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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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    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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    Silverlight Mouse Events

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    Scott Allen has some interesting observations on Silverlight and user interaction : There is no mouse double-click event on UIElements in Silverlight . Some people think this is an odd omission. Silverlight's cousin WPF can fire a double-click event,...
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    Volume Shadow Copy Tip

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    My colleague Brian Hitney (creator of WorldMaps ) offers a great tip on Volume Shadow Copy , and how to get back some of the space it uses for backing up files (the usual caveats about risks of disabling such features apply): I've spent a lot of time...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Run your car...off a capacitor?

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    This sounds kinda cool: AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Millions of inventions pass quietly through the U.S. patent office each year. Patent No. 7,033,406 did, too, until energy insiders spotted six words in the filing that sounded like a death knell for the internal...
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    Sounds in Silverlight

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    Via Frank , playing sounds in Silverlight, part of a Dr. Dobb's game tutorial : 3.1.5 Playing sound effects Playing sound effects is very simple. First we need to find the media element through its name and we stop it to ensure it is at the beginning...
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    WEBCAST: What's New in SQL Server 2008 for Developers

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    Marc from the Public Sector Developer team has a special guest presenting on SQL Server for Developers : Jack Bradham will be presenting on my behalf. I'll be on the webcast to introduce Jack and help out. I'm looking forward to this one myself:). September...
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    The Tech - Volume 127, Issue 41

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    This is very cool, but I'm pretty sure that Master Chief doesn't wear shoes like that: photo by TungShen Chew In recognition of the release of Halo 3, a highly anticipated video game by Microsoft and Bungie, MIT hackers adorned the John P. Harvard statue...
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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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    Webcast: WCF and WF in VS2008

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    Sounds like another great webcast from the Public Sector developer team : WEBCAST: What's New in the Windows Communication Foundation and Windows Workflow Foundation in Visual Studio 2008 September 26th 2:00P-3:30P EST (11:00A-12:30P PST) Windows Workflow...
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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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    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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    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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    GridView and AJAX

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    Another reason to love the extensibility of ASP.NET AJAX : This question came up at the Public Sector Developer Conference in Anchorage, AK. I'm trying to answer all customer questions like this via my blog so everyone has the benefit of the answer. There...
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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Nick Landry on XNA

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    My colleague Peter Laudati notes an appearance by Nick Landry at the NYC .NET Developers group: Speaking of Nick Landry , if you weren't at the NYC .NET Developers group last week, you missed out on a great presentation about game programming for Windows...
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