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    Calling Web Services in an ASP.NET 2.0 File System Web Site

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    One of the neat new features of ASP.NET 2.0 is the ability to develop web sites that exist simply as a folder within the file system...no IIS vdir, no admin privileges required, very simple. Browsing and debugging are accomplished using a local-only web...
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    Input Validation Resources for ASP.NET

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    Anil John points out some good resources for dealing with input in ASP.NET: One of the basic tenets of secure coding is that ALL input is EVIL and should be validated and sanitized before being allowed into the application. This is also definitely...
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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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    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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    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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    (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 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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    Upcoming MSDN Webcasts for September

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    Here's a list of upcoming MSDN webcasts for September 2005, with descriptions for each....
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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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    Software Factory information

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    Here are some resources for folks interested in learning about the topic of Software Factories, which is a central concept in Visual Studio 2005 Team System.   Articles http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/teamsystem/workshop/sf/default.aspx   Visual...
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    Central Maryland ASP.NET Professionals September Meeting

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    From my friends at CMAP: Central Maryland ASP.NET Professionals Tuesday, September 6th - 6:30 PM CMAP Main Meeting UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road Halethorpe, MD 21227 Main Topic Applying Architecture and Design...
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    Another Least Privilege Site

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    Entitled, appropriately enough, http://www.leastprivilege.com/ . Some good posts: A link to some good info on ASP.NET 2.0 configuration from local guru K. Scott Allen (who, I should note, will likely be speaking again at our upcoming Security...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Security Best Practices

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    Folks, we are getting a great response to the Call for Speakers for our next Code Camp on security...with around 13 sessions submitted in less than a week. That's the good news. The bad news is that most of the submissions so far are for the Application...
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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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    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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    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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