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    Open Hand? Or Closed Fist?

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    Last week I was involved in a discussion on Twitter that spurred some thoughts while I was driving to Norfolk for our MSDN Roadshow stop there. The thoughts were around how we communicate. The way I see it (and I’m sure I’m not the first to put it this...
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    Use Bing Search Background Photos As Windows 7 Wallpaper

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    A co-worker sent this to me via email…way cool use of the new slide show feature of the Windows 7 desktop wallpaper, which apparently supports downloading images via RSS: Daily Bing search engine images consist of awesome collection of photos from amazing...
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    Countdown to Visual Studio 2010

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    In anticipation of the launch of Visual Studio 2010 next March, I wanted to have some bling on my blog counting down the days ‘til the launch. The Visual Studio folks put together an HTML/CSS/JS widget that looked pretty cool, but was fixed  width...
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    Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit – October Preview

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    Just got word via David Makogon that there’s a new release of the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit available, the October Preview release. So if you’re itching to dig into what’s coming in the next version of Visual Studio and .NET...
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    MSDN Roadshows Coming to a City Near You

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    I already announced our upcoming Mid-Atlantic Roadshow stops for this next quarter, but I figured those of you who read my blog who aren’t in Mid-Atlantic might be interested in finding out about the roadshows coming to your area. Thankfully, my colleague...
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    XAML PowerToys for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

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    If you’re starting to work with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 (and you should be, particularly if you’re doing WPF or Silverlight , Karl Shifflett has posted a new XAML PowerToys for the Cider designer in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 . The release includes a...
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    Events This Week – October 5th, 2009

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are...
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    Events This Week – October 21st, 2009

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    I feel a bit guilty for getting this out late this week, but I’ve been under the weather for the last few days, so what can you do? Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts...
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    Events This Week – October 12th, 2009

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    Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are...
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    Mid Atlantic Roadshow - October to December Tour

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    Dani beat me to the punch on announcing our next set of MSDN Roadshow stops, so I’m just going to steal his blog post on the topic: I am happy to announce the next Mid Atlantic Tour dates and sessions. As always, we take your feedback very seriously....
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    Events This Week – October 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, as well as webcasts of interest…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar , and all events entered in Community Megaphone are...
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    Clearing the ***Sparks : small & mighty

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    My fellow DE, Dani Diaz , has posted some useful information to help clarify the various *Spark programs Microsoft is offering for the Student, Startup, and Website Developer communities: As I mentioned in the last MSDN Flash edition, we are in a Sparking...
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    Connected Show: Episode 18 – PHP and ADO.NET Data Services

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    Peter Laudati, a fellow developer evangelist out of the NY/NJ area, hosts a podcast called the Connected Show, along with Dmitry Lyalin, who works in Microsoft’s services organization. Dmitry wasn’t able to record the show this week, so Peter asked if...
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    Southern Maryland GiveCamp Announced! : GiveCamp.org

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    Woefully behind on my blogging, but definitely wanted to get this on your radar, if you’re someone interested in contributing your mad coding sk1ll5 to a worthwhile charitable organization. Jim Pendarvis, who runs the Southern Maryland .NET User Group...
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    Bing on my Blog

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    It’s a small change visually, so you could be forgiven for missing it, but the search functionality on my blog (and, in fact, on all MSDN and TechNet blogs) is now driven by Bing . So far, I’m finding the results to be excellent, so I’d definitely suggest...
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    The Great PHP on Windows Contest

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    Do you code PHP? Would you like to win a 52” Digital HD home entertainment system, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Chicago for php|tek 2010? Or an XBOX 360? I thought so…then listen up. Head over to http://phparch.com/win , and find out all the details...
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    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is Here!

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    If you’re an MSDN Subscriber, you can download Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 now via subscriber downloads . If you’re not, don’t fret, you’ll be able to get Beta 2 in just a couple of days. The nice folks at the 10-4 show have been...
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