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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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