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    Copy as XAML in Expression Design

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    Very cool Expression tip from Frank : Here's a quick tip for all you Expression Design users out there. If you have a graphic and instead of exporting the entire image to XAML, you can select what you need and, from the Edit menu, choose Copy XAML. Copy...
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    Expression Blend 2 September Preview

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    Dave Isbitski notes : A must download for anyone doing Silverlight development. Get the bits here . Here are just a few of the new features... Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Support Making Controls from Existing Objects Split View and XAML Editor Improvements...
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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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    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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    More Client-side fun, and a thank-you

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    So as I mentioned in my last post , I've been playing around a bit with Virtual Earth and client-side javascript, and being somewhat rusty in this area, ran into a few issues. One of the areas I initially had trouble with was wiring up my javascript functionality...
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    More Cross-browser Fun

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    I wrote last week about some of the fun I've been having with the Virtual Earth Map control , including some jokes about how much I love javascript. Well, much to my chagrin, one of the very helpful folks in the local developer community burst my bubble...
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    Worldmaps and Virtual Earth

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    Meant for each other : Some might think this is a long overdue piece of functionality, but at long last, I've got a working sample of integrating WorldMaps and Virtual Earth. I demonstrated how this works in a recent MSDN Roadshow Chad and I completed...
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    Doug's Big .NET U Adventure

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    I'm jealous...Doug's off gallivanting around Malaysia , and I'm stuck here in the States. OK, it's not so bad, and Doug certainly deserves the reward for his hard work on .NET U , but it's hard not to be a little envious, even if it is a working trip...
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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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    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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    Vista Sidebar Gadgets in MSDN Magazine

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    Local Windows Live Developer MVP Donavon West writes : I just realized that I didn't post a blog entry about my article " Build Your Own Windows Vista Sidebar Gadget " that appeared in the August issue of MSDN Magazine. This was my first magazine article...
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    Using Silverlight Streaming for Halo 3

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    Dave found out something I didn't notice about the Halo 3 HD videos that were published recently on MSN...they're using Silverlight Streaming. Channel 9 is running an excellent video on Silverlight Streaming and how it is being used for the Halo 3 HD...
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    Visual Studio 2008 Speed Learning

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    Some good resources on Visual Studio 2008 for the time-crunched : Still on a speed kick... In anticipation of an internal "do your best sales pitch for Visual Studio 2008", I reviewed these great (and quick) clips on Visual Stuio 2008. Nice work, check...
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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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    ASP.NET controls for CardSpace

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    Good info from Glen Gordon : During the webcast series I did over the past few weeks , I showed a demo of a lab that covers Windows CardSpace. In that lab, we spend some time examining the object tag, form variable, javascript and buttons that trigger...
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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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    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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    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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    Windows Live Writer wins a fan

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    ...and it's clearly not someone who's very fond of Microsoft : I have a new and blossoming relationship, with a blog editor, and it’s from . . . gulp . . . Microsoft. I’m trying not to feel icky about it, and that’s not hard because there is so much to...
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    Silverlight Airlines Sample Code

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    More cool Silverlight info from Frank (the man is a machine !): Last week, I had blogged about the really cool Silverlight Airlines sample application. The source code, however, wasn't anywhere to be seen. Fortunately, I came across the Silverlight 1...
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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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    ReMIX Boston - October 8th-9th

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    ReMIX07 Boston – Monday-Tuesday, October 8-9, 2007 Brought to you by Microsoft ® Whoever said that what happens in Vegas has to stay in Vegas ? Due to the SOLD OUT status of MIX07 in May, Microsoft is serving up ‘ReMIX’ with a twist right here on the...
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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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    Jesse Liberty - Silverlight Geek for Hire

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    OK, perhaps not for hire, since we (Microsoft) already pay him, but if you're hosting an event that's expected to draw a bunch of people, and you're looking for a speaker on Silverlight, you can get him for free : I am available to talk at events world...
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