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    jQuery and ASP.NET

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    I’m finding the more that I use jQuery , the more I like it, which is good since it’s now (as of the ASP.NET MVC beta release) being included with ASP.NET automatically. For those of us using Web Forms, rather than MVC, however, selecting elements by...
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    Don’t forget to map the xap!

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    Was just updating one of my sites to the latest release of Graffiti CMS , in order to take advantage of Kevin Harder’s updated Slide.Show2 plug-in , using Silverlight 2, when I found that the site that worked perfectly on my local machine would no longer...
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    MSDN Developer Conference – WOW!

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    Recovering this morning from an amazing day at the DC MSDN Developer Conference in Reston, VA. I had a blast helping out with the keynote, presenting on Azure , and seeing and hanging out with so many folks from the Mid-Atlantic developer community. Also...
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    The .NET Framework Client Profile, Explained

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    If you’ve wondered just what the new .NET Framework Client Profile, introduced in .NET 3.5 SP1, is and when it applies, you may find this explanation by Jaime Rodriguez enlightening. Share this post :
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    .NET Framework 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit

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    This has been out for a bit, but I was recently reminded about it, so I figured it was worth a post. If you’re looking for a resource to learn about (or share what you know about) some of the cool new enhancements to .NET 3.5 that came out with SP1, you...
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    Silverlight 3 at MIX 09

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    So with Silverlight 2 having been out for a while now, you might be wondering “what’s next?” Well, the first answers to that question will arrive at MIX 09 in March. I’m looking forward to the sessions on Silverlight 3, and many more cool technologies...
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    Survey – Camtasia and Silverlight

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    I like Camtasia Studio . It’s a very useful tool for recording screencasts, as well as for editing and producing video. All of my DevNugget videos have been recorded and produced using Camtasia. But one thing that’s missing for me is the ability to output...
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    The Bumper List of Windows 7 Secrets

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    Found this great list of Windows 7 “secrets” via Shawn Wildermuth on twitter . I think my fave is between the Black Box Recorder (#7 on Tim Sneath’s list) or multi-monitor window management (#4), since I use three monitors on my primary machine (which...
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    microsoft SDKs

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    Ever want a single link that would get you to the current list of Microsoft SDKs to download? Now you have one .
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    The 0 Dark 30 Experiment

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    This post is more productivity-related than technical, so if you’re not into that kind of thing, look away now… Still here? OK, then, here goes. I’ve been spending some time thinking about different ways to get more productivity out of my days. Email...
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    Events this Week – January 6th, 2009

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    Wow…2009 already. I’m back from a nice long vacation, and there’s a lot coming up, so let’s get to it! Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area: Thursday, January 08, 2009 6:00 PM: RV.NUG January...
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    Give feedback on Windows 7 Beta

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    Tim Heuer has a great post up on how you can provide feedback on the Windows 7 Beta: Now that Windows 7 beta has been released, there are quite a few people using it and I’ve seen pretty positive feedback about it.  I’ve been running it for about...
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    Visual Studio 2008 extensions for SharePoint v1.3 CTP

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    This looks interesting for SharePoint development: The Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint (VSeWSS) provide project templates for developers using Visual Studio 2008 to create, debug, package and deploy SharePoint projects including Web Parts, Data...
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    WinDows 7 Beta Enthusiasts – Update for Windows 7 Beta

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    There’s an update available for the Windows 7 Beta that fixes several issues with Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center for Windows 7, one of which has potential implications for data loss in MP3 files. If you have installed Windows 7 on a machine...
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    ASP.NET MVC Release Candidate Available

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    Here’s Phil Haack’s announcement , in part: At long last I am happy, relieved, excited to announce the release candidate for ASP.NET MVC . Feel free to go download it now (NOTE: The download page is having technical difficulties, so I linked to the MSI...
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    MSDN Developer Conference is THIS WEEK!

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    If you haven’t yet registered for the MSDN Developer Conference this Friday, January 16th in Reston, VA , you are running out of time! If you miss this great event, you’ll miss out on: Great content from the PDC, live and local, covering Windows Azure...
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    Events This Week – January 19th, 2009

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 6:30 PM: BaltoMSDN: Silverlight - Pete Brown presents on Silverlight at the January BaltoMSDN Meeting. Meeting will be held...
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    Now’s a good time to Ramp Up

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    In a challenging economy, one way to ensure that you’re ahead of the curve is to build your skills. Whether you’re just starting out, or have years of experience, there are probably skill areas that, if you pushed them to the next level, would help you...
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    CDUG Pics

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    I’ve been meaning to post these for a couple days now…last week I was at the Capital DotNetNuke User Group , when Joe Brinkman came out to talk about jQuery in DNN. I snapped some photos, and wanted to share a couple: CDUG President Antonio Chagoury...
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    New Release: Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0

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    Microsoft just released the first version of our Web Platform Installer : The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express...
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    Windows 7 Beta 1 hotkeys

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    Brandon Paddock has a nice list of some of the new Windows 7 Beta 1 hotkeys . My favorite is the Win + + and Win + - for zooming in and out on the screen. As someone who uses Sysinternals’ ZoomIt pretty regularly during presentations, the fact that Windows...
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    Get Your Windows 7 Beta Download Now

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    The window (pun intended) for you to download the Windows 7 Beta is ending next month. So if you’ve been putting off giving the beta a try, don’t delay much longer. I’ve installed it on several laptops (including my ASUS R2Hv UMPC), and one desktop machine...
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    Caparea .NET Silverlight SIG Tonight Cancelled

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    Tonight’s inaugural meeting of the CapArea .NET Silverlight SIG has been cancelled due to the inclement weather. The meeting has been rescheduled for February 25th, 2009.
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    Events this Week – January 26th, 2009

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…busy week this week, with lots of activities to choose from: Monday, January 26, 2009 7:00 PM: NORTHERN VIRGINIA SQL SERVER USERS GROUP - Main Session...
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    Don’t use Delete Links

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    So says Stephen Walther (who recently keynoted the Reston MSDN Developer Conference ). Why not use Delete links in an MVC app? I’ll let Stephen tell you : I created a sample ASP.NET MVC application that I plan to post at the http://www.ASP.net/mvc...
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