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    Write a cool game...win cool prizes!

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    The Upgrade Your Game contest is designed to highlight how fun and easy it can be to create cool software with the Visual Studio 2005 Express editions. Among the cool prizes available: A full-size Namco Ms. Pac Man / Galaga arcade game machine ...
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    Reston Code Camp Update

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    Registration for the Reston Code Camp coming up in two weeks on June 10th is now full. Fear not, if you haven't registered, however, because we do have a waitlist going, and we'll certainly do our best to get everyone in! I'll be posting the schedule...
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    Butler Area .net User Group May Meeting

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    From my friends at BADNUG : Our May meeting will be on May 31 from 6-8 pm at Communifax HQ in Cranberry Township, PA. Tony Casale will be presenting Part 2 of his talk on custom server controls in ASP.NET 2.0. Directions are at www.communifax.com...
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    MapCruncher

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    Another cool idea from the folks at Microsoft Research: http://research.microsoft.com/mapcruncher/
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    Kind words about the MS platform for Web 2.0 / AJAX

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    Coming from a LAMP, developer, these comments are nice to hear. I had the chance to meet the person who wrote this commentary at the technology summit he describes, and I'm glad to hear that he found the event both enjoyable and informative.
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    Keith Smith on Atlas and AJAX in Computer Magazine

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    This is a good high-level overview of AJAX and Atlas, from Keith Smith, who's a PM on the Web Platform and Tools team.
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    Get your local MSDN Flash

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    If you're not already familiar with it, the MSDN Flash is an email newsletter that's sent out on a bi-weekly basis with lots of interesting info for developers. You can also receive localized information, including local code camps, user groups, and other...
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    Upcoming MSDN events in PA

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    My colleague Lindsay Rutter, the Developer Community Champion covering Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia, will be presenting a couple of MSDN Events next week in Allentown and Pittsburgh, PA. Here are the registration...
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    It's alive...ALIVE!!!

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    In case you hadn't heard yet, James Newkirk has announced that the CodePlex beta has launched! What's CodePlex, you ask? It's a new and improved replacement for the GotDotNet Workspaces. It's fast, responsive, and it's built on top of Visual Studio...
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    Philly .net tomorrow!

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    Surprise! I'll be heading up to Philly tomorrow night for the Philly .net user group at our Malvern office . Sorry for the last-minute notice, but I just found out this morning. Bill Wolff asked me if I'd do a little demo of ASP.NET "Atlas", and I...
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    New ASP.NET user group for Federal developers!

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    Tonight's the inaugural meeting of the Federal ASP.NET User Group . Sounds like a great meeting, offering both presentation and hands-on lab material. The meeting starts at 5:30pm at EEI Communications in Silver Spring, MD. Check the website...
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    Peter Laudati on .NET & ASP.NET migration

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    Peter (my counterpart in the New York / New Jersey district) posts an excellent FAQ on migrating appplications to the 2.0 .net Framework from earlier versions. Good stuff.
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    500!

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    This is my 500th post! Hard to believe, but I've already reached 500 posts to my blog. Sure, that's nothing compared to the volume of Scoble , but still a lot of words. Hope my readers have found them valuable. I'll strive to make the next 500 even...
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    Scott Guthrie on LINQ and ASP.NET

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    Scott's posted Part 1 of what will be a series of blog posts on using the upcoming LINQ query technology. And for those of you itching to know when Visual Studio "Orcas" will be out, check the comments on Scott's post, in which he provides some guidance...
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    Reminder: BaltoMSDN this week!

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    From my friends at BaltoMSDN : The May BaltoMSDN meeting is coming up next week: Date: 5/17/06 6:30pm - 9:00pm Double Feature Description: Dan Kahler - What's new in T-SQL in SQL Server 2005 Transact-SQL has long been the basis for all...
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    Mid-Atlantic User Group Portal - updated

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    If you've tried to get to the Mid-Atlantic User Group Portal recently, you may have noticed it's now showing a "parked" domain page. We've had a little hiccup with renewing the domain name. Hopefully, we'll have it remedied soon. In the meantime, if...
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    Web Development Tools Team Blog!

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    In addition to having discovered Mikhail Arkhipov's blog , which helped me put together my latest DevNugget , I found out that the Web Development Tools team (the folks who brought you Visual Web Developer) now has a team blog . Very cool, and worth...
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    RVSSUG May Meeting

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    From my friends at the Roanoke Valley SQL Server Users Group : The Roanoke Valley SQL Server Users Group ( www.rvssug.org ) is announcing its next meeting for 2006 to benefit SQL Server Professionals in the Roanoke Valley area. Title –...
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    New DevNugget: Customizing Schema-based Validation in Visual Studio 2005

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    I've posted another new DevNugget to Channel 9. This one focuses on the schema-driven Intellisense and Validation features of Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0, and shows how you can create and register your own custom schema, allowing you to customize...
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    ASP.NET 2.0 vs. classic ASP productivity study

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    Just published this week...a productivity study that demonstrates the dramatic improvements in ASP.NET 2.0 over classic ASP. Among the highlights: ASP.NET 2.0 developers accomplished 113% more tasks in the same amount of time as ASP developers....
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    NoVaSQL May Meeting

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    From my friends at the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group : Good morning. The Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group ( www.novasql.com ) is announcing its next session for 2006 to benefit IT Professionals (DBAs, Developers, Admins, etc....
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    Web Application Project v1.0 for Visual Studio 2005 now available!

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    Scott Guthrie announces the availability of the Web Application Project v1.0 for Visual Studio 2005 is now available as a free download . The VS 2005 Web Application Project option provides an alternate web project model option to the VS 2005 Web...
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    Great list of widgets, add-ins, etc. for Visual Studio Team System

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    My colleague, Tim Heuer, pointed to a great resource for folks interested in keeping up with all of the various widgets, add-ins, and other helpful stuff for Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Team System Widgets Some very cool stuff there, from new...
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    New DevNugget: Drag and Drop Databinding in ASP.NET 2.0

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    I've posted a new DevNugget to the Channel 9 screencasts section , entitled Drag & Drop Databinding in ASP.NET 2.0 . In it, I demonstrate how you can use the Server Explorer window in Visual Studio 2005 to quickly and easily create data-bound web...
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    Update on Windows PowerShell

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    I just posted an update to my recent post on the new Windows PowerShell (formerly "monad"), noting that the download, which had been pulled, has been re-posted as RC1 Refresh, due to some issues in the original release. I also wanted to post the following...
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