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    iMo 7” USB Sub-Monitor Unboxing

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    I’m a big fan of multi-monitor as a way of getting a broader view of all the applications I’m working with at any given time. I have 4 monitors on my primary desktop machine, so when I’m on the road it can be difficult to deal with the...
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    MIX10 Day 1 – The Calm Before The Storm

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    All is quiet as I write this…most folks are likely still recovering from one of the several parties and tweetups last night, great opportunities to see old friends and meet new ones (and lose your voice and hearing for those of us who aren’t 20 anymore...
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    View Zune Content By Content Type

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    If you’re a Zune user, by now you’ve probably installed the Zune 4.2.x client software. There are a lot of cool new features in this release, including the Smart DJ feature, which I use fairly often. But there’s a lesser-known feature that I ran across...
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    Video: Mohawk in HD

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    Visual Studio 2010 Launches in Less than 2 Weeks

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    Just sayin… Keep track using my handy-dandy Launch countdown timer: Here's the markup to use it: 1: < div id ="silverlightControlHost" > 2: < object data ="data:application/x-silverlight-2," type ="application...
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    Southern Maryland GiveCamp is Underway!

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    After a bit of fighting with DC-area traffic, I arrived this evening (well, yesterday evening, since it’s after midnight as I write this) at the campus of my alma mater, St. Mary’s College of Maryland , in St. Mary’s City, in St. Mary’s County, MD. St...
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    Post-MSDN Roadshow Geek Dinner in Richmond This Wednesday!

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    Your humble Developer Evangelist (stop laughing, I am humble, really) will be in Richmond this Wednesday for the first stop on our Q3 MSDN Roadshow tour , featuring Windows Azure and SQL Azure. Since we’re going to be in town, and since, as the saying...
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    Birds of a Feather at Tech·Ed 2010…Submit Your Idea!

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    Do you have a great idea for a Birds of a Feather session for Tech·Ed this year? The call is open, and you can submit your ideas here . The earlier you get your ideas in, the more time you’ll have to take over the world…I mean, get great discussion going...
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    Localized MSDN Flash Newsletter for DC-MD-VA-WV

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    Hey folks, if you’d like to keep up with what’s going on in the Microsoft developer world, a great way to do that is to sign up for the bi-weekly MSDN Flash newsletter . You can customize the MSDN Flash to your interests and location, and receive information...
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    Events This Week – March 1st, 2010

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    Is it March already? Really? Well, at least maybe we’re closer to the end of all this snow now… 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...
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    Events This Week – March 8th, 2010

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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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    MIX10 Windows Phone Session Details

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    Titles and detailed abstracts have been posted for the Windows Phone sessions at MIX10, which kicks off next week. Check them out here: http://live.visitmix.com/Sessions/Tags/WindowsPhone Lots on Windows Phone, of course, including an introduction to...
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    HRNUG Windows 7 Development Links and Information

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    My thanks to all of the folks who came out for my presentation last night at the Hampton Roads .NET User Group , and especially to Kevin Griffin for his hard work in building and running the group! Last night I talked about developing for Windows 7...
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    Community Megaphone Podcast Show #5 – Steve Michelotti

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    Show #5 of the Community Megaphone Podcast is now available! In this episode, Dane and I chat with Steve Michelotti . We discuss ASP.NET MVC 2, the software craftsmanship movement, and more. Want to keep up with all the latest episodes? You can subscribe...
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    Southern Maryland GiveCamp is One Week Away – Help Still Needed!

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    In just under one week (next Friday, to be exact), the Southern Maryland GiveCamp will kick off, bringing much-needed IT help for 19 charities and non-profits. Over 80 technical volunteers have stepped up to help out, but the team is still slightly short...
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    MIX10 Keynote is ON! LiveBlogging by Devhammer

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    Sorry for the sudden end to the liveblogging…lost my 3g when the phone section started…irony indeed. Great keynote, more to come! 9:34am – it’s time for WINDOWS PHONE 7 SERIES! Bring on Joe Belfiore… 9:33am – Silverlight 4 RC is now available for download...
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    Mitch Sellers at CDUG - Weds, 3/17: Building Modules for DNN 5.x

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    My friends at Capital Area DotNetNuke UG asked me to let folks know that they’re having Mitch Sellers presenting this Wednesday on Building Modules for DotNetNuke 5.x. You can get more details on Community Megaphone .
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    Events This Week – March 15th, 2010

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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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    MIX10 Day 1 is Done

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    Though the parties are still going on, the sessions are long done. The big announcements included the release of the Silverlight 4 RC, Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools , Netflix app coming for WP7, and more. You can check out some of the resources for...
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    MIX10 Day 2 Keynote Liveblog

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    Going to try the liveblogging thing again…on wifi this time, so hopefully it holds up…stay tuned! 11:03am – and duct tape…the hardware is a prototype that’s literally stuck together with duct tape…which is awesome. 11:00am – the keynote comes full circle...
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    WCF RIA Services Release Candidate Available

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    Here at MIX, the RC of WCF RIA Services has been announced. You can find out more about updates in the RC to ease deployment of RIA Services applications here . And Brad Abrams’ announcement of the availability of WCF RIA Services RC is here . UPDATE...
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    MSDN Flash Editorial for March 15th, 2010

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    A bit late in posting this, as I just got back from MIX10 , but here’s my local editorial for the MSDN Flash newsletter for Mid-Atlantic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ff458328.aspx There’s info on our current MSDN Roadshow tour , upcoming Code Camps...
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    GiveCamp: Social Media 101 Slides

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    Today at Southern Maryland GiveCamp , I gave a presentation on social media, including twitter, facebook, and linkedin. For those who attended, or others who might be interested, you can get the slides for the presentation here (note that the license...
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    Southern Maryland GiveCamp – Group Photo

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    Here’s the whole gang (or most of ‘em) participating in the Southern Maryland GiveCamp this weekend: Click the photo for the larger version. UPDATE: I created a synth of this photo from a larger pool of pics using Microsoft PhotoSynth :
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    Southern Maryland GiveCamp – Closing Live Stream

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    The Southern Maryland GiveCamp is wrapping up, and the closing presentations are being streamed live at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/somd-give-camp If you get on the stream soon, you might even catch the last part of the ceremony, in which I will be...
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