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    Screencast: Live Mesh Video Player

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    Brian Gorbett has posted a nice screencast demonstrating how to build a Silverlight video player that installs as a Live Mesh application . I think this application model is going to be increasingly popular as we see more increases in the number of machines...
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    MSDN Roadshow – Windows Client Technologies

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    The MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow rides again…our next series of roadshow events kicks off later this month in Reston, VA. Currently, we’ve got the Reston event, and also a roadshow stop scheduled for Richmond, VA in March. We’ll have more cities to announce...
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    Shrink Your HTML and JavaScript Using Microsoft Expression Web

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    Great tip from Jason Gaylord : I don’t get an opportunity to use Microsoft Expression Web that often, but when I do, I always discover new features. I was looking for a way to compress HTML and JavaScript files that I was generating for one of our affiliations...
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    Everything You Ever Wanted To KNow About Streaming Video, but Were Afraid To Ask, and Then Some…

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    …including “ The Birth of Smooth Streaming ” In my last post I talked about the history of multi-bitrate streaming and how we got from RTSP and HTTP streaming back to HTTP download as the primary media web distribution mechanism. In this post we’ll take...
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    Using jQuery to Fix Browser Issues

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    Anyone who’s used CSS more than just a little knows that there are many CSS tricks and techniques that look great in one browser, but look terrible (or simply don’t work) in another. One cool way to get around this is to use jQuery (and jQuery plug-ins...
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    MVVM for WPF

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    If you’re interested in improving the architecture and testability of your WPF applications, you may want to check out this video, in which Adam Kinney of The Continuum , interviews Karl Shifflett from the WPF team about the MVVM design pattern: Good...
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    When Presentations Attack!

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    Scott Hanselman has shared a great story about the things that can happen before (and during) a technical presentation , particularly a complex one. My personal favorite demo-gone-bad moment from my 12+ years as a presenter was the Visual Studio Launch...
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    Got BoF?

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    Via INETA , a reminder that the call for Birds of a Feather sessions for Microsoft Tech-Ed 2009 is open…got an idea for a BoF? Get it in! For many years INETA has been organizing the popular Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions at TechEd and other conferences...
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    Quince UX Patterns Explorer

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    Quince is a neat idea and app from Infragistics that provides several ways to explore common patterns in UX design. Quince is implemented in Silverlight , and does a nice job of taking advantage of the technology to enable a good-looking and an easy-to...
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    Events This Week – February 4th, 2009

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    My apologies for the delayed posting…guess February caught me by surprise (February…already? Really?). Without further delay, here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area: Thursday, February 05...
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    Community Megaphone Feature Overview

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    Ever wondered what this Community Megaphone thing I keep mentioning is? Or why you’d want to use it? Well, I’ve put together a little video to highlight the major features of Community Megaphone, to answer those (and hopefully more) questions (view full...
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    The ASP.NET Diet Part 1 – Making a Thin Contact Form

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    Given that I’ve been focusing a lot on diet and exercise in my personal life, as well as AJAX and JavaScript in my professional life, this post by Chris Love struck me as pretty timely: In my last post I waxed philosophically about the progression of...
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    IE8 ASP.NET Menu rendering issue

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    Since I’ve run into this issue myself, I thought I’d share a blog post that offers several possible workarounds while the ASP.NET team is looking at the issue: If you are using the ASP.NET Menu control, you might encounter under certain circumstances...
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