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    Active Directory and ASP.NET 2.0 Beta 2

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    Are you evaluating Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 and ASP.NET 2.0? Did you know that we shipped an Active Directory Membership Provider in Beta 2? Until recently, I didn't either. Apparently we didn't make too much noise about it because while the team had...
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    Making the leap with Windows Vista Beta 1

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    So I'm on my third install of Windows Vista Beta 1 (fourth, if you include installing on Virtual PC), and I figured it's probably a good time to share some of my experiences. On VPC : If your goal is to get the full Aero Glass experience (window...
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    NoVaSQL August meeting

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    From my friends at NoVaSQL: The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its eighth session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers, Admins, etc.) in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland...
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    .net Framework 2.0 Beta 2 Obsolete APIs

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    From the download page : In the Beta 2 version of the .NET Framework 2.0 product, there are various APIs that have been added in since V1.1, but are marked obsolete. All of these APIs will be removed from the product at V2.0 release. These are APIs...
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    Who says Microsoft doesn't have a sense of humor?

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    Rob Caron notes a little lighthearted poking of fun at our "evil empire" nickname: Hmmm…does this mean Linus Torvalds should come to TechEd or PDC dressed as Luke Skywalker? Software Notebook: 'Evil Empire' Microsoft warms to open source ...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 Security Content

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    Brian Goldfarb was kind enough to pass along the following: J.D. Meier and team have been busy at work building awesome ASP.NET 2.0 security content -- I posted some links earlier on my blog ( http://blogs.msdn.com/bgold/ ) , but here is an excellent...
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    If you commented on my blog in the last few months...my apologies

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    It seems I misunderstood how the implementation of Community Server we use for blogs.msdn.com works, and I was assuming that since I have moderation enabled for comments by unregistered users, I would receive email notification when such comments were...
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    MSF for CMMI Process Improvement beta

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    For those of you who've expressed interest in CMMI with Visual Studio Team System, on the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement workshop site , you can now download a beta version of the MSF for CMMI Process Improvement process template. UPDATE: I've been...
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    Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group August Meeting

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    The next HRSSUG meeting will be Thursday, August 18th, 6:30 pm at ESI, Virginia Beach. The speaker will be Kyle Neide, presenting on how his development team is utilizing development tools from Infragistics.
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    "Haunted Keyboard" -- an apt description

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    Bill Vaughn describes an issue I've run into several times with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2...and how to fix it: I was just informed of a fix for what I call the “haunted keyboard” bug in Whidbey (April CTP/Beta 2). It occurs after having pinned one...
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    BaltoMSDN August Meeting

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    From our friends at BaltoMSDN : The Wednesday, August 17th meeting is going to be sort of a "Code Generator Bake-off" Randy Hayes (of CMAP fame) has committed to present on DeKlarit, a way cool Business Object modeling tool that just happens...
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    Date set for MAD Security Code Camp

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    Announcing...the next Mid-Atlantic Code Camp! We'll be holding the next MAD Code Camp on Saturday, October 29th. The overall topic will be Security. Still to be determined is what the tracks will be...we'll have three tracks, and here are some ideas...
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    The 'lego' slide

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    The centerpiece to any presentation I give on Visual Studio 2005 Team System (at least the slide portion), is what we lovingly refer to as the 'lego' slide, as shown below: My colleague Thom Robbins has come up with a way to make this big picture...
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    I want some of this...

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    ...if only it were this easy: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5791782530
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    Resource Center for VB 6 development

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    This past Spring, Jay Roxe , Product Manager for Visual Basic, announced the launch of VBRun , a new MSDN resource center for Visual Basic 6.0 development. I missed the announcement at the time, but found out about it through a meeting with a representative...
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    Tech-Ed 2005 materials available

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    My colleague Joe Healy notes that the slides/videos/demos for ASP.NET, Visual Web Developer, and IIS have been posted to the MSDN ASP.NET Developer Center . You can check them out at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/asp.net/community/events/teched2005/default...
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    Interested in learning more about Virtual PC?

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    I recently presented a webcast on using Microsoft Virtual PC for working with beta software, including sharing some tips and tricks from my own experience as a regular Virtual PC user. If you're interested, my counterpart in our New England district,...
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    Speakers added for Charlotte Portal mini-Code Camp!

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    The Charlotte portals Code Camp just got even more horsepower! We have enlisted Ted Pattison and David Leininger as speakers. Ted Pattison is a published author and an industry-leading trainer and consultant who specializes in building portal applications...
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    The ASP.NET team needs your help!

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    You have a chance to make a difference...the ASP.NET team is looking for help testing the ASP.NET 1.x to 2.0 migration wizard for Visual Studio 2005 . Now's the time to step up to the plate...without your help, it will be hard to make the tool as good...
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    MDCFUG August Meeting

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    From our friends at MDCFUG : You are invited to the Maryland ColdFusion User Group Meeting on Tuesday 08/9/2005. If you don't like the topics, come for the pizza! Just kidding! 6:30pm 'Getting Started with Mach-ii' by Steve Rittler 8:00pm 'Mission...
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    Brian Noyes and Scott Allen at CMAP

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    Great turnout for the Central Maryland ASP.NET Professionals meeting tonight. Brian Noyes was the main speaker, and provided an informative look at the new DataGridView control in Windows Forms 2.0. Scott Allen opened the meeting with a very solid...
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    Roanoke Valley .NET User Group - August meeting

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    The next meeting of the Roanoke Valley .net User Group will be this Thursday at 6pm: NEXT MEETING: Thursday, August 4 - 6pm TOPIC: "The Tablet PC as a Pretty Cool Smart Client" PRESENTER: Frank La Vigne Iron Works Constulting - Vice-President...
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