Least Privilege and Explorer

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    As I prepare for an upcoming talk at Tech-Ed 2005 on Least Privilege for Developers, it's worth reviewing a post from my colleague Aaron Margosis on Least Privilege and Explorer , in which he discusses some workarounds for challenges in making Windows...
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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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    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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    SQL Server 2005 developer webcasts

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    Discover how Microsoft SQL Server 2005 offers database developers the optimal combination of a tightly integrated development and data management platform. The rich and flexible programming environment in SQL Server 2005 allows you to leverage your existing...
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    Modern Software Development in C#

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    MSDN Webcast series: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/modernsoftdev.mspx Back by popular demand, Dr. Joe Hummel dives into modern Windows development in Visual Studio .NET using the C# programming language. As a professor of Computer Science...
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    Process Authoring for VSTS

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    An indication of the excitement that's building for Visual Studio Team System: Software development organizations that are planning to implement Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) as the standard platform for enacting their life cycle...
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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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    Philadelphia Code Camp

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/gduthie/articles/383561.aspx For those of you who are closer to the Philly area, I wanted to make sure that you're aware that in addition to our own Mid-Atlantic Code Camp, there's also going to be a Philadelphia-area Code Camp as...
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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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    Want to know where spyware might be hooking into your system?

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    SysInternals' free Autoruns utility can help you track down what's auto-starting, so you can get rid of stuff you don't want. If you use it from a low-privilege account, and then from an admin account, you'll probably notice that there are a lot more...
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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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    Jobs available

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    A colleague of mine is looking to fill a couple of .net software engineer jobs. I don't normally post job listings, so please don't inundate me with stuff for me to post, and PLEASE DON'T send me your resume, as I'm not in the recruiting business. I make...
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    Want to know what it takes to get sign-off on a beta at MS?

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    Scott Guthrie explains .
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    Central Maryland ASP.NET Professionals May Meeting

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    Central Maryland ASP.NET Professionals ( http://cmap-online.org/ ) Meeting Date: 5/3/05 Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Location: UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road Baltimore, MD 21227 Topic: Tuning Web Applications Using SQL Server...
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    NovaSQL April meeting...featuring...me!

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    From my friends at NovaSQL.com, a reminder of this month's meeting, where I'll be presenting on ASP.NET Caching: The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its fourth session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals...
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    More on Biometrics from a fellow MS geek

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    Apropos to my last post (and, actually, inspired by a discussion of the same article), my fellow Microsoftie Alun Jones had the following to say, which I think does better than I ever could at highlighting some of the misconceptions around biometrics...
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    A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Visual Studio 2005 Team System, Part II

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    is now online: http://blogs.msdn.com/robcaron/archive/2005/04/20/410207.aspx If you want to understand the upcoming changes to how Visual Studio and MSDN are licensed, this is a must-read.
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    Update on MAD Code Camp

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    I just got an update on registration for the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp , and we're down to around 25 slots left. So if you've been thinking about attending, but haven't registered yet, don't dilly-dally, because at this rate the event will be full soon....
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