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    devhammer’s Adventures in SSD

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    The Machine In preparation for some upcoming events, I recently got a new laptop, and had decided on a fairly heavy-duty machine, an HP 8530w, with a large screen, and plenty of RAM (8GB). It’s a very nice machine, but I was a bit disappointed that even...
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    Thank You, Orlando!

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    A big thank you to the developer community in the Orlando, Florida area for a great day. I had the pleasure of helping out with the Visual Studio 2010 Launch event yesterday, and folks were great. Really good turnout, great questions, and a fun time pair...
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    Mid-Atlantic MSDN Flash Editorial for April 12th, 2010

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    For those who don’t subscribe , here’s my local editorial for the MSDN Flash newsletter for Mid-Atlantic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ff603519.aspx There’s info on upcoming local Visual Studio 2010 launch events, upcoming Code Camps , free software...
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    The Windows Phone 7 Emulator and Multi-Touch

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    At the Orlando Visual Studio 2010 Launch event, I did the session on Windows Phone 7, and one of the questions that came up was whether the emulator supported multi-touch. At the time, I answered that it only supported a single touch, but that is incorrect...
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    David Makogon on Azure: Staging and Compute-Hour Metering

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    One of our local Mid-Atlantic alpha-geeks, David Makogon , has been blogging about Windows Azure, and shares some important info about how compute hours are metered: In this post , I talked about how web and worker roles are considered live the moment...
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    Want to keep up with Silverlight 4 Launch info?

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    Silverlight 4 is going to be available this Thursday, but you can get lots more info right now… Click on over to: http://live.ch9.ms Scott Guthrie and John Papa are on live right now, but the player (built by Vertigo) also includes the ability to go back...
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    First jQuery DC Meetup - What's New in jQuery UI 1.8 – 4/28/10

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    So pleased to be able to help get this off the ground: Join us for the first jQuery Meetup in the Washington, D.C. metro area on the evening of Wed. April 28. We'll meet at the Microsoft - DC/Chevy Chase office to talk about what's new in jQuery UI 1...
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    New Favorite Tool: Windows Live Writer Backup

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    If you’re blogging and not using Windows Live Writer to write your blog posts, stop reading NOW and go get it . Seriously. Just stop. OK. Now that that’s taken care of, if like me you rely on Windows Live Writer and the various plug-ins that are available...
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    Events This Week – April 7th, 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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    Events This Week – April 12th, 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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    Visual Studio 2010 RTM and Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP

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    If you are interested in starting to explore the Windows Phone 7 development environment, and you also want to use Visual Studio 2010 RTM, please take a look at this post by Charlie Kindel BEFORE you install either set of bits. Read the whole post for...
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    Events This Week – April 26th, 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. I’d like to highlight in particular the two opportunities folks have to meet Scott Wiltamuth from the Visual Studio...
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    Mid-Atlantic MSDN Flash Editorial for April 26th, 2010

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    For those who don’t subscribe , here’s my local editorial for the MSDN Flash newsletter for Mid-Atlantic: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/ff628100.aspx There’s info on upcoming local Visual Studio 2010 launch events, upcoming Code Camps , my adventures...
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    Inaugural DC jQuery Meetup Tonight!

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    Just a reminder that we are holding the first-ever DC jQuery Meetup tonight at 6:30pm in the Microsoft Chevy Chase office. Details can be found here . Richard D. Worth, leader of the DC jQuery Meetup, and one of the creators of jQuery UI , will be on...
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    Visual Studio Team Tour hits CapArea.NET!

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    This week, the Mid-Atlantic developer community welcomes Scott Wiltamuth , a Product Unit Manager for Visual Studio Languages. Scott, who grew up in our area, manages manages Microsoft’s .NET programming languages: VB, C#, F#, IronPython and IronRuby...
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    See Visual Studio Languages Guru Scott Wiltamuth at Richmond.NET TONIGHT!

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    Are you ready to hear the backstory behind the latest version of Visual Studio? Do you have burning questions for the Visual Studio team? Then you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from Scott Wiltamuth, a Microsoft Product Unit Manager...
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    Community Megaphone Podcast Updates

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    I’ve been rather remiss in blogging about the new episodes of the Community Megaphone Podcast that we’ve been posting recently. Our publishing schedule runs every two weeks on Wednesdays, so you know that every two weeks you can get a fresh dose of local...
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    Scott "Clippy" Wiltamuth Comes to Richmond (And Northern Virginia!)

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    Kevin Hazzard has some fun news to share : Wow, what a month for the Richmond, Virginia developer community! In the course of about 40 days, we'll enjoy Alan Stevens, C# MVP appearing at the Chesapeake, Richmond and Charlottesville .NET User Groups...
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    Quick bit.ly API tip – Usernames are Case-Sensitive

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    I was playing around with some updates I was making to Community Megaphone to add some simple features like a link to share each event via twitter, and one of the things I was trying out was dynamically turning the full URL for a given event’s details...
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    Events This Week – April 19th, 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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    Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Now Available

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    Very cool news from the Windows Team Blog : The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 was first introduced last May as a series of 6 applications that are designed to showcase Windows Touch in Windows 7 and to help people learn touch gestures. It consists...
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