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    Central Maryland Association of .net Professionals October Meeting

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    For those of you who haven't heard, the user group formerly known as Central Maryland ASP.NET Professionals (TUGFKACMAP) has recently changed its name to reflect a broader focus on all areas of .net. The new name is Central Maryland Association of .net...
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    Origen

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    This is really odd, in a cool sort of way: http://www.origenxbox360.com/ The competition isn't open to U.S. residents, but it's still worth a visit for the bunnies. Don't ask, just go.
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    New DevNugget: Consuming RSS in ASP.NET 2.0

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    I've got a new DevNugget up, and this one demonstrates how to consume an RSS feed in ASP.NET 2.0, using the XmlDataSource control and a DataList control bound to it, with a little XPath thrown in for seasoning. You can view it here .
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    Code-Free Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET 2.0

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    My latest DevNugget is up, this one focusing on Code-Free Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET 2.0 . In it, I demo setting up a protected folder, configuring forms authentication and authorization using the ASP.NET web-based Configuration Tool...
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    The Channel 9 Song

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    This is very nicely done... http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=118332 WARNING: there's a bit of mild potty humor near the end, if you're sensitive about stuff like that.
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    Looking for Team Foundation Server source control converters?

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    Here are a couple, for Visual SourceSafe, and ClearQuest: VSS: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181246(en-us,vs.80).aspx CQ: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/ms181248(en-us,vs.80).aspx The team responsible for these converters is...
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    (unofficial) Snippet Solution for ASP.NET

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    One of my favoritest features in Visual Studio 2005 is Code Snippets. Code Snippets are XML-based definitions of commonly-used code that you can insert into your classes (VB, C#, or J#) or XML files via right-click or menu selection. In addition to a...
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    The Finalizer

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    Heh. Forgot about this at Tech-Ed over the summer...check out the video...too funny! http://www.finalizer.net/
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    Visual Studio 2005 Launch Center

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    From the peeps at HQ: Visit the Launch Tour 2005 Knowledge Center Prepare yourself for the upcoming SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 launch with the latest MSDN Webcasts, MSDN Virtual Labs, and Microsoft E-Learning courses. Learn more at...
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    NoVaSQL September meeting

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    From our friends at NoVaSQL : Good morning. The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its ninth session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers, Admins, etc.) in the Northern Virginia, Washington...
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    BaltoMSDN September Meeting

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    From our friends at BaltoMSDN: Next BaltoMSDN Meeting -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.baltoMSDN.com/ Date: 9/21/05 6:30pm - 9:00pm Topic: Designing and Implementing High Performance...
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    Submissions Closed for Mid-Atlantic Security Code Camp

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    Per this news item , we have officially closed out the submission process for the upcoming Security Code Camp coming up next month at our Reston, VA office. We got a great response, and I'm very excited about the content we'll be bringing to you...so...
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    Are you a developer working with the Federal Government?

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    Then you definitely want to check out the new group blog started by my DPE (Developer and Platform Evangelism) counterparts who cover the Federal space: http://blogs.msdn.com/FederalDev/ They're off to a rollicking start with nearly 20 posts in...
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    Atlas preview released!

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    At the PDC this week, we announced the availability of the preview of the Atlas framework for client-side development in ASP.NET. You can download a VSI installer (installs the Atlas project template and Atlas controls and script library) and view documentation...
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    J Sawyer & co. are remarkable!

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    A fellow DE who covers South Texas, J Sawyer , and a team of Microsoft developers (including local SQL guru Jim Dugan), have been working their tails off to put technology to use to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The result: KatrinaSafe.com , a web...
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    File System Web Sites in ASP.NET 2.0

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    I'm pleased to announce my inaugural DevNugget, on creating and using File System-based web sites in ASP.NET 2.0 . What's a DevNugget? It's a short technical demonstration of a specific feature of interest to developers. Most DevNuggets are 5-8 minutes...
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    MAPAMDUG September Meeting

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    The next meeting of the Maryland and Pennsylvania Microsoft Developer's User Group will be held on September 14th featuring Russ Nemhauser talking about the .net Compact Framework. The meeting will be at 6:30pm at Bower’s Training in Shrewsbury, PA. More...
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    Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group September Meeting

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    The next meeting of HRSSUG will be held on Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30pm at Electronic Systems, Inc. in Virginia Beach. The speaker will be Omri Bahat, and he'll be presenting on The Lifecycle of SQL Code. More details available at http://www.hrssug...
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    MDCFUG September Meeting

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    From my friends at the Maryland ColdFusion User Group (note that NoVaSQL leader Jeremy Kadlec will be speaking this month): You are invited to the Maryland ColdFusion User Group Meeting on Tuesday 09/13/2005. If you don't like the topics, come for...
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    Upcoming Certification Changes

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    A question that came up from one of the attendees of last night's WinProTeam Vienna user group meeting was what changes are coming to the Microsoft certification program, in light of the upcoming launch of Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005. I haven...
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    New content on http://www.ugmidatlantic.com/

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    I've posted some new content to the Mid-Atlantic User Group Portal ( http://www.ugmidatlantic.com/ ), including an interview with CMAP President Randy Hayes on user group best practices, the first of what I hope will be many such interviews, as well as...
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    WinProTeam Vienna - Sahil Malik

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    http://www.winproteam.org/ Tonight's meeting of WinProTeam Vienna was a good overview of data access in .net by Sahil Malik . The talk was well-received and thorough, including some good advice, including "Don't screw up connection pooling" (my personal...
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    It's all Geoff's fault

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    OK, so I confessed in an earlier post to instigating Geoff Snowman's recent bout of gadget lust , by suggesting that he should replace his broken smartphone with the new Samsung i730 PocketPC Phone . How was I supposed to know that he wouldn't be able...
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    Mea Culpa

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    Geoff Snowman blames me for his recent case of gadget lust . OK, I'll take the blame. So long as I can blame him when I have to explain to my wife how much I'm going to spend on the new XBOX 360 (once it comes out).
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    MAD Security Code Camp: Speaker slots nearly full

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    As noted here , the speaker slots for the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Security Code Camp are nearly gone. We have room for a couple more Best Practices talks, and that's it! So if you've been holding back, don't wait any longer, as we'll be out of room long...
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