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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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    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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    Start

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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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    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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    (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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Cool web app helper from Nikhil Kothari

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    Nikhil Kothari, of the Web Platform and Tools team (i.e. - the folks responsible for ASP.NET) posts a browser extension utility to help with ASP.NET development, including providing an indication in the browser of whether debug and tracing are enabled...
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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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    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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    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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    WinProTeam Vienna September Meeting

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    The next meeting of the WinProTeam Vienna user group will be held on Wednesday, September 7th at 7:00pm at AT&T Government Services off Gallows Road. Sahil Malik will be presenting on "Data Access in .NET" . Should be a good talk. If you miss that...
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    Fewer than 2/3 of our speaker slots are left!

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    It's only been 2 days since I posted the Call for Speakers for our upcoming Security Code Camp in October, and already more than a third of the speaking slots are accounted for, so if you're interested in speaking, you should submit a session proposal...
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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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    DotNetRocks is coming to Baltimore!

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    .NET Rocks Baltimore Tuesday, October 18, 2005 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time UMBC TechCenter, Halethorp, MD 1450 S Rolling Rd Halethorpe Maryland 21227 United States General Event Information Products: .NET. Recommended Audience: Developer...
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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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    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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    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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    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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