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    Using Windows Movie Maker for Zune

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    One question I've seen come up frequently is how to convert xyz video format for Zune. If you're technically inclined, a great way to convert a wide variety of video formats is Windows Media Encoder . But Windows Media Encoder isn't as approachable for...
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    Want .NET Posters?

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    If you’ve ever been looking for the various posters that outline the classes in the .NET Framework, here’s where you can find a number of them: http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/2006/02/06/Fx2Poster.aspx http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us...
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    Storing data on CD/DVD

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    One of the things that I suspect many folks don't realize is that CDs and DVDs that you burn on your PC are not permanent media, particularly depending on what brand or type of media you use. Burnable CDs/DVDs (as opposed to professionally pressed media...
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    New version of Anti-XSS library for ASP.NET

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    There's an updated version of the Anti-XSS (cross-site scripting) library that I blogged about a while back. Check it out here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/security/aa973814.aspx
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    RCC 3 Liveblogging

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    So I'm blogging from my Smartphone (thanks, blogmailr!) at Richmond Code Camp. I'm hanging out with Robin Edwards (of Roanoke .net UG) and Tablet guru Frank LaVigne, discussing user group and code camp stuff. Frank will be at MEDC next week, and then...
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    Blister packs are EVIL!

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    SO I recently got a new gadget, the Microsoft Wireless Notebook Presenter Mouse 8000 , which is very cool, but it reminded me of a truism that is unescapable. That is, that the blister packs that this and many other products come packaged in are completely...
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    Fuel cell charger?

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    Interesting story in CIO about a company producing Microsoft-branded fuel cell-based recharging devices. Whether the speculated purposes are true (Zune and/or Windows Mobile devices), this sounds kinda cool. And since I own both, I'm very interested in...
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    Orcas Beta 1 ships

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    The Visual Studio team has signed off on Beta 1 of Visual Studio codename "Orcas". Somasegar has the skinny .
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    Reminder: CMAP Code Camp this Saturday!

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    Just a quick reminder on the latest code camp, and one you definitely don't want to miss. The first CMAP Code Camp is this Saturday, starting at 8:30am. Finally folks from Maryland can get all the code camp goodness without crossing the Potomac. Check...
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    Tim Sneath on Silverlight

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    http://blogs.msdn.com/tims/archive/2007/04/15/introducing-microsoft-silverlight.aspx Published with BlogMailr
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    DeepFish

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    Pretty cool app from the folks at Microsoft Live Labs. The good news...browsing the web from a Windows Mobile device with much higher fidelity to the desktop experience. The bad news…you may have to wait to play with it, as they are currently at...
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    Tech News for Today

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    Headlines here . I'm especially fond of the Wikipedia bit.
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    Zune Bashing in the press

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    It's not news that there have been lots of critics of the Zune. I own one (brown), I like it, and I use it as regularly as any electronic device I own apart from my computer and cell phone. So clearly, I'm not likely to jump on the "Zune sucks" bandwagon...
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    What we do right...and wrong

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    My colleague Peter Laudati recently posted a good point about some of our branding...ahem...issues with maps...erm, Virtual Earth...erm...MSN Maps...erm, local.live.com...well, you get the point. Scoble responded with a post criticizing local.live...
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    Live Maps Collections

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    As a follow-up to his earlier post on the marketing (or lack thereof) of our mapping services, and in response to complaints about it being hard to use, my colleague Peter recorded a screencast showing how to take advantage of the Collections feature...
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    What is .NET?

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    My colleague Doug Turnure takes a stab at answering this FAQ. Worthwhile reading.
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    Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta coming in May!

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    OK, so this announcement and vidoc is cool on several fronts: If you have a specially-marked copy of Crackdown (and I do), you'll be able to download and play the beta. The graphics look awesome. It's HALO! The folks at Bungie have a way...
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    See you at Tech-Ed!

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    I'll be at Tech-Ed 2007 in Orlando this June. For those of you who can't make it, I'll be sure to post lots of good info via my blog. For those who are going, please let me know via the Contact page on my blog, especially if you're from Virginia, Maryland...
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    Post-nap Update

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    So I've just gotten up from my mandated post-Lasik nap, and here are my initial thoughts: Wow, it's amazing how much better I'm seeing already. Wow, the procedure is amazingly fast (the actual laser firing is less than a minute, and I'd...
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    TechBash 2007

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    Peter's got the low-down on a new event coming up in Pennsylvania next month. It's called TechBash 2007 , and it's kind of like a code camp, but with good stuff for IT Pros as well as developers.
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    Congrats, CMAP!

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    Congrats to CMAP on their first ever code camp ! I wasn't able to make it, having come down with a nasty cold, but all reports indicate that the event was a great success. Photos have been posted to the CMAP Code Camp website, so check them out .
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    Reminder: Richmond Code Camp 3 This Saturday!

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    If you haven't already registered, git 'r dun ! The next Richmond Code Camp (number 3) will be held this Saturday, April 28th. If previous RCCs are any indicator, this should be a rip-roaring good time for one and all. The big event will be at ECPI Innsbrook...
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    Julie likes my coffee

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    So community guru and ultimate connected geek Julie Lerman was traveling through my neighborhood on the way to snowy Vermont, and having flight issues decided to hang out with my family overnight . It's always great to have a surprise visit from a friend...
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    Philly Code Camp Update

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    The schedule and speakers for the next Philly Code Camp have been posted to the Philly .NET Website . Registration is also now open.
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    My mom's a gamer!

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    Well, not actually my mom... Lest we forget the really important date next month (yes, the availability of the Halo 3 beta is cool, but) which is Mother's Day, the XBOX team has a contest running called My Mom's a Gamer . See the site for details,...
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