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    The Ultimate Steal

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    Peter points out a fantastic deal for students : Are you a college student? Do you have kids in college? Know someone who's in college? If so, you'll want to check out this steal ! I know when I was in college, I was looking for any way to save a buck...
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    FREE ASP.NET hosting until January 2010

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    Marc Schweigert from the Federal Developer team shares a cool-sounding offer : Verio is offering a sweet little free hosting deal to developers and designers to promote Microsoft-based hosting for products and technologies like Expression, Visual Studio...
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    Michael C. Kennedy's Visual Studio Tricks Series: #3 Managing the Recent Projects List

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    How cool...Michael took a hack I mentioned in a post a while back, and turned it into a useful tool : Welcome to my third Visual Studio tricks post. This time it's more of a utility, than a tip. I want to talk about managing the recently projects list...
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    Silverlight 1.1 Gets Input Controls in Latest Refresh

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    Frank noticed something I didn't: The latest update to Silverlight 1.1 ( September Alpha Refresh ) includes something that previous versions sorely lacked: controls. That's right, the latest bits of Silverlight 1.1 includes input controls. Here's what...
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    Gamer Regret...can you relate?

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    I can...sometimes. This is a pretty keen observation : In retrospect, maybe I shouldn't have looked. I was 10 days into playing Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground -- a little RPG I reviewed here last month -- and I was poking around the "settings" menu. I...
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    White Space around the Silverlight 1.1 Root Canvas

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    Figured since I just spent a good bit of time chasing this down, it would make sense to post a tip about it... I'm working on updates to the web site for ReMIX 07 Boston , and I'm in the process of adding a Silverlight-enabled Session/Speaker/Bio page...
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    Required Reading: Write a perfect email

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    This should be required reading for anyone with an email account: Email, not the web, is the most-used Internet application by transaction volume. It’s also the most misused. Since it’s such an important and often overlooked component of our online lives...
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    Halo 3 Online Manual

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    This is pretty cool. I like the idea of an online version of a game manual. Not that anyone would ever sell their copy of Halo 3 once they get it, but one irritation I've had when buying pre-played games is that often they don't have the original manual...
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    Halo 3 Diorama - "making of" video

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    The Halo 3 "memorial" diorama site is just an amazing piece of work: http://halo3.com/believe There's also a "making of" video that is told from the perspective of a post-Halo 3 world: http://xboxmovies.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/5407/Halo-3-Believe-Diorama...
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    Adopting Silverlight - An Architects Point of View

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    Nice blog post (a little long, but worth the read) on adopting Silverlight today, including integrating with back-end web services: A very common deployment scenario for Silverlight 1.1 Applications is to be hosted from Windows Server 2003/IIS6 environments...
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    Halo 3 How-to on Bungie.NET

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    http://www.bungie.net/projects/halo3/content.aspx?link=h3howto Great set of how-tos for things like Saved Films, using Forge mode, Networking, Matchmaking, and more. Technorati Tags: Halo 3 , Tips and Tricks Bungie.net : Projects : Halo 3 : Content
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    Register for Silverlight DevCamp DC

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    Frank 's got an update on the upcoming Silverlight DevCamp DC event : Quick Silverlight DevCamp DC Update Just a quick note to all those who heard me talk about Silverlight DevCamp DC last night at CapArea .NET . Right now the best source for...
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    Microsoft AJAX Library and Interoperability

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    Via Christopher Steen : Microsoft Passes the OpenAjax InteropFest Test Recently Bertrand posted OpenAjax InteropFest 1.0: Microsoft's entry . The OpenAjax's InteropFest 's goal is to demonstrate how different Ajax libraries can be parts of the OpenAjax...
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    Geeking out on Virtual Earth

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    Never in my life have I had so much fun with Javascript. OK, so perhaps that's a bit of an exaggeration. But I am having fun playing around with the v5 Virtual Earth map control , as well as the nifty Virtual Earth Interactive SDK , which makes it pretty...
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    The Benefits of .NET University

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    Robin highlights some of the great stuff that comes out of running and attending a .NET University : The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG) is using .NET University for their September meeting. We had to make a few adjustments from the normal monthly...
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    Multiple Accounts In Outlook

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    A few months ago, my colleague Peter Laudati posted the following as part of a paean to Windows Live Mail : So why do I think WL Mail is so great? There are a bunch of reasons. Reason #1: It lets you easily manage multiple e-mail accounts. Okay, that...
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    Reminder: Next MSDN Roadshow

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    Just a quick reminder that the next MSDN Roadshow for Mid-Atlantic , featuring Dani "Small & Mighty" Diaz and Zhiming "Dr. Z" Xue will be held on September 14th, 2007 at 8:00am at the Microsoft office in Pittsburgh, PA . Dr. Z will provide an introduction...
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    Upcoming Events for September

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    Here are some events coming up this month, pulled from http://www.madcodecamp.com/ : Tuesday, September 4, 2007 7:00 PM: CMAP September Meeting - Kevin Goff is speaking on "Intro/crash course on LINQ and VS2008 language enhancements" Thursday, September...
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    Career Development Webcasts

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    My colleague Chris Bowen has word of an interesting webcast series : Here's a chance to take a step back from the technology treadmill and consider your career. John Bristowe posts that my colleagues with Microsoft Canada are hosting a series of 5 webcasts...
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    Build a Silverlight User Control: LED Display

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    Frank 's got a cool post up on making an old-school LED display-like control with Silverlight 1.1. Awesome! After catching Andrew's Silverlight presentation and watching Tim Heuer's screencast on creating controls in Silverlight 1.1 , I was inspired to...
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    .NET, Silverlight, and other ramblings (from the UK): How to make a Button in Silverlight 1.1

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    Via Chris Steen : In my button we will change the color of the canvas in on mouse hover, and allows you to implement the click logic at the TODO. You can use this code for your own buttons. The important points are: MouseEnter - When we hover over the...
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    Handwritten Post-Its in Silverlight

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    Very cool idea from Tim Heuer (whose Shift key seems to be broken, perhaps I should order him a new one): in my previous post i talked about converting rss data to json using the asp.net ajax javascriptserializer class. i wanted to use this because i...
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    Silverlight 1.0 Released...plus a big surprise

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    As of today, Silverlight version 1.0 is released to the web. In fact, if you've checked out the cool Halo 3 video I linked to last week , that's using the final bits. Among the cool stuff we're announcing today, there's a bunch of folks jumping on the...
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    New Media Center Extenders announced

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    New Media Center Extenders...and they support DivX and XviD , something I've heard tons of people ask for. Good stuff: So today Microsoft is announcing a reinvigorated Media Center Extender effort called... wait for it... Extenders for Windows Media Center...
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    Webguide for Media Center

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    Technorati Tags: media center , fun , windows vista OK, this one's for you Frank : Webguide was bought by Microsoft and made a free upgrade to all Media Center users. It basically streams all video, music, photos and TV across the net. It even re-encodes...
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