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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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