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    Tip: Shadow Copy and your \bin directory

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    One of the things that makes developing ASP.NET applications very cool is that you can rapidly prototype, tweak, and update your application, without having to stop and restart the web server. This includes assemblies (DLLs) used by your application for...
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    Visual Studio 2005 on Windows Vista

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    Links to some FAQs and a list of known issues when running as admin, or as a standard user can be found at: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/windowsvista/
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    AJAX Debugging Just Got Easier

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    Nikhil Kothari , who's one of the brains behind many things ASP.NET, has just released an update to a cool utility he calls the WebDevelopmentHelper. WebDevelopmentHelper allows you to inspect the HTTP requests being sent to and from a web application...
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    FAQ Friday tomorrow with Special Guest Randy Hayes

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    Join us for the next FAQ Fridays devBrainPick event tomorrow at noon eastern time, when we'll have special guest Randy Hayes joining us to discuss Least Privilege and software development. Randy Hayes is the President of the Central Maryland Association...
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    LUA Buglight

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    I've been somewhat remiss of late in my focus on what I consider to be a very important aspect of the discipline of software development, namely least privilege. I was fortunate to have one of the great folks in my local developer community, Randy Hayes...
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    Web Wednesday: ASP.NET AJAX Overview

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    Tomorrow is Web Wednesday again, and tomorrow we'll be looking at the ASP.NET AJAX Framework , currently in the Beta 2 release. This is the first of three devCasts on ASP.NET AJAX...next week we'll look at the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, and the following...
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    Blog hiatus

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    Hi all, A quick personal note...I will probably not be posting very much over the next few weeks. My wife and I were blessed this weekend with a new baby boy, our second, and it's a bad news / good news kinda thing. The bad news is that he was in a...
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    Attend 3 Webcasts, get free software

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    http://www.powertogether.com/ - not a bad deal at all, IMO.
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    Richmond SQL Server User Group tonight!

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    From my pal Andy Leonard: Richmond SQL Server Users Group 9 Nov 2006 Page Vest SQL Server 2005 Service Broker Primer Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 6:30 PM Location: 4600 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA [ map ] Special thanks to this month...
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    Advanced .NET Master Class next month...win a free seat!

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    One of the top developer geeks in my area (and also a Microsoft Regional Director ), Brian Noyes, will be presenting an Advanced .net 2.0 Master Class December 4th-8th at the Reston, VA Microsoft Technology Center . Brian has shared with me that they...
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    Visual Studio Team System FAQs

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    Got a question about Visual Studio 2005 Team System? Check this site to see if it's among the FAQs that have been posted so far: http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/teamsystem/support/faqs/default.aspx
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    SUGDC anniversary celebration!

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    From my friends at SUGDC : Thursday, November 9th, 2006, SUGDC will host a free event including lectures from industry experts, a Tech Expo featuring leading area companies, prize giveaways, and more! (Dulles, VA) SUGDC, the most prominent Sharepoint...
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    Visit MIX

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    http://www.visitmix.com/ - save the date!
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    Vista is released to manufacturing

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    RTM! A big milestone, and one that will provide developers with the ability to comfortably move forward with .net 3.0 projects. Next up... Orcas ! See here for Windows Vista availability dates.
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    Big John Update

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    I wanted to write a quick note to say THANKS to everyone who commented or emailed to offer their good wishes or prayers for our son, John (nicknamed "Big John" by my wife). I will eventually have time to respond to emails, etc., but figured that a quick...
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    Reminder: Web Wednesday: IIS 7.0 Overview

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    Today at noon, I'll be presenting the latest installment in my Web Wednesday devCast series, this week the topic is the first of two devCasts on IIS 7.0, the next version of our web application server. Today, I'll provide an overview of what's new...
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    Pressed for time? Improve your skills in 30 minutes!

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    How? Try the Virtual Labs Express . Each lab is 20-30 minutes, and provides an introduction to the newest features in a variety of developer tools and technologies: ASP.NET 2.0 Visual Studio 2005 Visual Studio Team System BizTalk Server...
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    Want to interact with MSN Messenger from .net?

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    Here's a class library that will help: http://www.xihsolutions.net/dotmsn/ Published with blogmailr
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    .net Framework 3.0 is now released!

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    Get 'em: .net Framework 3.0 runtime Windows SDK for .net Framework 3.0 And don't forget to keep up with http://www.netfx3.com/ for the latest downloads, samples, etc.
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    Gamefest 2006 downloads

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    I'm a little late in posting this, but for folks who are interested in our new XNA Game Studio Express product, you may want to check out some of the sessions available for download from Gamefest 2006 . There's an entire track dedicated to XNA and Visual...
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    ASP.NET AJAX Beta 2

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    It's out. Download it here .
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    Welcome, Chris Bowen!

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    The East Region DPE team (the group that I work in) has a new Developer Evangelist in New England. Chris Bowen is joining us , taking over the slot vacated by the departure of my colleague Thom Robbins to the .net Framework team in Redmond. If you...
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    P&P Security WIKI

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    Looking for developer security info? Check out the Patterns & Practices Security WIKI on Channel 9 .
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    Tip: Finding Related Exceptions

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    When troubleshooting applications, or when developing your own exception handling routines, it's sometimes useful to get a better idea of which exceptions may be related to an exception you're more familiar with. Many folks, for example, may be familar...
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    IronPython and ASP.NET...download the CTP!

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    This is very cool. Last month, I posted about the release of IronPython 1.0 . Well now it gets even better. If you're into dynamic languages and want to use them in your web apps, you can do just that with the newly-available CTP of IronPython for ASP...
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