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    Cool video on Independence Air and .net

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    One of our great partners, in my district and others, is RDA Corporation . RDA stepped up for the community in a really big way last spring, contributing an entire track on Service-Oriented Architecture to help make our inaugural Code Camp a success....
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    Geek cred for Visual C++ 2005 Express

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    See the press release: Valve Names Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition the Preferred Development Environment for “Half-Life 2” Modifications GOLD COAST, Australia — Aug. 31, 2005 — Today at Microsoft® Tech•Ed Australia, Microsoft Corp. announced...
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    Security Code Camp - Call For Speakers and Registration Open!

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    I'm pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Security Code Camp we'll be holding in our Reston, VA conference center on October 29th, from 9:00am to 7:30pm. Please note that this code camp will have only 3 tracks, so we won't have room...
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    Channel 9 has the goods on WinFS

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    The folks at Channel 9 have posted a video of the WinFS team talking about Beta 1. Check it out here .
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    Visual Studio 2005 FastTips

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    Brought to you by the friendly folks on the East Region Developer Evangelist team (that's myself and my counterparts up and down the east coast): We are pleased to announce Weekly Fast Tips a new subscription service to help you use the Visual Studio...
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    WinFS Beta 1 now available to MSDN subscribers!

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    WinFS Beta 1, the new relational file system for Windows, has been released on MSDN Subscriber Downloads . This release is designed to offer developers a preview of WinFS capabilities. WinFS will be in beta when Windows Vista ships and will RTM afterwards...
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    Roanoke Valley .NET User Group - September meeting

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    The next meeting of the Roanoke Valley .net User Group will be held on Thursday, September 1 - 6pm at the Advance Auto Parts training center at Crossroads Mall. TOPIC: SESSIONS FROM CODE CAMP Session 1: Dynamic Business Objects in the Middle Tier...
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    Slashdot article about UVA Security Study

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    Something I never figured to see on /., an article that highlights a study published by the CS department at University of Virginia which concludes that due to the care that went into its design, the .net framework has security advantages over Java. ...
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    Info on providers in ASP.NET 2.0

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    The ASP.NET Provider Toolkit site is a great resource for information about the provider model in ASP.NET 2.0, including white papers, articles, and downloadable sample providers (the MS Access provider samples are currently available for download )....
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    Good least privilege blog entry

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    Nigel Watling, one of my fellow evangelists who works out of Redmond, and who got the nod to present my session on least privilege for developers at Tech-Ed EMEA, has posted a good entry on least privilege on his blog . My favorite bit is the following...
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    Track topics chosen for Security Code Camp

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    Just had a discussion with my intrepid volunteer track chairs for the upcoming Security Code Camp , and we've settled on the three track topics to be covered: Application Security - from web applications, to windows applications, and everything...
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    Improving Presentation Visibility/Readability

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    I may have posted this before, but it bears repeating...one of the major challenges for speakers (and their audiences) is being able to see what's being presented, particularly in large venues. And while it's easy to change the font size in your IDE so...
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    Congratulations to Jonathan Cogley!

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    Congratulations go out to local community member Jonathan Cogley, who has been accepted as an ASPInsider. Per the ASPInsiders website : The ASPInsiders is a select group of international professionals who have a demonstrated expertise in ASP.NET...
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    Visual Studio 2005 plans as we near launch

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    S. Somasegar, VP of Microsoft's developer division, provides info on the timeline leading up to launch . As a side note, how often do you see a corporate VP blogging?
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    When it "just works"

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    One of the common messages around a number of Microsoft products is "it just works". One example being the new databound controls in ASP.NET 2.0, and how they interact with the underlying DataSourceControls, or the Login controls, and how they interact...
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    Indigo Roadshow coming to Philly

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    My counterpart Stan Spotts, who covers Philadelphia and other parts to my north, asked me to remind folks about the upcoming Indigo Roadshow , which will be pulling into the city of brotherly love on September 21st . The event will be from 6:30pm-8:00pm...
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    SQL Server Adoption Survey

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    If you're interested in participating, there's a SQL Server 2005 adoption survey being run by Edgewood Solutions, one of the primary sponsors of the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group . You can access the survey via the link at the bottom of the...
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    Good info on SCC behavior in TFS

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    Buck Hodges answers (via Doug Neumann) the question: Why doesn't Team Foundation Server get the latest version of a file on checkout ? Good info to keep in mind when moving to Team Foundation Server.
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    New Windows Sharepoint Services templates

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    via Thom Robbins : Just saw these - A new set of Windows SharePoint Services application templates are tailored to address the needs and requirements for specific business processes or sets of tasks for organizations of any size. The applications...
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    Interesting idea...

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    A community member in the midwest has launched a new community site called codekeep.net . It's designed as a home for snippets of code that developers would like to share with the community (as distinct from something like GotDotNet or SourceForge that...
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    New blog on Obfuscation

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    Interested in learning more about Obfuscation from the folks who make Dotfuscator? Check out the following new blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/obfuscator/
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    Learning about computers for kids...

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    ...around 8 to 13: http://www.bitmansplace.com/default.aspx The beta Bitman's Place has articles, games, and other content that can help kids have fun learning about computers. Check it out! PS - you don't have to be a kid to play.
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    Using ldp.exe to work with AD

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    I'm getting a few questions from my post on using the AD Membership provider in ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 2, so I thought I'd share a little more info. Specifically, one of the suggestions from the dev team that was very helpful in overcoming my inexperience with...
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    Are you a born show-off?

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    Then show off at PDC 2005!
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    DotNetRocks is coming to the DC area!

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    .NET Rocks - Reston, VA / Washington, DC! Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 -9:00 PM Microsoft Technology Center- Reston 12012 Sunset Hills Rd Suite 200 Reston Virginia 20190 United States Register That's right, America! Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell...
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