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    Good news on VSTS and small dev shops

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    Just got some very good news for small shops who are interested in the upcoming Visual Studio 2005 Team System, and in particular Team Foundation Server, but concerned about the cost. To help address the needs of independent consultants, small ISVs, and...
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    MAD Code Camp is SOLD OUT!

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    The first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp is now sold out! OK, it's a free event, so we can't really be "sold out", but we have reached our registration limit for the event. The good news is that we do have a small waitlist available, so if you're quick, you might...
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    'twas the night before Code Camp...

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    ...and all through the blogosphere... OK, I'm just not poetic enough to carry that one off, so I'll just say, I'm excited and anxious about the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Code Camp , which will kick off at 9am tomorrow morning. I had a chance to sit down...
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    MAD Code Camp 1 is in the books!

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    Bagels and pastries: hundreds Developers: 200 Sessions: 29 Pizzas: 25 Hours: 12 Tracks: 5 The experience: Priceless I'm finally recovered enough from Mid-Atlantic Code Camp 1 to blog about it. What a day. I arrived at 7:40am to find that several...
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    Schedule clarification for MAD Code Camp!

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    If you're planning to attend the Mid-Atlantic Code Camp this Saturday, please plan to arrive by 9am. I just realized that the current session schedule shows the first session starting at 10:15am. Unfortunately, I neglected to add the registration and...
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    Creating custom application types in the Visual Studio Team System Application Designer

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    One of the questions that often comes up during presentations on our upcoming Visual Studio 2005 Team System, when demoing the Application Designer that's built into the Team Edition for Software Architects, is whether it's possible to create your own...
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    What you missed if you missed David Chappell

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    So if you missed the David Chappell Indigo event this evening, you missed out on hearing about: The three essential points you need to know about Indigo today The fact that David Chappell is *not* Dave Chappelle (the comedian), even though he...
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    Follow up on Team System pricing

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    Rick LaPlante has a great blog entry describing the changes we're making to the pricing of Visual Studio Team System in response to feedback we've gotten from customers. Good stuff.
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    Threat Modeling Resources from Patterns and Practices

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    Threat Modeling is an important technique that can help improve the security of the applications you're developing. While Microsoft has made some guidance available on threat modeling, including a book from MS Press , and a free tool for threat modeling...
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    Visual Studio Team System On-demand Webcasts

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    Got the following from the folks who are building Visual Studio Team System: VSTS Webcast Series The following Webcasts were recently recorded be members of the product team and are an excellent resource for exploring VSTS: Visual Studio 2005...
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    Unit testing with Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers 2005

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    A Unit Testing Walkthrough with Visual Studio Team Test : Learn about the unit testing features of Team Test from a TDD, test-then-code approach with this walkthrough.
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    Need some help for ugmidatlantic.com

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    OK. If you take a look at http://www.ugmidatlantic.com/ , you'll quickly see that I'm no graphic designer, judging from the logo I created (I used Visio, since it was the only place I knew I could find templates for Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland,...
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    Final reminder for David Chappell on Indigo

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    As I've mentioned a few times before , we have the privilege of hosting David Chappell in our Reston office tomorrow, May 12th, and one of the events we have planned is an evening discussion of the upcoming Indigo communications stack. It's sure to be...
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    Ambrose is right on the money (so to speak) on stealing

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    http://dotnettemplar.net/OnCommonTheft.aspx
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    Presentation Tip

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    In addition to a set of tips that I blogged a while back in my life before Microsoft, at one point or another, someone sent me an XP/2003 theme file that configures a machine with good settings for doing demos, particularly with VS 2005, since it no longer...
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    Looking at migrating from mainframe to Windows?

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    Well there's an upcoming conference just for you, running in Chicago, IL on May 25th-26th: The Mainframe Migration Conference 2005 is the event for senior executives in companies relying on the mainframe for their mission-critical applications....
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    MSDN Forums Beta

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    What a cool idea! The MSDN folks have taken the code used to support the ASP.NET Forums , and extended it to provide their own MSDN Forums , now in beta. Some of the new stuff they've added is described here: http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowPost...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Starter Kits

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    http://www.ineta.org/ If you had the chance to work with the starter kits in ASP.NET 1.0/1.1 , you know that they are good frameworks for quickly getting up and running for particular scenarios, as well as being good learning tools. It should come...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Internals

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    Cool article on how the guts of ASP.NET are changing from 1.1 to 2.0 : While 100 percent backward compatible with ASP.NET 1.1, ASP.NET 2.0 brings a number of internal changes to ASP.NET. These include changes to the code model, compilation, page...
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    Indigo Event Reminder

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    A quick reminder...we've got an exciting Indigo event coming up on May 12th in our Reston, VA office. David Chappell will be in town to discuss the upcoming Microsoft communication stack known as Indigo, and he's a terrific speaker. If you're planning...
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    Roanoke Valley .NET User Group - May meeting

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    Just got the following from my friends at the Roanoke Valley .net User Group : Is your .NET code error free? Does it run as expected the very first time? Join us Thursday(May 5th), 6pm - Advance Auto Parts training room at Crossroads mall...
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    MSF Agile Beta download

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    As a follow-up to a customer event I presented at yesterday, I wanted to post the download link for the MSF 4.0 Agile methodology, currently in beta: Download here . MSF Agile is one of the two process methodology templates that will ship with Visual...
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    ASP.NET 2.0: Storing profiles in an external SQL Server

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    Another question I received recently that I wanted to follow up on was whether it's possible to store data for the ASP.NET 2.0 Profile feature in a separate SQL Server database (as opposed to the default, which uses a local instance of SQL Server 2005...
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    Two great ways to give us (MS) Feeback

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    Ever wanted to give Microsoft feedback or suggestions on products? While I'm always happy to hear suggestions, comments, or complaints from customers, the reality is that unless it's about a product built by a team I know people on, telling me may...
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    Easy localization for ASP.NET

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    Before anyone accuses me of ignoring the current release of ASP.NET in favor of 2.0...and I'll admit it, I like 2.0 much better, though I do recognize lots of folks still have to live in the 1.0/1.1 world...I was talking with my colleage Geoff Snowman...
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