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    Get Gatineau Beta

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    The wraps are off, and Gatineau is here : Our new web analytics service, code-named Gatineau, is open for beta. In addition to all of the standard analytics features, Gatineau can correlate your web traffic data with our massive database of demographic...
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    You don't tug on Superman's Cape...

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    you don't spit into the wind, and you surely don't take the helmet off of the Master Chief : The face of the Master Chief is never revealed. His visor is solid reflective gold, like the faceplates of the Apollo astronauts. Halo's designers see the Master...
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    building basic applications with Silverlight 1.1

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    My colleague from Atlanta, Doug Turnure , posts a link to an article on Silverlight 1.1 from one of the folks at Wintellect, one of our great partners in the .NET space: Steven Porter of Wintellect has published a nice article that lays out the steps...
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    Web Wednesday: Intro to Silverlight

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    Web Wednesday returns next week . I'll be talking about Silverlight, Silverlight, and more Silverlight! Web Wednesday is an hour-long webcast focusing on topics of interest to web developers and web geeks. I'll be holding them (at least) monthly going...
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    Chris Bowen Offers IronPython and Silverlight Resources

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    Chris Bowen , my New England teammate and counterpart, has posted a great list of resources for Silverlight and IronPython: Silverlight Home - http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight Second Home - http://silverlight.net 1.0 and 1.1 Samples (with code) -...
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    Labcasts on WCF, WF and CardSpace

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    Cool idea , presented by my colleague Glen Gordon : For the past few weeks (including this week) I've been presenting some introductory webcasts on the core technologies of .NET 3.0 - namely Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Workflow Foundation...
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    Thanks, Frank!

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    Frank caught my co-starring role in our MSDN Event in Alexandria this week. The main presenter and star was my fellow DE Glen Gordon . One correction...this was an MSDN Event , not to be confused with the MSDN Roadshow featuring myself and my colleagues...
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    Southern Gamers, head to Atlanta!

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    Doug highlights a conference for game developers ...cool! SIEGE - Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo ( www.siegecon.net ) - will be held October 5-7 in Atlanta, GA at the Crowne Plaza Perimiter . Meet the leading video game professionals...
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    "A la Vista" : Windows Live ID Web Authentication and the ASP.NET Development Server

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    Catherine Heller has posted a very detailed how-to on implementing the new web-auth for Windows Live ID ...as soon as I have a little extra time, I'm going to play around with this, in case I need it for http://www.madcodecamp.com/ . Windows Live ID Web...
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    What HD Was Made For

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    A little taste to whet your appetite. September 25th is right around the corner...
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    What’s Wrong With This Code (#17)

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    Scott Allen has a quiz for you: We interrupt this LINQ series with an emergency! Well, there is no real emergency, but there hasn’t been a WWWTC for some time, so … The following program is suppose to compress its own source code into a Program.cs.zip...
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    A Chapter of Andy Leonard

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    Cool! Local SQL and Visual Studio Team System guru Andy Leonard has a chapter from his upcoming book available online (Andy's the handsome fella third from the left): The cool people at Wiley ( Wrox ) allowed the cool people at Solid Quality Mentors to...
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    Chad Hower...Alpha Geek

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    OK, I just saw this while checking out Chad's Sliverlight/Flash writeup : The rocket launcher has no sensors to detect position or movement. There are some rough ways to estimate and track that I am experimenting with. However I also noted that I have...
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    Chad Hower: Silverlight, Flash, VC-1, and H.264

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    Good discussion and comparison of the HD video spec supported by Silverlight (VC-1) and the recent announcement that Flash would support HD video (H.264): Recently Flash announced upcoming better video support in the form of H.264. I welcome this change...
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    WGA Validation Issue Fix

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    FYI, in case anyone's run into this : We've been receiving reports on our forum and through customer service starting last night that Windows Vista validations have been failing on genuine systems. It looks now as though the issue has been resolved and...
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    Tracking World Domination with Worldmaps

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    My colleague Brian Hitney has added a cool new stat to WorldMaps : I added a fairly small but cool WorldMap stat that essentially measures your progress towards world domination. :) It's called WorldMap Coverage, and measures the global coverage of the...
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    Ed Bott on Windows Vista Media Center

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    This looks cool: In June, I recounted my out-of-the-box experience with a new Dell PC running Windows Vista, starting with a failed BIOS upgrade , undergoing a successful repair , and establishing that the basic hardware and software setup was rock-solid...
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    SharePoint 2007 Workflows - Sahil Malik

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    Local speaker and blogger Sahil Malik has just posted the 4th part in a series on Sharepoint 2007 Workflows and Visual Studio 2005...check them out: Table of Contents for on SharePoint 2007 WF Authoring using VS2005. 1. Setting up your environment for...
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    ars technica on Windows Live ID

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    Some interesting info on the what, how and why of the Windows Live ID SDK : Microsoft recently opened up its Windows Live ID service to third-party web developers. Windows Live ID—formerly known as Microsoft Passport—is a web-based authentication service...
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    XNA Gamefest 2007 Coverage

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    Here's some takeaways and slides from GameFest: What is covered in this article: Opening Key Note and Dream Build Play Winners What's New in XNA Game Studio 2.0 Understanding XNA Framework Performance Networking With the XNA Framework Partial textual...
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    Capital Area .NET User Group - August Meeting

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    Tuesday, August 28th at 7pm is the next meeting of CapArea.NET : UPDATED: Automated Builds with Jay Flowers Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 7:00 PM Creating an automated build can be a time consuming task. There is no need for this. This will walk through...
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    WEBCAST: Introduction to LINQ + LINQ to SQL

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    Marc from the Public Sector Developer team is doing a webcast on Linq next Wednesday: August 29th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Modern applications operate on data in several different forms: Relational tables, XML documents, and in-memory objects...
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    BioShock: Like Myst, only Better...and Faster

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    OK, so I guess I could probably do without the "ethical conundrums," when I'm trying to have fun, but having played the demo, I can confidently say that Bioshock is easily one of the most amazing looking games I've seen to date on the XBOX 360. It really...
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    Wiimotely Controlled Wee Little Rockets

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    Chad's just having way too much fun : Give men toys and they will be boys. But give them C# plus toys, and this is what happens. What toys? The Wiimote, and a USB Rocket Launcher. It's not that there's anything wrong with what he's doing...it's that I...
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    Convert SWF to XAML...including Animation

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    More good news on the conversion front: I'm very happy to announce that there's a new SWF to XAML conversion tool in town, and although I haven't had a chance to play with it myself (no demo version is available), it sounds promising. Specifically—and...
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