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    DC Visual Studio 2005 / SQL Server 2005 Launch Today!

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    Very exciting day today. We're going to be putting on the final Visual Studio 2005 Launch Event today in Washington, DC at the new DC Convention Center. We're expecting several thousand attendees, and when I got a look at the keynote room last night,...
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    Programmer Humor

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    If you like this, I take all the credit...if you hate it, it's all Frank's fault: Q. Did you hear the one about the OO programmer who got really trashed and ended up in jail? A. Yeah, they busted him for drinking and deriving. Ba-dum-kish...
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    BizTalk 2006 has released to manufacturing!

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    For those of you who've been awaiting this, BizTalk Server 2006 has now RTMed, and is available on MSDN subscriber downloads. Want to know what's new in BizTalk 2006? Check out http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/evaluation/overview/default.mspx . If your...
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    Reston Code Camp - June 10th, 2006!

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    It's time to officially announce the next Reston Code Camp. Another code camp is coming to Microsoft's Reston Technology Center on June 10th, 2006. The two Microsoft Regional Directors for Mid-Atlantic, Vishwas Lele and Brian Noyes, have taken on the...
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    Reston Amenities

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    Whether you're attending our upcoming Mid-Atlantic Code Camp on May 7th, 2005, or coming for another event, here's a list of area hotels, restaurants, shops, etc. near Microsoft's Reston, VA office: Hotels Located at Reston Town Center – 5- 10 minute...
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    MSDN Events RSS feeds by state

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    http://www.msdnevents.com/rss/customFeeds.aspx allows you to access custom RSS feeds for MSDN events in your state. Simply select the desired state, then click the RSS button. Below are feeds for the states in the Mid-Atlantic district: District of Columbia...
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    Thanks, CapArea.NET!

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    My thanks to all who came out for my presentation with Aaron Margosis last night at the Capital Area .NET Users Group . We had around 30 people, and Aaron and I quite enjoyed the strong interaction with the attendees. Hopefully, we convinced some folks...
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    Upcoming Conference: Web Services Edge 2005 East

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    http://sys-con.com/edge2005east/ The Web Services Edge 2005 East conference will be held in Boston from Feb. 15th-17th at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. My colleague Thom Robbins has arranged for members of my team to present a tutorial at...
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    Quick browser tip

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    This comes from one of the technical lists I'm on... Have you ever wanted to resize your browser to a specific size, either for testing purposes, or just because that's how you like your browser sized? Well, there's a quick and easy way to do it with...
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    Visual Studio 2005 Launch Date

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    For those of you who haven't heard yet, we announced at Tech-Ed this morning that Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, and BizTalk Server 2006 will all launch the week of November 7th. Sounds like November should be a very busy and exciting month for...
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    'twas the night before Code Camp...

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    ...and all through the blogosphere... OK, I'm just not poetic enough to carry that one off, so I'll just say, I'm excited and anxious about the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Code Camp , which will kick off at 9am tomorrow morning. I had a chance to sit down...
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    MAD Code Camp 1 is in the books!

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    Bagels and pastries: hundreds Developers: 200 Sessions: 29 Pizzas: 25 Hours: 12 Tracks: 5 The experience: Priceless I'm finally recovered enough from Mid-Atlantic Code Camp 1 to blog about it. What a day. I arrived at 7:40am to find that several...
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    MAD Code Camp is SOLD OUT!

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    The first Mid-Atlantic Code Camp is now sold out! OK, it's a free event, so we can't really be "sold out", but we have reached our registration limit for the event. The good news is that we do have a small waitlist available, so if you're quick, you might...
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    Least Privilege Development BoF at Tech-Ed

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    Robert Hurlbut just announced that his suggestion for a Least-Privileged Development Birds of a Feather session was accepted for Tech-Ed 2005 . I'll definitely be there: The TechEd BOF (Birds of a Feather) voting is over and mine was accepted. Here...
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    Software Factory information

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    Here are some resources for folks interested in learning about the topic of Software Factories, which is a central concept in Visual Studio 2005 Team System.   Articles http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/teamsystem/workshop/sf/default.aspx   Visual...
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    Congratulations to Jonathan Cogley!

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    Congratulations go out to local community member Jonathan Cogley, who has been accepted as an ASPInsider. Per the ASPInsiders website : The ASPInsiders is a select group of international professionals who have a demonstrated expertise in ASP.NET...
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    "Haunted Keyboard" -- an apt description

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    Bill Vaughn describes an issue I've run into several times with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2...and how to fix it: I was just informed of a fix for what I call the “haunted keyboard” bug in Whidbey (April CTP/Beta 2). It occurs after having pinned one...
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    I want some of this...

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    ...if only it were this easy: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5791782530
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    Microsoft Team Blogs

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    Need to find a Microsoft team blog? Brandon LeBlanc has taken the time to pull together a nice list : Listed* below are official team blogs from the product teams at Microsoft which are categorized by specific product groups. Click here to access the...
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    Scott Guthrie announces ASP.NET MVC framework

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    Jeffrey Palermo is at the alt.net conference going on in Austin, TX, and has some very interesting news : Scott Guthrie proposed a topic at the Alt.Net Conference today, and the topic was an overview of the MVC Framework his team is working on. His topic...
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    MSDN Code Gallery

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    Cool announcement from Soma : Providing our customers with best in class development tools is only one piece of what we need to do to help them be successful or, in some cases, even get started. One of the most requested things we have heard is that developers...
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    View antique books with Silverlight (or WPF)

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    Turning the Pages 2.0 is an amazing example of what can be done with WPF and Silverlight. Using a high-end scanning device, the British Library has taken a number of precious books, which you would normally only be able to see under glass, and open to...
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    Richmond SQL Server Group February Meeting

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    Andy Leonard starts my morning off with a chuckle: Hi Everybody! February's Richmond SQL Server Users Group meeting is Wednesday 27 Feb 2008 ! Who exactly is Brian Knight? Is he a famous / infamous college basketball coach? No that's Bobby Knight. Does...
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    Slide.Show

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    I've been playing with some newer web tools lately, including some blog/CMS software (which I'll write about later) and one of my new favorites, a Silverlight-based photo gallery control called Slide.Show . Slide.Show, written by the folks at Vertigo...
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    Community Megaphone Updated

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    Just rolled out some updates to the Community Megaphone events site. Enhancements include: Added support for events in all U.S. states Several bug fixes Added About page with FAQs Updated navigation to provide better access to most frequently...
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