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    There is no "Spang"

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    It has come to my attention that certain individuals are taunting their compatriots with something supposedly called "Spang". There is no such thing. It's all an elaborate hoax designed to annoy others. Ignore these people. UPDATE : At the risk...
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    Costume Contest at Security Code Camp!

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    We're just over a week out from the next Mid-Atlantic Code Camp , and it's time to pull the covers off of one of the surprises I have in store...a costume contest! Given that we're holding the event just two days before halloween, this seemed like...
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    Vishwas Lele writes about AJAX-style apps in ASP.NET

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    One of our esteemed local .net luminaries, Vishwas Lele, has a new article in .net Developer's Journal on using ASP.NET to write AJAX-style applications . He discusses how you can use today's technologies to write great applications, and mentions the...
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    Security Code Camp Tomorrow!

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    For my readers who are planning to attend tomorrow's Security Code Camp, I wanted to post a quick note to fill you in on the proceedings, make sure you have directions, and let you know what to expect. Getting Here Directions to the Reston...
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    Making SQL Server Express play well for hosters

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    One of the challenges regularly faced by web hosting companies is how to provide database storage to their customers in a way that's both affordable and manageable. SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is designed to address some of the scenarios where...
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    DotNetRocks Reston/DC is online (Baltimore, too)!

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    The DotNetRocks shows recorded in Baltimore and DC are now online. I want to thank Carl, Richard, and their crew for presenting a great event in Reston, despite a rather warm meeting room (or perhaps it was the heat generated by Carl's rockin guitar...
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    New Sharepoint User Group in NoVa

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    Gary Blatt, a veteran of CMAP , has founded a new user group focusing on Sharepoint called the Sharepoint Users Group of Northern Virginia . They'll be holding their inaugural meeting on Monday, November 7th, starting at 6:30pm. Meeting details, directions...
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    Free books to help transition from VB 6 to Visual Basic .NET

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    The folks at VBRun have provided some more great resources to help folks update their skillset to Visual Basic .net, this time two full free books (downloadable): Upgrading Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 to Microsoft Visual Basic .NET Introducing Visual...
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    Announcing: SouthEastern Virginia Code Camp!

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    Some of the great technical folks in the Hampton Roads/Norfolk and Richmond area, Susan Lennon, Darrell Norton, Grant Killian, and Frank Lavigne have teamed up to organize the first SouthEastern Virginia Code Camp. Here's the basic info: SouthEastern...
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    Security Code Camp Schedule

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    We're less than a week away from our next Code Camp here in the Mid-Atlantic! I've finally managed to get the schedule put together (managing 14 speakers across 18 slots, with several speakers needing specific times of day was...challenging <g>...
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    Reminder: Code Camp & DotNetRocks!

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    Just a quick reminder that if you're interested in joining us for the upcoming Security Code Camp on October 29th, you should register soon . We have a great slate of speakers lined up, so it will be a fun and informative day. I'll be posting a call...
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    Call for Volunteers

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    If you're interested in helping out at Saturday's Security Code Camp , we're looking for a few good volunteers. Eldon Seifert has graciously stepped up to lead the volunteer effort, so if you're interested in volunteering, please drop him a note at eldons...
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    Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 now available on MSDN Subscriber Downloads!

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    Go get 'em ... And if you're wondering what you should do if you've installed a pre-release version of Visual Studio 2005 and want to install the RTM bits on that machine, Dan Fernandez has a helpful tool that may do the trick. Note that the recommendation...
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    NoVaSQL October meeting

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    From my friends at NoVaSQL : Good afternoon. The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its tenth session for 2005 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers, Admins, etc.) in the Northern Virginia, Washington...
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    DotNetRocks Baltimore in the books!

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    Last night, Carl and Richard from DotNetRocks hit the Baltimore area, with a ton of good info on Visual Basic 2005, Windows Mobile and devices (I never thought to meet someone who's more of a gadget geek than I am, but Richard certainly comes close),...
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    Want to use Visual Studio Team System, but being required to use RUP?

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    Or perhaps you want to use RUP, but don't want to be tied to Java...well, one of our partners, Osellus, has the solution. Using their IRIS Process Author tool, you can create a custom methodology template for Visual Studio Team System , and use that to...
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    Got Code Snippets?

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    As I've mentioned in the past, Code Snippets in Visual Studio 2005 is one of my favorite features. A Microsoft Regional Director , Michael Palermo, has put up this site for sharing Visual Studio 2005 code snippets. Check it out.
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    Register for SEVA Code Camp

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    Here's the registration link I promised for the SouthEastern Virginia Code Camp. Register today!
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    Directions to Security Code Camp

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    Thanks to one of our speakers, Michael Smith, for reminding me to re-post the map and directions to our Reston facility for Saturday's Security Code Camp.
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