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    New AJAX Control Toolkit Tutorials

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    Bunch of new tutorials available for using the controls in the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit . If you're not using these controls, you're missing out on a great resource for speeding up your AJAX development: Welcome to a series of tutorials that will...
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    zune game development with xna game studio 3.0

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    The XNA Creators Club website has a nice step-by-step walkthrough of creating a game for your Zune , including a cool sample game with very nice graphics and play style: Are you ready to start programming games for your Zune? All you need is the XNA Game...
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    Silverlight 2 Webcast Series

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    My fellow Developer Evangelist Lindsay Rutter is planning a 6-part webcast series on Silverlight 2. Some very cool topics...not to be missed! In June I'll be doing a very condensed 6-part webcast series entitled: Look What You Can Do with Silverlight...
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    Software Development Meme - My Turn

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    OK, so Pete tagged me , and now I guess I'm it: How old were you when you first started programming? I would say around 10 or 11, judging from the release date of the Commodore PET , which was the first machine that I wrote code for. How did you get started...
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    New DevNugget: Silverlight Controls and Composition

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    Local Silverlight expert Pete Brown from Applied Information Sciences was kind enough to help me out with some new content for my DevNuggets video series. If you haven't seen them before, DevNuggets are 8-10 minute screencasts that illustrate specific...
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    Updating Twitter from Windows Live Writer

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    I’ve seen folks who have automatic updates to their Twitter accounts when they blog, but wasn’t sure how they were doing it. Thanks to a cool plug-in for the current Technical Preview release of Windows Live Writer, now I can do it, too. The twitter notification...
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    New DevNugget: Silverlight Styling 101

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    Pete Brown returns with another installment of Silverlight expertise: You can view episode 1 here .
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    Web Wednesday: Graphic Design for Devs URL

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    Friday I announced a very cool webcast this Wednesday, in which Frank La Vigne will help turn ordinary developers into devigners (developer + designer) with some tips and techniques to help you get the most out of graphic design. The webcast has now been...
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    Geek Dinner with Shawn Wildermuth

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    Shawn Wildermuth , one of the luminaries of the Silverlight world, is in town next week teaching a course on (what else?) Silverlight 2, so we thought we'd plan a little get-together for eats, drinks, and tech talk. The Geek Dinner will be next Tuesday...
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    Community Megaphone Goes Mobile

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    For those of you who may have missed it, Chris Craft has been running a cool blog series called 30 Days of .NET [Windows Mobile Applications] . I'm delighted to report that Chris, after some discussions last weekend at the INETA Carolinas Leadership Summit...
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    Microsoft TechFest This Friday

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    My colleague Zhiming Xue is hosting a cool event this Friday that you don't want to miss: You are cordially invited to join us in a full-day event for developers and designers. Our first TechFest series will focus on how to use Microsoft latest web design...
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    Windows Mobile Training Next Week

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    Some of my fellow DEs have put together a touring road show of Windows Mobile Programming, and it's coming to Reston, VA next week: Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Join us for a full day...
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    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 this week

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    Just announced by Soma in the Tech-Ed 2008 Developer Keynote...team is on track to deliver Silverlight 2 Beta 2 by the end of this week. Cool. Want to keep up with other Tech-Ed news? Check out Tech-Ed Online .
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    Silverlight Streaming Publishing Plugin for Expression Encoder 2

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    From James Clark on the Expression blog : I'm pleased to announced that we just pushed a preview of the SLS publishing plugin for Expression Encoder 2 live: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/2/a/22a8da23-ffa7-4e5a-8fed-8239d3a7b322/SLSPlugin for...
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    Upcoming User Groups

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    Here's a list of upcoming user group meetings in Mid-Atlantic, via Community Megaphone : Wednesday, June 25, 2008 6:00 PM: RVSPUG: June Meeting - SharePoint Integration with Project - Matthew Harrison, MBA, PMP, MCTS - is able to present for our June...
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    Tweaking User Group Map Stuff

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    Just wanted to drop a quick post to let folks know that I'm in the process of tweaking my user group map scripts to make sure they work properly with Firefox 3. I think I've got it working, but still need to make sure I didn't break anything else, including...
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    Chris Bowen's Blog : Tips from My Technical Presentations

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    I've posted some presentation tips in the past , so figured it would be a good idea to link to some really good ones posted by my fellow DE Chris Bowen . I really like ZoomIt (though it can be overdone), and it's even easier to use now that all of the...
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    Community Megaphone Updated

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    Just rolled out some updates to the Community Megaphone events site. Enhancements include: Added support for events in all U.S. states Several bug fixes Added About page with FAQs Updated navigation to provide better access to most frequently...
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    Next geekSpeak: Shawn Wildermuth

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    Glen Gordon has Shawn Wildermuth lined up for today's geekSpeak For our last geekSpeak in June, we have the return of Shawn Wildermuth, who will be taking questions on a different aspect of Silverlight development. Shawn's going to discuss the implications...
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    Silverlight 2 Beta 2 has been released!

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    Get it at: http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/ along with videos, tutorials, and more to get you started!
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    REMINDER: Today is Web WEdnesday!

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    For today's Web Wednesdays installment, we've got a great guest presenter, Frank La Vigne , who's going to share his wisdom on graphic design for developers. The webcast will start at 12:00pm eastern time, and last one hour. Click here to join the webcast...
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    100 Years of Mystery

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    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Tunguska Event , a rather large explosion in Siberia, for which there is still not a definitive explanation (though most scientists favor either the meteorite or comet theory). The blast, estimated as somewhere...
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    REMINDER: Geek Dinner Tuesday Night

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    Just a quick reminder that the Geek Dinner with Shawn Wildermuth will be held tomorrow night at Damon's in Chantilly, VA. If you haven't already, please RSVP by email to hold your spot (and help us get an accurate number for the reservation). It's...
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    User Group Meetings Tonight

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    Both Roanoke Valley .NET Users Group and Richmond .NET User Group are meeting tonight, both with cool topics. 'noke .NET is holding their annual -thon event, and this time it's an AJAX-a-thon : AJAX-a-thon ---- For this year's -thon, we will be focusing...
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    Links from Graphic Design for Developers

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    Frank La Vigne has posted links for his Web Wednesday session on graphic design for developers, including a link to the slide deck: Links from Graphic Design for Developers Talk Thanks again, Frank!
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